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How We Roll: Bath Towels and Outdoor Chairs

How We Roll: Bath Towels and Outdoor ChairsIn this edition of How We Roll, Jennifer and I tackle questions from readers asking about how we dry bath …

The Economics of Fulltiming

So what does it cost to live on the road? Less than you would think, if you do it right. Let me break down my typical monthly expenses, before and …

Water Water Everywhere!

Kevin, in a single sentence, you mentioned a check valve and the pressure and temperature (P&T) relief valve on the water heater. You realize these …

Understanding Battery Voltages and State of Charge

Oh no, another science lecture! Before y'all doze off or start manufacturing spitballs, let me just point out that this will be a short, simple, and …

Our 10 Most Surprising Things about Full Time RVing

Only a week to make 600 miles???<p><b>How fast time goes by on the road.</b> The sentiment of ‘Wow! We have <i>a whole month</i> to get from Point A to Point B’ …

Making your RV personal

At first glance, the 250-plus Roadtrek Class B motorhomes gathered at the 40th anniversary corporate rally in Branson, MO look alike. But when you …

Fulltime RVing – Do You Ever Get Bored?

There was no shortage of opinions on our plan to sell our belongings and hit the road fulltime back three years ago. A fair number of our friends …

RVing Peeves

<b>Please copy and post at every campground, RV park and gas station!</b><p>You know who you are, yes you, the inconsiderate. You naughty narcissists. You …

Is Camping a Type of Therapy

I don’t think I have ever used the words “camping” and “therapy” in the same sentence before.<p>But, I recently read that studies from the Liverpool …

Outdoors Gear

Sustainability at Rest: a Revolutionary RV Concept

Sarasota, Florida-based ROBRADY Designs plans to transform the recreational vehicle from a lumbering fuel-guzzler into a lean, green ecologically …

2014 Hallmark EXC

10 Shares<p>Share Email Comments<p>Hallmark RV debuts a lower price point, lighter weight, basic pop-up truck camper that lets you choose your own features …

Blown truck tires are a serious highway hazard

We were on I-69 a few miles north of I-94 in Michigan, headed off for a 10 day swing through Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia. We came close …

Essential Items for Housekeeping in the RV

I have a few favorite and essential items that make my spouse John’s and my fulltime RV living more comfortable and pleasurable. First there is my …

Cooking on the Road – Food Storage in Your RV

When we made the transition from a sticks and bricks house to fulltiming three years ago, one thing that didn't change much was the menu. I had wooed …

RV Travel Newsletter - RV Travel

12 Tips for Women Traveling Solo in an RV

Let someone know where you are and check in with them. Keep your phone and laptop, I Pad or whatever, charged and get a booster to find a signal when …

Mobile Internet Satellite for Your RV – Campskunk’s Experience

When I was planning how to configure our Roadtrek for fulltiming, I had in mind the design criteria my bride of 27 years had lain down: king sized …

The New Retirement: A KOA 'Work Kamper' Couple

In 2006, a year before they both retired from the Ohio public school system, Chuck and Joyce Fagan moved out of their Springfield home and into a 36-foot trailer parked at a local campground. It was a test.<p>“We thought that if we could make it through that winter in Ohio, we could work anywhere …

Top Five RV Joys

On this Labor Day weekend, we're in Southwest Georgia, after driving down from Michigan last week with some fun stops along the way. We plan to take …

Pure and Simple Joy

by Oulinswings<p>We can go anywhere it is legal to park<p>The last two weeks we were all over the Sierra Nevada Mts, playing in the mountain terrain. Hair …

RVs

A Wee Home

Visiting, but get my own sheets!<p>Compared to my sticks and bricks home, as fellow Roadtreking blogger RT Campskunk likes to call them, my RS …

RV Refrigerator Stop Working? Tips For Repairing vs Replacing It | The RVing Guide

The most important appliance in your RV is the refrigerator.<p>When you gave up tent camping, putting the ice coolers away in the garage for good was a …

Big Rig Rving

by Sharon and Don<br>(Houston, TX)<p>Big Rig Rving<p>We often get strange looks in RV parks or when traveling down the highways in our Ford Sterling Big Rig …