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    Plan Your RV Trip with Our Favorite Tools

    Have you started to plan your RV trip? We have several tools that we use every time we decide which direction to travel. These tools help us cut our camping budget and help to make trip planning a breeze! I will share our favorite trip planning tools with you in the order in which I actually use them.  Plan Your RV Trip with These Tools I will be giving you my tools in the order I actually use them. Of course, I start with the cheapest option first. 1. Boondockers Welcome If you have been following us on YouTube, you will know how much we love Boondockers Welcome (BW). This…

  • CUT CAMPING COSTS

    How to Cut Camping Costs: Our Top Tips

    Have you been thinking about ways to cut your camping costs? After traveling full time for over two years we have learned a few ways to cut our costs on the road. These tips will help you keep your campings cost low and on budget. Stay Longer  Campgrounds will usually provide discounts based on length of stay. Booking for a week may trip your nightly rate a bit. But booking for a month could slash your nightly rate up to 50%. Monthly stays are an excellent option for those needing to watch their camping budget. It also means less driving, which will save money on fuel! Fewer Miles Decrease the…

  • One Year Full Time RV Living Costs

    Are you wondering what one year of full time RV living costs would be? We just hit our second year of full time RVing, and we are happy to share a breakdown of our expenses throughout our second year. I hope it helps you to budget for life on the road.  Full Time RV Costs Vary When researching full time RV living you will find a wide range of budgets from many bloggers and YouTubers. There are many reasons for the huge difference in expenses. Below are just a few things that can vary from RVer to RVer that will have an impact on costs.  Type of RV Size of…

  • Our First Year Full Time RV: What We Learned

    Do you wonder what life will be like when you hit the road full time in your RV? Will it be as enjoyable as YouTubers make it out to be? Every RVer’s experience is different. We were told if you survive your first year then you’ve made it. Our first year as full time RVers came with many bumps in the road and so many learning curves. Today, we will share what we learned during our first year full time RV. Emotions When we first hit the road, we were excited but also very nervous. We were still learning the basics like how our RV works, how to find campgrounds,…

  • Setup and Break Down Checklists for Your RV

    Setup and break down checklists are important for every RVer not just newbies. Using a checklist will help prevent mistakes and keep you on track as you prepare the RV. Our Biggest RV Mistakes Mistakes during setup and break down can happen! Having a checklist will help you to avoid mistakes. Here are a few of the big mistakes we’ve made along the way. Power Cord Our first huge mistake happened while we were breaking down in the middle of a cold, pouring rain. Phil turned off the breaker the pedestal and walked to the passengers side of the rig. He then gave me the go ahead to pull the…

  • Camping Cocktails: Mexican Martini Recipe

    I am finally sharing my secret Mexican Martini Recipe! After living in San Antonio for a few years my love of margaritas has definitely changed. I went from a syrupy sweet margarita drinker and evolved to this yummy salty version. It is delicious! So much better than a mix from a bottle! Give it a try and let me know what you think. Mexican Martini Ingredients I always prefer to use what is on hand before I go out and buy more ingredients. So let’s talk about what is easily interchangeable and what will change the flavor of the Mexican Martini. Reposado Tequila Of course, you can use what the…

  • We Said No to Thousand Trails: BEST DECISION EVER

    Are you thinking about a Thousand Trails Membership? We thought about it before we went full time in our RV. But we said no to Thousand Trails. It is not a good fit for the way we RV. So many people ask us about Thousand Trails. We thought it was time to share all the reasons we decided not to join.  What is Thousand Trails Thousand Trails is a membership program with 81 campgrounds across the continental US. They offer several membership levels with different prices and rules for each. We won’t review every membership level, but let’s discuss a few levels to give you an idea of what it…

  • RV Electrical Myths: Busted!

    Have you seen all the RV electrical myths floating around on social media? After we installed Battle Born lithium and solar, we saw a lot of myths popping up in our social media comments. There is a lot of misinformation floating around and I thought it was time to set the record straight. So let’s do a little RV power myth-busting! Myth 1. Everyone Needs Lithium and Solar It really surprised me to see that a lot of people think they need lithium batteries and solar to be a full time RVer. This is simply not the case. Many RVers prefer to stay in campgrounds with full hookups and do…

  • Full Time RV and the Coronavirus

    Do you full-time RV? Are you trying to navigate life during the coronavirus outbreak? Are you trying to figure out if you should cancel travel plans? It has been such a confusing time for everyone. So let’s dig in a little bit. Full Time RV and Coronavirus Thank you to everyone who has emailed, texted, posted, and commented asking how we are doing. We appreciate you thinking of us during this time. We are doing well and we hope you are also healthy. Many people have asked us what are we doing during the outbreak. We are sitting still, waiting it out and practicing social distancing while avoiding public spaces…

  • Best RV Battery: Which is Best for You?

    Are you looking for the best RV battery for your RV? Not every battery will work in every RV for every application. So let’s break down each battery type and find the best Rv battery for your RV and your wallet. RV Electrical Before we get to the batteries you might want to check out our previous blog RV Electrical: What You Need to Know. It will take you through RV power flow and clarify some questions you may have. We also walk you step by step through RV Power in this video! Best RV Battery Types There are three main types of RV batteries. We are going to go…