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Full Time RV Living: Ditch Normal & Live Like A Nomad

More and more RV owners are deciding to hit the road to try full-time RV living. But traveling full-time brings about big changes. Living on the road, while it may sound intriguing (and it is!), is different from taking a long road trip with the prospect of returning home eventually. Full-time RVers have a lot …

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3 Things to Know About Owning an RV: BEFORE You Buy!

Traveling in an RV is fantastic. Obviously, we think so or we wouldn’t have continued doing it for two decades! But, RV ownership isn’t all glamour and fun. There are some stressors involved. So, in the interest of full disclosure, today’s post takes a serious look at a few important things to know about owning …

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RV Hydronic Heating System: 11 Things You Need to Know

Heat and hot water are tremendous luxuries afforded to RVers by virtue of the fact that our rigs are homes-on-wheels with all the amenities of a traditional sticks & bricks house (plus wheels)! But there’s more than one way to skin the RV heat & hot water cat, and today we’re looking at the concept …

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Full-Time RV Living Expenses to Include In Your Budget

We’ve never claimed to be experts in RVing, but what we can say is that we’ve got a fair amount of experience behind us. We’ve been living, working, and traveling full time in our RV for right around 20 years now. By now, we’re pretty clear on what it takes to live and work full …

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9 RV Newbie Mistakes To Avoid – Special Guest Post!

While we’ve made plenty of RV newbie mistakes ourselves over the years, we’re happy to be sharing someone else’s mistakes! Today we’re thrilled to feature a special guest post by best-selling author, and our dear friend, Alyssa Padgett. Besides her fame from her first book — A Beginner’s Guide to Living in an RV  — Alyssa …

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How Safe Is an RV in a Lightning Storm?

How safe is an RV in a lightning storm? That’s a loaded question and one we’re here to answer. There are many myths about RVs and lightning. What’s important is that we’re all armed and ready to do what’s legitimately called for in a lightning storm when we’re in an RV. Preparedness is everything where …

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9 Signs A Diesel Pusher Motorhome Is Right For You

You may be generally familiar with a Class A RV. But a diesel pusher motorhome, despite being classified as a Class A RV, is somewhat of a different beast compared to a gas Class A. So, what exactly is a diesel pusher motorhome, and what are the advantages and disadvantages associated with it? Stay tuned, because …

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What’s a Water Bandit? And Is It Really Stealing?

Access to water is among the most significant concerns of everyone everywhere, and this concern is not lost on those of us who travel from place to place. Some of us travel deep into the wilderness and out into the desert, often camping in extremely remote locations. But all of us have in common a …

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Bigger Isn’t Always Better – The Benefits of Smaller RVs

Large, luxurious RVs lure us in with their curb appeal, but bigger isn’t always better. We’ll tell you why as we look at the benefits of smaller RVs. Sure, we’ve lived in a 43’ diesel pusher for a couple of decades, but we’ve also traveled overseas in far smaller rigs for extended periods. So, we …

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25 Must-Have Items For Your RV Roadside Emergency Kit

Anyone who takes a road trip of any distance or duration should be prepared for potential roadside emergencies. But, RVers who tend to travel roads unknown with some frequency (while carrying heavy loads in their home-on-wheels) need to be well prepared for unexpected events that can occur based on weather, tire blow-outs, and other breakdowns. …

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Can You Camp in Walmart Parking Lots?

In today’s post, we’re revisiting the question, “Can you camp in a Walmart parking lot?”, and we’ll give you a real, honest response to that question (which we continue to hear & read, year after year). Plus, we’ll share some tips for how we can all accept the gracious invitations of parking lot overnighting in …

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RV Winterizing Tips | Avoid Common Mistakes!

Winterizing an RV takes some time and thought, and there are consequences to taking shortcuts. There can also be serious consequences to forgetting some crucial winterizing steps. So, we’re offering some RV winterizing tips to help you avoid some very common mistakes that you’d seriously regret… and which could be very costly. Winterize Your RV’s …

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11 RV Park Etiquette Rules We Wish Everyone Knew

In today’s post, we’re broaching the subject of RV park etiquette. Why? Because not everyone understands how to maintain good etiquette while staying in an RV park, and with the increasing number of people just getting into RVing, the more RVers who have a clear understanding of the matter, the better the RV park experiences …

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Best RV Roadside Assistance Plans For Peace of Mind

Whether you live your life on the road and your travel coach is your home, or you’re a weekend warrior using your RV for short trips with the family, a roadside assistance plan is an absolute must, and it’s important to have the best RV roadside assistance plan possible. We’ve never been without one… and …

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What is a Self-Contained RV? Do You Need One?

Being avid boondockers and full-timers, a self-contained RV is an absolute necessity for us. But there’s a lot of confusion around exactly what being a “self-contained RV” really means. So today we’re taking a look at the concept of self-contained RVs. What are they, how big are they, how are they different from other RVs …

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What Is Tongue Weight and Why Is It Important?

When you’re traveling down the road hauling a trailer or a 5th wheel (or any other kind of open/enclosed trailer), various weights factor into your towing experience and, more importantly, to your safety and the safety of everyone traveling the roads with you. Many people are well aware of what terms like GVWR (gross vehicle …

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