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Living In An RV
So you've decided to live full time in your RV... Congratulations! Here, RVers are sharing their favorite tips for downsizing your life (and all your stuff) so it fits into your new RVing lifestyle. Here's everything you need to know about living in an RV full time -- from filing taxes to getting health care & RV insurance, forwarding mail, cooking, banking, traveling with pets, and working on the road. And if you're going to be spending holidays on the road, we've even got fun decorating & food ideas to help you enjoy the seasons and celebrate the holidays from the comfort of your RV!
Have you considered living off the grid in your RV? I’ve been full-time RVing for the past 7 years. I split my time between long term stays in RV parks and living off the grid in my RV as a nomad wandering with the weather. If you’ll be staying in one place for at least 6 months at a time, then living off the grid (boondocking) is an option that you might want to consider. I’ve put together this helpful guide to give you an idea of what to expect in the way of living expenses and overall comfort when living off the grid in an RV, compared to on-grid RV living. See the costs and comforts associated with both on- and off-grid RV camping.
Wondering how to cook a turkey in an RV? I’ve cooked plenty of large turkey feasts for family gatherings and special occasions in my RV — and I have some quick & easy RV cooking tips for you! You can prepare this RV Thanksgiving dinner in just 10 minutes, and it will be finished cooking in under 2 hours.
Wondering what other RVers do for Halloween on the road? Here’s what you can expect to see at the RV parks and RV campgrounds – a fun Halloween guide for RVers. Plus tips for making your own RV Halloween decorations!
How RV nomads plan their seasonal RV travel routes. These are the best RV apps to use when following 70-degree temps is your main goal. Find places to stay!
How do you get Keto on the go? Here’s how I do it! My favorite RV Keto recipes + How I do Keto on the road as a fulltime RVer. (I lost 50 lbs in 6 mos). Keto camping food isn’t much different from Keto homecooked food.
Making healthy, home-cooked meals doesn’t need to stop when you go RVing. RV cooking is easy as long as you have the right camping cooking equipment! See a list of camp cooking gear and appliances that I regularly use in my RV as a full-timer who cooks 95% of his own meals.
I’m going to show you the easiest and most affordable way to empty your RV holding tanks (both the gray water tank and the black water tank) without tearing down camp just to empty your tanks. It involves an RV macerator pump and an RV portable waste tank — but NOT the Blue Boy RV waste container! Plus, I’ll show you the best way to find RV dump stations.
If cheap RV living is your goal — as it was mine — here’s proof that you can manage living in an RV fulltime. Even on a fixed income! I’ve found that living in an RV is attainable for about $500 a month — whether you drive and park for free for 1 month, or you spend a month at a time in an RV park. I’ll show you the numbers…
Decorating your RV with Christmas lights and holiday decorations this year? Need some ideas?… Or perhaps some motivation?… What follows is a photo & video gallery featuring RVs decorated to the hilt for Christmas.
With a little planning, your undersized RV kitchen can produce everything for a Thanksgiving dinner that you’ve prepared for past family gatherings. Helpful RV Thanksgiving turkey tips!
An RV mail forwarding service will send you everything you need. But do you really need to pay for this service? Here’s how I get my mail forwarded for FREE
Why do RVers flock to Quartzsite AZ each winter? How much does it cost to stay there? What is there to do there? A fulltime RVer shares his experience.
Want good TV reception in your RV? Your RV entertainment system matters! Heres what you need to know about RV antennas, signal boosters, satellite receivers
When it comes to closing up your house and downsizing your life to fit inside an RV, drastic measures must be taken. But living in an RV is worth it!
RV living is for anyone and everyone. See how I’ve managed to enjoy RV travel for years now, and how you can too — if that’s your dream.
Maybe it’s time to find a different source of heat to keep you warm inside your RV. Have you considered a catalytic heater? Catalytic heaters require no electricity to operate. Catalytic heaters also consume propane at a much slower rate.
Working on the road, in the comfort of your own RV — could life be any better? See how to create an RV office while you’re on the road.
If it’s been awhile since your last RV trip, you may have a nasty, moldy mess waiting for you the next time you open the RV refrigerator door! That is, unless you properly cleaned it out and propped open the doors after your last trip. Here’s how to remove refrigerator mold and prevent it from growing inside your RV’s fridge.
Health care is the one stumbling block that keeps many RVers from pursuing their desire to travel with no particular agenda. Here’s how to find health care when you’re on the road.
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, […]
If you want to take some leisurely spins through the campground or RV park — and be able to stop and visit with other campers along the way — then you’ll probably want to bring along an extra set of wheels that’s easily towable inside or behind your RV. Here are all the best ways to get around RV parks and campgrounds.
Here are some questions you need to ask yourself before you jump into fulltime RV travel. This is how worked for us. With a little planning, you will do just fine too.
RV cooking is just about the most important part of the RV lifestyle. For rugged dependability you can’t beat cast iron cookware when you’re on the road.
As long as you have access to a computer, Internet & faxing services, a digital camera, and a cell phone — you should be able to make a living from your mobile RV office. Here’s exactly what you need to know before you take your RV office on the road.
Your new RV interior will be a blank slate when it’s delivered to you. Hanging pictures is one way to decorate your RV and add your own personal touch at the same time. Here are 2 semi-permanent methods for hanging pictures on the walls inside your RV.
Thinking of fun things to collect from the states you’ve visited in your RV? There are all sorts of ways to do it. We’ve come up with a few ways that you can customize your state collectibles to your own tastes.
Having your kids birthday parties while RVing presents many opportunities… it’s time for an RV party! Here are some great ideas to help celebrate your child’s special day while on the road in your RV.
Winter RV living takes a little extra effort but really is a workable situation. It can even be quite cozy and romantic all bundled up against the elements in your comfortable home on wheels.
When my wife and I headed out as fulltime RVers, we had 2 middle aged cats and a small dog. They were never a burden and many times they were the life of the party — creating lots of fun memories. Here are my RV pet tips — before you go RVing with a cat or a dog.
With an effective RV disaster plan, your ability to escape a rapidly spreading fire is greatly enhanced. For example, if there’s a fire, smoke and toxic gases can leave you with mere seconds to get out! Here are some tips.
Most RVs use the same key for all outside storage compartments. The entrance door lock isn’t much better when it comes to RV security. Keep this in mind, especially when storing your RV for the off-season. Never leave valuables inside.
How do full time RVers simplify their lives? They only take what they need! Full time RVing requires ridding yourself of excess baggage. There just isn’t room to take it all with you. Here’s how to simplify your life and make fulltime RVing even easier.
RVs make great portable temporary housing — on the job site, when evacuating after a natural disaster, even when relatives come to visit!
The 5th wheel RV trailer is way out in front in popularity when it comes to full time RVing. You do need to be careful hitching up, because dropping a 5th wheel can cause expensive damage.
If you plan on leaving your RV in Arizona more than 6 months, then you need to register your RV in Arizona. It’s the law.
If you will be living or traveling in your RV during Christmas, it’s time to think about which holiday decorations you will use in and around your RV!
No matter where you set up camp, you will inevitably have to deal with sand, gravel, pine needles, and leaves that get tracked in on the bottoms of shoes. A good welcome mat will help to eliminate most of the dirt and grime that would otherwise find its way into your RV kitchen or living room area.
Do you use the on board RV shower or is the campground shower more to your liking? I hate on/off showering so a larger on board water heater makes sense for me.
Impress everyone with your personalized RV Christmas card creations this year.
Here are 5 ways to make the most of the limited storage space inside your RV.
When you need to evacuate quickly what better way than in an RV. Here’s how to use your RV during times of emergency.
Banking from the road is easy! In many ways, the methods you will use to accomplish your banking on the road are much quicker and more convenient than conventional banking practices.
Did you know there are ways to travel at a reduced cost to you AND have an opportunity to actually make money out of the deal? If you’re self-employed and you own an RV, there are a number of tax deductions you can take each year. Here’s the scoop.
The main theme is to be conscious of the world around you, as an RVer. Take the time to learn, to enjoy, to participate. But more importantly, take the time to consider others. Following are some things we can ALL can do to make a difference for future generations of RVers.
Good news: Just because you’re spending the Christmas holiday on the road in your RV doesn’t mean you can’t decorate just as extravagantly as you have in years past. In fact, there a lot of things you can do that wouldn’t even be possible back home!
Wondering what RVers can do to maintain some level of physical activity that will keep you healthy and active for years to come? Here are some ideas — ranging from the simple and traditional to the high-energy and even high-tech options!
Setting up your relatives in your RV will be a benefit to both sides of the family. You can still maintain some of your day-to-day routine while offering a certain level of privacy for your guests. Here are some tips for dealing with visiting relatives who might be staying in your RV.
Here are some Autumn and Thanksgiving decorations that work great in small spaces. These will add a festive touch to your RV — without emptying your pocketbook.
Tired of the cold and snow? A number of years ago, my wife and I reached the point of ‘Enough Already’, so we packed up the motorhome, hit the road and headed south. We learned a few things along the way that may be helpful if you’re brand new to the idea snowbirding in search of warmer weather during the winter months.