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Elks Lodge RV Parking – Affordable Dry Camping and Full Hookup RV Parking

One of the perks of being an Elk is having access to RV parking at Elks Lodges around the United States. The cost and amenities do vary from lodge to lodge, but it’s typically more affordable than other options in the area. Plus, we know

Full Time RVing Costs: Van Life Edition – May 2017

What does it cost to live out of a camper van full time? Well, we calculated the first month of camper van life expenses and we’re fairly happy with the numbers. Full Time RVing Costs: Van Life Edition – May 2017: Statistics: Total Miles

Free Camping Mojave National Preserve – Banshee Canyon

Throughout the United States, there are beautiful free camping spots on public land and national forests. Our most recent off grid camping adventure lead us to a great free camping spot in the Mojave National Preserve. Most of these spots are considered off grid

RV Window Shades – Custom Sun Shades for Insulation

Insulation for your RV can make a huge difference in terms of comfort. One of the first modifications we tackled were custom RV window shades for the camper van. Pre-made reflective insulation shades are available, but depending on the type of vehicle, the cost can

Top 5 RV Surge Protectors – Prevent Electrical Damage To Your RV

RV electrical systems are very sensitive. Costly damage can be done if these systems are exposed to surges or low voltage. We started our search for the best RV surge protectors on the market. After extensive research, we found out we needed more than a

Top 10 Apps for RVing – Apps That Make Full Time Travel Less Expensive and More Enjoyable

Full time travel in the digital age means we have an array of mobile apps at our disposal. In the first year, we found ourselves using these 10 apps for RVing on a regular basis. Some mobile apps have helped us save money, prepare

Boondocking at Cracker Barrel – Free Overnight RV Parking

Since we started traveling full time in an RV, we have relied on the friendliness of businesses like Cracker Barrel to reduce our RVing costs. Full and partial hookups are a luxury and we try boondock where ever we go. One of the best overnight RV parking options

Small Travel Trailers Under 3,500 lbs – From Teardrop Campers to Fiberglass Trailers

In our journey to downsize, we looked at quite a few small travel trailers. The number one requirement was the camper had to be lightweight. Specifically, we were looking for travels trailers under 3,500 pounds. Between all the research, visiting dealers and attending RV shows, we

Meet Our New Camper Van! Hymer Aktiv 2.0 Class B RV

Say hello to our new home on wheels! Our first camper van, the Hymer Aktiv 2.0 on the Ram 3500 ProMaster chassis. Once we’ve had a chance to break it in, we’ll share a full write up. Stay tuned! In the meantime, here’s a

RV Life or Boat Life? Would We Consider Full Time Travel in a Boat?

We have been traveling full time since 2015 and wouldn’t trade that in for anything right now. Our first form of travel was in a 29 foot gas motorhome towing a Jeep Wrangler. Now we are in the process of downsizing to a Class