RV Livin’ Archive

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 van 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

RV Shows 2018 – U.S. and Canada Shows in Chronological Order

Each year, recreational vehicle associations and RV dealers put on RV shows throughout the United States and Canada. The largest consumer RV Shows 2018 will take place in Tampa, Florida in January, Hershey, Pennsylvania in September and Pomona, California in October. At these shows

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. Full Time RVing Costs: Van Life Edition – November 2017 Statistics: Total Miles Driven:

Is Costco Membership Worth It? Ways to Save Money at Costco

In this post we answer the popular question “Is Costco membership worth it?” One topic that comes up quite a bit is about warehouse memberships. Most people who have a membership either belong to Costco or Sam’s Club. We’ve had a Costco membership for