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Do Mothballs Keep Mice Away? Or Is that an Old Wives’ Tale?

Rodent control. It’s something all RVers need to think about at one point or another. As winter approaches and the little critters are looking for places to nest for the winter, we’re looking at an age-old question: “Do mothballs keep mice away?” Those pesky little critters find ways to stow away in our rigs during …

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Get a Collapsible Laundry Basket for Stress-Free RV Laundry!

Let’s face it – laundry is never much of a pleasure to deal with, but when you travel or live full-time in an RV, dirty laundry can be particularly unpleasant. However, there are little things we can all do to make the chore of laundry easier. Today we’re looking at the collapsible laundry basket. In …

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Does Gasoline Go Bad? Don’t Find Out the Hard Way!

While it may seem trivial to some, the question “Does gasoline go bad?” is actually a pretty important one. If you store your RV for long periods of time, for instance, the answer to this question may be critical. In fact, if you use gasoline for anything – a car, a generator, a lawn mower …

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How to Get Smoke Smell Out of Clothes After a Campfire

Everyone loves a campfire! But nobody likes the smokey smell that permeates clothing (and the RV!) once the fire is out. Since it’s campfire season, we thought we’d share some ideas for how to get the smoke smell out of clothes after a campfire. Grab the marshmallows and chocolate, and let’s dive right in! How …

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5 Best Battery Operated Heated Blankets For Your RV Trip

With fall just around the corner and the nights getting chillier, people are huddling around the campfire (or portable propane fire pit), getting ready for fall sports and tailgate parties, and thinking about fall and winter camping and RVing. All of that makes this the perfect time for a post on battery-operated heated blankets. You …

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3 Best Collapsible Ladder Options For Your RV

As an RVer owner, having a collapsible ladder is pretty much a necessity. First, most homeowners have a step ladder, and when you’re on the road, your RV is your home. And for anyone serious about being a DIY’er, you really couldn’t be without one. Our ladder assists us frequently with all of the regular …

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Best Portable Freezer: For Your RV, Car, Or Camping Trip

A freezer is a great item to have when you’re traveling, and a portable freezer can be even more useful. A portable freezer/refrigerator can be useful in many different ways.  You toss it in your car for a stop at Costco or Trader Joe’s and pack it with frozen foods no matter how far you …

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Roadschooling: What It Is & How to Get Started

So, you bought an RV, your family has done some traveling, and you’ve absolutely loved it. You’re feeling inspired to travel full time in your RV, but there’s one obstacle you’re not sure how to deal with: you’ve got school-aged kids and it’s just about time for them to head back to school. Welcome to …

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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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5 National Parks in Utah: They’re All Worth Visiting!

There’s no doubt that pretty much all of the national parks in the United States are well worth visiting. They offer breathtaking scenery, wildlife, scenic drives, hiking, kayaking, fishing, camping, and more. After all, they’re designated as National Parks for a reason! Today we’re taking a close-up look at the 5 national parks in Utah, known …

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What’s the Best Mosquito Repellent For Camping?

Clearly, the best mosquito repellent for camping is one that WORKS! There’s nothing worse than setting out to enjoy the great outdoors with pesky mosquitoes showing up to ruin the fun. For campers and other outdoor enthusiasts, a product that truly offers protection against mosquitoes is a coveted item. There are hundreds, even thousands of …

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How Much Does It Cost to Transport an RV?

Most of the time motorhomes are driven, and travel trailers towed, by their owners to their various destinations. But there are some circumstances that call for an RV to be transported from one place to another. So, today we’re looking at the question “How much does it cost to transport an RV?” Of course, costs …

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5 Awesome RV Staycation Ideas: Enjoy Your RV & Save on Fuel!

It’s summer and we’re all feeling the heat – at the fuel pumps! We’ve previously written about how gas prices are affecting RVers’ travel plans. These things tend to be temporary but still very much a bummer, especially if you were planning an RV trip. So, today we’re tossing out some RV staycation ideas to …

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Recycling While Camping: The What, When, Where & How of It

We all know that recycling is important and is an eco-friendly thing to do.  We know that recycling has a positive environmental impact. But recycling while camping can be a challenge. Many people on camping trips use plastic bottles, plastic bags, paper goods, and plastic cutlery. For many, the convenience factor is key. But how …

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Camping With Cats: Bring Your Kitty RVing!

One of the many great advantages of traveling by RV is that the whole family can come along, pets included. Being able to travel with pets is a wonderful privilege. We’ve done several posts now that focus mostly on dogs or pets in general. But in today’s post, we’re talking specifically about camping with cats. …

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Best Portable Camping Toilet: Rough It the Easy Way!

We’ve published lots of posts about RV toilets, RV plumbing, dump tanks, and the like. We’ve done this because most motorhomes and RVs have some sort of bathroom setup. But not all campers have access to their own onboard bathroom. So, in today’s post, we’re focusing on the best portable camping toilet to show you …

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Full Time RV Insurance: What Is It and Do You Need It?

Anyone who owns a recreational vehicle needs RV insurance, but full time RVers have additional considerations. Whether you’ve got a motorhome or a travel trailer, if your RV is your primary residence, you may need full time RV insurance. But what exactly is “full time RV insurance” and how does it differ from a general …

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Can You Workamp and Earn a Decent Living?

With so many people considering part time or full time RVing, there are lots of travelers (and potential travelers) looking into the possibility of doing the workamp thing either with remote work or by finding jobs on the road. But is it difficult to find jobs for RVers? Can workamping jobs be found by searching …

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Cooking With Solar: Can You Really Cook With the Sun?

Cooking with solar power is a fantastic concept. But how does it play out in real life? Is cooking with the sun a viable option for campers? Today we’re looking at cooking with solar cookers. We’ll look at how they work, whether they work, and the different types of solar cookers available. We’ll also investigate …

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The RV Stainless Steel Sink: How to Clean It & Remove Scratches

If your RV stainless steel sink could use a little help in the “bright & shiny” department, then this is the post for you. Over time and use, RV sinks can start to look stained, dull, old, and may even be scratched. Some RV owners choose to replace their sinks, and that’s certainly an option. …

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Less Crowded National Parks: Fact Or Fiction?

By now, most RVers have probably heard about the projected difficulties of getting into national parks this year. We’re thrilled to know that RVing and visiting the multitude of natural wonders has become more popular in recent years. With that popularity, however, comes greater challenges in terms of booking a campsite and, in some cases, …

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Can You Dump RV Gray Water On the Ground Legally?

RVers who enjoy boondocking or dispersed camping (camping outside of a designated campground) often ask us this question: “Can you dump RV gray water on the ground legally?” It’s an interesting question, and we’ve got some answers because we’ve been avid boondockers for nearly two decades now. Before we go much further — a brief …

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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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