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How to Save on Repairs with RV Protection

Article written by Wholesale Warranties, the leading provider of RV Extended Warranties direct to consumer.

When you set out on your RV adventure, you’re thinking about the freedom, the open road, and the endless adventures you’re about to have. The last thing on your mind is the likelihood of a breakdown on your unit, let alone the cost of repairs for the lifetime of your rig.

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Image credit - Member Nomad_Mobile_Motor_Lodge, on Instagram at @nomadmmlodge.
Image credit - Member Nomad_Mobile_Motor_Lodge, on Instagram at @nomadmmlodge.

I can hardly open Instagram these days without seeing a photo of another vintage trailer restoration or a skoolie conversion in progress. What fun! With this trend obviously growing, we hope this cautionary article might be timely and helpful.

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Top 9 reasons to buy a fifth wheel for full-time RV living
Top 9 reasons to buy a fifth wheel for full-time RV living

Are you thinking of buying a 5th Wheel? Are you debating between a fifth wheel and a travel trailer, or maybe even a motorhome? One of our members and blog contributors, Jack Huber, went through the process of deciding what to buy and details the top 9 reasons why he chose a fifth wheel for his rig.

1. Superior towing
2. Living space
3. More camping stability
4. Basement storage
5. No toad
6. Purchase Price
7. Cost of Operation
8. Access to smaller campgrounds
9. Major vehicle issues cause less living consequences

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Image: "Chevrolet 1956 210 Townsman Station Wagon Pulling Trailer" by bespha, licensed under CC BY 2.0
Image: "Chevrolet 1956 210 Townsman Station Wagon Pulling Trailer" by bespha, licensed under CC BY 2.0

RVing can work for almost any budget. You can buy a brand new diesel pusher bus for half a million dollars… or you can buy a used pop-up trailer for $1000 and tow it with the family minivan. If you’re looking to get started RVing on a budget, then a trailer will definitely be your cheapest option, but if you don’t currently own something that you can tow a trailer with, buying a second hand tow vehicle may also be in the cards.

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Anna Buys her First RV

For those of you who’ve followed along, you know that Boondockers Welcome is the brainchild of Marianne, who has been RVing for 18 years now along with her husband Randy. Marianne knows the ins and outs of boondocking, RVing on a budget, and getting the absolute best experience when travelling across North America in your RV.

And then there’s me.