When you're first starting the RV life it can be very overwhelming. Checklists for departing, arriving, etc. can be very helpful in ensuring you don't make mistakes. After a while, it seems to become second nature but even a seasoned RVer can benefit from having a checklist. We've posted a few articles recently about common mistakes RVers make, having a checklist can certainly help to prevent some of those mistakes.
Whether you are a rookie or have been camping in RV’s for years, you can make a mistake now and then. Even I have made foolish mistakes, and I’ve been RV’ing for several years now.
Whether you are a rookie or have been camping in RV’s for years, you can make a mistake now and then. Even I have had foolish errors in judgment, and I’ve been RVing for several years now.
We know there are many RVers out there that enjoy their walkie-talkies (hello parking communication!). We've personally used them when in areas with little reception while caravaning or while parking the RV. That's why we were happy when Midland Radio reached out to us to offer our members a discount as well as an informative blog post. Read all the way through for a discount code to purchase your own radio.
Some of you may have had the privilege of staying at Alabama Vagabonds' host location, Big Daddy's Grill, Fish River Paradise. If you have, you will know that these hosts have been waiting several years to live out their RVing dreams. Well, they finally sold the business and are currently living life on the road. While we're extremely sad to lose such a great host, we are so happy they now get to be guests. Such is the purpose of this great community! With over 178 glowing references, we know you will miss them as well but have no fear, he may be visiting you soon. See our interview with him below.
Boondockers Welcome was originally designed to offer guests a safe place to boondock for a night or two. As we grew, so did our hosts' generosity with many offering electric and water. However, some guests may not realize what is needed to take advantage of a host's generous offer. Thankfully GTS1544, a popular host, has written a very informative article on what guests should prepare to bring in order to connect properly to a hosts' electric or water connections.
If you have been traveling in an RV for a while you know that campground prices can be really expensive. Especially when they add up while you are on an extended vacation or traveling full-time. Here are some of the sites and apps we have found that can help with the expense of camping:
- Boondockers Welcome
- Passport America
- Good Sam Club
- National, Provincial, and State Parks
- Harvest Hosts
Here are five camping apps we use and love:
4. Reserve America
Buying your first RV involves a lot of decisions, the first of which will probably be deciding what kind of rig is right for you. While there are many different options, they can generally be divided into two different camps: Motorized (a.k.a. "motorhomes") and non-motorized (a.k.a. trailers and fifth wheels). Here's a quick rundown of some of the pros and cons of the two.