The biggest downfall to RV boondocking is having to tear down camp to go empty our motorhome’s or camper’s sewage holding tanks. But what if we told you that we’ve figured out how to empty our RV black tank without even moving our fifth wheel? See how we do it without losing our boondocking site!
Some RV manufacturers seem to have missed the mark on simple necessities such as paper towel and toilet paper holders in their motorhomes, fifth wheels, and travel trailers. So, after living in our fifth wheel, we’ve added some custom interior RV modifications that were out of necessity while others were to make our RV more aesthetically comfortable.
Living, traveling and camping in an RV can present anxious moments in the event of significant weather events. Severe weather events can pop up and escalate quickly; catching you and your family off-guard if you’re not prepared. RVers and campers must always have a plan of action in dealing with inclement weather responsibly. Knowing when to seek shelter or evacuate will be key to not becoming a statistic and can save you and your family’s lives.
When downsizing from our Kentucky home to our RV, we knew we’d have lots of challenges ahead. But those challenges become a whole other ball of yarn when it’s come to RVing with cats. From where to put the litter box to finding their favorite napping spots in our RV, we had to re-learn it all. We had to figure out how to accommodate their needs as well as create an environment where we all can survive. We’re living proof that you can RV with cats and want to share our experiences on the road as full-time RVers.
Medical conditions requiring a CPAP device and other electronic medical equipment shouldn’t preclude you or your family from enjoying the RV lifestyle or camping in the great outdoors. But face it, there are issues RVers and Campers must contend when it comes to medical devices. In general, RVs lack the necessary accommodations and adaptations for CPAP device placement and electrical requirements. So, we’ve put together a great guide to help get you on the road to blissful sleep with your CPAP and other electrical medical equipment.
Some older RVs motorhomes or campers may not be welcome at some RV parks because of the 10 year rule. Your RV may be denied entrance or even a reservation because its’ age. Does your motorhome, older fifth wheel, travel trailer or other RV fit in this criteria?
Whether you’re on an RV camping vacation or living full-time in a motorhome or camper, there are ways to help you from becoming a victim of crime. There are precautions and safety measure you can take to make it more difficult for criminals to take what’s yours or threaten your family members. Even when boondocking in a remote location, camping off the grid or even parking at a popular campground, personal safety and RV security should be your top priorities to help keep you and your family safe.
RVs and Campers having smaller interior living spaces and are much more prone to unwelcome more pungent odors quickly. To mitigate and control what’s stinking up your RV, you’ll first need to know identify the odor and where they are coming from. Then, you’ll need to know how to tackle nasty odors in your motorhome or camper and keep them from coming back. But reaching for toxic sprays and chemicals isn’t the answer.
During the first six months of full-time RVing in our Winnebago View, we drove our motorhome without a towing a toad vehicle. However, we found that we wanted more freedom to explore once our motorhome is parked. So, we decided on a Jeep Wrangler (JK) off-road vehicle so we could diversify and expand our adventures. So, having experienced RVing in a motorhome with and without a toad vehicle, we want to share the pros versus cons of towing.