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  • 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…

  • RV Electrical: What You Need to Know

    When you reach into your fridge for that cold drink, do you wonder how it stays cold when the RV is not plugged into power? Today, we are walking through the basics of RV electrical. We will show you step by step or should I say component by component how that coffee pot turns on when you boondock. So let’s talk about what you need to know about RV electrical. RV Electrical Diagram Above is a diagram of an average RV electrical system. Not every RV electrical system will look exactly like this one. But they will be similar. The diagram has been simplified in an effort to make it…

  • 4 Corner RV Weigh: To Stay Safe in Your RV

    When was the last time you weighed your RV? I hope you didn’t just say never! Having your RV weighed is the number one thing you can do to keep your family safe while traveling in your RV. We recently completed a 4 corner RV weigh with our RV, and it was very eye-opening. So let’s break down what you need to know about weighing your rig.  Why Weigh Your RV Safety is the number one reason to periodically weigh your RV. Overloading your RV puts you and your passengers in harm’s way because it increases your risk for an RV accident. Tire Failure An overloaded RV can lead to…

  • Free Custom Travel Map in Minutes!

    Creating a free custom travel map is simple and easy with Google Maps. Many people are not familiar with this Google feature, so today, I will walk you through it step by step. Custom Google Maps also helps to make exploring a new location effortless! Our Free Custom Travel Map Our custom map includes all of our travels. I divided our map into several categories: RV in 2018, RV in 2019, family vacations, and locations the Navy sent us. I can layer them all together or separate them based on the category. It is a very simple process, so let’s get started! Log Into Google Before you begin creating your…

  • TSD Logistics RV Fuel Savings Card

    Have you heard about the TSD logistics RV fuel savings card? I am sure by now you have heard all about it from your RV friends. We think it is a great way to save money on your fuel budget. Today we are going to answer all your questions about the card, so keep reading! How Much Did the TSD Logistics RV Fuel Card Save Us? We’ve had the card for a couple of months and have been able to use it on four occasions. Pilot: 40+ gal / 0.49 per gallon savings / total savings $19.90 Loves: 44+ gal / 0.53 per gallon savings / total savings $23.34 Flying…

  • 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…

  • Tiffin Service Center: Changes after Drunk Driver

    We just finished a week-long stay in Red Bay, Alabama, to have repair work done on our Allegro RED. While there we discovered some changes to the Tiffin Service Center check-in procedure. A drunk Tiffin owner crashed their RV into a service bay during an angry rampage. Let’s talk about what really happened with that drunk driver and the new check-in procedure that followed. Our First Visit to Tiffin Our first visit to the Tiffin Service Center was in December 2018. We had a list of minor repairs for our Allegro 33aa. In the video below, we review the work we had done and what it cost us. Take a…

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