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  • 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!

    RV Living off the Grid on Arizona's BLM Land

    RV Living off the Grid on Arizona's BLM Land

    by Stephanie Henkel22

  • Boler trailers have been around for a long time. Restoring them to their former glory is a passion for Boler enthusiasts.

    Boler Trailer Parts and Repair

    Boler Trailer Parts and Repair

    by rainydaz27

  • Tips that will help RV owners to maximize the space they have in their motor homes, campers and travel trailers.

    How to Make Your RV More Livable

    How to Make Your RV More Livable

    by Sondra Rochelle0

  • 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.

    RVing on a Budget:  RV Camping Free or Cheap

    RVing on a Budget: RV Camping Free or Cheap

    by Stephanie Henkel25

  • 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.

    7 Good Reasons Why You Should Never Buy an RV

    7 Good Reasons Why You Should Never Buy an RV

    by Sondra Rochelle10

  • A good look at why you should always a consider a touring caravan before buying a mobile home on a holiday park.

    Tourer Versus Static Holiday Home

    Tourer Versus Static Holiday Home

    by Christine Baughen4

  • 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.

    The RVing Lifestyle: Living Full Time in an RV

    The RVing Lifestyle: Living Full Time in an RV

    by Stephanie Henkel74

  • 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.

    Is a Class A Motor Home the Best RV for You?

    Is a Class A Motor Home the Best RV for You?

    by Sondra Rochelle2

  • 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 Comprehensive Guide to RV Holding Tanks

    A Comprehensive Guide to RV Holding Tanks

    by Don Bobbitt13

  • 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.

    How to Back Your Motorhome or Trailer into a Campsite

    How to Back Your Motorhome or Trailer into a Campsite

    by Don Bobbitt6

  • 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.

    How Much Do RV Repairs Cost?

    How Much Do RV Repairs Cost?

    by Sondra Rochelle10

  • There are two rules regarding teardrop trailers. Read this and find out if my SnoozeBox conforms to the rules.

    Anatomy of a Teardrop Trailer

    Anatomy of a Teardrop Trailer

    by Ann Hinds48

  • 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.

    What Will RV Travel Be Like in the Future?

    What Will RV Travel Be Like in the Future?

    by Sondra Rochelle0

  • 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.

    How to Eliminate Disgusting RV Odors Quickly

    How to Eliminate Disgusting RV Odors Quickly

    by Sondra Rochelle2

  • 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.

    RVing at Imperial Dam and Senator Wash Reservoir, California

    RVing at Imperial Dam and Senator Wash Reservoir, California

    by Stephanie Henkel10

  • Advice from an experienced RVer about how to prevent and get rid of mildew in your motor home, travel trailer or camper.

    How to Keep Mildew Out of Your RV

    How to Keep Mildew Out of Your RV

    by Sondra Rochelle2

  • 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.

    What You Need to Know About RV Fire Safety

    What You Need to Know About RV Fire Safety

    by Sondra Rochelle2

  • 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.

    How Hard Is It to Cook in an RV?

    How Hard Is It to Cook in an RV?

    by Sondra Rochelle33

  • 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.

    Why People Stop Living Full Time in RVs

    Why People Stop Living Full Time in RVs

    by Sondra Rochelle6

  • We have the new trailer, we have about everything we think we need (but we're still learning) and are now making solid plans for our first honest to goodness RV trip. Does this sound like a good trip?

    A Beginners Guide To RVing - Part 3

    A Beginners Guide To RVing - Part 3

    by Mr Archer2

  • Learn about the manipulative techniques salesman use to goad you into buying a recreational vehicle.

    Confessions of an RV Salesman

    Confessions of an RV Salesman

    by Sondra Rochelle0

  • 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.

    The Demand Grows for Lightweight Travel Trailers

    The Demand Grows for Lightweight Travel Trailers

    by Joni Douglas28

  • 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.

    Can You Live in a Dutchmen "Sport" Travel Trailer?

    Can You Live in a Dutchmen "Sport" Travel Trailer?

    by Wesman Todd Shaw25

  • 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.

    Why Selling Your RV Can Be a Big Problem

    Why Selling Your RV Can Be a Big Problem

    by Sondra Rochelle4

  • 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.

    What You Will Have to Pay for RV Detailing

    What You Will Have to Pay for RV Detailing

    by Sondra Rochelle2

  • 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...

    RV Water Pump Troubleshooting

    RV Water Pump Troubleshooting

    by Patty Hahne153

  • 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.

    Boondocking in the Arizona Desert

    Boondocking in the Arizona Desert

    by Stephanie Henkel20

  • 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.

    What You Need to  Have in  Your RV's Tool Box

    What You Need to Have in Your RV's Tool Box

    by Sondra Rochelle8

  • If you own a recreational vehicle, this article will show you several options for living totally rent free all over the US.

    Live Rent Free in Your RV!

    Live Rent Free in Your RV!

    by Sondra Rochelle10

  • 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.

    The Best Way to Detail Your RV

    The Best Way to Detail Your RV

    by Sondra Rochelle0

  • 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.

    How to Set up a Comfortable RV Campsite

    How to Set up a Comfortable RV Campsite

    by Don Bobbitt21

  • 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.

    Full Time RVing—How to Downsize Your Home to an RV

    Full Time RVing—How to Downsize Your Home to an RV

    by Stephanie Henkel139

  • 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.

    What You Need to Know About the Toxic Chemicals in Your RV

    What You Need to Know About the Toxic Chemicals in Your RV

    by Sondra Rochelle0

  • Go RVing and leave the stress of everyday life behind! Full time RVers have experienced the joys of life on wheels while living simply and frugally.

    The RVing Life:  Leave Stress Behind

    The RVing Life: Leave Stress Behind

    by Stephanie Henkel58

  • 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.

    DIY RV, Motorhome, and Camper-Trailer Repairs

    DIY RV, Motorhome, and Camper-Trailer Repairs

    by Randy Godwin62

  • 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 .

    What Is the Best Type of RV for You?

    What Is the Best Type of RV for You?

    by Sondra Rochelle2

  • 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.

    How To Use And Repair Small Campers And Classic Travel Trailers

    How To Use And Repair Small Campers And Classic Travel Trailers

    by Randy Godwin24

  • 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.

    RV Camping Boondocking Etiquette

    RV Camping Boondocking Etiquette

    by Stephanie Henkel14

  • 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.

    Establishing State Residency When Living Full Time in an RV

    Establishing State Residency When Living Full Time in an RV

    by Stephanie Henkel58

  • 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.

    How to Know What an RV Is Worth

    How to Know What an RV Is Worth

    by Sondra Rochelle2

  • 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?

    RVing in the 4 Most Popular National Parks

    RVing in the 4 Most Popular National Parks

    by Sondra Rochelle10

  • 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.

    RV Plumbing Tips for Newbies: Keep RV Holding Tanks Working

    RV Plumbing Tips for Newbies: Keep RV Holding Tanks Working

    by Stephanie Henkel18

  • 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.

    How to Build a Conversion Van

    How to Build a Conversion Van

    by Judy Filarecki10

  • 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!

    Important Papers You Need to Take With You When RVing

    Important Papers You Need to Take With You When RVing

    by Sondra Rochelle4

  • 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.

    How to Determine Your Vehicle's Towing Capacity

    How to Determine Your Vehicle's Towing Capacity

    by Don Bobbitt29

  • 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.

    How to Clear an RV Toilet Clog

    How to Clear an RV Toilet Clog

    by Sondra Rochelle0

  • Several well-known RV manufacturers have begun producing 5th Wheel travel trailers with six slide rooms. People should think carefully before buying one.

    What You Need to Know About Six-Slide RVs

    What You Need to Know About Six-Slide RVs

    by Sondra Rochelle0

  • 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.

    Frugal RV Living: Fun, Free and Cheap

    Frugal RV Living: Fun, Free and Cheap

    by Stephanie Henkel36

  • 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.

    The Best Way To Make Your Van Into a Simple Camper

    The Best Way To Make Your Van Into a Simple Camper

    by Titia Geertman45

  • 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.

    Why Buying a 20 Year Old Motor Home Is Risky

    Why Buying a 20 Year Old Motor Home Is Risky

    by Sondra Rochelle0

  • 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.

    RV Financials, Part 1:  Understanding RV Prices

    RV Financials, Part 1: Understanding RV Prices

    by Don Bobbitt3

  • Important information for people who are considering purchasing previously owned campers, travel trailers and motor homes that will save them money and grief.

    What You Need to Know About Buying Used RVs

    What You Need to Know About Buying Used RVs

    by Sondra Rochelle6

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