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        Lynx Living Blog — Leveling Blocks

        Camping with Kids: Tips for a Fun & Safe Trip

        mom, dad, and small children roasting marshmallows in the woods

         



        Camping with kids is a great way to spend quality time together while creating a fun and memorable experience for the whole family. However, it can be challenging and chaotic, especially if you're not well prepared. This is why we have created a list of some helpful tips for organizing a fun, but most importantly safe, RVing trip with kids. 

         

        1. Pack appropriately 

        We suggest making a separate packing list for everything your kids will need for the trip. This will help make sure that you pack enough clothes, snacks, and activities for the camping trip. Don't forget to bring essentials like sunscreen, insect repellent, first-aid supplies, flashlights and extra batteries.

         

        2. Choose a family-friendly campground 

        When choosing a campground, keep in mind your kids' needs and look for sites that will keep them entertained. Look for family-friendly campgrounds with amenities such as playgrounds, swimming pools, and hiking trails. It's also essential to check reviews if available to ensure that the campground is safe, clean and well-maintained. 

         

         

        3. Set up camp safely

        When setting up camp, look for a flat and stable spot in order to ensure maximum safety. If there are no available flat spots, no worries! That’s where Lynx Levelers come in handy. We recommend always having a pack of lelevers stored in your trunk for the times when you can’t find level ground.

         

        4. Plan your activities 

        As you are planning activities for your trip, pick ones that will be suitable (and fun) for children, such as hiking, swimming, or roasting marshmallows. Try to involve your kids in the planning process as well, so they feel more invested in the trip.


        Remember– Although it’s important to have a good plan, also make sure to leave enough time for relaxation, exploration, impromptu activities, and unplanned adventures!

         

        Two young girls relaxing on a hammock 

        5. Talk about safety

        Before setting off on the road, educate your children on the proper safety measures to take when camping, such as keeping a safe distance from a fire, never wandering off on their own, and wearing life jackets when swimming.

         

        6. Keep your kids entertained

        Kids can get bored easily, so it's essential to keep them entertained as much as possible. Bring along some board games, cards, books, and movies so that they are kept busy even in-between all the activities you have planned for the trip. 

         

        Bringing these extra activities along will also come in handy if there is bad weather and your kids are forced to stay inside.

         

        Kids playing by climbing a tree

        7. Plan Your Meals

        When planning your camping meals, make sure to pack plenty of quick snacks that you can throw in your bag. This will ensure that your kids (and yourself) keep energy levels up throughout the day and do not get drained quickly. Don't forget to pack plenty of water and beverages to keep everyone hydrated. 



        Taking your kids on a camping trip can be a wonderful experience that creates lasting memories for the whole family. With proper planning and preparation, you can ensure that your camping trip is safe and enjoyable for everyone. Happy camping!

        Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Your RV-Loving Partner

        Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Your RV-Loving Partner

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        Valentine’s day is right around the corner, which means all you lovers out there are starting to think about what gift to get for your significant other. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of ten unique and creative gift ideas that any RV enthusiast would love. If you and your partner enjoy RVing together, these are the perfect gift ideas!

         

        1. RV Books

        If your partner loves to read, a book is an obvious but fool-proof choice for a gift. If they love RVing, consider grabbing one of the books on this list, which are all RV-related. You can find a book for every RV-topic imaginable, from guides about buying your first RV, to the best RV recipes book. 


         

         

        2. Cutting board 

        This RV-themed cutting board is so fun and perfect for your significant other that enjoys cooking on the road. You can also pair it with other cooking-related items on this list, like the RV recipe book, or the two-people breakfast maker. 

         

         

         

         

        3. Tumblr mug

        If your significant other is one to always have a drink on the go, even while RVing, then this tumblr mug is the perfect gift for them! 


        4. RV Lego Set

        This RV lego set is an amazing Valentine’s day gift because it’s an activity that you and your partner can do together. The great thing about this, is that once it’s done, you can use it as decoration for your RV!

         

        5. Camping Murder Mystery Game 

        Much like the RV lego set, this murder mystery game is a great gift as it can easily be turned into a date night! Even better, this specific game is perfect for an RVer as it is set on a camping site. 

         

        6. Two-people breakfast maker 

        Who doesn’t love a good ‘ol breakfast sandwich? Well, with this breakfast sandwich maker that could be your reality every morning, even when you’re on the road! This breakfast sandwich maker is small and compact, making it perfect to bring along on your RV trips. This would make the perfect Valentine’s day gift if your partner loves cooking on the road. 



        7. Lynx Levelers

         

        By gifting your partner a set of Lynx Levelers, you are giving them the gift of a hassle-free and  hass Our blocks make the leaving process (which is notoriously tedious) quick and easy!

         

        8. National Geographic’s 100 drives, 5000 ideas

        If you and your significant other are planning a roadtrip, this book is a must-have! It shares thousands of suggestions on epic sights, good bites, and pure fun. 



        9. RV Neon Sign

        This RV neon sign may be the most unique and fun gift on this list! You can also get it personalized to make it extra special. 


        10. Portable Electric Espresso Maker

        If your partner is a coffee connoisseur, then this portable electric espresso maker will be much appreciated. Your significant other will be able to bring it along on long hikes or day-trips. 




        That’s all the suggestions we have for you, but feel free to leave any more in the comments below. We wish you all a great Valentine’s Day!

        How To Transition From Summer To Fall While RVing

        How To Transition From Summer To Fall While RVing

        Happy official first day of fall! We hope that all the RVers out there had a great summer filled with amazing memories, and we also hope that you’re excited for the RV adventures that fall has in store for you.

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        The Lynx Boat Trailer Pack: Everything You Need to Drain, Store and Stabilize Your Boat & Trailer!

        Lynx Boat Trailer Pack with Image of a boat being leveled by Lynx Levelers

         

        Days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer. You know what that means… Summer is just around the corner! 


        For many of you, this also means that it's finally time to take out your boat. There are many important steps that you should take in order to properly care for your boat. As a current or soon-to-be boat owner, you’re likely aware that a boat should be drained after every use. Not only that, it should also be safely stored and stabilized. Below, we’ve explained how the Lynx Boat Trailer Pack will help you complete these steps quickly, easily, and most importantly– safely. 

         

         Lynx Boat Trailer Pack

         

         

        1. Securing Your Tongue Jack

        It is important that you properly store your boat after every use, for both short-term or long-term storage. The Lynx Boat Trailer pack makes securing your boat hassle-free, and it is also safer than using unreliable wood or rocks that may crack under pressure. 


        To safely secure your tongue jack, simply place the wheel or post inside the well of the Chock ‘R Dock. For added height, you can interlock up to 4 Lynx Levelers under the chock. 

         

        Lynx Boat Trailer Pack

         

         

        2. Draining Your Boat

        There are numerous reasons why it’s important to drain your boat after every use, the main ones being: 


        • It helps prevent mold from growing
        • It rids your boat of any aquatic invasive species that could be spread to other bodies of water
        • It prevents damage that could be caused by the water expanding when it freezes in the winter

         

        To drain your boat, you will actually need to unlevel it. Ironically, our levelers can help with that! The Lynx Boat Trailer Pack makes this a quick and simple process. Use one of your chocks to secure at least one wheel while draining. If unleveling front to back, place your other chock underneath your wheel or post. If unleveling side to side, place your Lynx Levelers and Lynx Cap underneath the wheels, on the opposite side of the drain.

        PRO TIP: You may want to place a bucket underneath the spout to catch any unwanted debris. 


        Front of a boat being secured by the Lynx Chock 'R Dock


        3. Securing Your Wheels

        Another step to ensure that your boat trailer is properly stored is securing the wheels. If the front of your boat trailer is level or tilting downhill, position the Lynx Chock 'R Dock under the front of the wheel. If the front of your boat trailer is tilting uphill, position the Lynx Chock 'R Dock under the back of the wheel.



        Lynx Plug Holder

        Additionally, the Lynx Boat Trailer pack comes with the Lynx Stay Put Plug Holder-- a user-friendly, heavy duty plug that keeps connections clean and off the ground. To use it, simply place the plug holder where you want to install it, mark the holes for position, use a drill to create a pilot hole, and screw the plug holder into place. 


        Lynx Stay Put Plug Holder

         

        Easy to Clean 

        Another perk of using Lynx Products is that their porous interior makes them easy to clean and won’t retain any moisture or dirt, unlike wood or rocks.  



        If you are looking for a way to safely and efficiently drain, store and secure your boat, you’ve come to the right place! The Lynx Boat Trailer pack is everything you need to care for your boat trailer conveniently bundled into one package.

        Tips & Tricks for Bringing Pets Along on Your RVing Adventures

        Tips & Tricks for Bringing Pets Along on Your RVing Adventures

        Bringing your fur friends on your RVing trips sounds like a great idea, but before setting off on the road, you must first ensure that you create an optimal pet environment on your rig. In this blog, we will go over twelve tips and tricks for devising a pet-friendly space in your RV. 

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