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Transform your RV into a luxury hotel Add a bit of luxury to your RV

Have some gift cards burning in your pockets after the holidays? Why not invest in your RV! All of us enjoy being pampered from time to time. However, not all of us can afford a regular 5 star hotel experience. However, with a few particular additions to your RV, your can transform your next camping adventure into a luxurious retreat. Read on for five small items that can almost make you believe your RV is a 5 star hotel.

#1 Luxurious towels

Splurge on fluffy, high quality cotton towels. There is nothing like a plush, soft towel to make you feel like you’ve been transported to a spa. Look for towels that are not only 100% cotton, but also made of MicroCotton. [...]

Winter RV Camping Essentials Keep that RV running

Didn’t make it out in your RV as much as you hoped this past summer? If you’re itching to get away to the great outdoors and willing to brave the cold, it may be time to plan a winter RV trip. If you’re planning on continuing to use your RV throughout the winter, there are a few winter RV Essentials you’ll want to stock up on.

Heat Source

One of the most important essentials is staying warm. You will want some sort of heat source for your RV. This can include electric fireplaces, a furnace, or a space heater. If you have a larger RV or motorhome, it likely came standard with an electric fireplace. Medium-sized rigs like Class C’s and travel trailers typically include a combination heating/AC system with [...]

Unsavory but Necessary

Dump stations are one of those aspects of RV life that are not entirely pleasant, but are entirely necessary. If you’re using your RV, you’re likely using your RV bathroom. If you’re using your RV bathroom, you’re going to need a dump station. A dump station is a place where raw, untreated sewage can be sent into the sanitary sewer system. Using a dump station to dump raw waste is not only the safest, but also most responsible way to dispose of raw human waste. It is illegal to dump raw waste in the wild, and you can get a ticket if you choose to do so.

How do I find a dump station?

There are some typical locations that often have dump stations. These include:

  • State Parks
  • National Parks
  • RV Parks
  • Campgrounds
  • [...]
Preparing for the inevitable

If you use your RV regularly, chances are that sometime during a trip you are going to need to fill up your RV tires. However, this is not always as simple as pulling into the pump at the gas station with your car. RV’s can be hard to maneuver around gas station air pumps, and station pumps are often limited in the PSI you can go up to. This means that you might not be able to get a high enough PSI for your large rig. So what can you do when you need to fill up your RV tires when you’re on the road?

Truck stops are your new best friend

Truck stops are designed for larger vehicles, making filling your RV tires at their air pumps that much easier. Many [...]

RV Decluttering Guide Make the most of your space

The blessing and the curse of the RV is the amount of space available to you. The ability to scale back on “stuff” and get out to enjoy nature and the outdoors is phenomenal. However, if you’re traveling extensively you will need to make the most of the space you have.

There are several tips and hacks for making the most of the limited space in your RV, all while not making your rig feel cluttered or stuffed to the gills.

Use packing and unpacking lists

If you’re traveling by airplane and limited to a carry-on, you are likely to be very selective when you pack. When you have an entire RV before you it can be tempting to go by the method of “oh, just throw it [...]

Why you need to know

If you own an RV, it is quite important that you familiarize yourself with the batteries. You also want to become aware of all the different options, as well as the drawbacks and benefits of each. Learning these pros and cons can help you make the best battery choice for your RV and extend its lifetime.

Different Types of RV batteries

If you ever need to replace a battery in your RV and you want to do the work yourself, it’s important to know the different types of batteries. The specific battery types will depend on the specific components of your RV. For example, if you can drive your RV and use home appliances, it will come with more than one kind of battery to perform both functions at the same [...]

How to find the perfect campsite Know the Right Questions

Are you knee deep in summer travel plans? Are you searching for the perfect campsite location? We have several questions that are key to answer in your hunt for the perfect campsite. Answering these questions will make your search much more straightforward.

Question 1 : What hookups do you need?

What hookup does your RV require – 30 or 50 AMP? Conversely, if you’re planning on staying in a tent or have a much smaller rig, you will not want to shell out the dollars for a 50 AMP spot if that hookup is unnecessary. Most camping locations will allow you to narrow your search by hookup.

In addition, you need to consider whether sewer hookup is a must. Some of the prettiest and more remote campsites [...]

Top 5 Pros to Renting Out your RV Join the movement of RV renting

With gas prices soaring, you may not be driving your RV quite as much this summer. However, rather than having your RV sit idle this summer, consider fueling more trips by renting out your RV. RVs – whether purchased or rented – are in high demand. With this increase in demand, there are multiple outlets from which you can rent your RV. These companies streamline the process, even providing insurance to give you peace of mind. If you’re considering renting out your RV, check out the top 5 pros.

Pro #1: Maintenance Motivation

A used RV is a maintained RV; an unused RV is often an un-maintained RV. If an RV sits in storage for a long time, pests can make their home, [...]

Hit the road with the family

You have likely already started to dream about and plan for your summer RV travels. If you’re planning on hitting the road with the whole family this summer, it’s important to think through your packing list. Here are a few tips when making the RV family packing list to make sure everybody is ready and stocked to have a great time.

Attire Clothing

Kids tend to get dirty, especially when camping. None of us want to over pack, but with little ones in tow, it’s wise to have a couple outfits a day for a least a five day period. It’s wise to use laundromats on the road to lessen the amount you pack; however, laundromats may not always be easily accessible. Pack items that are easily interchangeable with each [...]

Top Ten Mistakes New RV Owners Make Welcome to the RV world!

In the past few years, RV ownership has sky-rocketed. With all of the uncertainties that surround us, an RV can give both peace of mind and the freedom to explore. However, if you’re new to the world of RVs, there are a few mistakes to be avoided. These mistakes are often made by those inexperienced in RV travel.

Mistake #1: Trying to travel too far in one day

Many new RV drivers will try to push their distance to the max, but that’s a quick way to wear yourself out and make the trip more unpleasant. A good rule of thumb to follow is arrive by 3pm or drive 300 miles – stop with whichever of those happens first.

Mistake #2: Packing too much

You [...]

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