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Elgin, residents at odds over RV driveway parking rules

Elgin has issued more than two dozen tickets for campers, trailers, boats and other vehicles parked in driveways this year, city officials said.<p>Since January, three citations have been issued for pop-up or nonmotorized camper trailers kept at two different properties; 15 have been written for …

13 Truths of RV Living

A week ago, my husband, my three boys, and I loaded all of our earthly belongings (well, it felt like it) into a rental RV and headed out for a 9-day cross-country road trip to see national parks and monuments.<p>We stopped for a swim in the Great Salt Lake, posed under an arch of antlers in Jackson, …

Salt Lake City

How Are An RV And A Good Book Much Alike?

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Thunderbird RV Resort in Monroe, Washington. I’ll depart from here tomorrow.<p>Mary is dealing with her over-flowing to-do list plate which can only be handled by herself. The construction of Mary’s rental continues along…slowly. She now is hoping to rejoin …

An RV Loan Helps You Hit the Road

Some lenders finance million-dollar recreational vehicles, but as with a home loan, they expect ample documentation and a good credit history<p>If you dream of “roughing it” in a $2 million motor home, some banks have a loan product especially for you.<p>Recreational-vehicle loans are designed to finance …

Motorhomes

Ditch the station wagon for your next road trip with RV-sharing site Outdoorsy

Getaround lets you rent your neighbor’s car. Airbnb lets you spend the night in someone’s home. Outdoorsy is sort of a combination of the …

Motorhomes

Living the compact life in an RV did my soul good

The Portuguese neighbours catch crab, fish and clams and share the bounty with us. Women of all ages sit at a picnic table and convene over jigsaw puzzles, chatting optional. The dogs and kids run around like dogs and kids are meant to run around. There’s a sandbox and swings and a tetherball, but …

RVs

Why I'm Giving Up My Job To Travel The World In An RV

I've had a great job for over six years. Good salary, excellent health insurance, paid vacations and sick days. I like the people I work with. I've had the opportunity to have a voice in the shaping of my community and the future of my hometown. And then ... I just quit.<p><i>By Amber Copeland</i><p>I've had a …

Grand Canyon

How Taking Off In An RV Saved This CEO’s Sanity–And His Business

Joel Holland worried his wanderlust would undo his business. Instead, it transformed it.<p>It was 2013, and Joel Holland should have been happy.<p>Holland had friends, a girlfriend, and was living the entrepreneur’s dream: his stock footage company, VideoBlocks, was profitable and doing $10 million in …

Campers are Great, But (Gasp!) You Really Should Rent an RV

It was a simple plan: My friend Sally and I would pilot her Winnebego View down I-65 from Indianapolis to Alabama for five days of awesome mountain bike riding and tasty local microbrew. Our only two traveling companions would be Sally’s Australian shepherds, Charley and Sadie. In good conscience, …

Test Driving a $90,000 "Budget" Winnebago

We test drive the 2014 Trend and answer the question: Exactly what does budget-conscious mean when you're talking about an apartment on wheels?<p><b>I've learned a lot about how to drive an RV</b> over the past two years. In 2012 I took a Winnebago Via out for a spin, hauling my entire clan (plus the dog) …

Retired Couple Travels The World in This Tiny House Truck

They've already explored 133,000 miles in the homemade RV.<p>For most of us, retiring means more time to spend to ourselves relaxing and enjoying the simple pleasures of the countryside. But for 75-year-old John and his wife, retirement is all about seeking new adventures.<p>After a career in …

Meet the Newlyweds on a Mission to Travel to All 50 States in an RV – and Working Hourly Jobs Along the Way

It all started with a bucket list and a desire to escape the scorching Texas summertime heat. Little did Heath and Alyssa Padgett of Austin know that …

Winnebago Man: Lessons From an RV Newbie

An RV first-timer learns how to drive one of these Goliaths on the highway, and the perils of keeping a home-on-wheels fully stocked.<p><b>From 1972 to 1975 my wife spent every</b> summer in a Winnebago Brave motorhome, parked somewhere in the wilds of Alaska. This was the old 24-foot rig, enormous for its …

Learn How To Level Your RV Trailer And Get Some Sleep

Crooked RVs are so annoying. Learn how to level your RV and minimize bounce with jacks and blocks and you'll sleep better on the road.Learn How To …

d'Arnaud's way to camp? By d'RV, of course

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- As delays wreaked havoc on New York City airports on Tuesday, and plenty of others across the country faced winter travel …

Notes from the Road: What Happens When 8 Chefs Drive an RV Across the Country

This winter, a group of Boston-based chefs piled into an RV and embarked on a cross-country trip to California. The goal: Meet the people that grow …

The unexpected lessons you learn when living in an RV

“Do we know anyone in California?” is a question I asked a lot last month, using the pronoun <i>we</i> so I’d feel less alone. 99% of the time, the answer …

RVs

Tiny house or in-law suite? Off-road RV offers options for the space crunched.

By Michele Lerner<p>No matter how large or small your home is, chances are you occasionally wish to have just one more room — or a suite of rooms — to house your in-laws, to use as a retreat or even to rent out for some Airbnb income.<p>Chances are, too, that you’ve never thought of getting an RV to …

4 Things I Learned When My Parents Moved into an RV

Recently my parents made a drastic life change: the moved into an RV. At 50 years old, my parents sold the house (and most of the belongings in it), and sold my dad's company he started twelve years ago. They loaded into an RV with no plans or site reservations and hit the road.<p>Recently my parents …

Spring Cleaning

Here's How to Plan the Best RV Trip Ever

Hit the road this summer with these handy tips.<p>CHOOSE YOUR RIDE<p>RVs are broken down into two main categories – motorhomes and travel trailers. Check out Go RVing to find an RV dealer near you, or visit an RV show to check out the many different types of RVs available in person.<p>Most first time RVers …