RV Livin’ Archive

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 celebrate our three years of RVing, I want to share some tips that helped

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

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

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

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

Overnight Parking at Truck Stops – Flying J, Pilot, Love’s and More

Did you know there’s free overnight parking at truck stops throughout the United States? The Flying J, Pilot and Love’s are some of the truck stops that offer designated overnight parking for big rigs, RVs and cars. Overnight Parking at Truck Stops Since we

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