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Driving an RV in High Winds: How to Do It & Stay Safe!

Almost anyone who has ever had the displeasure of driving an RV in high winds will tell you that it can be a very stressful white-knuckle experience. No one likes driving an RV in high winds, but the situation is likely to present itself sooner or later. For this reason, we’re here to share some …

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RV Pet Monitor: Keep Your Pets Safe on the Road

Today’s topic, the RV pet monitor, is of critical importance to anyone who travels in an RV with pets. After all, one of the great benefits of traveling in an RV is the ability to bring along ALL family members, furry ones included. And although we don’t happen to travel with pets ourselves, we have …

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RV Rattles: How to Quiet Dishes, Windows, Doors & More

When you drive a house on wheels down the road, you might hear a whole lotta shakes, rattles, and rolls from various places around the RV. And that can get to be pretty annoying as you travel. After all, you’ve got pots & pans, silverware, dishes, glassware, and lots of other stuff stored in cabinets …

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Portable Propane Fire Pits: Best Options For RVs in 2022

A portable propane fire pit? Well – hear us out: There’s nothing like a fire pit to bring people together. Add some marshmallows & s’mores, a guitar or two, and you’ve got the makings of a beautiful evening spent with friends and family that will bring warmth to both body and soul… from the fire …

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Travel Trailers vs 5th Wheels: 33 Differences to Know

We’ve sometimes seen 5th wheels referred to as “travel trailers.” But while both are towables, they’re actually not the same type of RV. In fact, there are some pretty significant differences between the two, so we thought we’d take a closer look at travel trailers vs 5th wheels, and point out what sets them apart …

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11 Family RV Vacation Destinations That Aren’t Disney

As the school year draws to an end, the shoes get tossed for bare feet, and the summer sun feeds your wanderlust, it just might be time to think about those family RV vacation destinations. One of the greatest things about RVing is that you can load the family up into the rig and take …

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Folding Camp Grill: Make Dinner & Save Space!

We recently published a post on portable campfires that RVers can take along wherever they go. Today’s post looks at a bit of a different product. Known as a folding camp grill or collapsible grill for camping, this product can not only serve as a portable campfire or “fire pit”, but also as a grill …

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Big Rig RV Route Planning: 7 Tips To Know Before You Go

If you’ve got a Big Rig RV, planning your travel routes requires some extra thought and preparation. Since we’ve been living and traveling full time in a Big Rig RV for nearly 20 years, we feel fairly well qualified to offer some insight gained through our considerable experience. So today we’re sending out 7 of …

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RV Closet Door Latch: A Clever Solution To Keep RV Sliding Doors Closed

Lots of RVs have sliding closet doors, but since RVs are moving vehicles, the doors have to be latched in place to keep them from sliding back and forth while you’re driving down the road. There are several variations on the RV closet door latch that manufacturers use in their RVs to keep the doors …

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15 Clever Uses for Toothpaste Around Your RV

Keeping our teeth clean and our gums healthy is among the more commonly understood uses for toothpaste, but we’ve actually heard about a bunch of clever ways to use toothpaste for various tasks around the RV! We decided to toss them over to you in today’s post because toothpaste is a thing every RVer has …

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Get an RV Pet Fence and Bring Fido Along for the Ride!

RVing is fantastic on so many fronts, not the least of which is the wonderful opportunity to travel with your pets. There are some things that help to make pets and pet owners more comfortable when traveling and camping. Today we’re looking at an item that can help to keep your pet safe outside your …

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Is an RV Wind Turbine a Good Choice for RVers & Campers?

We’ve talked a lot about solar power on this blog over the years, and we’re big fans. We’ve got what for us is the ultimate RV solar panel system, and it has served us very well overall. But there’s no getting around the fact that the sun goes down every night, and that clouds, rain, …

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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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The Winnebago Ekko Pop-Top – Is It Right for Your Family?

Back in late 2020, Winnebago introduced a new motorhome that was about the size of a camper van but had the space and features of a larger rig. The RV, called the Ekko, was an instant success. About a year later, the Winnebago Ekko Pop-Top was revealed. With the current soaring interest in smaller RVs, …

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How to Get the Smell Out of Your RV Refrigerator

It’s fairly common knowledge among RVers that RV fridges can smell. But there are a number of reasons why. Depending on the odor, the issue could be anything from food, to mold/mildew, to the interior of the fridge surface, to a mechanical/technical problem with the refrigerator itself. And as you might imagine, different sources call …

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We Love Costco! How Are Costco Gas Prices For RVers??

Fuel is one of the most significant expenses for RVers, and every nickel counts when you’re filling large fuel tanks and traveling frequently. But as we noted in our recent post about gas prices affecting RVers’ travel plans, there are several ways to offset the high cost of fuel without giving up your plans to …

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21 WD 40 Uses on Cars that You May Find Useful for Your RV!

We’ve all heard of WD-40, and most of us have probably used it a time or two. Over the years we’ve learned about lots of great WD-40 uses on cars, and many of these uses apply to RVs as well. So today we’re running through 21 uses for WD-40 that you might find useful for …

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Portable Campfires to Gather Around at Your RV

Everyone loves a nice campfire. They inspire great conversations, good music, community, and an overall relaxing atmosphere in the evening. But not every campsite is equipped with a fire pit or a fire ring. That’s where portable campfires come in handy! Today we’re taking a look at portable campfires – what they are, why they’re …

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How to Use Waze Offline When Navigating In Your RV

Waze has become incredibly popular for navigating travelers to their destinations, but one drawback has been the inability to use Waze without an internet connection. But there’s actually a trick to being able to use Waze offline, and we’re here to show you exactly how to do it. So, buckle up! We’ve got places to …

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Use These 13 Budget Travel Tips to Save Money As an RVer

Most people love to save money anywhere they can, and we’re no exception! So today we’re sharing our budget travel tips in hopes that some of them might help you to save some dough. With fuel prices continuing to hit record highs, the more you save with our budget travel tips, the more money you’ll …

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Yosemite RV Camping: Things to Know Before You Go!

Yosemite National Park – one of the busiest national parks in the country – with lots of breathtaking vistas, incredible hiking opportunities, wildlife that will amaze, and that uniquely indescribable feeling that only national and provincial parks can offer. But if you’re interested in Yosemite RV camping, there are some things you should know before …

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Interested In an RV Weather Station? Check This Out!

When we’re traveling in an RV, it’s especially important to stay abreast of the weather. Certain weather conditions may call for action in terms of retracting your awnings (including your RV window awnings), moving the RV away from trees or water, to higher ground, or even moving to a larger structure. Smartphones are typically great …

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