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The Top 6 Van Chassis for Your Camper Van Conversion

During our search for the perfect camper van, we learned that each van chassis has its pros and cons. No one platform is perfect. Whether you’re looking to build out your own camper van or buy a used or new camper van, it’s important

Ram ProMaster Camper Van – Hymer Aktiv Van Tour & Specs

Meet our first camper van, a Hymer Aktiv 2.0 on the Ram ProMaster chassis. This fully built out conversion van was our tiny home on wheels for nearly two years. In this post you’ll find: How we ended up in a Hymer Aktiv Full

Small Travel Trailers & Campers Under 3,500 lbs

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

Video Equipment for YouTube – How to Make Great Videos With an iPhone

In this post we share our video equipment for YouTube and walk-through how we make videos. To give you some background information, we launched We’re the Russos YouTube channel in 2014. Since then, we have published 300+ videos that have received over 24 million views.

18 Must Have Tools For Your RV Tool Kit – Are You Carrying These Tools?

“What tools do you carry in the RV?” I get asked this question all the time. With limited space and carrying capacity, it can be a challenge to figure out which tools you need in your RV tool kit. I have been RVing since 2015

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Air Show – Warbirds, Experimental Aircraft & More

Every year aviation enthusiasts gather in Oshkosh, Wisconsin for one of the largest air shows in the world. The EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Air Show is a one week long event complete with workshops, seminars, daily air shows and my favorite, warbirds. The video below highlights

Full Time RVing Costs: Van Life Edition – November 2017

What does it cost to live out of a camper van full time? In this post we share the seventh month of variable van life costs for full time travel. Continue reading for a detailed breakdown of costs. For a six month average, watch

Full Time RVing Costs: Van Life Edition – October 2017

What does it cost to live out of a camper van full time? In this post we share the sixth month of variable van life costs for full time travel. Continue reading for a detailed breakdown of costs. For a six month average, watch

Evergreen Aviation Museum McMinnville Oregon

Want to see the Spruce Goose and spend the night at an air museum? Harvest Hosts members can spend the night for free at the Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville, Oregon. What’s better than spending the day exploring the two large hangars filled with

Full Time RVing Costs: Van Life Edition – September 2017

What does it cost to live out of a camper van full time? In this post we share the fifth month of variable van life costs for full time travel. Continue reading for a detailed breakdown of costs. For a six month average, watch