weretherussosHowdy! We’re Joe and Kait Russo.

“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – unknown

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Currently, we are in the process of downsizing from a 29′ Class A motorhome to a Class B camper van. This website and our YouTube Channel is where we share our travel stories and experiences with special appearances from Leo, our rescue dog. Thanks for stopping by!

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Big Time RV The Russos 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 Read More
New vs Used RV 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 Read More
shopping for and buying an RV Shopping For and Buying an RV – Q&A About Our Experience - The most popular messages we receive are questions about shopping for and buying an RV. The questions range from brand comparisons to getting a loan and Read More
RV Living costs RV Living Costs: Full Time in a Motorhome for One Year - After a year of full timing in a Class A RV, we sat down to look at our RV living costs. Some costs are calculated on an Read More
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RV show Survival Guide RV Show Survival Guide – Have a Game Plan - There are several large RV shows throughout the United States. We have been to our fair share from the Pomona RV Show in California to Read More
Free camping in national forests How To Find Free Camping in National Forests – Dispersed Camping - Free camping in National Forests have been some of our favorite camping experiences. Referred to dispersed camping, National Forests offer primitive camping opportunities to those looking to Read More
RV-Checklist for motorhome RV Checklist: Pre-departure – Prevent Damage or Valuables Left Behind - One of the first things we put together after we bought our motorhome was a pre-departure checklist. We use this every time we pack up the RV Read More
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Class A RV Windshield Replacement RV Windshield Repair and Replacement - Whether you own a traditional house or a home on wheels, there are repairs that come along with it. In the RV world, the Class Read More
RVing with Large Dogs Full Time RVing with Large Dogs - We started our full time RV journey with two large rescue dogs: Duke and Leo. Duke was a Belgian Malinois mix who weighed in at Read More
Boondocking RV dry camping Pros and Cons of RV Dry Camping or Boondocking - RV dry camping or boondocking is camping without any hookups. Essentially, you rely on everything in your RV to make it for a day, a Read More
how to dump rv tanks RV Dumping Isn’t so Bad – How to Dump RV Tanks - For first time RVers, the idea of dumping can seem like a daunting and perhaps even disgusting task. When you’re used to flushing everything down Read More
Pro Con full time rv life 6 Months on the Road – Highs and Lows of Full Time RVing - “What do you do?” We get that question A LOT. Our standard response is “We travel full time in a motorhome with our rescue dog.” Read More
RV camping Disneys-Fort-Wilderness RV Camping at Disney’s Fort Wilderness - RV Camping at Disney’s Fort Wilderness has been one of the highlights of our adventures so far and we can’t recommend it enough. We got Read More
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How to Flat Tow a Jeep Wrangler How to Flat Tow a Jeep Wrangler - This post details how we flat tow a Jeep Wrangler behind a Class A gas RV. In our opinion, Jeep Wranglers are one of the best Read More