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How to Find and Kill Mold in Your RV

Many people underestimate how quickly mold forms. It travels through the air, making it especially difficult to kill. For example, touching the affected area releases mold spores, which encourages them to land elsewhere. As soon as they reach another surface, they...

Why You Should Consider a Composting Toilet for Your RV

With the many kinds of camper toilets that exist today, you may be wondering if a composting toilet for an RV is the best choice. Their design is both unique and innovative, as they do not require water or hookups. Plus, they are easy to empty! Because you can easily...

9 Easy Tips for Cleaning Your RV Rubber Roof

Camper maintenance is the best way to keep its value and prevent damages. Therefore, we've provided you with 9 easy tips for cleaning your RV rubber roof. Over time, oxidation will begin to destroy your roof. When this happens, water seeps into your ceiling, walls,...

Can I Use Flex Seal on My RV Roof?

I have had many people ask me the question Can I Use Flex Seal on My RV Roof? In fact, I've asked myself that question once or twice. So, I decided to find the real answer once and for all. The short answer is - yes, you can use flex seal on your RV Roof! However, you...

RV Camping in Humboldt Redwoods State Park

RV Camping in Humboldt Redwoods State Forest is a great way to see the giant redwoods in Northern California. There is a lot to do and see here from driving along the Avenue of the Giants to taking in all that nature has to offer. Including seeing some of the black...

Do I Need Wheel Chocks for an RV or Travel Trailer?

Wheel chocks are necessary for your RV or travel trailer to keep them from rolling away. Parking brakes work well to keep your rig stable, but they are not reliable on their own. Instead, they are much less likely to fail when used in combination with chocks. RV wheel...

9 Best Reasons to Rent an All-Inclusive Blacksford RV

If you are planning to rent an RV to visit the big National Parks out west then Blacksford RV is absolutely your best choice for your RV Rental. That's why it was so easy for us to come up with The 9 Best Reasons to Rent a Blacksford RV, which are: Unlimited Miles and...

21 Practical Tips for Living in an RV with Kids

Here is our list of 21 Practical Tips for Living in an RV with Kids. We think all of these tips apply whether you're in an RV with kids for a week, a year or indefinitely. Traveling in an RV is a great way to show your kids the world and make memories. Many parents...

Do I Need a Battery for My Travel Trailer?

RV batteries are a fundamental feature of your travel trailer, yet they are the least recognized. In reality, they are the backbone of just about every electrical component. But, people always seem to ask: Do I need a battery for my travel trailer? While operating...

Why Blacksford is the Best RV Rental with Unlimited Miles

Have you ever dreamt of taking a once in a lifetime trip to see the big national parks out west but felt overwhelmed because of all of the details involved with planning a trip of this magnitude? And one of the biggest details is your RV Rental. What if there was a...

RV Window Insulation Tips for Summer and Winter

Summers can bring scorching heat, making the inside of your RV feel like an oven. Cold weather can make sitting in your camper a bone-chilling experience. One step you can take to help you meet the challenges created by extremes in weather is to improve the insulation...

7 Awesome Reasons to Buy a Flatbed Truck Camper

There are many types of campers available today so why choose a flatbed truck camper for your RV? There are 7 awesome reasons to choose a flatbed truck camper and they are: Off Road Capabilities It Can Tow A Trailer Easy to Drive Registration and Insurance Savings Tax...

The Complete Guide to RV Parking in Yellowstone

So, you’ve made it to Yellowstone, but RV parking in Yellowstone is not easy if you’re not sure where to park. The last thing you want is to spend hours looking for parking – or even worse, for your RV to get towed while you’re busy exploring! Therefore, we've...

6 Best Pop Up Campers for Motorcycles

A motorcycle road trip is a beautiful way to travel and see the country. But rather than put a motorcycle on a trailer and haul it behind your RV some folks prefer to drive the motorcycle and haul a pop up or bunkhouse camper trailer behind it. That's precisely where...

The Best RV Camping In (and Near) Yellowstone

RV camping in Yellowstone takes a bit of time and energy to plan, but it is well worth the work. With the summer rush, it can get a bit congested. Particularly in the prime months of July and August, making reservations in Yellowstone is a must. Founded on March 1,...

Can I Dump RV Tanks at Home?

How to Dump RV Tanks at Home Wouldn’t it be nice if you could dump your RV’s holding tanks at home? That would often be much more convenient. Well, guess what. You are in luck! You can dump your RV tanks at home! You certainly can dump your RV’s black and gray water...

Renting a Pop Up Camper – A Complete Guide

As it turns out, renting a pop up camper is probably easier than you imagined. Wherever you may live, renting a tent trailer is totally doable. It's affordable and some pop up renters will even drive the pop up rental to the location of your choice and set it up for...

What is a 3 Way RV Refrigerator and Why You Should Buy One

Recently I was faced with the reality of needing to buy a new fridge for my RV. And, when I was researching RV fridges I came across a something called a 3 way RV refrigerator. So what is a 3 Way RV refrigerator? A 3 way RV refrigerator is a cold storage unit powered...

20 Amazing Decorating Ideas for Your Travel Trailer or RV

When you're on the road, it's a great feeling when your camper feels like home. Decorating ideas for your travel trailer or RV can make it feel this way. No matter which you choose, campers come with fairly standard and overall boring interiors. Give your camper a...

7 Best Pop Up Campers with Bathrooms

Some amenities are just not worth skimping on. When it comes to pop up campers, bathrooms often take priority, and for good reason. This feature keeps you from having to stray in the woods at night or while it's raining. It also makes camping trailers feel a little...

7 Best Materials to Replace RV Ceiling Panels

Choosing the Right Materials to Replace Your RV Ceiling Panels If you are an avid RVer, you understand the grand feeling of touring America in your very own RV. The freedom you have, the sights you see, and the friendly people you meet. An RV is a ticket to fun,...

What You Should Know Before Buying a Pop Up Camper

There comes a time in every nature lover's life when buying a pop up camper just makes sense. However, diving into a purchase as big as this one takes some planning. If you want a cozy home away from home that fits your needs, you'll want it to be just right. We're...

RV Window Tinting – Increase Privacy and Reduce Heat

RV living is the best life, in my opinion, but sometimes it seems like you're living and traveling in a greenhouse. The sun beats down, raising interior temperatures and stressing your on-board air conditioners. Trips through the desert Southwest get put off until...

10 Best-Built Fifth Wheels You Need to Know About

The fifth wheeler lifestyle is a bold one. Owning one of these bad boys is like proclaiming you're ready to roam in comfort and style. Of course, you need to make sure your fifth wheel is built for adventure from the inside out. But what are the 10 best-built fifth...

Average Pop Up Camper Weight – All You Need to Know

As you consider buying a pop-up camper, you may be wondering, how much does my pop-up camper weigh? so you can figure out if your vehicle can tow it or not.  This varies depending on what type of pop-up camper you will purchase. Pop-up campers come in a variety of...

RV Black Water Tank Cleaning Tips

Cleaning your RV black water tank doesn’t have to be a dreadful experience as long as you clean and maintain it regularly. Routine washing can prevent bacteria build-up that leads to intense and unpleasant odors. Clogs are also much less frequent, leading to fewer...

Motorhome Leasing vs. Buying: Which Option is Best?

Are you planning to travel America's highways in your retirement? Or, maybe you want to enjoy summer camping trips with your family. Either way, you may be considering the pros and cons of leasing or purchasing a motorhome. Depending on your circumstances, either...

How To Find Free RV Camping

With the right planning and preparation, you can cut campground fees from your life. It's easy to find free overnight RV parking for your road trips. You can also find free long term campsites throughout the United States. All it takes is a little bit of research and...

Do Drivetime Calculators Really Work?

In the modern day of phones and electronics, a GPS may be your primary source of navigation. These devices can be beneficial – that is until you get that dreaded notification, "Lost satellite reception." Then what? Resorting to a paper map can be an excellent...

The Best SUV for a Towable Travel Trailer

So, you're thinking about buying a travel trailer and taking to the open road. There is a lot to consider when making this decision, including what you are going to use to tow your new camper. You've decided that you want to use an SUV for your towable travel trailer...

Top 10 Easy Ways to Make Money with Pinterest

Everyone has stumbled upon a Pinterest board at one point or another. Before your next haircut, home renovation or mobile home retrofit, it serves as a meeting place for inspiration. As it turns out, nifty products and innovative ideas aren't the only things that...

How to Install RV Hookups at Home

We've been considering installing RV hookups at home for water, sewer, and electrical. We would like to do this so we have a place to store the RV but also so we can live in or service our RV right at home. But, there are steps we must take to ensure we do things the...

The 5 Best Homemade Insect Repellents That Really Work!

How many times have you been outdoors enjoying camping, barbequeing out or sitting by a campfire fire constantly being interrupted by bugs flying into your face or biting your legs? Or worse yet you apply insect repellent, and the bugs still bite you anyway leaving...

Corner Cut RV Mattress Replacement: Your Buying Guide

Sometimes, it's the struggles we remember most. Waking up with a stiff neck on the first day of vacation? Yeah, we've been there, and it's no fun. That's precisely why having a quality mattress in your RV bedroom is the foundation of a satisfying getaway. Replacing...

How Much Does a Pop-Up Camper Weigh?

There's more to choosing a pop-up camper than looks alone. As a responsible recreationist, you'll want to take many factors into consideration. Not the least of these is the weight of the pop-up camper. But how much does a pop-up camper really weigh? A pop-up camper,...

250+ Perfect Names for Your RV or Travel Trailer

Naming your recreational vehicle is almost like a right of passage. Sure, the tradition sparked from boats, where naming your seafaring machine is mandatory. Still, it's a practice that brings meaning to your home away from home. By placing a name on your RV or travel...

Is The Good Sam Extended Service Plan Right For You?

The Good Sam Club offers a myriad of benefits to RVers. One of the products they offer is the Good Sam Extended Service Plan for RVs of all types including Class A, B, and C, travel trailers, fifth wheels, pop up campers, and personal automobiles too. So, is the Good...

Maximum RV Width by State

When you're looking for a new RV or exploring the idea of buying a used RV, it is crucial to consider factors such as fuel economy and dependability. But no factor is more important than finding an RV that matches your size requirements. And for many people that means...

Can I Live in an RV on My Own Property?

I enjoyed having an RV parked on a piece of property that our family owned for years. It was an excellent place for fishing and hiking, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. And, it didn't cost anything for our RV to be parked there year round. But what exactly are the laws...

When is it Too Windy to Drive an RV?

Any experienced RVer will tell you that driving an RV in windy conditions can be very dangerous. We all know how dangerous it is to drive in the rain and some of us have also experienced driving in the snow! But all too often we underestimate windy conditions. Why?...

Do Dryer Sheets Keep Mice Away From RVs and Campers?

Eek!  There’s a mouse in the house!  What’s an RVer to do?  We’ve all read woeful tales, with some of us in disbelief, about RVers who have found a mouse, or mice, in their home on wheels.  The problem is more common than you think.  Thousands of insurance claims are...

Homemade RV Awning Cleaner

There are many commercial RV Awning cleaning products on the market but these are the best Homemade RV Awning Cleaners. The best one by far is…

Make Money By Renting Out Your RV

Make Money By Renting Out Your RV Many folks don't RV full time so their RV is not in use all of the time. I see RVs in my own neighborhood that sit unused all summer long. So, if you don't use your RV all the time why not rent it out and make some money to help cover...

Harvest Hosts – A Great Way to Camp for Free!

We love our Harvest Host Membership and we think you will too. You just can’t beat a free overnight stay in a gorgeous location with great people full of local information and knowledge. And it sure beats staying for free in the WalMart parking lot!

Cheap Retirement Living in an RV

Is Cheap Living in an RV really possible? Yes, it is! You can expect living expenses to range between $1200 to $2500 per month. The biggest expense is…

Travel Trailer Turning Radius Tips

This article is full of travel trailer turning radius tips that also apply to turning a 5th wheel or any trailer. The most important tip of all is to…

Class C RV vs Travel Trailer

Which is best – a Class C RV or a Travel Trailer? We break down the features and benefits of both types of RVs. But we were surprised to find out…

Why Are RV Park Rates So High?

There are many reasons why RV Park rates are so high. But we have found some great ways for you to save money on your campsite fees by…

How Much Does RV Insurance Cost?

The cost of insurance for your RV can be anywhere from $250 to $1500 per year depending on many factors. But, the most important thing to consider is…

6 Best RV Parks Near Kanab Utah

Kanab Utah is a great jumping off point to visit many of the National Parks in Southern Utah. Of the 6 best RV Parks the best one is…

Full Time RV Costs to Consider

There are many costs to consider before hitting the road full time in your RV. But most folks forget to take into account how much…

Are Dogs Allowed In RV Rentals?

Thankfully, many companies and independent renters are pet lovers so yes you can bring your dog in your RV Rental. But it’s always best to…

Free Overnight RV Parking

With the ever-increasing cost of campgrounds, many RVers are looking for Free Overnight RV Parking and we have found the best app which is…

How To Get A Free RV

If you have been trying to figure out how to get a free RV then read on. There are several legit ways that you can get a free RV but the best one is…

Is it Safe To Leave a Pet in an RV?

Is leaving a pet in an RV really safe? With proper preparation, your pet can be safe and happy in your RV but the most important thing to remember is to…

Can I Park an RV in My Driveway?

Yes you may be able to park an RV in your driveway but there are quite a few things to consider before you do. The most important thing is…

The Pros and Cons of Owning an RV

Owning an RV seems like a great way to see the country and while there are many pros and cons to owning an RV the best reason to own an RV is…

Class C RV vs 5th Wheel – Which is Better and Why?

Trying to decide which is better, a Class C RV or a 5th Wheel is a very common question. We happen to own a Class C motorhome but the decision between buying our Class C RV vs a 5th wheel was really tough. Both have their pros and cons. We attended an RV show and...

Can I Run the RV A/C While Driving?

I don't know about you but I can't stand being too hot. And sometimes on super hot days I just can't get cool enough while driving our RV. So I was wondering if I could run the RV rooftop AC while I was driving to help keep me, and the rest of the RV, nice and cool....

Can I Walk On My RV Roof?

How do you know if you can walk on your RV roof or how much weight your roof will hold? The first thing to do before anything is …

How Much Does a Class C RV Cost?

A new Class C RV will cost between $50,000 and $100,000 and possibly beyond $250,000 if you jump up to the Super C Class. A used Class C will cost…

Mike And Sue With RV On Ferry To Marthas Vineyard

Hi, we are Mike and Susan. We have been camping and RVing for most of our lives and we have camped all over the country. And while we are camping and RVing we also enjoy hiking, biking, and fishing too. We have spent countless hours researching and trying all sorts of gear and ideas to make the most of our time. Now we want to share what we’ve learned with you.

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