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Beginner’s Tips for How to Drive an RV

Here are four great beginner tips for how to drive an RV: 1. Take a Practice Drive. Step into your RV, and familiarize yourself with interior by driving it around a parking lot. Turning, backing up, braking, and parking are all very different in an RV than in a car. The main thing to remember is that your RV is bigger and heavier.

How to Write a Great Listing Description

If you’re looking to earn some additional income, use the following tips on how to write a great listing description, you’ll be making money in no time!

How To Rent (and Market) Your Fifth Wheel

How Fifth Wheel Delivery Works. Some owners charge between $1 to $2 per mile for delivery. Others include free delivery within a certain radius. (For example, free delivery within 40 miles.) Most commonly, however, owners charge a flat delivery fee within a specific distance with a per-mile fee for any additional miles, such as $150 for up to

How to Fill Up Your RV’s Fresh Water Tank

Step Three: Fill ‘Er Up! Turn the hose on from the source and fill ‘er up! Depending on how big your fresh water tank is, you may want to think twice about filling it completely up. Water weighs over 8 lbs. per gallon so it can add quite a bit of weight to your rig as you are traveling down the road.

7 RV Remodel Tips That Won’t Break the Bank (or Your Back

Tip #2: Remove the Wallpaper Border. This is the easiest of the RV remodel ideas that you can do to help update the interior of your rig. Wallpaper border is just simply outdated and has no use. A trick for easy removal is to spray the wallpaper with Goof Off and let it soak before pulling it off. You may need to use a razor to cut the border

The Ultimate Guide For Finding the BEST Spots to Park Your

AllStays is an app that features an interactive map with over 60,000 RV parks and campgrounds, gas stations, rest areas, stores, low clearance areas along the road, RV dealers, etc. While it costs $9.99 to download, it is extremely helpful for finding more than just a place to park.

Des Moines to Rapid City Road Trip Outdoorsy

Show the kids the diversity of North America on a weekend RV road trip from Des Moines to Rapid City, South Dakota. Follow in the path of two great explorers, visit an interpretive center dedicated to their historic journey, go to a waterfall or waterpark then stop off at a palace made of corn.

How to use an RV inverter to power your rig

Whether you’re at a cushy campsite with all the amenities, boondocking hundreds of miles from civilization, or anywhere in between, your RV’s electrical system will likely play a role in your camping experience. Electricity, whether coming from a campsite hook-up or batteries onboard your RV, will power all that’s inside your rig— lights, entertainment, appliances, and more.

The Only RV Organization Tips You’ll Ever Need

Tip #2: Use Vertical Space. The key to RV organization is all about using your space effectively. This sometimes means stacking and storing upwards. Using vertical space will give you more room to walk around, as well as free up counter and table space.

Three Ways to Tow a Car Behind Your RV

There are three main ways to tow your car: four down, with a tow dolly, or with a car hauler. Deciding which to use comes down to two main factors: whether or not your car model is designed for towing and personal preference. Let’s dig a little deeper into each type. Note: If you see the word toad or dinghy, we aren’t talking about frogs

Using RV value guides for tips on reselling or trading

Navigate to NADA’s RV prices and value homepage. Once there, select the type of camper you have from the list. Select the year, make, and model of your camper. Enter your zip code — NADA asks for this because, like Kelley Blue Book values, camper values vary from region to region. Select the options and accessories on your RV.

The big Outdoorsy guide to RV classes

RV Class B. Chassis: the Class B motorhome is the smallest RV class. They are also known as campervans or conversion vans, and they are built on a smaller vehicle chassis than the larger Class A. The Class B is a great choice due to the price, versatility, and ease of operation. Amenities: the Class B motorhome usually includes cooking

Tips for Towing a Travel Trailer

Travel Trailer Towing Tip #1: Prepare Properly. Many of the most important things you can do to ensure a good trip happen before you start driving. This will both give you peace of mind, and ensure that you encounter as few challenges as possible.

Our 2020 Big Guide to RV Driver License Requirements

South Carolina: You need a commercial driver’s license for a Class B for a single vehicle over 26,000 pounds; you need a commercial driver’s license for a Class A to drive a combination of vehicles that weigh over 26,000 pounds. Indiana: If you are driving over 45,000 pounds. Wisconsin: If you are driving over 45,000 pounds.

How To Camp On BLM Land

Stay on designated roadways when traveling in a vehicle. Try to choose a site that is already established. Camp at least 200 feet from water sources. Check current fire regulations and do not build a campfire when there is a risk of wildfire. Pay close attention to …

RV air conditioner: Guide to buying and maintaining

Inspect the exterior of the AC for damage. Check for coolant leaks. If you have a leak, don’t operate your air conditioner and contact a Certified or Master Certified RV Technician. Remove debris that might have collected in the air-conditioner pan like sticks, twigs, or …

Pro Tips For Backing Up a Trailer

Backing Up a Trailer. To give you a little preview of what’s to come, here are a few basic tips: Study the basics: Before getting behind the wheel, understand the theory behind backing up a trailer. Go slow and don’t panic: Quick reactions in moments of panic can lead to disaster. Stay calm and make a plan if you find yourself in a pickle.

What you need to know BEFORE purchasing a fifth-wheel RV

Truck’s Reserve Axle Capacity – Rear (gross axle rear rating – curb weight rear axle) > Trailer Tongue Weight (fifth wheel = 15-25% of GVWR) + Truck Cargo (passengers, luggage, etc.) Along with your truck’s towing capacity, there is another weight you’ll need to take into consideration. Fifth wheels have a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating

How to celebrate Earth Day 2021

Earth Day 2021 is here, and it's time to get to work. Here are some Earth Day activities and events to get you in the planet-saving spirit.

Pros and Cons of Renting Your RV

Pros to Renting Your RV. We’ll start with the good stuff. There are three big pros that we discovered that come with renting out your RV: It makes you money. You get to meet people and introduce new campers to RVing. Renting your RV can make the purchase feasible. Let’s talk about each of these in more detail.

Top 10 Bang-for-Your-Buck RVs

Winner: Newmar Bay Star Sport. Newmar continues to produce high-quality RVs and is one of the most reputable manufacturers on the market. The Bay Star Sport is an excellent choice for a lower-priced RV that still has some luxury touches. The Bay Star Sport comes standard with a Ford V10 gas engine and is built on the strong Ford F-53 chassis.

The Ultimate Guide to a Successful Cargo Trailer Camper

Rent a camper. Tip #2: Hire help if you need it. Just because you don’t feel comfortable handling electrical work doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t do a conversion. You can always call in an expert to handle one or two aspects of the project. Tip #3: Be open to changes.

The 50 Best Luxury RV Parks in the US

Top 50 Luxury RV Parks and Campgrounds. Our top 50 list of luxury RV parks and campgrounds come from a variety of sources. We’ve compiled real-time camper reviews across numerous rating platforms such as Google ratings, Campendium, and Good Sam’s Club. The list also comes from Outdoorsy’s staff recommendations and friends in the RVing

RV Water Heater Basics

In this case, your water heater will simply use your included electricity to keep your camper’s water hot. These hybrid RV water heaters also allow you to run the gas and electric heating elements at the same time. The simultaneous electric and gas power heats your water more rapidly.

RV roof repair — everything you need to know to DIY

Before cleaning, scrape off any loose, curled pieces of the coating off. After that, rub fine to medium-grit sandpaper over the surface of the roof. A slightly abraded surface will allow the coating to adhere. Rinse again, and then apply the liquid sealant to the roof with a paintbrush or roller.

Guide to Driving a Class C Motorhome

Jamie Feinberg is a blogger, musician, theater artist and educator traveling the country full-time in her RV. She performs with her husband Ross Malcolm Boyd as they travel, and they co-own Tiny Village Music, offering private music lessons online in guitar, piano, ukulele, voice and more.

Grand Rapids RV Rentals

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out …

Motorcycle Camper Trailers: For Camping or Cargo

The cost of motorcycle camping trailers ranges in the thousands, from around $2000 to upwards of $6000 or more. The cost will also vary if you have to equip your bike with towing capabilities. In general, you can expect to pay under or around $3000 for smaller motorcycle camper trailers and from $3000 to $6000 for larger models with more features.

Where Can I Park My RV Long Term

If you need help finding long-term RV parks or resorts, Campendium is an excellent online resource. On-the-go RVers will also like the AllStays app because it allows users to apply filters for location, rates, amenities, and restrictions, such as age-restricted or active lifestyle 55+ campgrounds. From private RV parks to luxury RV resorts to

New York City RV Rentals

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out …

RV Seat Belt and Car Seat Laws For Kids

RV seat belt laws aside, the best rule of thumb is to simply make sure your kiddo has a proper seat with a seatbelt or is properly secured in a car seat. You can avoid problems with safe driving practices, slower travel speeds, and extra care in high winds. RVing is …

11 Awesome Retro Campers That Are Actually New

Happier Camper HC1. Photo: The name says it all. A fiberglass egg-style camper that just makes you smile. The Happier Camper HC1 has the cool factor of traditional egg campers but is totally modular, allowing for you to stick kayaks, motorcycles and plenty of …

A Guide for Camping With Pets: What You Need To Know

The rules for pets are also pretty universal across all campgrounds. All pets outside the trailer must be on a leash. All pets outside the trailer must be accompanied by their owner at all times. You must clean up after your pet. If your pet consistently disturbs other campers, you …

I need to cancel my reservation, what is the policy

This charge is 50% of the full cost of the trip. Otherwise, the reservation total is charged in full. Free cancellation for 48 hours after booking, as long as you cancel more than 14 days before departure. If cancelled more than 14 days prior to departure: Any insurance paid is refunded. Renter is responsible for 50% of the booking total.

Why do so many RVs have Montana and South Dakota license

South Dakota. Like in Montana, maybe RVers chose South Dakota RV registration for tax reasons. However, there are a few differences to consider. For starters, South Dakota charges a 4% excise tax. That said, this RV tax is still much lower than in most states. The RV registration fee is also very reasonable.

Stationary Rentals: What They Are and How They Work

As a renter, you’ll benefit from 24/7 customer support as part of your stationary insurance coverage. Our stationary insurance will cover you in case the RV is damaged at your campsite. Stationary insurance is also less costly because the RV is only being moved by its owner. This savings is passed to you when you rent.

4 California RV Road Trip Ideas You Have to Check Out

Hope you enjoy our list of awesome California RV road trip ideas. California has it all! From some of the most popular national parks, to a stunning coastline, world class wine country, and a comfortable climate.

Words we pronounce differently in Canada (and no, it's not

Words we pronounce differently in Canada. Our southern neighbours tend to point out Canadian pronunciation as something that differentiates the two countries (yes, many of them think we actually say ‘aboot’ !). In fact, the way we say things can even differ from one province or city to another.

St. Louis RV Rentals

RV rentals in St. Louis, MO can open the doors to easy access to various festivals and a diverse selection of museums, theaters, and the not-to-miss Botanical Gardens. From most of the RV parks and parking areas available, it’s easy to hop on the MetroLink light rail train or a MetroBus and explore the city without having to bring your rental RV with you.

The Big Guide to RV Kitchens

In fact, many RVs come equipped with Whirlpool microwaves straight from the factory. Sharp R1874T 850W Over-the-Range Microwave — Whether you are looking to put a microwave in a house or an RV, Sharp is a top-rated brand with excellent reviews. Many of the Sharp microwaves placed in RVs are microwave and convection oven hybrids.