We’ve added 10 cool DIY fifth wheel modifications to make our RV interior living in tight quarters easier and more functional.
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 just the downtrodden, gypsies or vagabonds. It’s also become a way of mixing nomadic life with the minimalist lifestyle. 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.
Living in an RV has it’s challenges such as where to store everything from food to your cooking tools. Having prepared many meals in a small RV kitchen for several years now, we’ve finally mastered the art of small kitchen organization and storage. We admit, it can be a bit of a challenge trying to utilize every inch of kitchen storage space without having to sacrifice having easy access to our food, condiments, kitchen tools and supplies.
When you live in a small space, whether it’s an RV, tiny home, apartment or even boat, it makes you rethink what’s really important in your life. If your stuff is getting in the way of living, then it’s time to buckle down to declutter and organize your living spaces. Because when you free yourself of unnecessary clutter, you can focus on those more important things and enjoy life better!
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 from the truth for many, including us, who choose to live minimally in vans or even downsizing to small RVs and campers while enjoying freedom and travel.
Regardless if your RV refrigerator is powered by propane or electric, they need to operate at maximum efficiency to keep your food cold and from spoiling. Here’s how we maximize efficiency of your RV refrigerator with some great RV maintenance tips.
When we traded in our 42′ fifth wheel to our tiny 25′ Class C motorhome, we also had downsize our kitchen and bathroom accessories to fit our new minimalist lifestyle. Most of our RV kitchen and bathroom accessories didn’t fit into our tiny cabinets, drawers, and storage compartments. So, I had to come up with smaller solutions without sacrificing function and needs.
One of our least favorite chores as RV owners is emptying our gray and black tank. This means we need to have the proper storage of our motorhome’s sewer hose. Alas, we found an easy-to-install RV sewer hose storage carrier that to store our sewer hose aka the stinky slinky!
We all know that RV Kitchens are tiny and tight on storage space. But that doesn’t mean we have to compromise by limiting our kitchen necessities. It also doesn’t mean we should have to constantly worry about messes made going down the road. As RVers, we also have important other storage concerns such as weight and displacement. Since our fifth wheel and now our small Class C motorhome has even more limited space and weight capabilities, we needed clever and creative kitchen storage solutions.