5 Necessary RV Life Skills Before Hitting the Road

Before we set out for the open road in 2014, we had come to the hard-core realization that RV life is vastly different than living in sticks and bricks house. By sharing our RV life skills and how we do it now, we hope others won’t have to learn the hard way like we did. Bear with me in my tongue-in-cheek approach to keep things light in this blog piece. It’s what keeps things going for us. And, we’ll get to that in #5.

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RV Air Conditioner Inspection and Maintenance

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Earlier in this blog, we posted a great how-to tutorial on air conditioner vents and filter maintenance and cleaning.  This article pairs by showing you how to inspect and maintain the rooftop components of your RV air conditioning system.  Here’s another helpful how-to guide that will walk you through from getting on the roof to making sure your RV motorhome of towable RV’s air conditioner remains near perfect efficiency.

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RV Boondocking Gear Buying Guide

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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.

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Dakota Meadows RV Park Review – Prior Lake, MN

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Since our family lives in the southwest Minneapolis area, we stay at Dakota Meadows RV Park at the Mystic Lake Casino in Shakopee, Minnesota. Claimed as the Twin Cities premier RV Park, it is literally steps away from blackjack tables, slots and entertainment venues. It is also near Minneapolis’ Mall of America, Valley Fair, Cleary Lake Regional Park as well as many other fun things to do in the area.

However, our review may not be what you expect. Remember, we all have different journeys, likes and dislikes, perspectives and expectations.

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5 Reasons Why We Enjoy Boondocking in our RV

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We admit, our very first boondocking debacle absolutely sucked! We were so unprepared and inexperienced that we failed miserably! Since, we’ve learned, practiced, and mastered it (and still learning!). Now, we seriously can’t think of any reason why we need to go to a park or campground especially now that we’re more mobile in our 24′ Winnebago View. Read why we enjoy boondocking in our RV!

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