Just like the items inside your house, RV components have a certain life expectancy. Following is a list of all the items in and on your RV — and their expected lifespan. Items are listed in the order they are most likely to wear out, with time ranges showing the approximate number of years each item typically lasts. The list includes all major RV components — from the drivetrain and electronics to slideouts, roof vents, toilets, refrigerators, and more! A checklist of RV repair issues that you should be prepared for + DIY tips to make things last longer.
Gas And Diesel Fuel
Do you know how much fuel an RV generator uses? We'll tell you here! Experienced RVers are sharing the best ways to stretch your RV fuel dollars, tips for using biodiesel and vegetable oil as RV fuel, RV travel budgeting tips (including fuel), how downsizing your RV saves on fuel (among other things), who to call if you run out of gas or your RV breaks down on the road (RV roadside assistance), truck stops for RVers, RV apps that show the cheapest fuel prices, and helpful tips for fueling diesel RVs. If it has to do with RV gas mileage and fuel stops, we're talking about it here!
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…
Here are the 3 best RV apps that every RVer should have. These are the best apps for iPhone and Android phones to make RVing so much easier!
Obviously, a luxury motorhome doesn’t get the best RV gas mileage. But see how RV travel trailers and diesel pushers compare in terms of RV fuel economy.
I bought a used diesel pusher. Here are 5 things you should closely examine before buying a used motorhome. Plus reasons a diesel pusher is usually the best buy.
If you haven’t had much exposure to the RV lifestyle before, then you’re probably wondering what Class A, B, and C are all about. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of the 3 RV types.
Thinking of converting an old bus or motorcoach into an RV? Here’s what you need to know BEFORE you begin the project. RV bus conversions and bus motorhome conversions are well worth the effort, as long as you think it through ahead of time.
Truck stops are busy with semi trucks looking to refuel and go. Diesel RVs are welcome, but you need to use proper etiquette so you don’t slow down the process for the big rigs. This video will give you an idea of what a professional driver goes through each day.
Owning a diesel pusher RV is like living in the lap of luxury in comparison to their gas engine RV counterparts. There are pros & cons to consider when you make the leap from a gas engine RV to a luxury diesel pusher RV.
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.
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.
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.
After you purchase a new or used RV — be it a motorhome or trailer — the most costly item needed to move it down the highway is the fuel that makes the motor run. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to maximize how far your fuel investment will take you. Here are some tips for getting the most from your RV fuel dollars on the road.
Having appliances like the RV refrigerator or plumbing give you problems can be annoying, but when the RV’s motor sputters to a halt and all you get is a Click, Click when you attempt to restart… things can get serious real quick. Your options for seeking roadside assistance vary greatly, depending on what type of RV you have.
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.
Need help planning your next RV trip? When we are RVing, I’m always the navigator. To simplify the trip planning process, I always go to the computer and use the Microsoft Streets and Trips software program. Here’s why I like their mapping program…
No matter where you are in your RV roadtrip, with this list you can find the information that you want to know about the state(s) you’ll be traveling through — all in one place. We’re talking things like road conditions, fuel locations & prices, dump stations, propane service locations, and more!
Do you know how much fuel an RV generator uses when it’s turned on?…
We recently spent $1,000 — in gas alone — on an RV trip from Elkhart, Indiana to Edmonton, Alberta Canada. We drove approximately 1,800 miles and got 6-1/2 miles per gallon. Despite the fact that you’re lucky to get 10 miles to the gallon and each fill-up can cost as much as $200, RV sales are still on the rise!