RV Living Archive

2019 California RV Show – New Location and Things to Know Before You Go

10 days, 40+ Manufacturers, and over 1,300 RVs all in one place. The California RV Show is one of the largest and longest RV Shows in the U.S. Attending an RV show of this size is a great way to see a huge selection

Mono Lake Camping – Free Dispersed Camping Near Lee Vining California

Mono Lake camping near Lee Vining is a great way to enjoy the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains. Whether you’re traveling through on Highway 395 or planning a trip to Yosemite National Park, you should plan to spend at least one night dispersed camping near

Pros & Cons of Buying a New vs. Used RV – Why We Bought a New RV

Buying a new vs. used RV has to be one of the most debated questions in the RV community. In this post, I’m going to discuss the reasons we bought a new RV and share some of the pros and cons of buying a new

5 Day Yellowstone RV Trip Itinerary – The Best Way to Explore America’s 1st National Park

One of the best ways to see America’s first national park is in an RV. Joe and I spent four days exploring Yellowstone National Park in a Class B RV with Charley the yellow lab. In this post, I share our five day Yellowstone

Seven Mile Parking – Camping Outside Arches National Park in Utah

Seven Mile Parking is a private parking area outside Arches National Park, where RVs, cars and off-road vehicles can park for the day or park overnight. If you’re looking for an alternative or back up overnight parking option around the area, Seven Mile Parking

Mather Campground – Camping Inside Grand Canyon National Park South Rim

Mather Campground is one of three campground options inside Grand Canyon National Park South Rim. Desert View Campground and Trailer Village are the other two options. With over 300 no hookup campsites for RV and tent camping, Mather Campground offers prime camping inside the

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

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