Motorhome Types. Which is best?

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One question that is asked a lot is, “What type of motorhome should I buy?” There are so many types of motorhomes that there is no one answer that is right for everyone. Which is right for you depends on a number of things, including whether you’ll be living in it full time or using it part time, your budget, and personal preferences. Just as in purchasing a …

It’s Spring! Time for Maintenance

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The winter of 2015 seemed very long, with record snow and low temperatures around much of the country. Fortunately, the worst part of the winter is over and warmer weather is just around the corner. That means the start of RV season will quickly be upon us. If you want to get the most of your RV this year, now is the time to pull the RV out …

Hot Gadgets for Cold Weather

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With cold weather already here, you may be looking for ways to keep warm while you travel in your RV—or even at home for that matter! Here are a couple of gadgets that might help in that endeavor. Most RVers carry space heaters with them in the recreational vehicle. According to a recent study, that exact number is 84%. Most of these space heaters typically use 750 to …

Fire Preparedness

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Most of us are well aware of the things we need to do to prepare in case there is a fire. We check our smoke detector batteries and have an escape plan. Those are excellent things to do both at home and while traveling in your RV, and are highly recommended. There are a few more things you should do to stay safe in your recreational vehicle. Have …

The RV Owner as Handyman

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Owning an RV and being a handyman, or handy woman, go hand-in-hand. Like home ownership of the fixed to the ground models, the fixed with wheels models also require routine maintenance. Even if you can afford to have someone else do the repairs for you, when you’re on the road it may be nearly impossible to find someone to make repairs-especially if you are in remote areas. Then, …

Boondocking and Boondocking Etiquette

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If you are not familiar with the term “boondocking,” it means simply parking your RV in a place with limited or no facilities. The term originated when large retailers, such as Wal-Mart, allowed RVers to stay in their parking lots overnight. This practice benefited both the RVers, who stayed for free and the retailer, as the RVers would use this stop to stock up on groceries and other …

Volunteering on the Road

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Volunteering can put a whole new spin on RVing. Whether it’s stepping in after a natural disaster to help with the clean up, or helping out at a local food bank there are many ways to lend a hand to those in need. Here are a few examples of organizations that always accept helping hands. The Red Cross The Red Cross can be counted on to be at …