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RV personalizing — putting your stamp on your ride. Personalizing your RV can be an expensive proposition if you opt for custom body paint, graphic designs and pricey interior treatments. But you don’t have to spend big bucks to make your RV uniquely customized for your own tastes. Inexpensive automotive contrasting pin striping ... Read More

How to Shop at a Farmers Market | RV Activities

How to Shop at a Farmers Market One of our favorite activities while RVing is to check out farmers markets. These agricultural events provide a great opportunity to shop for fresh and locally grown fruits and vegetables, sample some great food, talk with the locals and enjoy live music all in one location. You know where the food you purchase comes from. The growers are right there ... Read More

RV Travel Checklists for Pre-Trip Walkaround Safety

There are many things that must be done when breaking camp with your trailer or motorhome. Often, a checklist is followed to assure that each item has been readied and checked before hitting the road. Generally, the last item to be completed is a full walk around. This involves the driver walking entirely around the vehicle and checking ... Read More

RV Floor Plan: The Right Layout for Your Travel Lifestyle

RV floor plans — finding the right layout for your lifestyle. There are many decisions to be made when purchasing an RV. But whether it is a motorized unit, a fifth-wheel or a travel trailer, one of the most important choices is the floor plan. After all, you will spend most of the time using the interior functions and features. There ... Read More

How to Travel with Pets: 12 Tips for Happy Pet Travel

Use these 12 pointers for happy pet travels on your next RV excursion. Ready to hit the road with your pet? Don’t leave home without carrying this handy checklist on your travels. 1) Check in with the Vet A pre-departure vet exam can spot potential health problems and ensure that your pet is current on core vaccines required by pet-friendly establishments. ... Read More

RV Safety: The Essential RV First-Aid Checklist

RVers, especially road wandering or boondocking types, are often far from first aid treatment options in the event of accidents, burns, cuts and abrasions, sickness, etc. If you encounter the need for medical treatment, do you have the necessary elements of medical treatment in your on-board first aid kit? There are many pre-packed First Aid kits on the ... Read More

RV DIY: How to Be a Pro at the Do-It-Yourself RV Life

For many, the RV lifestyle involves travel and destination relaxation. For some, tinkering and maintenance chores are also part of the RV experience and hobby. Not only do they enjoy this activity, but it also protects their investment in this lifestyle/hobby. In addition, a certain pride goes along with successfully maintaining or repairing your own rig. However, ... Read More

Cleaning an RV: 5 Cleaning Shortcuts to Improve Your Life

Cleaning an RV: 5 Cleaning Shortcuts to Improve Your Life The less time and energy spent tidying up the RV, the more time for fun and adventures. Maximize your space and make your RVing trips more enjoyable with these 5 Fabulous Cleaning Shortcuts for RVers. Vertical Space - Keeping a clean RV has a lot to do with how you use your space. By maximizing ... Read More

RV Stoves: Electric Induction or Propane | Good Sam Roadside

RV electric induction or propane? Which is the best cooking solution for you? Through the years, propane gas has been the go-to for RV cooking fuel. This worked well, as propane also was used for the hot-water heater as an additional fuel for the refrigerator and for the furnace to heat the interior of the RV. But since then, things have changed. Many motorhomes have been sold as ... Read More

Winter Camping Tips & RV Troubleshooting for Cold Weather Issues

Hi, Folks! I hope you had a nice holiday! I’ve got a mixed bag of questions this month, covering things like leaks, condensation, stability, and noise. Be sure to send your RVing questions to [email protected] Hi Mark, We have an Eagle Cap truck camper with a slide. When on the Oregon Coast this fall we had a lot of hard driving rain. The forward and back of the slide leaked water into ... Read More



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