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A Hybrid Camper: What Is It & Should You Consider One?

Hybrid travel trailers have become increasingly popular in recent years, probably because they offer some unique advantages. But what exactly is a hybrid camper? In today’s post, we’re investigating the hybrid camper to find out what’s behind the growing popularity of these rigs, and what pros and cons should be weighed for anyone considering a …

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Murphy Bed Couch: Is It a Good RV Sleeping Option?

A Murphy bed or Murphy bed couch have become popular options for bringing additional sleeping capacity to homes and RVs alike. For example, a homeowner might want to turn a home office into a temporary guest bedroom at times. Likewise, an RVer who would like to travel with guests occasionally may want to add a …

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The RV Gutter: Does It Do Its Job Or Does It Need Some Help?

Most RVs come with gutters installed along the length of the roof radius, designed to catch and divert water as it rolls off the roof. RV gutters direct water to the front or back of the RV, keeping it from pouring onto you… or, onto your windows which can cause streaking and could even create …

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Add an RV Deck to Expand Your Outdoor Living Space!

You may have seen the toy hauler RVs that have rear or side swing-down doors for access to the “garage” area and that double as an RV deck or outside entertainment area. These raised spaces keep the expanded outdoor living area up off the ground, leaving mud, sand, and dirt where it belongs. But what …

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RV Portable Satellite Internet: Stay Online Anywhere

If you need reliable portable internet service when you’re traveling, there are a number of different ways to go. You can take a look at our post on our RV internet solutions for 2021 to see what we do to stay connected as we live and work on the road full time. But in today’s post, …

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RV Replacement Blinds: Pleated Shades Suck! Roller Blinds Rule!

Our motorhome came with one of the most common types of RV window coverings: pleated day/night shades. Anyone else who has them will likely agree with us that they kinda suck (poor design, generally cheap, and all-too-frequent re-stringing required). We’ve talked about RV replacement blinds for years, but we just hadn’t gotten around to making …

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4×4 Van Conversion: Hit the Road by Getting Off of It!

A 4×4 van conversion is a great way to get away from it all! As avid boondockers for the past couple of decades, we understand the allure of the great outdoors off the beaten path. There’s a big difference between the experience you’ll have in a busy campground or RV park and those that happen …

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Understanding Your RV Propane System: Stay Warm & Safe!

Liquid propane (LP gas) is a versatile fuel that powers many of the things that keep you comfortable when you’re RVing. RV propane systems fuel stoves and ovens, water heaters, furnaces, refrigerators (if you have an absorption refrigerator), small propane heaters, and even portable propane fire pits and grills. Having appliances that run on propane …

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The Bus RV Conversion: All the Rage or a Waste of Time?

Social media is full of pictures of people converting buses into rolling homes which essentially makes them RVs. But what exactly is a bus RV conversion? And is it worth the effort? Today we’re looking at bus conversions (a sub-group of which are also known as skoolie conversions) – a different type of home on …

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Off Road RV: Comfy Living Where Others Dare Not Tread

Love to travel off the beaten path? We’ve got the rigs for you! Today we’re taking a look at the off-road RV… for travelers who want to venture off the pavement in style, with all the comforts of home in their living space. From full-size off-road motorhomes to off-road travel trailers, truck campers, and even …

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RV Bunk Mattress: Help Your Kids/Guests Sleep Soundly

An RV bunk mattress is notoriously uncomfortable. RV manufacturers figure they’ll get a little use by lightweight kids during summer camping trips. Unfortunately, after a night or two, your kids and other RV guests may complain about difficulty sleeping due to the lack of support, comfort, and stability from those thin, cheap, foam-based “mattresses” (for …

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RV Insulation: Keeping the Cold Out & the Heat In

As winter approaches, thoughts of keeping warm spring to mind (including RV insulation). That’s especially true for those of us who are full-timers and those who enjoy occasionally camping in late fall or winter in areas where temperatures drop significantly. What’s the insulation like in most RVs? And how can we improve on our rig’s …

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RV Bubble Levels: What They Are & How to Use Them

Bubble levels are the simple, low tech, tried-and-true method for leveling an RV. They’re easy to use, affordable, and effective. Bubble levels come in a variety of shapes, styles, and sizes, and there are several different ways for an RVer to use them to level their rig. Today we’re looking at the good old-fashioned bubble …

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A Keyless RV Door Lock: Don’t Get Locked Out!

If you’ve ever been locked out of your RV, you know that it can be far more than a minor inconvenience. It’s a huge hassle, can be very expensive to deal with, and may even impact pet safety in certain circumstances. That’s why today we’re looking at the keyless RV door lock. What Is a …

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An RV With 2 Bedrooms? Who Knew Such a Thing Existed?

There are so many families traveling by RV these days, as well as friends choosing to travel together. RV manufacturers have caught on to these trends, so RVs with 2 bedrooms (both motorhomes and towables) are growing in availability and popularity. Traditionally, even large RVs had one master bedroom and then some convertible sleeping areas …

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The Minnie Winnie: Iconic Model From an Iconic Brand

Most people with even the slightest interest in RVing, (and even most people with no interest in RVing at all), have heard of Winnebago and the hugely popular Minnie Winnie. The name “Winnebago” is to “RV” as “Kleenex” is to “tissue” and “Q-tip” is to “cotton swab”. That’s a rare level of brand recognition where …

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Thetford RV Toilet: Options for Home-Like Convenience

We’ve had a Thetford RV toilet (the Aria II electrically-activated gravity flush toilet) in our Newmar motorhome for over 17 years. Not only has it worked perfectly for all that time, but it even has the original seal on the blade valve to this day! But we know that many RVers have reason to replace …

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Best Walkie Talkies: Stay Connected When You’re Apart

Two-way radios (walkie-talkies) may just be the RVing gear you didn’t know you need … until you need them. That’s why today we’re focusing on the best walkie-talkies for RVers … because good communication can be essential to safe camping. Why Are Walkie-Talkies Important Gear for RVers? As many of you know, we’ve been full-time …

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RV Propane Tanks: What to Know for Safety & Comfort

In today’s post, we’re addressing questions related to RV propane tanks. With cooler temperatures heralding the coming of winter the season after fall, we’ve been focusing on various related topics, while at the same time trying to avoid being too blunt about the upcoming colder weather. Today we’re addressing some additional common questions about propane, …

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Why Do RV Tires Blow Out? What Can I Do to Prevent It?

Whether you’ve got a motorhome, travel trailer, or 5th wheel, it’s extremely important to understand how to minimize the possibility of a tire blowout and what to do if one should occur. But, why do RV tires blow out? Tire blowouts are more common on RVs than you may think, and there are a number …

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RV TV Antenna: Enjoy a Clear Picture on the Road!

Does your RV TV antenna deliver a crisp, clear picture to your RV’s TV screen consistently? If not, keep reading, because we’ve got several solutions to offer to get you some great FREE TV to watch in your rig. Today we’re looking at RV TV antennas that’ll let you relax with your favorite TV shows. …

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Get an RV With Bunk Beds & Bring the Whole Family Along!

One drawback of an RV is the fact that floor space is limited, making the entire living area small. This means that sleeping space is generally not plentiful, limiting the number of people who can camp with you. The easiest way to deal with this limitation is to buy an RV with bunk beds. Bunk …

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The 11 Best Rocking Camp Chairs for a Relaxing RV Trip

Today’s post is for the rockers among us. No, not The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, or U2. We’re talking about rocking camp chairs! Surprised they exist? Read on! A camping chair is a pretty standard piece of gear for most campers. But there are camping chairs and then there are CAMPING CHAIRS! Camping …

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Complete Guide to Backup Cameras for RVs: Wired & Wireless

The backup camera for RV use is a pretty important piece of gear. If you’ve ever tried to back an RV into a tight space, you’ll know what we’re talking about. In fact, if you’ve ever tried to back up an RV at all, you can probably relate. We recently published a post about wireless …

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How Long Does a Propane Tank Last When RVing?

Among the many beneficial aspects of RVing is the ability to travel with various appliances that make RV life comfortable. Most RVs have some appliances that run entirely or partially on propane fuel, including the stove/oven, furnace, water heater, refrigerator, and in some cases, generators. Propane-fueled appliances are very efficient, but how long does a …

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7 Best Folding Camping Tables For Your RV Adventures

Today we’re talking about one of the most useful and versatile items enjoyed by RVers and campers everywhere – the folding camping table.  Surprised? Read on! Who Needs a Folding Camping Table? The answer to this question is: anyone and everyone who loves to spend lots of time outdoors. All campers, road trippers, and even …

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Does Propane Go Bad In an RV?

As fall rolls along and some RVers are thinking about winterizing and storing their rigs for the winter, we thought this would be a good time to address the question, “Does propane go bad?” We’ve previously investigated gasoline and diesel in our posts entitled “Does Gasoline Go Bad?” and “Does Diesel Go Bad?” But we’ve …

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