Camper DIY: Gash in the Front Corner

When I bought our second new-to-us pop-up camper, this gash was one of the blemishes on the front corner. I credit this gash for being the reason no one had purchased the camper before we had a chance. Some folks saw a major flaw. I saw an opportunity to save money.

That gash actually looks pretty good in this photo.
This was after I had already put plywood backing to support the sheet metal.

In a previous post about buying used pop-ups, I talked about how to get a great deal on a used pop-up campers. In short, it helps to know a bit about how easy or hard certain repairs are to make.

This particular gash looked like someone had a 2×4 fly out of the bed of a pickup and pierce the metal and plywood.

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I hate those little green propane bottles. Here’s why…

The Little Green Gremlins

Did you know that an estimated 40 million 1-pound propane gas cylinders are sold in North America each year? The cylinders are used in camping stoves, lanterns, tailgating grills, welding equipment and more. You have probably seen those little green bottles lining the shelves at home supply stores.

Just like other conveniently packaged consumer goods, they are used and discarded without a second thought. The cylinders are left behind at campgrounds and parks, or worse, disposed of in dumpsters. Many people don’t realize the risks to others if disposed of incorrectly. Even a small remnant of liquid propane can lead to combustion.

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$1,145 is the average cost per person for family vacations!!! Here are 9 ways to save money…

According to American Express and Forbes, the average cost per person for a family vacation is $1,145 for a 7 day trip.

For a family of 4, that breaks down to:

  • Average cost: $4,580
  • Daily cost for the family: $654.29
  • Daily cost per person: $163.57

If a vacation was that expensive, our family would most certainly stay home.

Of course, if you follow MacBeTrippin, you know that we don’t stay home. We take 3-4 weeks each summer to travel 4,000-5,000 miles.

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