The minimalist approach seems to be all the rage amongst millennials and baby boomers these days. Even since downsizing from our fifth wheel RV to an even smaller motorhome, we’re discovering we are much happier having less. We are rethinking what’s really necessary in our day to day lives and are applying that tiny living concept to our RV lifestyle. Even shopping for simple everyday necessities like food, cooking supplies, and toiletries, the minimalistic approach requires special concessions. We’re going to show you some simple minimalist shopping hacks that will make van life and small RV lifestyle easier and less stressful.
Never in a million years did we think we’d being doing this thing called boondocking when we bought even our first RV. However, look at us now five years later. But it didn’t come without learning what to have and not have when we’re out there living off the grid in our fifth wheel. So before cold-starting your first boondocking experience, we’ve put together our recommended RV boondocking gear buying guide.
Being full-time RV nomads, we need to pay close attention to the care and maintenance of our fifth wheel and truck. Its a given that we are going to have repair vital components that will require even the basics of tools. So, we have compiled a list of our Top 10 RV Tool Bag Must Haves we think you should have in your tool box for your motorhome, travel trailer, camper van, truck camper or fifth wheel .
Can you believe it’s holiday time again? It seems like I just wrote last year’s Top 25 Gifts for RV and Campers! Well, it’s that time again to start shopping for your favorite RVer or outdoor enthusiast! Unlike those who don’t live in RVs or campers, these gifts are practical and necessary. No more goofy ties or tacky sweaters.
Our Most Popular Holiday Gift Ideas for RVers this year is chocked full of awesome goodies that you’ll even want to get for yourself!
I love a tidy home and prefer it to be organized. Even when I was a kid, my belongings always had their place. Its carried me all the way through my military and my adult life. I seem to have been gifted exceptional mad organizational skills. And now, I’ve channeled them into our RV. So, I asked myself, “why not share my How-To Guide to RV Organization and Storage”.
So, pour your favorite five-o’clock-somewhere, grab a comfy seat and come see how I did it…
Improvise and adapt; a common military phrase when you start with practically nothing or something less desirable and we make it great. The same holds true in our RV lifestyle.
Living quarters in RVs and campers are quite limited. But that doesn’t mean our world or journey is. We love to be outside, especially when the weather is kind to us. So, instead of sitting inside watching tv or working, we relocated ourselves to enjoy the outdoors. That means, we need to make an outdoor living space or outdoor living room. So, this is our way of improvising and adapting.
Having lived in our RV for several years, we still are on the lookout for bathroom storage ideas and organization hacks. Storage and organization is an integral part of comfortable RV living and transport. We can’t leave, what we call, ‘gear adrift’. Everything must be stowed safely and securely. But, what’s even better is these storage hacks can be used in the kitchen or galley and other locations in your RV.
So, we put together this reference and resource list of…
Window screen maintenance seemingly is one of the most forgotten or put-off chores even though we look at them everyday. When we lived in our S&B, we normally would clean them during our annual spring cleaning. However, in an RV, especially if living in it full-time, they will need more attention of cleaning and repairing. Depending if you have pets, kids, cook a lot or are in high areas of pollen and dust, it’s important to keep them clean and in working order.
When we attended the Xscapers Convergence in January 2017 in Quartzsite, I sat in on a workshop put on by our good friend and professional photographer who is also an RVer, William Trinkle aka “Bill”. We collaboratively put together this blog to show how to help set up some great shots to make your photos pop.
When it comes to the holidays or our birthdays, we get the standard, ‘we don’t know what to get you for Christmas’. Seriously? It’s not that hard these days with the plethora of blogs and sites that give great ideas. But since you’re already reading this, I’ll save you the trouble.