Road Trips mean fun and adventure. They also can mean long trips on the highway. Although you may not want to spend your time rushing to a destination, you don’t want to spend your time wasted by taking long stops at a gas station. Many people find that they look up on the GPS of their phone how long a route “should” take them, but they often are thrown off when they miss deadlines and show up late to their destination. Often resulting in leaving people waiting or even getting too groggy to continue and having to park for the night.
To avoid this we’ve realized that there is a better way. Technology has advanced the way we travel so that we can maximize efficiency in our stops and help us get to our camping destination on time.
If you don’t have a strategy for making sure that you are quick in and quick out you’ll realize that time creeps up on you. Here are our top 3 apps that we use to maximize our RV Travel Efficiency. Read the rest of this entry »
So you just bought a new 5th Wheel, Travel Trailer or maybe you bought a Class A or C and are going to be pulling a Tow Dolly. Are you ready and prepared to tow it out on the Open Road? Here are just a few tips to consider before heading out so you can safely get to your destination. Read the rest of this entry »
Glamping is “Glamorous Camping” and it’s a hot trend right now. We’ve found that Glamping in an RV is the perfect way to go, especially for full timers. You get all the benefits of Glamping with limited downside.
The most common ways to Glamp are tents, yurts, cabins or RVs. Some companies set up cabins, yurts or RVs so all you have to do is show up and everything is set up and taken care of for you. Tenting and Yurts can be fun but you have to deal with setting them up and taking them down. RVs are our favorite because once you’ve set up your RV for Glamping, the only time you have to do any work is when you move locations.
You can Glamp anywhere. Many people choose to Glamp in the middle of nowhere which we’ve done. But another option is to stay at one of the many RV Resorts across the United States. These resorts are usually in scenic areas with all the best outdoor adventure activities such as Hiking Trails, Kayaking, Basketball, a Baseball Field, Pickleball, Mini Golf, Tennis, and so much more! Read the rest of this entry »
With the summer winding down, the sweltering heat is cooling off also. Although many RVers are still running their AC during the day. To avoid being AC dependant, here are some tips on keeping cool without the AC.
Switch to LED lights
Many of the new RVs are coming standard with LED. If you have Halogen lights they will cause a big difference in the heat that is put out.
If you park under the shade of a tree and block the solar energy from hitting your RV it will dramatically effect the temperature inside. If you can’t park near the shade of a tree park where your awning will block the sun from hitting the side of the RV during the warmest part of the day. Read the rest of this entry »
Everybody loves camping until the RV breaks down. 30% of RVs will need work by the 2nd year. How can you avoid being part of this demographic? Here’s a list of the most common breakdowns and how to avoid them.
Engine trouble is the most common RV repair.
The interesting thing is that most of the issues aren’t big failures. They are from small issues that have been neglected that turn into larger issues. Some of the most common issues are incompatible coolants, a filter that needs to be changed, and even putting in the wrong type of fuel. Get to know your vehicle and create a cheat sheet email for common maintenance references. Read the rest of this entry »
When you are RVing you are small space living. When you are living in a small space a little bit of clutter makes a bigger difference than a little bit of clutter in a big space. Studies show that having a clean living space reduces stress and adds to your overall health.
There are two major reasons people deep clean their RVs at the end of the summer:
- School starts and people park their RV for the Winter
- Snowbirds get ready to head down South
RVers all across the country are enjoying these low gas prices, but what if you could lower your gas expense even more? The more you save on gas, the more you can spend on quality experiences during your travels. Here are our tips to put more money back into your pocket.