RV Livin’ Archive

Top 5 RV Surge Protectors & EMS – 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. When I started my research, I looked for the best RV surge protectors on the market. After learning more about RV surge protectors,

Cassette Toilet – What Is it? How Do You Use it? Where Do You Dump It?

What is a cassette toilet? How does a cassette toilet work? How do you dump a cassette toilet? These are some of the questions we get asked all the time about the cassette toilet system in our camper van. We’ve been using the system

Dispersed Camping – Free Camping in National Forests

How would you like to wake up to birds singing and squirrels playing the next time you go camping? Maybe you’d like to get away from developed campgrounds for a change or save some money on camping. Dispersed camping in national forests offers all

RV Pre-Departure Checklist for Class A Motorhomes & Class B Camper Vans

Do you have an RV pre-departure checklist? If not, it’s time to put one together. Having an RV pre-departure checklist will improve safety on the road and make sure important tasks are not forgotten. It’s the same reasons pilots use a pre-flight checklist, sailors

Meet Our Camper Van! Hymer Aktiv 2.0 – Ram ProMaster Conversion Van

Say hello to our first camper van, a Hymer Aktiv 2.0 on the Ram 3500 ProMaster chassis. As we come up to our one year anniversary of living full time out of a van, I thought it would be a good time to update

Padre Island National Seashore – Beach Camping in Texas

Not far from Corpus Christi is Padre Island National Seashore, 70 miles of undeveloped barrier island along the coast of Texas. This costal wilderness is home to nearly 400 bird species and is the prime nesting beach for the Kemp’s ridley sea turtles. Padre

Van Life FAQ – Answers to Popular Questions About Van Life

Are you considering van life? At least once a week we meet someone who is interested in getting a Class B RV for part time or full time travel. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about what it’s like to live out

Harvest Hosts Review – Overnight RV Camping at Wineries, Farms and More

Looking for unique overnight RV camping experiences? How would you like to wake up on a vineyard in California or on a farm in Florida? Harvest Hosts is a membership program that offers RVers unique camping opportunities across the United States and Canada. We

Berkey Water Filter Review – Get Rid of Harmful Chemicals

Access to clean water is important whether you live in a traditional home or a home on wheels. Kait and I have been using the Berkey water filtration system for over six years to get rid of harmful chemicals. I hope you find this

12 Tips to Survive RV Living Whether You’re in a Van or a Large Motorhome

Living in an RV or any small space can have its challenges. The first year of full time RV life flew by in the blink of an eye. As we make our way toward the three year mark, I want to share some tips