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90-Day Airstream Maintenance

This is our follow-up to 60-Day Airstream Maintenance Article. It’s been 30 days since you’ve completed your 60-maintenance tasks on your beloved Airstream Travel Trailer…

Are Airstreams Worth the Price?

Admittedly, as an Airstream owner, I'm biased on the topic. I love my Airstream. So, for me, It absolutely is worth what I paid for…

60-Day Airstream Maintenance

When we first got our 2016 Airstream International Serenity nearly three years ago I spent a few days pouring over the manual. When I reached…

Why Are Airstreams So Expensive?

We get a lot of compliments on our Airstream as we travel around the country. They are striking trailers and they have a very good…

Your Airstream Toolkit

Airstreams are unique trailers. Their aerodynamic aluminum bodies, large windows, and unusual construction means caring for them requires the right tools. Let's take a look…

Picking a Tow Vehicle for an Airstream Trailer

When we decided to hit the road, Trail knew she wanted an Airstream. What we weren't so sure about was what vehicle should we tow…

Airstream Zip Dee Awning Repair

When we purchased our Airstream we got a good deal by buying one ordered by another customer who backed out of the deal. Lucky for…

Slippery Slopes and Airstreams

This is a short lesson in hitch safety that we discovered the hard way. After more than 20 months of traveling, we got a serious…

Airstream Gifts for $30 or Less

So its time I fessed up: I'm behind on my blog posts. I wrote this particular post ages ago and revised it for this coming…

Airstream Kitchen Basic Tools for the Foodie

Cooking in an Airstream kitchen is about as small as they come. But that won't stop me because I'm also a bit of a foodie…

Buying an Airstream: Getting the best deal

Buying an Airstream can be a big purchase. They are one of the most expensive travel trailers you can buy and they hold their value…

What to do in a windstorm, tornado, or hurricane in an RV, trailer, or Airstream

Encountering a storm in an RV or Trailer can be a very frightening experience. This year alone, Trail and I have found ourselves in the…

Visiting the Mothership: Airstream Headquarters in Jackson Center, Ohio

For Trail and Hitch, it was the first time we'd been to Jackson Center Ohio. For our Airstream, the Yamato, it was returning home. This…

Choosing an Airstream Trailer

Perhaps you have considered many brands or perhaps you always had aluminum dreams and it's Airstream or bust for you. However you came to the…

Airstream Factory Terraport: Jackson Center OH

There are not many reasons to travel to Jackson Center Ohio apart from it being where Airstreams are made. But if you do swing through,…

How Much Do Airstreams Weigh?

A good number of people are asking "How Much Do Airstreams Weigh?" and ending up at TrailAndHitch.com so I felt it would be good to…

Airstream Love

One question I am asked fairly often is this, "How do you like your Airstream?" I've written more objectively about why you should buy an…

Leveling Your Airstream

When we bought our Airstream from the dealership they gave us a tiny little bubble level and a bit of advice. "Getting your trailer level…

Airstream Trailer Cats: How They Roll!

A question we are commonly asked is, how do you manage the cats when driving place to place? And how do they cope with it? The…

Picking a Hitch for Your Airstream Trailer

One thing I found challenging when going on the road was figuring out what kind of hitch I needed to buy. I had no experience…

Trail and Hitch vs. Cranky Jack

It has been a while since our intrepid crew has faced off against our old adversary, the Atwood 3000 power jack. Our last encounter was…

Wisdom and Travel

I see wisdom as an understanding of what it means to be a human being. Wisdom helps us navigate our lives, both giving us the…

Traveling the US, Politics, and Safety

2016 / 2017 has been an interesting year for politics in the US. Trail and I tend to run in liberal circles. We come from…

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort: New Braunfels, Texas

Our stay at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort was short and mostly pleasant if a bit pricey. We did have some excitement on our last…

The Top 10 Challenges of Going Full Time

Everyone's experience will be a little different but this list represents 10 of the most common challenges a full-time RVer will face as they try…

5 Romantic Stories Of Real Life Adventure

Romance and Adventure two wonderful life experiences made all the more exciting when paired together. Trail challenged me to come up with a Trail and Hitch…

10 of the best websites for Airstream Fans

If you are looking for Airstream resources on the internet, you are in luck. Rivet Heads love their trailers and as a result, there are…

2017: Is the year of…

So, instead of new years resolutions, I do themes for the year. Picking a theme helps me reflect on where I want to go in…

Trail’s Favorites from 2016

Whew! 2016, what a year. As South Korea and Brazil impeached their presidents, America elected a one-percenter with a powerful brand name, and the Philippines…

5 Things I Don’t Love About my Airstream

Don't get me wrong, I love my trailer which is my home and castle. The list of things I love about my Airstream is a…

Hitch’s Favorites from 2016

2016 has been a bummer year for many we know, but for us, it was an amazing span of time. We spent an entire calendar…

Airstream & RV Humidity Management

Our 2016 Airstream 30-foot International Serenity comes with a manual entitled, “Recreation Vehicle Owner’s Guide to Moisture Management.”  When an Airstream becomes too damp, it…

Co-Enabling Adventure

Trail and I are very different from one another in personality. While we very often like the same things, we approach them in very different…

Traveling Medicine: Hitch vs Gout

While in Big Bend Texas, I began to notice the big toe of my left foot was not feeling so great. It was kind of…

Schlub Life – Will your trailer make you trashy?

One of the less inspiring aspects of trailer life has been the effect it's had on my personal grooming, fashion, and hygiene. While I have…

Best RV and Airstream Gifts

This gift giving guide is not quite like the others. I wanted to not only suggest a list of products but to really reflect on what…

Traveling Cats: The Litter Box

We travel with our two beloved kitties, Kekovar and Kia. We had a lot of uncertainties about what challenges we would face in getting the…

Airstream Thanksgiving: A year of travel, a night of thanks

Thanksgiving holds extra significance for us now. When we set out on our traveling adventure we stuck around Seattle long enough to celebrate the 2015…

Badlands National Park Secrets

Back in August, I remember my giddy school-girl excitement in the days leading up to our visit to South Dakota and Badlands National Park. I…

Celebrating 14 years of being Hitched

Today, Anne (Trail) and I have been married 14 years. I'm writing this the day before our anniversary and reflecting on the meaningfulness of our…

One year of living in an Airstream

It's now been more than a year since we moved into our Airstream. It seems like a good time for a little reflection on where…

Preventing a Wasp Invasion in Your Airstream

Last year, Hitch and I decided to stay in the South King County area to spend Thanksgiving with friends and to see our families for…

First time work camping

As we were checking into Mountain View RV park in Sundance Wyoming, we were asked "the question!." The one all RVers seem to ask one…

Getting Organized: Kanban and Trello

Organizing life is something everyone must do, not just those living the RV life. I often feel overwhelmed by the number of things I need…

Airstream Security and Safety

Of the two of us, Trail is the one with a talent for worrying. She is good at imagining what could go wrong in life…

State Residency for the Full Time RV Traveler

Living full time on the road can be tricky in the modern world. Most of our institutions are set up for people who live in…

Pokemon Go on the Road

Pokemon Go is sweeping the nation, perhaps the world and Trail and I are among the very many playing this game. If you are curious…

Hitch Interviewed

A fine gent by the name of Heath Padgett asked me to do an interview for his podcast: The RV Entrepreneur. He normally interviews folks…

Going full time: Talking to Friends and Family

Relationships are essential to life, especially to living a good life. What happens to relationships when you become a full-time traveler is something we all…

Attack of the RV Swoosh Hooks

Swoosh Curious Prior to taking off and living full time in our Airstream, Trail and I paid little attention to the RVs we saw from time…