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From coast to coast, America’s National Parks draw thousands and thousands of travelers to their phenomenal visitor centers, awe-inspiring landscapes, and exceptional outdoor experiences. For RVers, National Parks offer a place to set up camp and be inside of a preserved wilderness, which is what most of us RVers dream of. A desire to explore as many of the US parks as possible is what initially attracted us to the idea of full-time RV living and travel. Jordan Pond and The Bubbles in Acadia National […]
I recently bought a 1988 E250 Camper Van. Absolutely love it, unfortunately, the previous owners did not replace the AC gasket and this caused water to leak and to eventually damage the wood framing to a point where the ceiling began to sag. I have already ripped out the ceiling and some of the insulation. I am going to have to get the AC off of the roof (will replace with a skylight) and then will replace the wood framing since I don’t want the […]
Proposed Texas Senate Bill Criminalizes RV Parking Overnight A public camping ban in the entire state of Texas? It might just be a thing by the end of this summer. Texas Senate Bill 987 proposes a complete statewide prohibition to camping in public spaces. So what does that mean for RVers and campers? Who is affected? Let’s find out. Texas Senate Bill 987 Texas Senate Bill 987 was proposed by Senator Dawn Buckingham of Lakeway Texas. This bill is essentially a proposal to ban camping […]
What is a Landmark? From a towering spire to active volcanoes to an actual rain forest, Washington offers a wide variety of famous and impressive landmarks. An RV road trip is the perfect way to see everything that Washington has to offer! What are Some Famous Landmarks in Washington? Olympic National Park 2. The Space Needle 3. Mount Rainier National Park 4. North Cascades National Park 5. Snoqualmie Falls 6. San Juan Island National Historic Park 7. Puget Sound 8. Mount St. Helens National Volcanic […]
Nothing says, “My life is totally together” like a perfectly made bed. In fact, we’ve been told time and time again how making your bed is the key to success. But if you find the act of making your bed takes too long, we’ve assembled the fastest methods for each piece of the bed making process: Put on pillowcases by turning them inside-out and holding the corners. The corner of the fitted sheet with the tag always goes on the bottom left corner of the […]
Photo: PR Image Factory (Shutterstock) If you’re at all like me, spring cleaning can be something of a domino situation. I might start by cleaning the baseboards, but when I get to the stairs, I’m like, wow these handrails are dirty. And so on. By the time I’m done, I’ve also discovered coffee splashes on walls, cobwebs in ceiling corners, and the dustiest blinds one has ever seen—and I’m feeling rather disgusted with myself. I’m also feeling sore, because my back is not what it […]
“Everything has a life cycle and that life cycle changes,” said Dr. Sharma. “For example, cruise ships tend to have the longest life cycles, but when COVID hit, a lot of cruise ships were recycled. Otherwise, the shortest life cycle I’m seeing right now is in the offshore space, where we are seeing vessels 10 years old and even younger units being recycled. It is insane.” Image Courtesy GMS Dr. Anil Sharma is a wealth of knowledge on ship scrapping, having started GMS 25 years […]
Give it to me straight – how likely is a 4,000 mile trip without issues in a new grand design 247bh?
Just take it out somewhere close for a weekend and use everything to make sure it’s all working. Then if there’s anything major have it fixed under warranty. Being stuck by the side of the road would be a major mechanical failure, and thankfully those parts of the RVs (axles/springs/etc) are made pretty well and fairly robust. Most new trailer issues are more related to actually using it – electrical things not working, the occasional water leak. But you should be able to find that […]
Hi Everyone – new to RV lifestyle and currently looking for a good, reliable tow vehicle. My wife and I just picked up a 1978 Argosy 6.0 Minute (20ft, 3500 Dry Weight) and looking for an SUV to pull it. We’ve kinda been liking what we are seeing in the Mercedes SUVs and used you can get a pretty good deal on it. One other important note is we are planning to live out of this full time for the next few months (maybe year). […]
Logbooks are used in aircraft, ships and commercial trucks. In these applications, vehicle movement and maintenance are the key recorded functions. While RV logbooks are not a legal requirement for recreational vehicles, they are a great addition to any RV and offer a host of benefits. So what exactly can such a book offer the RV owner? Well, I can think of nine very worthwhile benefits. And while motorists may be tempted to use their smartphones for this task, nothing beats a good, old-fashioned book […]
LAVERNE “VERN” JACKSON Cedar Rapids Laverne “Vern” Jackson, 87, of Marion, passed away on April 13, 2021, at St. Luke’s UnityPoint Hospice in Cedar Rapids. A public visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. April 16 at the Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home. A private family service will be held at the Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories with burial following at the Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Following the continued guidance from health officials, physical distancing must be practiced, which requires a limited number of […]
By Russ and Tiña De Maris “The bigger the RV, the greater the loss.” Before you behemoth Class A folks get out your shootin’ irons, hang on and let the explanations begin. The bigger the RV, the more “stuff” we can load up, and the greater the chance of losing the stuff, somewhere in the rig. So the question is this: How do you keep track of your stuff? We’ve heard the high tech, the low tech, and the laughably sublime ways to keep track […]
Greetings, I have installed Renogy Rover 40A solar controller in our RV, attached to two solar panels. Initially controller seemed to function fine – yet at the dusk it turned completely off. It happened more than once – and yet, voltage across battery terminals is shown 12.81V with controller disconnected (fuse removed). Same voltage is shown on my inverter. With controller attached, voltage across terminals hooked up to the battery is jumping. Pictures attached. I have tried two different controllers at this point (both Rover […]
Depends on how far you are towing. If I am just getting my camper out to wash it and air the tires up around town I don’t mess with the WDH and the bars and all of that…. But if I had to tow down the interstate a long way I couldn’t do it without the WDH and the bars. It would pull too terrible and I wouldn’t feel comfortable. I pull a 36 ft Keystone Laredo with a 2012 F150 supercrew 3.5 ecoboost HD […]
I’ve been saving up for the last couple years, and should have enough budget in the next 2 years to get a Class C RV that we’ve been wanting. I know prices are high currently due to low inventory and increased costs of materials, however in the past have sudden price spikes (due to supply/demand) been sticky? Or is the general consensus that things will start to level out by the time I’m ready to buy? I’m hoping that in the next 2 years there […]
I actually hate generators. They are loud and I like to run off my solar setup as much as possible. HOWEVER. we’re camping in the desert this summer so AC is a must. We have a standard 15 amp dometic AC roof unit. What generator is recommended to actually start the AC? My current unit can’t start it.
- Anyone know which pex fitting I need for this? Tried filling my potable tank to test out piping after winter and all water just drained out of here. The plastic piece on bottom moves up and down but doesn’t come off. Gallery
Anyone know which pex fitting I need for this? Tried filling my potable tank to test out piping after winter and all water just drained out of here. The plastic piece on bottom moves up and down but doesn’t come off.
- Question about slide stabilizers. We have a Jayco Eagle 31’ 5th wheel. Do y’all use stabilizers? If so why? If not, why not. Trying to decide if these are necessary. We are newbies. Thanks Gallery
Question about slide stabilizers. We have a Jayco Eagle 31’ 5th wheel. Do y’all use stabilizers? If so why? If not, why not. Trying to decide if these are necessary. We are newbies. Thanks
Meet The Woman Who Is Full-Time RVing & Running Her Own Business Brooke is the incredible woman behind @behappedesigns . Her journey led her to full-time RVing and running her booming small business all online and from the road. Simply put, she is an “Iowa mom on an adventure of a lifetime running a handmade hat brand while traveling the US in an RV with my family of 5.” In this feature, Brooke shares her experience making the jump into full-time RVing, how she runs […]