Living In An RV

RV Living 101: If RV Travel Is Your Passion, There’s Always A Way!

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It’s been suggested that I write about what I’m most passionate about. For me, that would be traveling this great country of ours. The U.S.A. has more to see than you could possibly cram into one lifetime.Ideally, most of us would love to leisurely amble about the country in an ultra deluxe motorhome sporting all the luxuries of home. Unless you have CEO printed alongside your name on the plate attached to your office door, this can be a hard goal to reach.By federal income standards, … [Read more...]

RV Catalytic Heaters: Yes, They Can Be Used Safely While RVing

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If you travel in your RV during the fall and winter months, then you need to ensure that you will stay warm and comfortable throughout your journey.Are you planning on spending more than one night stationary? If so, do you have adequate battery power to operate your on-board furnace?If you run your forced-air furnace during the night, the battery drain from that fan will leave you with dead house batteries by day 2 of your excursion.Running your generator all day to recharge the … [Read more...]

Lightweight RV With Bunkhouse + A Stackable Washer/Dryer = Full Time RV Dreams Come True

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Since it's more expensive to be a fulltime RVer than it used to be (due to the price of gas, RVs, and tow vehicles), many have chosen to downsize in order to make the dream a reality.However, downsizing your RV doesn't have to mean going to the laundromat to clean your clothes when you're on the road.Here's a DIY RV project that's worth considering... Start With A Lightweight RV TrailerThe choices in lightweight, small fifth wheel RVs has been steadily … [Read more...]

RV Office Necessities: Helpful Tips And Must-Haves For The Modern RV Office

Using the RV dining table as office space while on the road. photo by margaritanitz on Flickr

Working on the road, in the comfort of your own RV -- could  life be any better?Many are choosing to work from home these days and pursue their entrepreneurial dreams.  Fortunately, with some portable electronics, many “work at home” careers can be easily taken on the road!Here's how to create an RV office while you're on the road...  5 RV Office Necessities Modern technology has opened a whole new world of employment options and business opportunities that will fit into a … [Read more...]

How To Remove And Prevent Refrigerator Mold Inside Your RV

Mold inside an RV refrigerator is a common problem. photo by MinivanNinja on Flickr

If it's been a month or so since your last RV trip, you may notice when you open the RV refrigerator that you’ve got a nasty, moldy mess to deal with.That's likely to be the case if you forgot to clean the fridge properly after the last outing!Here's why, and what you can do to prevent mold from growing inside your refrigerator... Why So Much Mold?When you shut down a refrigerator and remove the food, it’s still loaded with 2 things:Moisture -- because any frost or … [Read more...]

How Do Full Time RVers Handle Health Care And Medical Issues?

Universal Health Care sure would be a good thing for RVers!It would be nice if any person could walk into any medical facility and have their medical needs taken care of.  I think when that day comes,more people will be hitching up their RVs and hitting the road on a more permanent basis.Health care is the one stumbling block that keeps RVers of modest means from pursuing their desire to travel with no particular agenda.   … [Read more...]

RV Photos: Our 2002 Monaco Signature Series Motorhome

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When it comes to all the RVs that we've driven, Jim and I are in a rather unique situation.While many people have driven one or maybe 2 RVs in their lifetime... we have been renting, borrowing, and transporting RVs for years now thanks to our relationship with Terry McMillen of Hoosier Thunder Motorsports.In fact, we knew early on (even before we met Terry), that driving around the country in a motorhome was something we wanted to do.While we were producing and selling PitPass … [Read more...]

Fun & Practical Ways To Get Around RV Parks And Campgrounds

The last time my wife and I hit the trail for a weekend at the nearest RV resort, I noticed a variety of methods of transportation being used by RVers of all ages to get about the park.  As I was thinking of all the different ways to get around the RV campground, a couple in their late 60’s came motoring past me on matching mobility scooters. He was in the lead, sitting straight up in the chair of his 4-wheel machine.  She was running about 30 feet behind, traveling at … [Read more...]

Full Time RV Travel Dilemma: Should You Keep The House Or Sell It?

So, you want to get into full time RVing.  The big question now is, do you sell the house, or keep it? That's a question many, including myself, have had to wrestle with when the urge to hit the road sends you packing. First off, those around you are going to think you're crazy.  It just comes with the territory when you're about to do something that is considered by many to be an alternative lifestyle.  Once the idea has settled in, the issue about keeping versus selling the … [Read more...]

Take Your RV Cooking Up A Notch With Cast Iron Cookware

Beyond driving, sightseeing, and relaxing, RV cooking is just about the most important part of the RV lifestyle.What's the first thing you hear as soon as the RV is parked, the awning is run out, and the campfire is lit?..."What's for dinner?"Whether you're RVing with the entire family or it's just the 2 of you, the first thing on everyone's mind is usually when do we eat.  … [Read more...]