What RV City Slickers Need to Know About Small Town America

There are a few things people who live in cities take for granted, such as the availability of cell service, free cell service, banks and ATMs, different types of food, supplies and restaurants. Below are some tips to help you city slickers navigate small town, rural America.


Money and Plastic:

If you live in a city, you may not think twice about using your debit or credit card for every purchase. Not so in small town America; many small, family owned RV parks do not accept debit or …

Motorhome vs Towable?

When you decide you want to become an RVer, you immediately face a choice; should you buy a towable, or a motorhome? There are deeper variations of these two choices, such as a truck campers, tent trailers, and 5th wheels, but the first narrowing down will be, picking between a towable (trailer, 5th wheel) and a motorhome9 Class A, B, and C). You will want to consider your choice carefully before making the purchase.

Do You Already Own a Truck or an SUV?

One thing to consider in …

RV Expenses We All Need to Budget For

There is no such thing as a one size fits all RV budget. Some people manage to live on $1,000 a month, but many others may need a budget much higher. But there are a few common expenses that every RVer has.

Familiarizing yourself with these common RV expenses will help you decide which RV best fits your needs, and how to budget your money to maximize your RV lifestyle.


Insurance

Just like your car, your RV needs insurance. On average, RV insurance can range from several hundred …

Safety Tips for Solo RVing

Taking a few common sense precautions, and putting in place a few “just in case” measures, can go a long way to maintaining your peace of mind, and keeping you safe while RVing.


Trust Your Instincts: The most important safety tool you have, are your eyes, ears and common sense. Always be aware of your surroundings, trust your instincts and intuition; while you may believe that most people are good, that does not mean you shouldn’t take precautions. If you see an area frequented by people who look…

Safety Tips for RV Camping in Bear Country

You want to see a bear; beautiful, smart, powerful, but also very dangerous, especially when you live in an R.V. and camp in state or national parks, or boondock on public lands. You may have seen videos of bears breaking into cabins, or just walking into someone’s home, and raiding the fridge. Bears can tear into a cabin, tip over huge dumpsters, and even tear holes into vehicles with their strong claws and teeth. The bottom line is, bears are constantly on the prowl for food, and they have the physical strength and …

7 Essential Tips Before You Go Boondocking

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There are those RVers who boondocking nearly all the time, only occasionally going into an RV park. While RVs are designed with campgrounds in mind, with hook ups for electricity, water and sewer, they can function nearly as well when parked out ‘in the boonies’. If your dream is to boondock out in the beauty of nature, you’ll want to keep the following seven tips in mind.


#1) Check the Road Before You Take Your Rig In: While RVs are designed to be “self contained”, they are not…

RVing with a Fearful Dog

A life of constant change can be stressful for a fearful dog, with new people, places, new sounds, smells and strange dogs, overloading their senses and triggering their fight or flight responses. Traveling with your dog can be a great opportunity for training to help increase his or her confidence, and patiently helping your dog overcome their behavioral challenges will strengthen your relationship.

Your dog’s behavior may be frustrating at times, but it’s important to remember that no dog is perfect, and you’ll both benefit when you acknowledge your dog’s issues, and begin …

Fulltime RVing Isn’t the Same as Being on a Fulltime Vacation

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For many people, there is a belief that living fulltime in an RV will transform life into a fulltime vacation; carefree, full of adventure, and devoid of anything that could distract from your happiness. If that is your idea of the fulltime RV lifestyle, you might be disappointed.

You may think you are being realistic, but it’s very easy to get your hopes up as a new RVer; your imagination may run wild with how perfect this new lifestyle will be; no rent or mortgage, all the places you’ll go, “living free”. Your …

How to Keep You RV Decals Looking Good

While the high end Class A diesel pushers have painted stripes, more common among RV’s are vinyl graphics made to be semi-permanent, which usually contain UV inhibitors to reduce fading. The decals on your RV can add pizzazz and style, but nothing looks worse than when the decals start to fade and peel. The sun’s UV rays will take a toll on every surface of your RV, from the roof, the tires to the vinyl decals. UV rays from the sun will remove the natural plasticizer oils that help keep vinyl decals flexible, …

Some Tips for Traveling Pets- How Not to Get Lost


Many RVers take their pets with them while traveling, but that can create a lot of unexpected opportunities for your pets to get lost. But there are steps you can take to prevent a lost pet, and find them if they do get lost.

RVers have unique challenges when it comes to pet safety, frequently being in unfamiliar surroundings, and unknown dangers, such as coyotes and bears, as well as traffic.

A big mistake some RVers can make, is becoming complacent with their animal’s behavior. They may assume …

Keeping Your RV Pet Cool in the Summer

If your RV pet could pass along a suggestion for the summer, it would be to find some simple solutions to make traveling across America in your RV more comfortable in the heat.

One frugal solution is to get a cooling pad, which is a mat made out of cold gel. You may find one at a pet store, and but Amazon has a wide variety of cooling pads, in different sizes.

The pad is soft, and the gel inside is noticeably cooler to the touch than the ambient temperature. Your …

Safety and Stabilization Upgrades for Gas Class A Motorhomes


You may be used to the smooth ride of the typical passenger car or pickup truck, or even a diesel motorhome, so you may be in for an unpleasant surprise when you first drive a gas engine Class A motorhome. It may wobble and sway around every corner, and a gust of wind or a passing 18 wheeler could push you off the road.

You may be battling the steering wheel, fighting to keep it straight. If you let go, even with one hand, for even just for …