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Helen and Larry discuss the fulltime rv lifestyle

06.16.2014 · Posted in Full Time RVing, How We RV

I got a long email the other day from a lady named Helen. Her and her hubby were agonizing over when and if they were ever going to get to travel full time and were looking for some advice. Here is my reply to Helen and her man. Hi Helen Sorry it took me a ...

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Motorcycles and Motorhomes: Your Two Loves?

05.25.2014 · Posted in RV Accessories, RV Travel, Tips and Tricks

“OK, we’re set up in the RV park, now let’s get out and ride.” There are lots of RVers out there who enjoy both their loves, but what’s the best way to easily take that big bike of yours on your next Motorhome adventure? Some tow a pickup truck with their bike in the truck ...

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Meet The Goulds

05.17.2014 · Posted in Full Time RVing, How We RV

The folks at Sicard RV sat down with good friends and happy Sicard customers Doug and Bonnie Gould to discuss their lifestyle as full-time RVers. They summer in Canada, spending a couple of months on their boat exploring Lake Superior, then work their way south to winter in Florida where they do a lot of ...

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How Can I Full Time RV?

We’ve been full-time RVer’s for about 8 years now and when I’m at my part-time summer job selling RV’s I make a point of telling every one I meet about our lifestyle. Some turn their noses up in disgust, while many others are really interested in learning a lot more about how this all works ...

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How to Earn Money while Full Time RV’ing

Wow! That almost sounds too good to be true. Is it really possible that you could be out here bumping around, travelling here, travelling there, and pay for your play while enjoying the good life? We’ve been full-time RVers for 8 years now and have no intentions in stopping anytime soon, so if you want ...

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Refurbished Airstreams showcase small-space living as lodging

02.01.2013 · Posted in How We RV, RV's in the news, Travel Trailers

“It’s a part of American culture that transcends time,” said architect Matthew Hofmann, 29, who last month opened an Airstream hotel consisting of four tricked-out trailers parked midtown at the Santa Barbara Auto Camp off De La Vina Street. “It symbolizes style and adventure. There is something very fundamental about getting in your car and ...

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Driving Tips For Your RV

05.04.2012 · Posted in Tips and Tricks, Travel

So, you’re ready to climb up into the driver’s seat and hit the road. You’ve picked the ideal campground, made the reservation, stocked the RV, and locked the house up tight. Now if you only felt more comfortable mastering that “monster” on the road! Take heart. According to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), driving ...

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Cold Weather Camping

04.18.2012 · Posted in Cold weather camping, RV Travel

While a lot of the areas of North America are now enjoying warm spring-like weather, in our northern areas and at higher elevations it’s still cold. A lot of modern recreation vehicles come equipped with “Artic Packs” which may include extra insulation, bigger furnaces, & enclosed and heated holding tanks. Some are available with thermal ...

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Another Life On The Road

04.16.2012 · Posted in Full Time RVing, How We RV

Eighteen years ago, Karen Saltus decided her best option was “stepping off a cliff.” For her own well-being, she had to let go of the steady paychecks she received as a DJ at a Boston radio station, she said. Sick of the 40-hour-a-week confinements of office walls — and working with “big egos” — she ...

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Mobile Mansions For The Stars

04.14.2012 · Posted in How We RV, RV's in the news

Can you imagine an RV type trailer that expands in to a 1200 square foot home away from home? Now make it a 2 storey mansion. If you’ve been down at the local RV dealer checking out the latest in high end 5th wheels for your family  you gotta check out these bad boys.  And for just ...

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Ontario Now More RV Friendly

04.12.2012 · Posted in RV Travel

Rest Area Closed signs are getting more and more common as State and Provincial governments wrestle with budget shortages. Last year the Canadian province of Ontario did the same with many of their Travel Centres, but they did it with a difference. They did away with the old only to replace it with new ONroute ...

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Geocaching is a great fit for RV enthusiasts

04.03.2012 · Posted in How We RV, RV Travel

Living life on the road in an RV brings fresh and exciting experiences. Whether scanning the trees for an elusive bird or biking local trails, RVers across the country are always on the lookout for new outdoor adventures. One of the newest ways RVers can get out and enjoy nature is geocaching. This modern-day treasure ...

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Overnight Parking At Walmart. Can You Do That?

As you may now we full time in our RV and when we are travelling, as in just travelling through, and are done for the day we often head for the nearest Flying J or Walmart. Why Walmart? We do that for a bunch of reasons: First, they are convenient, they are everywhere, usually right on ...

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Big Motorhomes Are Easy To Drive

03.08.2012 · Posted in Class A Motorhomes, RV Travel

Really, they are. You certainly need to get used to the size but big coaches, particularily Diesel Pushers are agile and powerful. You sit high above traffic and can see well ahead. The open road is a beautiful place from up there behind that massive windshield. But don’t take my word for it, here’s an ...

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Our Passport Membership Pays Off Big

We are Passport America Club members, and while when you are tavelling in high season it’s sometimes difficult finding a park that works, we are certainly ahead of the game on a cost/benefit ratio. We just checked into a Passport America park and saved more than $90. I think that’s worth talking about.  Interest? Here’s the story  ...

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My Fridge Won’t Work

07.30.2011 · Posted in RV Travel, Tips and Tricks

I hear that comment all the time in the RV parks, especially this time of year. The part that most weekend RV’ers (and some not so weekenders) forget is that on warm days it takes at least twenty four hours for your fridge to properly cool. Why not turn your fridge on a couple of ...

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Snowbirds

With the kind of January that Albertans endured this year, it’s easy to understand why RVers dream about becoming snowbirds -packing up their units, locking their doors and heading south to escape Old Man Winter. Alan and Ruth Walker of Medicine Hat are living that dream. They’ve parked their motorhome in an RV park in ...

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Just Like An RV Park

01.31.2011 · Posted in How We RV, RV Travel

Most would agree, RV parks are the most friendly places you will ever visit. As long as the weather is conducive for getting outdoors and comfortable moving around you are bound to meet your neighbors soon after you arrive. It all starts with “where you from?”,  “where you headed?” or “can I help you with that?”. ...

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Top RV Parks In North America

01.04.2011 · Posted in RV Travel

Woodalls has just released their list of the top 5W5W parks in the US and Canada. After visiting and assessing each of 8,000 RV parks and Campgrounds the came up with the list of their top 333 rated North American parks and campgrounds. Did your favorite RV park make their short list? Tweet ...

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The Magic Combo

09.17.2009 · Posted in 5th Wheels, Full Time RVing, RV Travel

The discussion never ends. What’s better? A trailer, 5th wheel or a motorhome. Everyone has their own opinion. One of the negative when folks are dissing 5th wheels is that trailer or no trailer you only have a big truck to drive. Here’s one man’s fix to that problem. He got a bigger truck (I’ll ...

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Easier To Navigate Mexico

01.22.2009 · Posted in RV Travel

We are currently in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo and we certainly had more of our share of fun getting here. We are using Church’s Mexican Camping (wouldn’t cross th border without this one) and the 2009 edition of Guia Roji, the best Mexican highway atlas I’m aware of. A few days ago we ...

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A Second Opinion

11.09.2008 · Posted in RV Travel

So, we are on the road, we’ve never been anywhere near here before and we are looking for a nice park. We’ve read the ads and checked the websites, but what’s the park really like?  In this day and age, I know it’s hard to believe, but not all ads are factual.  To find out fast we just ...

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Looking For a Checklist?

05.29.2008 · Posted in RV Travel, Tips and Tricks

I’m thinking it’s time we had a good checklist for leaving camp, setting up, that kind of stuff. You know how it is, the brain farts once in a while, always without warning. Here’s an idea that I think might work for me. Would it be helpful for you too? Tweet ...

RVers death at Indy speedway remains a mystery

05.28.2008 · Posted in RV Travel, Safety

  RVers death at Indy speedway remains a mystery By Greg Gerber   RV Industry News   INDIANAPOLIS — Authorities were uncertain Monday of the source of the carbon monoxide that filled a family’s recreational vehicle near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, killing one person and leaving three hospitalized.The gas killed 43-year-old Michael Thies and sickened four ...

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Internet Access On The Road

05.25.2008 · Posted in Computers & Stuff, Internet, RV Travel, Webpages

There are 2 things every RVer seems to have these days. At least 1 pet and at least one lap top. They never leave home with out either. Most RV Parks offer wifi as do a lot of truck stops. It’s getting easier and easier to find a signal. The problem and we all seem to ...

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A Very Useful Website

05.10.2008 · Posted in RV Travel, Webpages

As you travel across North America this season, enjoying the beautiful scenery and relaxing in our fine RV Parks and Campgrounds every once in a while you’re just gonna want to park for the night. All you want to do is sleep for a few hours, then it’s back in the saddle, back on the road ...

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Better Mileage

05.06.2008 · Posted in Fuel Savings, RV Travel

Gotcha! Here’s one we are all interested in. It’s the first word in every RV related conversation these days. Apparently fuel savings are important to others as well. Check this out: “JetBlue’s aircraft are 1,079 pounds lighter after removing extra trash bins, flight kits, supplies and seats — “all the little things that, when combined, ...

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