RVs come in many shapes and sizes, each with their own unique set of benefits and drawbacks. Although all the information can be quite overwhelming, knowing a few simple facts can make the decision process easier. Depending on how often you RV, where you go, if you’ve previously owned an RV, and why you’re RVing in the first place will narrow down your choices. Most people find themselves choosing between a Class A and a Class C RV. Class A RVs are the biggest on the market, with Class Cs are considered small RVs. Although bigger RVs definitely have their benefits, we’re going to take a look at why small motorhomes are a good investment.
Typically, families and older couples have made up most of the RV community, but something about the fresh air and complete freedom is attracting a whole new crowd. Crazy, right?
In recent years, younger, and more frugal, people [...]
We’ve reached the time of the year of rainy days and strong winds. Whether or not you enjoy this kind of weather, this can make spending time in an RV quite uncomfortable if you don’t properly prepare for winter RV living. It’s important to educate yourself on how to winterize a camper so you don’t spend all your time cleaning out your flood camper, freezing in your jacket, or struggling with a frozen plumbing system. Luckily, everything you need to winterize RVs can be found in almost any RV parts store.
During the coldest season, the campers plumbing system and the engine can freeze up, so antifreeze is a necessary component to winter RV camping. Alcohol-based antifreeze is the cheapest form available, however, it is unpopular in the RV community, as it leaves a bad aftertaste in the water system and dries it out. The best RV antifreeze would be a Propylene Glycol antifreeze. [...]
The life of an RVer is pretty easygoing. You can go to a National Park or a small beach town in Maine whenever you want, with whomever you want. It’s just you, your imagination, and the open road. But as carefree as that life may seem, there are some responsibilities that come with owning and operating an RV. For example, you’ll need to be aware of the RV parking laws such as the restrictions of overnight RV parking and camper parking. RV parking laws vary from state to state, so the whole issue of parking requires quite a bit of strategic planning.
Many RVers solve this problem by scheduling certain camper parking spots months in advance. However, for people living out of their RV or who are constantly on the road, finding free RV parking or overnight RV parking can be complicated. Let’s take a look at the RV parking laws in California.
Recreation Vehicles add excitement and adventure to the lives of many. Frequent trips or a life on the road make for a good quality of life. However, RVs are also a big investment, so it’s important to know how to protect your RV from sun and other damage so that it has a long and healthy life.
Since many people don’t have climate-controlled storage facilities at their disposal, asking the right questions like “should I build a roof over my camper” or “should you cover your RV in the winter” can mean the difference between a fully-functioning or a damaged RV. Next, you just have to take action.
So, should you cover your RV in the winter? Short answer: absolutely.
RVs can suffer all kinds of damage from snow and other extreme weather conditions that are present in the wintertime. If ice and snow build up on or around the camper, it can [...]