RV Living – Share your Experience

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RV Living:  Share your Experiences

RV Living – ever have one of those days?    Sometimes our day-to-day
lives go smoothly, sometimes less than ideal.    But usually they are
interesting.   And the experiences that stand out the most…are often ones we want to share again and again.  

you have one of those RV moments – something that happened
while you were RVing, doing some maintenance or some other
RV-related experience?

Was it funny when it happened?   Or maybe it was a “misadventure”,
humorous only in hindsight.    Maybe it was something touching, an act of
kindness or just something that got you thinking.

And maybe it is
simply the story of how you live your RV lifestyle.   We remember when
we were just starting out.    We wanted to know about other RVers.    We are
all curious about how the “average RVer” spends their days. And since
we are all a little bit different in how we do things… your story, advice or tips will certainly be of interest to others.

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Moments Shared by Other Visitors

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My First RV Experience: How RVing Has Kept My Wanderlust Alive and Well 
I've always considered myself an outdoorsy kind of a woman. The thought of "glamping", as my daughter calls it, had never appealed to me. My husband Rowen …

Replacing Old Air Bags 
Replacing Old Air Bags (No, the suspension type).

Being the proud owner of "The Ole Texas T" (1990 Southwind), and priding myself in still being mobile …

We Can Laugh About It Now 
We were just starting out.. ,married 3-4 years. All we could afford is an old 1972 11 footcamper on a 1974 GMC pick up. A hand me down from a previous …

Unique US Map for your RV? 
OK, this might be hard to explain, but here goes...Many years ago I saw a small brass (?) "plaque" of the United States that you could attach somewhere …

RV Winter in November  
November 15. First real taste of Montana winter. It is freezing.

We have a 2004 Big Sky (Montana). Very nice trailer inside but we found out quickly …

The proverbial Winegard TV antenna destruction 
Well, I literally JUST bought and brought home this past saturday, a 1988 Winnebago Elandan. Got it home and proceeded to set it up and assess everything. …

Verde Valley Arizona
V-Bar-V Petroglyphs & Beaver Creek
How to get there: OK, look at your map and find Az I-17. See where AZ rte 179 (the road to Sedona)intersects? Well, exit I-17 there but, at the bottom …

Fulltime RVing Can Be Murder 
The year was 1976. Thirty three long and adventurous years ago when my husband and I made the decision to purchase our first travel trailer. With his …

Frozen RV Water Pipes 
Yet another lesson learned as part of the RV lifestyle. For those who brave colder climates in the RV, take note. If you apply heat to thaw out frozen …

Who gets locked INSIDE an RV??? 
My Husband and I had just started living in our RV fulltime. We were traveling from Montana to Idaho in early October so it was turning cool. When we arrived …

If You See The Trailer Rockin' It's Probably a Train... 
A favorite RV spot is located about 30 feet from active railroad tracks. We have camped here many times and are very familiar with the trains and the …

First time towing experience 
We were going to take a trip to Elk County, Pa. to do some elk viewing and needed a vehicle to do it. This would be the first time we ever towed anything …

RV Vacation? Hartford Connecticut 
Our first trip in our Fifth Wheel. After leaving Maine-without bicycles because they became loose and followed us dragging along the highway--they were …

Trip Shortcut ? Avoiding the Bermuda Triangle 
When I moved away from home, the first order of business was to find a shortcut for the many trips I would make "back home" to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. …

Mules Days In Bishop, California 
For all of you RVers who have never been to Mule Days in Bishop, California you're missing out on quite an adventure.

First, it will test …

"A Great Saint Patrick's Day Outing" 
My husband, Dave, and I belong to an RV club, "California Heartland", from the Central Valley of California. The club has a rally almost every month in …

10 Important RV Fuel Saving Tips 
Vacations can be costly enough as it is, and with RV travel being regarded as relatively affordable it is proving to be more and more popular. With rising …

"Our Dream Vacation Turned Into A Nightmare" 
If any of you have visited Pismo Beach, California you know what I mean when I say it's a place where you can just forget about your troubles and enjoy …

Indiana Attractions for your RV Adventure 
The Midwest gets an unfair reputation for being boring, especially on a road trip. If no one else, RV travelers know that there is always a gem hidden …

Beartooth Pass 
Bear Tooth Pass, Montana is a fantastic place. stop at the rest area at the top of the pass, and listen to the wind.

We agree that Beartooth Pass …

An RVer's birthday to remember 
An RVer’s Birthday to remember

If you …

RV Camping Europe 
RV Camping Europe

We can recommend a most excellent adventure: RV camping in Europe!

We traveled for three months via motorhome in western Europe, …

What Was That Noise? 
While traveling the 101 in CA, going up a sorta steep hill, we heard a loud POP! Instantly we lost power and barely made it over the crest and luckily …

My new friends from Morro Bay 
My husband, Dave, drove our RV to meet some of our friends in Morro Bay for a three-day vacation.

A nice cool breeze was blowing through the window, …

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Teenagers First Camping Trip 
On our last outing with the family in the mountains we were sitting around the campfire enjoying the evening. All of a sudden I heard this loud noise …

Alternator, Generator, Gas Can:
One Fun Trip
Thanksgiving weekend in 2003 seemed like a good time for my wife and I to visit our family in North Texas. Since we live in South Texas this was a trip …

Chicken Fried Steak 
Now I admit I am a Texan through and through, and I may be a little predjudiced about some things, but this needs to be told. We just got back from our …

A great discovery  
Maybe it's just us, but it seems like when we go to a doctor for a routine check-up, their first inclination for any minor issue is to prescribe a pill. …

You Can't Bring Horses here! 
We plan to go fulltime RV living when we retire in 2 or 3 years. For now we own a 4-Star 3-horse slant load with semi-living quarters. Dear Wife (DW) …

Even Santa could use a gift from God. 
About 25 years ago I was a State Park Ranger in South Carolina. I met this older man and his wife riding thru the campground on their golf cart. I can't …

British Columbia Camping is Fantastic 
British Columbia is a campers paradise. If you are a camper, be it tent camping, travel trailer or a full scale motor home, camping in BC is simply incredible. …

Land A Plane On Your RV? 
Here's a use for an RV you probably never thought of.... landing a plane on top of your RV!

Yes, you're seeing that picture right.... in this air show …

Belleayre Mountain New York  
Belleayre Mountain Ski Center , just off Route 28 in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York offers free overnight parking for RVs.

With miles …

RV Adventures 
RV Adventures with the Bristols:

George and Alice Bristol are first time RVers who

travel from Milwaukee Wisconsin to Southern California. They trace …

A Growing Desire to Hit the Road 
Today we reside in a fixed residence. The idea of unloading most of our stuff is gaining ground. I like the idea of living with less and retaining the …

An RV trip from nightmares 
We took our first RV trip on a summer day. We didn't know which camping spot to pick and ended up picking out one near the bathrooms for convenience. …

My Father's Word of Caution 
My husband & I had just purchased our first 5th wheel, a 2000 Coachman with one slide. When we towed it in, leveled it, we opened the slide out so my …

Watch the RV Sewer line 
Took the camper in to dump the black and grey water... Had the cheapest hose I could find and the camper had a hard-to-reach dump valve. Well, in order …

Elk and Cameron County: Best wildlife viewing 
If you love looking at wildlife up close, you need to go to Elk/Cameron Counties in Pennsylvania. Elk have been reintroduced to this state in these counties …

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RV Clubs Rally and Save You Money

RV clubs benefit RV wannabees, new and experienced RVers. Choose from
many clubs for campground discounts, rallies, magazines, services ideal
for RVers, and more savings.

Budget for RV Costs
Plan a budget for RV costs. Estimate RV costs, financing,
insurance, and living expenses. Enjoy your RV lifestyle more by planning

RV Internet Access:  

RV internet access is important while RV living.  Many fulltimers want
fulltime access and even part-time RVers want to be online and send
email.   How to stay connected is another RV lifestyle choice.

RV Rentals: Try before you Buy:   Guide to renting RVs. A great way to try out the RV lifestyle
firsthand, travel, and see new places. Advice and resources for renting.

Things To Do:  
The RVer has lots of options for things to do. Choices include
hiking, fishing, camping, golf, cycling, kayaking, line dancing and

RV Living as Fulltimers:   Ever wonder about the Full-time RV Lifestyle?  Explore the many
ways to RV full time.

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