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.
Advice from a veteran RVer that will show you how to enjoy recreational vehicle vacations without spending a lot of money.
A discussion about specific steps you can take when buying an RV that will protect your interests in the event of post-purchase problems.
Is placing a motorhome, trailer or camper on your own land legal or even a good idea? Find the answers here.
Rooftop air conditioner maintenance, troubleshooting, and repairs for campers, motorhomes, or any other RV.
A discussion about various options for full time RV living and the financial and physical costs of pursuing each one of them.
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.
What you need to do before and during your RV trips if you greatly want to reduce your travel expenses.
Planning which electrical equipment you will use when while camping can help the RV owner avoid overloading the camper's electrical breakers.
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.
This is a Dutchman RV floor repair guide. I've included over 100 questions and answers for all types of motorhome or travel trailer floor repair procedures. Have a question? Ask away!
Maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair tips for absorption refrigerators that use electricity and LP gas in Airstream travel trailers and other RV's.
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.
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.
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.
RV repair costs are high. This article gives you some idea of what you might have to pay for parts and labor along with tips for reducing costs.
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!
Repair and maintenance info for the gray and black water tanks used on most RVs, motorhomes and travel trailers.
How to maintain and repair the roof-mounted Airstream RV air conditioner. Photos and comments included.
A brief guide that will help RV travelers who want to save money find zero-cost overnight parking or camping spots.
Important tips that can save people from having to deal with financial and legal problems when making an RV purchase.
Overcrowding in RV parks is becoming a serious issue. Here are some things you can do to avoid having to deal with this problem.
Learn about the differences between standard RV parks and RV resorts so that you know that you are not overpaying when you travel.
An electrical multimeter is an important tool for any RV camper owner to possess. This article tells how to use a multimeter to find shorts and test both 12 and 110 volt electrical systems in most RVs.
Advice from an experienced RV owner that will help you to save a small fortune when you need to repair your camper, travel trailer or motorhome.
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.
Basic and emergency RV repairs for RV owners who like to do their own repairs and maintenance. Also includes links to more fully illustrated articles that explain RV repair and maintenance.
Learn the facts about purchasing and caring for your RV tires so that you do not become one of the thousands of US highway accident and death statistics.
Tips that will help RV owners to make their travel units seem more spacious and provide more comfort.
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.
Specific information about design and construction items you should look for if you want to purchase a quality coach.
Learn about the limits some RV parks place on certain travelers wishing to use their facilities and how best to deal with them.
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.
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.
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!
Information that will help RV travelers understand the importance of protecting their health and finances by avoiding dry camping and opting to stay at standard RV camping facilities.
Let's talk about why it is important to keep ladders on board when RVing and why choosing the right types can keep you safe when you're on the road.
When you love to camp and travel but want some of the amenities while staying within your budget, building your own conversion van can be just the answer you are looking for.
This article discusses three ways to tow a motor vehicle behind an RV and three kinds of electrical connectors that are most often used to connect them together.
Learn how to repair RV plumbing leaks with these step-by-step tips and photos. Easy DIY repairs for trailer or motorhome plumbing and fixtures.
Learn how to guard against and clean those ugly water stains on RV ceilings and curtains that are caused by leaks and condensation.
A discussion about the risks people take when they buy motorhomes, campers, or travel trailers without personally inspecting them.
Managing the moisture in your RV motorhome is essential to prevent problems with damp. Find out how to easily and cheaply manage moisture with these tips and advice, plus insider knowledge and feedback.
A peek into the future of recreational vehicle travel that will let people see the coming changes that would make it less expensive, safer and more enjoyable.
Several well-known RV manufacturers have begun producing 5th Wheel travel trailers with six slide rooms. People should think carefully before buying one.
Fully illustrated with tips and photos to help those who wish to remodel or repair older RVs and travel trailers.
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.
A discussion about why diesel pusher prices are so high, a warning to those wishing to buy them, and advice about how to avoid the risks of doing so.
This guide will teach you what to do if your RV's plumbing system becomes clogged and how to avoid having this problem in the future.
A basic guide for people who are new to RV travel that will help them to avoid many of the problems that might potentially ruin their vacations.
If the roof-mounted AC on your motor home isn't working right, here is how to troubleshoot it and decide whether to replace a $20 capacitor or the whole thing (plus, how to maintain it properly).
Written especially for those who are trying to decide between buying a travel trailer or a motorhome. This article gives the pros and cons of each type RV.
Learn how to load and pack your RV to make you and yours safer and more comfortable when you travel.
How to avoid expensive and damaging RV plumbing problems by using simple, preventive maintenance methods that work!
Step by Step guides, charting ideas and formulas for showing you how to plan the least costly RV vacation so that you can get the best bang for your buck.
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.
A guide for RV shoppers that will help them separate the bad from the good when inspecting recreational vehicles for potential purchase.
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.
It is important for RV buyers to understand the values of different types of vehicle designs before they buy a travel unit. Entry doors definitely fall into this category. Choose a coach with the wrong door, and you'll be miserable!
The good and bad points of RV thermal windows, and what you need to know about buying andt repairing them.
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?
The proper adjustment of your mirrors is one of the most important things for driving an RV safely. Here's how to adjust your mirrors for the best coverage.
Here are several reasons why people should think twice before buying a motor home or camper. Consider them carefully before spending your money.
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.
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.
Advice from an experienced RVer about how to prevent and get rid of mildew in your motor home, travel trailer, or camper.
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.
RV Parks and Campgrounds each have their own guidelines concerning the amount of time people can remain in them. Here are some important guidelines for you.
Specific directions for keeping your RV fresh water tank clean and sanitized so that you can avoid contamination when you travel.
How (with pics) we converted our Renault Kangoo micro-van into a camper with a 6-ft bed! This design would work well with any small car or van such as the Peugeot Bipper.
Get rid of the bungee straps on RV tire covers and make the installation and removal process easier and much safer.
A discussion about the changes ever growing numbers of recreational vehicle owners are having on the quality of their vacations.and the best ways to deal with them.
How to prepare black, grey and fresh water tanks properly when you store your RV so that you can avoid travel problems later.
Important information about the causes of recreational vehicle fires, what you can do to prevent them and what you need to do to escape one if necessary.
Advice that will help RV enthusiasts avoid the hundreds of internet buying and selling scams that are perpetrated every day.
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.
Helpful information for disabled people who think they would like to go RVing. Includes where to find special needs RVs, how to find handicapped accessible campgrounds and more.
This is a consumer review of the 1996 Safari Serengeti Motorhome, which has more pros than cons and is still a worthy travel unit today.
My choice of best RV washing machine. Reasons why, and tips to get best performance. Extra ways to use your portable RV washing machine when camping. Photos.
Is the odor that comes from your RV's toilet making your coach unbearable to live or travel in? Here's how you can get rid of that putrid smell quickly so that you'll be able to enjoy living and travel again!
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!
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.
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!
Formaldehyde and ethanol are toxic chemicals found in recreational vehicles that can make people sick or even kill them. Learn about them and what you can do to protect yourself from them.
Camping has once again become a very popular family activity. With the economic downturn, many families are choosing to purchase travel trailers as an alternative to pricey vacations staying in hotels.
If you're new to using an RV, there are several systems that you need to know about. Holding tanks are nobody's favorite system but you must know and understand them.
This is a step by step guide for trading or selling your RV, NADA pricing, dealer markups, what your motorhome is actually worth, and how to determine the true value of other motorhomes.
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!
If you want to replace your old, worn, or damaged RV window treatments at a very low cost, doing so is easy. Just follow the suggestions in this guide!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Step-by-step photos for replacing or installing a rooftop RV air conditioner in a camper, either in a motorhome, camper, or travel trailer. FAQS and a question and comment section for any problems.
Anyone storing an RV at home needs an outlet to plug it into. Here's how to install a dedicated outlet for your RV.
Moisture is the number-one destroyer of recreational vehicles. Learn its causes and how to prevent it from damaging your RV.
Learn about the manipulative techniques salesman use to goad you into buying a recreational vehicle.
A detailed answer to the question many RV buyers have always wondered about, which is just how much profit do RV dealerships make when they sell you a recreational vehicle!
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.
This is my personal review that explains why the quality, structure and design of the 1999 Holiday Rambler Motor Home make it a terrific coach to own.
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.
Especially for lovers of small campers and travel trailers. This article is intended to help owners of the smaller RVs repair and maintain these great little campers. Also links to more descriptive and illustrative RV repair articles.
This article explains a popular scam being perpetrated on owners of RVs and Motorhomes. It is basically a check-kiting scam with a twist to use it on motorhome sellers.
This is a step-by-step how-to with photo illustrations chronicling the DIY removal and replacement of a floor and repair of the roof of a 2002 Palomino Stampede Ultralight travel trailer RV.
Complete step-by-step, fully-illustrated article on how to install a Coleman RV rooftop air conditioner. Includes questions and a comment section for any problems you may encounter.
A discussion about the financial and lifestyle issues that people might face if they decide to start living in a recreational vehicle.
Have you ever asked yourself, "How do I park my motorhome in a campsite?" If you own an RV, you know how hard it can be to get your rig into a campsite. Read this and you will have a new perspective on how to park your RV.
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.
This article focuses on the expenses involved in owning a recreational vehicle. They can be much more than you may think!
Find out what really happens when people decide to sell everything and move into a recreational vehicle.
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.
Learn the real truth about what happens at RV show so that you can save thousands of dollars and be able sidestep sneaky sales tactics.
A warning for people wishing to buy luxury RVs that can help them to avoid horrible financial losses when it comes time to sell.
A discussion about the five most well-known camping clubs that will help RV owners choose the one that is best for their individual needs.
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.
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.
Step-by-step instructions for converting a van into a comfortable, professional-looking camper, with photos.
These days, professional detailers are charging upwards of $39 per linear foot, so it's important to find ways to keep RVs in good condition without spending a fortune to do so. This article provides a safe, effective and easy way for individuals to do this.
Every seasonal RV traveler needs to understand the potential high costs as well as the available savings as they plan their trips around the country. Campsite pricing can vary widely throughout the year and the savvy RV owner can take advantage of these seasonal variations.
For Valentine's Day this year, my wife and I decided to give ourselves a gift for the future: a Travel Trailer. Our imminent retirement looms, and with it comes a decision: keep working or enjoy life.
If you own a recreational vehicle, this article will show you several options for living totally rent-free all over the US.
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.
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.
These true stories of vacations gone bad explain what happens to RV travelers when they aren't paying attention to what they are doing.
There are two rules regarding teardrop trailers. Read this and find out if my SnoozeBox conforms to the rules.
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.
Advice for new RV owners about how to find different types of campgrounds that will suit their personal and financial needs.
Be a good neighbor by following some simple rules of etiquette when RV boondocking. Learn what others expect of you when camping out on public lands and you'll be a welcome member of the boondocking community. Respect the environment so that those who follow will be able to enjoy it as well.
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.
Enjoying a lengthy RV vacation is not as expensive as you might think. Much depends on the decisions you make when planning your trip.
How much do utilities cost for people who live year round in recreational vehicles? This article explains it all.
An overview of state firearms laws that will help you to stay legal as you pass across state lines in your RV.
This article explains an RV's 110-volt AC and 12-volt DC electrical systems. Troubleshooting tips for finding and repairing electrical shorts and power converter problems.
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.
How to repair an RV, camper trailer or motorhome roof. Emergency roof leak repairs and permanent RV roof repairs are addressed in this article.
Many RV owners fear using their washer/dryer units. This article tells you what you need to know to take advantage of their many benefits.
Any RV, whether it's a big motorhome or a small trailer camper, should have a multimeter in it for use when electrical equipment in the RV stops operating properly. Using a multimeter can save you a lot of time in isolating the cause of such electrical problems.
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.
RV slide rooms are popular, but before buying a unit that has them, make sure you know both their good and bad sides.
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!
A discussion about an alternative way of RV camping and living that people can use in special circumstances or simply to save money.
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.
Today I will be telling you how to fix many of the problems that you might be having with your RV water pump. Few people actually understand how the water system works in their RV, but after reading this article, you will have a better understanding.
Tips for how to troubleshoot, repair, or replace the power converter in an RV, camper travel trailer, or motorhome. FAQs and answers to common camper electrical problems.
Advice that will help consumers make the best possible deal when buying their recreational vehicles.
Buying a previously owned RV is not the same as buying one that is 20 or more years old. This article explains why very old coaches are risky purchases.
There are many RVs out there that have a certain design of lock assembly which can malfunction, if abused, and end up locking you out. Here are some ways to get back inside.
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.
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.
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.
It's very easy for people to do things that damage their recreational vehicles. Here are eight of the most common.
There are hundreds of vintage trailer styles out there. While it's hard to pick favorites (two of them are mine), here are my top ten.
It's easy to make a mistake when buying an RV, but not so easy to correct it. Learn what you can and cannot do and how to protect your interests in the future.
Cooking in an RV requires you to make some adjustments to your normal methods, but once you do, your travel meals will be easy to prepare.
Read how to prepare for your trip in your RV, whether it is a motorhome, a camper, a fifth-wheel, or a pop-up. These are the basic things that you need to do to make sure that your trip is a happy one.
If you love RV travel and have never heard about vintage Boles Aero travel trailers, you need to read this article.
A financial analysis of what it can cost an individual to own various types of recreational vehicles.
Are you tough enough to leave high bills and commercialism behind by living with less and using your RV as rustic housing? Find out here!
If you want to purchase an RV Camper then you must be a smart RV shopper. Know the ways you and your spouse want to travel and camp, and learn about the differences in the many campers that are on the market.
RV owners are finding it increasingly difficult to sell their recreational vehicles. This article explains why and should serve as a warning to all RV buyers.
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.
A discussion about the pros and cons of owning a truck camper that will help buyers decide whether this type of RV is for them.
An overview of the living choices that are available for people who want to full time in their recreational vehicles.
Proven and unique strategies you can use to save yourself a good deal of money when buying a motor home, travel trailer, or camper.
Important advice about buying previously owned RVs that will help people to avoid problems and financial losses.
Tips for inspecting a used motorhome, travel trailer, or other type RV before making a purchase. What to look for when comparing different RVs and things to avoid when making a purchase. Checklist included.
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.
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.