Dumping, cleaning, and maintaining your holding tanks is easy if you follow the right procedures. This guide will help you avoid those nasty accidents and get rid of your sewage efficiently.
Advice and detailed directions that will help RV owners to keep their black water tanks sanitized and sweet smelling so that they can eliminate the putrid odors that can result from poor tank care and clogs.
When you run into weather colder than you expected, there is a lot you can do to plug leaks, insulate your space, and use your heaters wisely.
Important advice about buying previously owned RVs that will help people to avoid problems and financial losses.
There are ways to get rid of an invisible bra on an RV. You can throw money at the problem. Or if you like doing things yourself, you can get the job done very cheaply using good old elbow grease.
Looking for the best space heater for your RV this Winter? Follow along with me as I provide research and reviews of the most popular space heater types on the market. Don't spend another frigid night with your old, inefficient space heater.
I've been living inside a travel trailer for most of the past ten years. This page will be about the biggest three problems I encountered with the trailer itself, and then the solutions to those problems.
A discussion about the 12 features RVs should have in order to make living and traveling more comfortable. The more of them a coach has, the nicer vacations will be!
RV slide rooms are popular, but before buying a unit that has them, make sure you know both their good and bad sides.
Here are some useful tips to help minimize your power usage in your RV throughout the day, especially on a hot day with kids around.
If you own a recreational vehicle, this article will show you several options for living totally rent-free all over the US.
A tutorial that will help RV buyers to understand the difficulties they face when making a purchase and what can happen if a dealership cheats them.
Mice are pests that RV owners do not need. Here are instructions on how to prevent mice from entering your camper, and if they do get in, how to get rid of them.
An overview of state firearms laws that will help you to stay legal as you pass across state lines in your RV.
Curious about full-time RVing? Here are some great reasons to choose the RVing lifestyle. The top three reasons to choose RVing are: to lead a simpler life, to live more cheaply and to see the country. This article includes many tips on how to get started.
You can make it work by using your car's storage space wisely, making modifications as needed, and adapting to the limitations of your parking place.
Use these proven methods for quickly ridding your motor home, trailer, or camper of those nasty RV smells that make travel uncomfortable and selling impossible.
Every RVer must eventually deal with dumping their waste water tanks. Here are good tips for keeping RV holding tanks in good working order. Learn when to dump, how to identify RV safe toilet paper and how to maintain black and gray water tanks.
Suppose you have a camper and you want to trade in the vehicle you tow it with? You will need to understand the regulations for vehicle towing and your vehicle's capabilities and limitations.
Camper-trailers and small travel trailers are great if you love to get away from it all. Small travel trailers are easy to park and easy to tow, and you will be the talk of every campground.
If you want to buy an RV, do yourself a favor and take the time to find out which methods and materials manufacturers use. Doing this could save you a fortune!
This article is a detailed overview of what you can expect if you decide you want to live in a campground in your RV.
A discussion about the various aspects of RV detailing including how to find a good detail person and how to reduce the costs of having this work done.
A tutorial that will show you the best methods and materials to use to keep the internal living area of your coach clean and sanitary.
How to troubleshoot common electrical problems that may cause breakers to trip and fuses to blow. This article includes information on fuses and resistors, power drawn by common appliances, and electrical terms and abbreviations.
A complete list of "must have" tools and equipment items every RV owner needs to keep on board to help with basic repairs as well as emergency situations.
RVers have many options for free or cheap camping if they know where to look. RVers on a budget can find many suggestions here on how to find free and cheap places to camp.
Learn how to set up a campsite properly when it comes to the special equipment needed to enhance your camping experience. Pick the the best gear such as tables, rugs, lanterns, chairs, grills, lights, and more.
Specific directions for keeping your RV fresh water tank clean and sanitized so that you can avoid contamination when you travel.
Follow this step by step guide for; trading or selling your RV, determining NADA pricing, estimating dealer markups, and and estimating what your motorhome is actually worth, as well as how to determine the true value of all motorhomes.
A guide for RV shoppers that will help them separate the bad from the good when inspecting recreational vehicles for potential purchase.
Older motorhomes used black-and-white rear monitoring systems. Many of these systems are now going bad and need to be replaced. Here's how I replaced mine.
Learn why motorhomes that run on diesel fuel are better to own than those that run on gas, even though their up-front prices may be higher.
Many inexperienced people will purchase a new or used RV without any knowledge of what other things they might need to bring to have a safe and fun camping experience. This article lists items your RV should have to assure you'll have a great camping trip.
Is placing a motorhome, trailer or camper on your own land legal or even a good idea? Find the answers here.
What you need to know before you purchase the RV you plan to use for living and travel so that you don't make a buying mistake.
For great off-grid camping, head to BLM land near Quartzsite, Arizona, and use solar energy or wind power for electricity. The best things in life (like sunshine and wind) are free!
Anyone storing an RV at home needs an outlet to plug it into. Here's how to install a dedicated outlet for your RV.
Find out what really happens when people decide to sell everything and move into a recreational vehicle.
Each winter, thousands of RVing snowbirds flock to the Imperial Dam Long-Term Visitor Area on the California–Arizona border for the mild weather. Check here for RV camping information, ideas on things to do, and photographs of Senator Wash Reservoir campground and surrounding areas.
Here are several reasons why people should think twice before buying a motor home or camper. Consider them carefully before spending your money.
How to troubleshoot a generator, and how to replace the fuel filter and fuel pump easily and simply on an Onan Model-5500 RV generator.
Will a used camper shell fit your truck? This article will help you choose the best shell for your truck and what to look out for in a used shell.
Answers to questions you may have about living in a motor home or camper year round. What does it cost? What is it like? Will I enjoy it? Find out here!
Tricks and tips from a veteran RV traveler about how you can save up to 50% on the fees you pay for campsites. Been there. Done that. It works!
Advice that will help RV enthusiasts avoid the hundreds of internet buying and selling scams that are perpetrated every day.
Learn how to load and pack your RV to make you and yours safer and more comfortable when you travel.
Picking a vehicle for full-time living is a difficult decision. In this article, the smaller-to-medium size options are compared. These include cargo van, Class B RV, and travel trailer.
There are both good and bad things about owning a lot where you can park your motorhome, trailer or camper, so do your homework before you invest.
These true stories of vacations gone bad explain what happens to RV travelers when they aren't paying attention to what they are doing.
Arranging for a new state residency is one of the first things that new full-time RVers need to do after they sell their homes. Most full time RVers choose one of three states for their legal residence. Here are the advantages of those states and tips on how to go about changing state residency.
Take your new (or just newer) RV on a Shakedown Cruise to make sure you don't have any serious problems when you finally hit the road for real.
I live in the travel trailer that I'm telling you about in this article. Though some of the appointments of these trailers just aren't built to handle someone living in them full time, luckily for me (and anyone else living on one of these), the problems aren't anything major.
If you drive an RV or pull a camper, there are certain critical things about handling one properly and safely. Read this to learn those little secrets about driving a motorhome with confidence.
When life spins out of control and you are overwhelmed with debt and bills, bailing out and reducing your living costs may be the only chance you have. Here is my story.
All RV owners, and homeowners with home septic tanks, should recognize the problems they can create when they dispose of those disinfecting wipes which are so popular these days.
Recreational vehicle living: What do you need? What will it cost? What about kids and pets? Find the answers to these questions and more right here.
Important information for RV owners about our most visited national parks. You don't want to show up only to find there is no campsite available, do you?
Specific information about design and construction items you should look for if you want to purchase a quality coach.
If Covid 19 is not stopped, the effect on RV travel could be significant. This article discusses all of the possibilities so that readers can make realistic summer travel plans.
Here are some secrets of how to live on less by full-time RVing. Many retirees live well on limited incomes by living in an RV rather than a house. They have found many ways to cut costs and live on less. Read here to find out how they do it.
Before you buy an RV, you need to understand the financials involved in order to get your best deal. This article explains how the different pricings of an RV are determined.
RV Snowbirds and full time RVers, are you looking for cheap entertainment and fun things to do on a budget? Here are some great ideas for free and cheap things to do during your winter travels to Arizona or the Rio Grand Valley of Texas.
A brief guide that will help RV travelers who want to save money find zero-cost overnight parking or camping spots.
Learn the best methods for storing and protecting your RV's water and sewer hoses so that you can extend their lives and keep them in good condition.
Learn how to guard against and clean those ugly water stains on RV ceilings and curtains that are caused by leaks and condensation.
An honest explanation of two months of significant drops in RV shipments nationwide, and what they can mean to buyers and private sellers if this trend continues.
Learn why RV living does not work out for some people or why, for many, it turns out to be a temporary, rather than permanent way to live.
Living in a campground, even for just a day or two, was to join a community where everything involving privacy and cooperation seemed different.
Why RV owners need to use the proper toilet paper to avoid clogging their black water holding tanks.
To get the most out of your batteries and avoid problems, you really need to understand the basics of RV batteries and their care and maintenance.
Boondocking in the Arizona desert is a favorite winter pastime for RVing snowbirds. Here are tips on how and where to boondock in southern Arizona with pictures of some of the most scenic areas.
This article focuses on the expenses involved in owning a recreational vehicle. They can be much more than you may think!
Before you buy an RV, you need to understand the financials involved in order to get the best deal. This article (part two of seven) explains how the different pricings of an RV are determined.
A discussion about specific steps you can take when buying an RV that will protect your interests in the event of post-purchase problems.
I turn my van into a temporary camper within 30 minutes whenever I have to go away for more than one day. I have a standard set of equipment which covers all that I need on my many trips through my country.
Get rid of the bungee straps on RV tire covers and make the installation and removal process easier and much safer.
If you want to sell your recreational vehicle and save a ton of money doing it, the best and smartest thing you can do is to avoid the professionals and sell it yourself. It is not hard to do and can save you thousands of dollars. The directions are right here!
Learn how to determine the true value of a coach you are selling or wish to purchase so that you can negotiate the best possible deal for yourself.
Advice from a veteran RVer that will show you how to enjoy recreational vehicle vacations without spending a lot of money.
Using a Consignment Seller to handle the sale of your RV can be a great option for the RV owner who wants to avoid the tedious details of the sale process. The owner can often even save significant money and get a quick sale.
Want to know the best RV road trip destinations in the U.S.? Come with me! I have been to all of them and can guarantee that you will not be disappointed!
Often, the heat of the summer can be overwhelming. Following these handy tips will give added comfort to everyone by helping reduce excess interior heat.
A discussion about the financial and lifestyle issues that people might face if they decide to start living in a recreational vehicle.
Simplify your life and downsize your stuff! Whether you are downsizing into an RV for a life of full-time RVing or downsizing to move to a smaller home, here's what to keep, what to donate and what to trash.
Class A Motorhomes are a great form of transportation for those who love the open road, but they are far from perfect. Learn the truth about them before you buy one.
There are many reasons why someone would consider moving into an RV. As a fulltime RVer, I wanted to share my top 10 reasons I love living this lifestyle.
RV awnings are more important than people realize, Here is where you'll learn the basics about them, how to care for them and how to understand their benefits.
This article explains a popular scam that is being perpetrated on owners of expensive RVs and Motorhomes who want to sell. It is basically a check-kiting scam with a twist that is used to bilk Motorhome sellers.
The best campground directories, an RV repair and maintenance guide, and basic field guides to birds and wildflowers. Great gifts for the RVer or camper on your gift list.
If you're thinking of living in an RV full-time due to cost, retirement or you just want to live a remote life, this article may help you. Whatever your reason is, together we can figure out if it's right for your life.
RVs are large physical monsters at times and they require special attention when they get dirty. Read this and you will get some great ideas on how to keep your RV clean, cheaply and efficiently. It includes tips and planning methods that should help everyone.
It's impossible to know what will happen when you're traveling in an RV, so it's a good idea to take information with you that you may need in the event of illness, accident, lost pets and even death. You may not think these things happen, but they often do, so better safe than sorry!