RV Livin’ Archive

Flagstaff Camping – Free Camping in Coconino National Forest

Looking for Flagstaff camping options? Skip the campgrounds and head into the Coconino National Forest. Flagstaff, Arizona offers many free campsites among the ponderosa pines where tent campers and RVers can unwind. Flagstaff Camping – 14 Days of Free Camping We have dispersed camped

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

RV Shows 2019 – 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 2019 will take place in Tampa, Florida in January, Hershey, Pennsylvania in September and Pomona, California in October. At these shows

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

How to Make Coffee When You’re Camping, RVing or Traveling Internationally

I love coffee. It doesn’t matter if I’m tent camping at Joshua Tree National Park or living out of a camper van on the coast of Oregon, I can always make a great cup of coffee. Since my love affair with coffee makes a

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