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.
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.
These days, there are RVs on the market that can suit every budget and taste. This article is an overview of the options that currently are available .
Several well-known RV manufacturers have begun producing 5th Wheel travel trailers with six slide rooms. People should think carefully before buying one.
It's very easy for people to do things that damage their recreational vehicles. Here are eight of the most common.
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 tutorial that will show you the best methods and materials to use to keep the internal living area of your coach clean and sanitary.
RV slide rooms are popular, but before buying a unit that has them, make sure you know both their good and bad sides.
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 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.
Why the quality, structure and design of the 1999 Holiday Rambler Motor Home make it a terrific coach to own.
Anyone storing an RV at home needs an outlet to plug it into. Here's how to install a dedicated outlet for your RV.
There are 100's of vintage trailer styles out there. While it's hard to pick favorites (two of them are mine), here are my top ten.
Planning. Thought. Months of work detailing our first real RV trip, and we still made mistakes. Learn from what we went through to make your trip even better. Where we went and stayed: an overview.
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 do before and during your RV trips if you greatly want to reduce your travel expenses.
Repair and maintenance info for the gray and black water tanks used on most RVs, motorhomes and travel trailers.
A discussion about the financial and lifestyle issues that people might face if they decide start living in a recreational vehicle.
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.
I already had a van to convert, having worked as a parcel courier: a 2005 LDV Maxus. I wanted a vehicle that looked like a factory conversion and I think that I have achieved that.
Learn about the limits some RV parks place on certain travelers wising to use their facilities and how best to deal with them.
Your Airstream rooftop AC has seen its best days and you're ready to replace it with a new AC unit. Newer rooftop RV AC units are more efficient and do a better job of cooling your Airstream.
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.
Buying a previously owned motor home is not the same as buying one that is 20 or more years old. This article explains why very old coaches are risky purchases.
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.
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.
RVers have many options for free and 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.
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.
If you love RV travel and have never heard about vintage Boles Aero travel trailers you need to read this article.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A discussion about specific steps you can take when buying an RV that will protect your interests in the event of post purchase problems.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Guidelines and information that will help couples who live in recreational vehicles to avoid relationship problems that can result from their lifestyle choice.
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.
Important tips for people that can save them from having to deal with financial and legal problems when making an RV purchase..
How to prepare black, grey and fresh water tanks properly when you store your RV so that you can avoid travel problems later.
A guide that will teach you what to do if your RV's plumbing system becomes clogged and how to avoid having this problem in the future.
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.
Some RVs have special lock assemblies that can malfunction and lock you out. Here's how to get back inside.
The history of campers and their generators, plus tips on how your generator operates and how to service it properly.
This article explains how one of the more popular Scams is being perpetrated on owners of RVs and Motorhomes. It is basically a Check kiting type of scam with a twist to use it on Motorhome sellers.
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.
Learn how RV travelers gain access to water, plumbing, electric and other basic utilities while they vacation.
If the waste water tank in your RV is full but the water isn't coming out, then likely the tank is blocked. Here is what to do.
Maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair tips for absorption refrigerators that use electricity and LP gas in Airstream travel trailers and other RV's.
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!
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. Article includes many tips on how to get started.
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.
Tips that will help RV owners to maximize the space they have in their motor homes, campers and travel trailers.
Learn how to guard against and clean those ugly water stains on RV ceilings and curtains that are caused by leaks and condensation.
If you own a recreational vehicle, this article will show you several options for living totally rent free all over the US.
A discussion about the positive and negative impacts ever growing numbers of recreational vehicle owners are having on the quality of their vacations.
Explains RV 110-volt AC and 12-volt DC electrical systems. Troubleshooting tips for finding and repairing electrical shorts and power converter problems.
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.
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.
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.
Moisture is the number-one destroyer of recreational vehicles. Learn its causes and how to prevent it from damaging your RV.
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?
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.
These true stories of vacations gone bad explain what happens to RV travelers when they aren't paying attention to what they are doing.
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.
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.
Proper sanitation is an important concern at any time. Every camper should take these extra steps to ensure their family avoids contracting bacterial infections or even illness.
There are both good and bad things about owning a lot where you can park your motor home, trailer or camper, so do your homework before you invest.
Mice are pests that RV owners do not need. Here are directions on how to prevent mice from entering your camper, and if they do get in, how to get rid of them.
Advice from an experienced RV owner that will help you to save a small fortune on repairing and upgrading your RV.
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.
There's a lot to know about RV camping clubs. This information will help you to sort through the information you need to have.
Every RV seller needs to decide, once they have all of the proper data on their RV's value, to be realistic about their resale expectations and the price they can expect.
How to avoid expensive and damaging RV plumbing problems by using simple preventive maintenance methods that work!
Learn why motor homes that run on diesel fuel are better to own than those that run on gas, even though their up front prices may be higher.
How much do utilities cost for people who live year round in recreational vehicles ? This article explains it all.
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.
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.
Those who plan on purchasing RVs need to know which items are most important for them to have in order to function well while traveling. This list will help.
For great off-grid camping, head to BLM land near Quartzsite, Arizona this winter, and use solar energy or wind power for electricity. The best things in life (like sunshine and wind) are free!
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.
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.
RVs are big animals, and require a 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.
A discussion about the 5 most well known camping clubs that will help RV owners know which one is best for their individual needs.
A discussion about an alternative way of RV camping and living that people can use in special circumstances or simply to save money.
An overview of state firearms laws that will help you to stay legal as you pass across state lines in your RV.
Important information for people who are considering purchasing previously owned campers, travel trailers and motor homes that will save them money and grief.
A guide for RV shoppers that will help them separate the bad from the good when inspecting recreational vehicles for potential purchase.
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.
Repairing RV plumbing leaks is made simple if you follow this article. Tips and photos to aid any DIY camper owner repair their own trailer or motorhome plumbing and fixtures.
Especially for lovers of small campers and travel trailers. This article is intended to help owners of the smaller RVs to repair and maintain these great little campers. Also links to more descriptive and illustrative RV repair articles.
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.
Advice from an experienced RVer about how to prevent and get rid of mildew in your motor home, travel trailer or camper.
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.
Any RV, whether it's a big motorhome, or a small trailer camper, should have a multimeter in it for use when things in the RV stop operating properly. Using a multimeter can save you a lot of time in isolating the cause of a problem in your RV.
Specific information about design and construction items you should look for if you want to purchase a quality coach.
A tutorial that will help RV buyers to understand the difficulties they can face when making a purchase and what can happen if a dealership cheats them.
We have all seen them. Small, quirky little camper trailers towed behind smaller cars. I wanted to build one and I started by building a trailer to tow it with.
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.
Simplify your life, 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.
The ugly truth about RV shows that can save people a huge amount of money and many problems as well.
If you are on a trip in your RV and the weather is rainy or just nasty, there are a lot of thangs that you can do to entertain yourself until the weather changes, just check the options listed here.
Will a used camper shell fit your truck? Please read this article before you ask me; it will probably answer your question.
So you've built your camper van or motorhome and now you want to make it more like home by having things like TV, laptop phone chargers. How do you do it? With an inverter.
Learn about the manipulative techniques salesman use to goad you into buying a recreational vehicle.
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!
Enjoying a lengthy RV vacation is not as expensive as you might think. Much depends on the decisions you make when planning your trip.
Find out what really happens when people decide to sell everything and move into a recreational vehicle.
Boler trailers have been around for a long time. Restoring them to their former glory is a passion for Boler enthusiasts.
When shopping for recreational vehicles, consider these features that can make a big difference to your comfort when traveling.
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!
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.
This article focuses on the expenses involved in owning a recreational vehicle. They can be much more than you may think!
This article discusses three ways to tow a motor vehicle behind an RV and three kinds of electrical connectors that can be used to connect them.
Learn about the differences between standard RV parks and RV resorts so that you know that you are not overpaying when you travel.
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.
Detailed instructions on how to replace the fabric on an A&E RV slide out awning. Includes photos of the work being done.
Step-by-step photos for replacing or installing a rooftop RV air conditioner in a camper, either in a Motorhome or Camper or travel trailer. FAQS and a question and comment section for any problems.
There are two rules regarding teardrop trailers. Read this and find out if my SnoozeBox conforms to the rules.
There here are several reasons why people should think twice before buying a motor home or camper. You should consider them carefully before spending your money.
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!
Class A motor homes 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.
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 each of the three most popular states, things to consider before choosing and tips on how to go about changing state residency.
This article details how to set up a campsite properly when it comes to equipment such as tables, rugs, lanterns, chairs, grills, lights, and more.
Living year round in an RV is different from making short trips in one. Learn the caveats of full-timing before you decide to move!
Dutchman RV floor repair guide. Over 100 questions and answers for all types of motorhome or travel trailer floor repair procedures. Have a question? Ask away!
The 1996 Safari Serengeti Motor Home has more pros than cons, and is still a worthy travel unit today.
How to repair an RV, camper trailer or motorhome roof. Emergency roof leak repairs and permanent RV roof repairs are addressed in this article.
Before you buy an RV, you need to understand the financials involved in order to get your best deal. Part 2 of 7 explains how the different pricings of an RV are determined.
A financial analysis of what it can cost an individual to own various types of recreational vehicles.
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!
Get rid of the bungee straps on RV tire covers and make the installation and removal process easier and much safer.
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.
Specific directions for keeping your RV fresh water tank clean and sanitized so that you can avoid contamination when you travel.
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.
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.
Campground fees can be more than most people realize, and they continue to increase. Do your homework so that you can find those you can afford.
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.
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.
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.
A brief guide that will help RV travelers who want to save money find zero-cost overnight parking or camping spots.
Want to know the best US RV road trip destinations? Come with me! I have been to all of them and can guarantee that you will not be disappointed!
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.
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.
A warning for people wishing to buy luxury RVs that can help them to avoid horrible financial losses when it comes time to sell.
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 / feedback
Each winter, thousands of RVing snowbirds flock to the Imperial Dam Long Term Visitor Area on the California Arizona border. They come to the BLM camping areas at Senator Wash Reservoir for the mild weather, cheap camping,hiking,rockhounding and 4-wheel drive exploring. Check here for RV camping information, things to do and photographs of Senator Wash Reservoir campground and surrounding areas.
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!
An important discussion about Formaldehyde and Ethanol which 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.
Before you buy an RV, you need to understand the financials involved in order to get your best deal. Part 1 (of 5 parts) explains how the different pricings of an RV are determined.
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. If you have a 5th wheel, motor home, camper, or tent trailer, they...
The wheel base ratio of any RV is an important safety feature because it could save your life. Learn what it is and how to measure it here.
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.
As a potential RV buyer who wants to trade in an older RV, you should be prepared to negotiate the deal you want and not accept the first offer the dealership gives you. They expect you to negotiate.
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. Check list!
Fully illustrated with tips and photos to help those who wish to remodel or repair older RVs and travel trailers.
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.
A guide for people who want to find out what their financial commitment will be if they purchase a recreational vehicle.
Advice that will help consumers make the best possible deal when buying their recreational vehicles.