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.
Full-time RVing isn't for everyone, but for many it's a wonderful way of life! If you're thinking about RVing fulltime, then you'll appreciate the personal experiences & advice for new FT RVers here. See how to choose the right RV for fulltime RVing, winter RV camping tips, fun ways to spend holidays on the road, and RV office advice -- RV tax deductions, RV insurance issues, and clever ways to make money while RVing. You'll find tips for downsizing your current RV for FT RVing, plus clever RV storage solutions after you've purged all your stuff in preparation for living in an RV fulltime, and ideas for living in an RV modestly & affordably. See how to forward your mail, vote, pay bills, do laundry, get healthcare, file taxes, stay fit on the road, pursue hobbies, travel with pets, and more. If it affects someone who RVs year round, you can bet we're talking about it here!
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.
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.
By looking at all aspects of the RV lifestyle ahead of time, when it comes time to sign the contract on that new RV your decision will be based on a clear understanding of the types of expenses associated with RVing as a whole.
Just as you need to know your RV’s height limitations and width limitations, you also need to know your RV’s weight limitations. Here’s how to tell how much weight your RV can legally carry, as well as how much your RV weighs with everything on board.
After owning numerous larger RVs while we were full timing, now that we only take shorter trips a smaller RV seemed appropriate. We still enjoy RVing, but we no longer need a 37-foot vehicle and multiple slideouts. Our 2007 Dutchmen 18B travel trailer is half the RV we had before. See how it has worked out for us!
You can use a travel journal to document your travels online — either in a formatted book, blog, or other travel journal. Or, you can simply jot down thoughts in a notebook or spiral binder. Here are the benefits of writing your RV experiences in a travel journal!
Looking to try some longterm camping in your RV without breaking the bank? There are lots of places to stay that won’t cost you much, but you have to be prepared to fend for yourself — because cheap means no amenities!
If your RV or tow vehicle happens to be powered by a diesel engine, you might be interested in using biodiesel or vegetable oil as fuel for your RV.
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.
The best way to get to know people that share the same interest as yourself is to join groups and participate in events where like-minded people get together. Nowhere is this more common than in the RV lifestyle. RV clubs, groups, and rallies are a great way to interact with other RVers.
Here are a few good reasons to register your RV in the state of Montana. See how registering your RV in Montana can save you a few bucks, effectively eliminating the sales tax on your new RV.
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.
Just like homeowners are starting to downsize their homes in order to become more cost & space-conscious, RVers are also downsizing these says, as a way to save money while still having fun out on the road. Here are the pros & cons of downsizing your RV lifestyle, plus a few things you may want to think about.
Did you know that you can save money on your taxes if you buy an RV? Yep. Here are all the IRS tax deductions that RV owners are permitted to take. And if you run your business out of your RV, the rewards are even greater!
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.
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.
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.
Is it possible to survive the winter months in an RV? Absolutely! Here’s how to retain heat inside your RV, how to keep the RV water line from freezing, tips for winterizing the sewer line, and how to make sure you always have enough propane on hand.
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!
There are a couple of unique options for RVers who like to watch movies, documentaries, TV episodes, music videos, and more — whether you’re a fulltimer or a weekend traveler. Here’s how to make Netflix work to your advantage while you’re RVing.
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…