Van life has become quite popular in the past few years. No longer is the stigma of ‘living in a van down by the river’ for the downtrodden, gypsies or vagabonds. It’s actually become an incredible way of nomadic life and minimalism. So, if you’re thinking of trying the van life yourself, you’ll want to read how to prepare and downsize for van life or tiny living.
When we first started full-time RVing, our biggest concern was how to find RV parks and campgrounds that would accommodate our RV fifth wheel toy hauler. However, now, we have a different concern. Trying to find places to park our RV due to the pandemic. But, it’s easy if you know what resources are out there and know where to look.
Living in a van down by the river is a figurative expression meaning being a complete failure at life, a drain on society. However, nothing could be further than the truth for many, including us, who choose to live minimally while enjoying freedom and travel. So, fasten your seatbelts! We’re going to take you on a wild ride showing you how downsizing RVs works for us…and maybe give you that nudge to do it too!
As I post this, we are in the middle of a huge world health crisis; the COVID 19 Coronavirus Pandemic. That reason alone should encourage us all be proactive about our health. But, as full-time RVing travelers, this can present it’s owns set of challenges due to businesses and restaurants closings, and outdoor recreation limitations. Adding to insult, employment numbers plummeting or employees being forced to stay home while work remotely and being cooped up the whole fam damily!
If you’re wanting to take your motorhome, fifth wheel or other camper boondocking or dispersed camping, it’s important to strategically plan everything for your RV boondocking adventure. From gray and black tank management, water conservation to grocery shopping and menu planning, we will show you how we prepare your RV for boondocking. This will take your off-the-grid camping experience to a whole new level.
Did you know that half of those living on the road lack emergency supplies in the event of a disaster? Having an RV Emergency Go Bag or bug out bag, is as important as having a water hose in your motorhome or camper. You’ll need it should you need to evacuate due to weather, area gas leak, fire, flooding or other unforeseen emergency event.
Being full-time RVers, it’s extremely important that we be thorough with all of our vehicle and RV maintenance because this is our home. But also, to drive sensibly and defensively. By doing so will help us avoid roadside emergencies and accidents. Whether you drive a motorhome or pull a fifth wheel or travel trailer camper, we’ll show you how we practice safe RVing. Continue reading “10 Ways to Avoid Roadside Emergencies and Accidents”
As we completed our 5th year as full-time RVers or as they say in the RV community ‘nomadiversary’, I felt compelled to write about how our lives have changed. Here’s our candid view of RV Life: what we’ve learned as full-time travelers and some tips on how we deal with issues and circumstances that surround our RV lifestyle.
Now that we are grandparents, we’re always on the look out for cool RV and camper toys to buy for our grandson. And what better timing to showcase our favorite hand-picked collection. This cool kiddie RV and camper toy collection makes it easy for parents, grandparents, family and friends to pick out age-appropriate RV and camper toys to put under the tree, wrap-up for their little’s birthday or even just because! Continue reading “Must Have RV and Camper Toys for Kids!”
There seems to much talk amongst RVers regarding Walmart overnight RV parking policy. Is it fact or is it fiction? And, if it is fact, the question remains, “what led Walmart to roll up their welcome mat”? Well, we’ve done our research…