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 [...]
We know what your first thought might be: I will not be RVing with my dogs. We understand where you are coming from, but with a few preparations, we know RV travel with dogs is easier than most think.
There are several things you will want to consider to ensure your dogs are safe, comfortable, and able to be themselves in your RV. Don’t put your travel dreams on hold because it is possible RVing with your dogs.
The first and foremost topic is safety when RVing with dogs. We highly recommend buying a seatbelt for your dogs when driving. We know it is your home on wheels, but protect your dogs with extended seatbelts.
Make sure you stop frequently when RVing with dogs. Pit stops are important for you and your canine. This will give your dogs the chance to stretch and play before getting back on the road. Give your dogs and yourself [...]
Many RVers, both veteran and newbie, consider buying a used travel trailer at some point. RVs are expensive in general, so this is a common cost-effective alternative that many people consider exciting. However, some find themselves stuck with a defective or damaged camper, as they didn’t know what to look for when they were searching for the RV. The goal of our RV buying guide is to help walk you through the process of buying used campers and to give you the knowledge to find a reliable, affordable RV that’s perfect for you.
When starting the process, try to write down what you’re looking for in an RV. Are you looking to go long distances, drive long-term, or short-term? After you’ve decided how you will use your RV, make a list of your requirements and the rest will be easy. You’ll only need to inspect the vehicle and test drive it. So let’s explore how [...]