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.
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 your stuff!) so it fits into your new RVing lifestyle. See everything you need to know about living in an RV full-time -- from filing taxes to getting health care and 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!
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.
Here are some fun Fall ideas for RVers: pumpkin patches, corn mazes, hayrides, haunted houses, and ghost tours. And throughout the autumn months, you can enjoy beautiful scenery from the seat of your RV by visiting the Northeast, Southeast, or Midwest when fall foliage it at its peak. Here are the details.
As a full time RVer, you need an insurance policy that is similar to a homeowner’s insurance policy. Adding your RV onto your standard auto insurance policy isn’t enough. Find RV insurance online with these reputable companies that insure RVs.
As a fulltime RVer, here’s how to determine the best state to declare residency in — based on state and local taxes. If you’re thinking about becoming a full time RVer, check here first!
As a new fulltimer, you are about to head out on a great adventure. It’s a whole new way of life that is totally different from any other. Many parts of the transition will be difficult, even bordering on traumatic. There will be some hard decisions made that you will struggle through. These full-time RV tips will help you make the right decisions when you’re just starting out…
There are several ways to carry the ‘green’ way of life into your RV lifestyle. Here are 5 things you can do to help restore and protect the environment when you’re RVing. Plus, some great tips for using alternative fuels in your RV or pickup truck.
We made the decision to hit the road as full time RVers with little more preparation than a few years worth of subscriptions to Trailer Life magazine. We made many mistakes along the way. Hopefully these tips will help you avoid some of the pitfalls that we fell victim to during our first year of fulltime RVing!