RV Living Archive

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

Red Rock Canyon – Camping Near Las Vegas, Nevada

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is a peaceful oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas strip. For anyone looking for nature camping near Las Vegas, Red Rock Canyon Campground is a great option. After countless visits to Sin City,

Boondocking at Cracker Barrel – Free Overnight RV Parking

Imagine you’re driving down the interstate, hungry, tired and ready to call it a night. Instead of pulling into a campground, you’re looking for a spot to boondock for the night in your RV. One overnight RV parking options is at Cracker Barrel. Keep

Thousand Trails Orlando – Camping Near Walt Disney World Florida

Thousand Trails Orlando is a huge campground near Walt Disney World with full hookup RV sites, tent sites and rental units. We have stayed at Thousand Trails Orlando twice, once in a Class A motorhome and most recently in a Class B camper van.

Camping at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground in Orlando Florida

Get a taste of the American Frontier as you drive on winding pathways through the pine and cypress forest with wild turkeys, squirrels and deer roaming throughout. The sounds of birds singing, children playing, boat horns blowing, golf carts buzzing by and fireworks exploding all

Beach Camping Ventura, CA – Rincon Parkway Beachfront RV Camping

One of our favorites Ventura Beach camping spots is Rincon Parkway. This campground offers beachfront RV camping along the Pacific Ocean in Ventura, California. For a fee, RVers can claim a parking space as their “beach home.” We’ve camped at Rincon Parkway three times now.

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