Top Silverado Camping Parts | Get Your Silverado Camping Ready – The Haul

Summer is here and camping season is in full swing! St. Louis Dad is always looking for some of the best camping equipment and in this episode of AmericanTrucks’ “The Haul” YouTube Series, host Joe Dick selects his favorite camping gear for Chevy Silverado owners. Whether you are camping, tailgating, or just trying to have some fun during an off-road excursion, this video offers a few excellent suggestions to make your time with your truck, away from home, an enjoyable one.

Silverado parts included in this video: UnderCover Ultra Flex Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover, Smittybilt High-Performance Air Compressor, Barricade 3 in. Bull Bar, Smittybilt 2 in. Receiver Hitch Rack, ARB 82 Quart Fridge Freezer, Rightline Gear Full Size Truck Tent, Rightline Gear Truck Bed Air Mattress, Husky GearBox Under Seat Storage Box, Rugged Ridge All-Terrain Front & 2nd Row Floor Mats, Covercraft Carhartt SeatSaver Front Seat Covers, & Covercraft Carhartt SeatSaver 2nd Row Seat Cover.

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Tips On Buying Your First Car

For first time drivers, the hard bit is over. They’ve passed their test and can now legally drive on the road.  But now it comes to selecting your first car, and the process can seem a little daunting if you know very little. So whether you’re going car shopping with your children or it’s a car for yourself, here are some tips for buying your first car.

Set A Budget

A budget is very important considering what it can cost to buy a car. Firstly you need to think about the cost of the car itself and then the additional costs that come with owning a car such as road tax and car insurance. With all this in mind, you should have an overall cost estimate in your head of how much you can spend with all of these payments in mind. This might determine what style of car you get and what condition it is in.

Pre-owned or New?

With a pre-owned car, the cost will be significantly less than a new one. This is another decision you’ll need to consider when purchasing your car. Buying a brand new car may be possible with someone who has more disposable income. Whereas a pre-owned car is going to depreciate less, and you’ll have more scope on makes and models that span back years. Pre-owned vehicles are certainly in supply across many makes and models, and if you want something slightly bigger, sprinters are available at a discounted price. Looking for a Mercedes Benz sprinter for sale, salt lake city has plenty of them!

Think About What You Need

There are many vehicles available, and it’s worth knowing exactly what you want when it comes to the car itself. Do you need a manual or automatic? Are you after a car with the latest technology or would you be happy with just a stereo system? These needs are important to note down as a sort of wishlist. That way you can go to a dealership or second-hand car store, with your requirements and know that you’ll be able to pick out something that is going to suit you and your needs.

Go For A Test Drive

It’s all well and good looking at a car that you want to buy, but it could end up being a very different experience when you go behind the wheel. Always take a potential car out for a test drive before signing on the dotted line. Take it on two separate occasions too if you can, so you can get an idea of what’s it like to drive in different weather conditions. It’s very easy to not get the same feelings about the car when you take it on the road. So take advantage of having a test drive, even if they don’t offer it, to begin with and always be in the driving seat.

Hopefully, with these tips, you’ll find perfection with your first car. Happy driving and of course, stay safe on the road!

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The Best Retro Games In A New World

Those of us that love retro games were once an afterthought for the gaming world. We weren’t seen as a lucrative business decision to please, so new games of all kinds were being developed. However now with smartphones that can play all kinds of games, the newest and best games are coming out with a retro flare. It’s quite an amazing time to be alive if you love retro games, because for smartphones this is the best market to be in. it’s also because retro games are easy to understand, easy to play but take time to master. This means there’s a chance for developers to make all kinds of older games have a new twist and also monetize them. An old idea that can be dusted off and used to make money is something that has stood the test of time. These are the kinds of games that retro lovers need to download onto their smartphones.



All those gold coins

Those that had a SEGA and or a Gameboy will be pleased to know that Super Mario and Sonic are making huge comebacks on smartphones. Super Mario Run is a 2D platformer, in which the short Italian plumber is trying to collect as many gold coins as he can and move onto the next stage. The only problem is monsters, evil creatures, lava pits and bottomless pits are trying to stop him. You can download this game from the Android app store i.e. Google Play. With around 1.4 million downloads and an average rating of 4 stars, this is something that retro gamers should have stored in their own smartphones. And don’t worry, it’s not in black and white, it’s in full color and made by Nintendo themselves.

Spin the painted wheel

Retro gamers are well versed in the oldest kinds of games there are. Whether it’s poker, blackjack or just roulette, these are games we all know about. However there are also free slot games with bonus rounds no download needed. These kinds of games are for those that feel lucky and want to make a quick buck, but they are also full of other games such as 5 card Omaha, Chinese poker and much more. These kinds of casinos allow for quick access too, so there’s no kind of paywall or special members club that you need to be part of to join in. Some of the most popular smartphone games that people play while waiting for their train or bus are casino types such as Texas Hold’em.

Mega blue

Yes platformers are making a comeback and one of them is Mega Man Mobile. One of the most loved retro games in the world, this is something anyone can enjoy and take time to get better at. Instead of just collecting coins, it’s your job to kill enemies that get in your way with the weapon infused in your arm and bring order to a world full of evil robots.

Quite possible the reason why there is a large gaming market now in the smartphone world is because of older gamers. Retro games are easy to play but they require effort to truly master, making them easy for beginners but also presenting a challenge. 

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Yet Another Canvas Factory Giveaway

Didn’t get a chance to enter my last Canvas Factory giveaway??? St. Louis Dad isn’t done giving away Canvas Factory prints just yet! What you read is exactly right, St. Louis Dad is giving away one more Canvas Factory print. So, not only can dad get his own print, mom, grandma, or even grandpa can get in on the giveaway!

These prints are so fantastic and so easy to setup and order it’s a no brainier to get entered into this giveaway. Just check out some of these amazing examples!

I love how easy it is to create the perfect print. It’s like very easy that even a dad like me can do it without a problem. The canvas’ are beautifully printed and super easy to hang in your home. They are lightweight and just look amazing show casing those perfect photos you have stored on your phone.

Getting those photos from your phone to your wall has never been easier. Canvas Factory makes the process simple and affordable. There isn’t an easier way, believe me, I have tried! Being able to take a photo from my phone and easily create a beautiful canvas like these below is exactly why Canvas Factory exists in the first place. That is why I am excited to be working with them once again!



To win your own canvas print from Canvas Factory you have to like St. Louis Dad and Canvas Factory on Facebook and comment on this blog post below to tell me what your idea would be for your print at Canvas Factory. I will randomly select a winner on Sunday, June 30th, 2019. So be sure to use a valid email address so I can contact you! If the winner does not contact me in 24 hours I will select a new winner. Giveaway only available to U.S. and Canadian residents. No purchase necessary, like and comment to win!


This post and giveaway is sponsored by Canvas Factory. Check out Canvas Factory‘s website for more ideas for even more incredible Canvas Factory ideas.

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