RV Livin’ Archive

12 Tips to Survive RV Living – How To Make It Through the First Year

The first year of full time RV life flew by in the blink of an eye. As we make our way toward the two year mark, I wanted to share some tips that helped us survive the transition to RV living. Whether you’re 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 on the Ram 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 recap of our

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

Class B RVs – Complete List of Class B RV Manufacturers

During our search for the perfect camper van, we discovered many Class B RV manufacturers in the United States and Canada. Some of these companies make custom camper vans, others make standard Class B RVs found at RV dealerships. One thing we know for sure is

Travel Channel’s Big Time RV Season 4 “Europe or Bust”

Nearly one year ago, we received an email in our inbox with the subject line “Travel Channel Casting”. We were on the edge of our seats reading through the email. As you can imagine, we were curious, surprised, excited, nervous all at the same

Full Time RV Life Without an RV

One of the things we didn’t plan for when we ventured into full time RV life is being without an RV for an extended period of time. Luckily, we were able to move in temporarily with our families during the transition. Below is the live

New vs Used RV – Pros, Cons & Why We Bought a New RV

“Never buy a new RV!” “Don’t you wish you had bought used?” “I bet you learned your lesson, didn’t you?” Those are some of the things we hear when we tell people we bought a new RV. Buying a new vs used RV has