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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…

  • 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…

  • 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 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…