RV Livin’ Archive

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

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,

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

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

This van life FAQ answers some of the most popular questions around van dwelling and what it’s like living in a van. The post is broken up into three sections: Living the Van Life General Questions About Van Life Solar Setup/Living Off-Grid Living the

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

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. Continue reading for a detailed breakdown of costs. For a six month average, watch

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

“Is Costco membership worth it?” Well, the answer is different depending on who you ask and how they use their membership. Joe and I have been Costco members since 2005 and we have done the calculation. For us, a Costco membership is absolutely worth