RV Livin’ Archive

DIY Camper Van Build: Converting a Passenger Van into a Basic Camper

When our friend Amir told us we could use his passenger van and convert it into a camper van, I was beyond excited! Having lived out of a professionally converted camper van, I was ready to take on our own DIY camper van build.

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 that we use for camper van life. We’ve been

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

Becoming Texans – Choosing a Domicile for Full Time RVing

In all of our research about full time RVing, one recurring topic is choosing a domicile state. While some RVers choose to keep their domicile state, others will pick a new domicile state. We chose Texas as our domicile state and in this post

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

Campervan Hawaii – Glamping Around Maui in a Rental Camper Van

Aloha! Are you ready to experience a different kind of Maui vacation? With so much to do and see on Maui, renting a camper van is one of the best ways to explore the island. The team at Campervan Hawaii has a fleet of

Red Rock Canyon – Camping Near Las Vegas, Nevada

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is a peaceful oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas strip. For anyone looking for nature camping near Las Vegas, Red Rock Canyon Campground is a great option. After countless visits to Sin City,

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

Full Time RVing + Van Life at Tampa RV Show in Florida

The Tampa RV Show is a special event for us because it’s the first RV show we attended after hitting the road full time in 2015. Tampa RV Show – Largest RV Show in Florida In 2016, we arrived at the fairgrounds in our

Boondocking at Cracker Barrel – Free Overnight RV Parking

Imagine you’re driving down the interstate, hungry, tired and ready to call it a night. Instead of pulling into a campground, you’re looking for a spot to boondock for the night in your RV. One overnight RV parking options is at Cracker Barrel. Keep