Travel Trailer Construction – What You Should Know About Used Travel Trailers

The modern travel trailer, new or used, is a spectacular beast, some of the newer models sporting the latest in design trends and space-age materials. And because of better construction methods, travel trailers have a longer life and can travel further, through harsher weather and terrain, without suffering substantial damage. Lets have a look at the build process for an average RV. It may give you an insight into how your friend functions and how best to deal with it when it doesn’t. Wide variations in price mean wide variations in quality of materials, so its worth checking. And if you are looking for information on new or used travel trailers for sale or rent then visit

The majority of frames are steel constructions. Steel is strong and tough and makes for an effective backbone for the beast. It will most likely be either welded or riveted. If the metal has been treated or coated in some way it will, of course, last even longer. It’s worth checking with the seller if this is the case to gauge it’s strength.

Wood or metal is the usual choice for walls, floors and ceilings to fill out the frame. But check the quality of the wood when you’re purchasing. The more expensive the vehicle, the more likely a tougher wood has been used. You get what you pay for, and cheaper wood on a cheaper model means a weaker build (though still good enough for many years of reliable service). Of course any wood can rot, so be careful to avoid water getting in between wood joints or where the wood meets the steel frame.

In fact checking that doors and windows will not let in any moisture is always important. Again, more expensive models will have better fitting techniques, otherwise you need to check seals regularly. A good RV will have excellent insulation too in the wall cavity. Important in cold conditions. Polystyrene and fibreglass are common techniques, and both good.

And do your homework on the construction and electrics too. Check that cabinets and furniture are of solid, strong material and that all wires are where they should be. They are usually wired the same time as they are insulated, so if you see wires or insulation poking out anywhere, beware.

EdgeStar Portable Ice Makers

I can honestly say I love my EdgeStar portable ice maker, but there are some faults about it. I have taken my ice maker onto my boat before, and it turns out that it actually counts as an extra person on board. It didn’t really cause a problem for me, but it is kind of a bummer considering the machine is supposedly portable, and is to large for a boat. Of course that is an attempt at a joke :) . On the Pro side though the machine is reliable, durable, and works fast. Even though my EdgeStar ice maker makes ice within twelve minutes, the first batch of ice was soft and melted almost instantly after made. After it was remade though, it was solid enough for my beverage. This happened similarly when I attempted to make large ice. The large ice looked the same as the little ice, but when I attempted to make large ice again it did get larger. The ice i used had no taste which was good, and what else was good was that it was quiet. That is until it ran out of water when my EdgeStar portable ice maker made a horrible rattling noise. On the bright side i just refilled the ice maker with filtered water, and reset the machine and it once again began to work properly. I love my ice maker, and all in all there is more pros to the ice made then cons to the machine.

Reading Ice Maker Reviews Before Buying Saves Money

Before I bought my Edge Star portable stainless steel ice maker with digital display, i read some reviews on the product from Ice Maker Mania. It turns out that some of the peoples ice maker broke down within just a couple of days, or months of having it. My portable ice maker hasn’t broken down yet though, and I have had mine for almost 5 months. I know that one person just called the company for a new ice maker though, and they returned their old one. In less than a week of them returning their broken ice maker the person was sent back a new one which seemed to have worked. Also the shipping was paid for them too, but since when buying the product you do have to pay shipping both ways I feel that should be included. Personally i think a customer should definitely be treated with such respect this company provided, and i think that it is appropriate of them to give refunds, or exchange the ice maker for a new one. Someone noticed that the ice maker could have been better wrapped before sent to the user, and i completely agree with this opinion.

My ice maker has a one year warranty, and to avoid damaging through shipping the ice maker should be packaged more securely. When reading through a different review i noticed that somebodies ice maker smelt strongly of metal, and the scent lingered for many days, affecting the taste of the ice that was made. As mentioned previously my ice had no taste, and i don’t recall any gross metal scents. There were other complaints of the scent from other people to though, yet some people, like me, didn’t have any odours coming from their ice maker. It all depends on the one you get, but it just so happens that you can clean your EdgeStar portable ice maker anyways. I cleaned my ice maker right away before use, and then covered it with juice from a lemon because i read somewhere that doing so prevents rust, and does a better job of disinfecting the product. My ice maker was clean, and ready to use right away, so i was obviously more lucky then others.

So to wrap everything up, i love my EdgeStar Portable ice maker. It works great, looks great, and provides me with more ice in less time just like it should. Just like everything in this world it has its cons, but over all the pros out weigh the cons making this product perfect for me, and probably others as well.

A Few Tips On Home Decor

An overwhelming task may be home decorating, though it does not always have to be difficult, especially if you take it one room at a time. In order to motivate yourself to decorate all the rooms in your house, it is ideal to start with your living room or family room. Of course you are free to start anywhere, however the largest impact to your home takes place in those rooms. A close second to those would be the kitchen.

Find a piece that you love, such as a rug, a pillow, or even a photograph first, when decorating your living room. This way, it should be easier to figure out the theme and colors you would like to go with for decorations. Themes are important and provide you with a direction to go. Otherwise your home will be just a mish-mash of stuff and decorations.

When picking paint colors, which may be difficult sometimes, try to stick with neutral colors for if you want colorful decorations elsewhere in the room. Though not everybody enjoys them, bright colors can look great on walls, but if you have neutral furniture your best bet may be trying something more along a warm hue. The most important thing to remember is to pick a color you like, when deciding on paint colors. You do not want to be stuck with a color that you hate, or even be stuck wasting time and money repainting your walls.

It would be a good idea to keep the furniture you already have if you are on a strict budget because buying new furniture can be quite expensive. If your furniture could look better, there are some ways to revive its appearance:  a throw or even a slipcover. An old couch can easily look brand new again using a slipcover, which are quite popular right now, too.

Just remember that each room, and each adjoining room if it isn’t completely separated from view, should follow a similar theme in order to create the best over-all home décor.