Category Archives: Camping in the 406

Towing Capacities: A General Overview

Towing capacity varies significantly among vehicles, depending on factors such as the vehicle’s make, model, engine, transmission, and installed towing packages. It’s essential to consult the specific owner’s manual or manufacturer’s guidelines for accurate towing capacity information for a particular vehicle. However, I can provide a general overview of towing capacities for various vehicle types: […]

Prepping Your Camper for Towing: A Comprehensive Guide

1. Understand Weight and Capacity Know Your Limits: Familiarize yourself with your vehicle’s towing capacity. Exceeding this limit can strain the vehicle’s engine, transmission, and brakes. Calculate Trailer Weight: Determine the weight of your fully-loaded camper, including cargo, water, and fuel. Ensure it’s within the vehicle’s towing capacity. 2. Inspect and Maintain Tires Check Tire […]

Maximizing Space in a Small Camper: Tips and Tricks

Owning a small camper offers the allure of freedom and adventure, but it also presents the challenge of limited space. However, with a bit of creativity and strategic planning, you can make the most out of every inch in your compact home-on-wheels. Here’s a guide to maximizing space in a small camper, ensuring comfort, functionality, […]

Wildlife in Montana While Camping

Grizzly Bears: Found primarily in the northwestern part of the state, especially around Glacier National Park and parts of the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Black Bears: Distributed throughout Montana, with habitats ranging from forests to grasslands. Mountain Lions (Cougar): Predominantly found in forested areas, but they can be elusive and are rarely seen. Bison: Inhabiting areas […]

Getting Started- We made a list so you don’t have to!

Camper Documentation: Registration, insurance, and any required permits. Leveling Blocks: To ensure your camper is level when parked. Wheel Chocks: To prevent the camper from rolling. Power Cord and Adapters: For connecting to electrical hookups at campsites. Freshwater Hose: Specifically for drinking water if connecting to a campground water supply. Sewer Hose and Connections: For […]

8 Places You Can Haul Your Cortes Camper

Fish Creek Campground, Glacier National Park: Located on the western side of Glacier National Park, this campground offers a serene setting near Lake McDonald. It has sites suitable for small campers and provides access to hiking trails and stunning lake views. Yellowstone River Campground, Billings: Situated along the picturesque Yellowstone River, this campground offers a […]

Camping in the 406

Montana, often referred to as “Big Sky Country,” offers some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the United States. With its sprawling plains, majestic mountains, and pristine lakes, it’s no wonder that camping in Montana is a dream for outdoor enthusiasts. Here’s a closer look at what makes camping in this beautiful state an adventure […]

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