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.
Quartzsite, in the past decades, has become a pilgrimage for traveling full-time RVers. The small, eclectic town draws hundreds of thousands during it’s tourist season in January and February. Quartzsite has become the Boondocking Capitol of the world. For some, its a one-and-done event. But for us, we find more cool places to see and things to do that keep our wheels pointed west on I-10.
If you’ve ever stepped foot into any RV toy hauler, you’re sure to notice how bland, boring and brown their interiors are. The decor lacks personality and zest. While I get that RV manufacturers are purposeful in their design concepts by trying to remain neutral to appeal to everyone, I still think they could try just a little bit harder to make the interiors more stylish and less masculine. Well, we made that happen to our former Heartland Cyclone toy hauler.
Typically, most RVers will tell you that going to Quartzsite is a one and done destination. Their reason for not returning is there’s nothing to do there…well, except one week in January which is what lured them to the sleepy little town. And even that, the popularity, allure and dynamics of Quartzsite has changed. However, so not the case for us! In the last days of 2018, we made our third pilgrimage to Quartzsite for different reasons.
Due to the state of our Country’s aging infrastructure and city water treatment facilities adding unhealthy chemicals, there is a growing concern about our Nation’s drinking water. And, adding in aging campground water systems loaded with contaminants and heavy metals, it’s no wonder the water tastes horrible and leaves spots on anything we wash. So, before hooking up our RV water hose to the campground’s water spigot, we connect it first, to our Clear Source Water Filter System.
Who better than those who are actually RVing to give great advice and suggestions on holiday gift ideas for RVers and campers!? In this segment, we went to several full-time RVers for great recommendations for RV supplies, entertainment, pet supplies and family RV gear!
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 than right here. This cool kid collection makes it easy for parents and grandparents to pick out age appropriate RV and camper themed toys to put under the tree, wrap-up for their little’s birthday or just because! Continue reading “RV and Camper Toys for Kids!”
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.
A couple years ago, we visited Joshua Tree National Park. We were forced to stay for a few days at a campground due to a storm and a short-term illness that forced us back to the pedestal. Trying to find a campground or RV park in the vicinity on Campendium, we found Joshua Tree Lake RV & Campground.
Camping season is over and it’s time to winterize your RV or camper before putting it into storage. Regardless if it’s a motorhome, travel trailer, fifth wheel, truck camper or even camper van, proper winterization procedures are necessary for all of your RV’s systems and components. Here’s a great how-to-guide.