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  • RV Terms for Newbies

    I was reminded the other day how many terms we use when talking about RVing. Boondocking, dry camping, Harvest Host, and chocks are just a few of the words that could be confusing for newbies. I thought it was time to spell out a few RV terms for Newbies. If you think of an RV term that you think should be added to the list please share it in the comments. If it is added to the list I will credit you or your website. Thanks in advance for sharing your knowledge with us all! 5er – slang for a 5th Wheel. AF 1 – Air Force One (see definition).…

  • Purging for Full Time RVing: Tips to Purging Stress Free

    For anyone planning to RV full-time purging can seem an impossible task. Before hitting the road decisions must be about every single item you own. It is incredible how much stuff we accumulate during our lives. Once you decide to sell it all for full time RV life, it is hard to know where to begin. Here are some practical tips that will help you purge without feeling overwhelmed. Stop Buying It may sound simple, but it can be challenging to completely change your thought processes when it comes buying to stuff. Before you purchase anything, ask yourself this simple question: Will I move it into the RV? If the…

  • Boondocking: Water Saving Tips

    We have learned a lot since the first time we unplugged from the pedestal and tried our hand at boondocking. We were so nervous about running out of water or just doing it wrong! Today we are going to share some of the water-saving tips that we have learned along the way. Maybe they will help you unplug a little more often and for a little longer. 1. Navy Showers I am sure you have heard about this is a water-saving technique. But for those of you who have not heard of this type of shower, I will explain it to you. The steps are simple: Hop into the shower,…

  • Camp Hosting: What You Need to Know

    Are you considering a camp host position? Have you workamped in the past? Have you wondered what do I need to know to camp host? There are a lot of benefits to camp hosting. If you are looking for a way to augment your income on the road, this may be the perfect fit for you. Let’s talk about camp hosting, review some tips to help you navigate the application process and tips to make your camp hosting job a huge success. What is Camp Hosting Camp hosting, park hosting, and workamping are all terms used to describe working while living in your RV. They all include any activity that…

  • RV cooking

    RV Cooking Tips & Meal Planning

    Cooking in an RV is not that much different from cooking in a sticks and bricks. You can still make all of your favorite foods and fill all those hungry bellies! Trust me no one will starve and that includes Phil! But there are a few things to think about before dinner is made. Today, I thought I would share some RV cooking tips that I have learned since I hit the road full time. Plan Meals Based on RV Hookups I plan our meals based on what hookups we will have. Although, our Battle Born batteries can handle everything I throw at them they will still eventually need charging.…

  • Progressive EMS

    Progressive Industries EMS PT50x or PT30x for RVers

    Protecting the RV’s appliances, electronics, and electrical systems are a top priority for us. The last thing we want to do is fry our equipment or worse, start a fire! Our Progressive Industries EMS PT50x RV surge protector gives us peace of mind every time we plug into a pedestal. One of the very first purchases we made for the RV (Ruby), even before we had physical possession, is our portable Progressive Industries EMS PT50X.  What is that you ask?  It is an Electrical Management System with Surge Protector for 50-amp service. Progressive also has a unit for 30-amp service. The goal of the surge protector is to protect the…

  • Google Map

    Create Your Own Travel Map for FREE!

    Creating your own travel map is a very simple process and free with Google maps. I love keeping track of everywhere we have traveled and watching the colors of the map multiply after every update. I will walk you through the process of creating your own travel map step by step. Step 1 Log into google. If you forget to log in you will not be able to save all of your locations and all your hard work will disappear as soon as you close the page. If you don’t have a Gmail address you can create one very easily. Click here: Google and then click create account. Also, be…

  • RV Dog Gizmo

    Tips to Keep Your Pet Safe in the RV

    Are you planning to hit the road with your pet? There are a few safety considerations while RVing with pets. We have been traveling with Gizmo for over a year and he loves it! I highly recommend taking your pets with you on the road and letting them explore all the sights and smells along the way. Here are a few things we have learned about taking our sweet dog on the road. RV Considerations If you are in the market for an RV be sure to consider your pet when making the purchase. Some of the things to think about include: Will your pet be able to enter and…

  • RV Trip Planning Tips: Step by Step

    Every RVer has its own way of RV trip planning. These RV trip planning tips will make planning fast and easy. When we started our full-time RV journey trip planning made me so nervous. I was afraid I would do it wrong (whatever that means) or end up at a crappy campground which happens to everyone eventually! But now, after months of practice, I finally figured out what works for me. And after a few months, you will find your rhythm too. Here is my process for planning our routes and finding campgrounds. Hopefully, this will help as you jump into route planning mode. RV Trip Planning Step 1: Choose…

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