As RV travel becomes increasingly popular, RV sales have skyrocketed. For many potential RVers, however, purchasing an RV is a daunting investment, and the demand for RV rentals has also experienced unprecedented growth. Renting an RV can have many advantages, and the recent boom creates plenty of new opportunities.
There are many great reasons to rent an RV. If you are new to the RV world, renting gives you a chance to give it a try and learn what you like and dislike before purchasing.
Take the opportunity to spend time in different types of RVs and test out different sizes, floor plans, and features. You can walk through different models at an RV show, but spending a few days staying in a particular rig gives you the best idea of what you really need and want.
Another reason many people choose to rentContinue reading
Traveling in an RV is more popular than ever! Millions of people are discovering the benefits of motorhomes and camping trailers for weekend getaways, cross-country road trips, or even as a fulltime lifestyle choice. RV sales are reaching new peaks, but an RV is an investment. For many, renting is a much better option than owning.
If you’re new to RVing, renting one to try it out is a great idea. You can find plenty of videos on YouTube about the RV lifestyle, but you won’t know if you love it or hate it until you give it a try.
If you’re shopping for an RV but aren’t sure which type would suit you best, renting can give you a chance to spend time in a few different kinds before committing to a purchase. Maybe you only want to travel in an RV for a few weeks every summer and just don’t think it’s worth making paymentsContinue reading
When you set out on an RV adventure, your head is probably full of beautiful images, like peaceful mornings sipping coffee in your campsite, touring famous attractions near and far, and singing along to your favorite road trip soundtrack as you cruise smoothly down the highway.
Ideally, everything on your RV will always work exactly as it should and your whole trip will go according to plan. But what if it doesn’t?
Engine trouble, flat tires, and other problems happen to everyone at one time or another. It seems like the bigger the vehicle, the bigger the problems. If you are having problems with your RV, you need a roadside assistance company that knows the specific challenges RVers face in these circumstances. In the RVing community, there are two companies that stand out for offering excellent,Continue reading
You know you’re in trouble when cars passing you on the highway are honking their horns and waving their hands, then pointing back toward your trailer. One clear, sunny day just before Thanksgiving, this happened to us as we were driving through the high desert of California. We pulled over to try to figure out […]Continue reading
Which is better – a diesel RV or a gas RV? There is no simple answer to this question, though if you spend any time in online RV forums you’re sure to find people who feel that there is. The reality is that neither is clearly the best choice for all RVers in all circumstances.
The best choice for you depends on a wide variety of factors. Consider all of these factors before deciding if you want a motorhome with a diesel or gas engine. If you’re wondering why the type of fuel should even be a factor, read on to be sure you make an educated choice. Then, take our quiz to help you determine which type of RV is most likely to suit your needs!
This explanation is focused on Class A, B, and C motorhomes since these drivable RVs are the ones with engines. Most of these factors are similar, however, when choosing a tow vehicle for a fifth wheel or travel trailer. Specific coContinue reading
An RV is an investment. After you’ve done the work of researching types of RVs, finding the perfect fifth-wheel trailer for you, and writing that giant check, it is time to enjoy it. Chances are when you’re traveling with your fiver, you don’t just want to stay in the camper the whole time. You can do that at home. Maybe you leave to go hiking, or sight-seeing, or just to the store to get supplies.
It might seem crazy but RV theft happens surprisingly often. While you are out having fun, anyone with a fifth wheel hitch in their truck can come to hitch up your trailer and drive it off. Few things can spoil your RV trip as much as having your rig stolen.
Thankfully, there are ways to protect your investment and deter those thieves. One of the easiest things to do is to attach a king pin lock whenever you’re not towing, especially if you plan to leave it for a fewContinue reading
When you have to go, you have to go. It may not be the stuff of polite conversation, but it is a fact of life. Everyone needs to use the toilet.
One of the great advantages of RV travel is that you have your own bathroom with you wherever you go. Not all RV toilets are the same, however, and there is a surprisingly wide range of options available.
Dometic makes some of the most popular RV toilets on the market, including the Dometic 310 and the Dometic 320. So how do you decide which of these best-selling models is right for you and your rig?
The main differences between the Dometic 310 and the Dometic 320 are:
Roadside assistance is one of those things that you hope you never need, but when you do need it, it’s vital that it works the way you expect it to. For most Americans, talking about roadside assistance is synonymous with AAA – the American Automobile Association (or CAA in Canada). AAA has been around for about as long as cars have existed, so there’s little wonder it has become a trusted household name.
When it comes to RVers, though, is AAA still the best option? Whether your RV is a motorhome or a trailer, your roadside assistance needs are a little different than the average driver. Among RVers, Good Sam roadside assistance is also a popular option.
As a full-time RVer, this decision was important to me. So I compared AAA and Good Sam roadside assistance services specifically for RVs,Continue reading
Three years ago, my family sold most of our belongings, bought a bunkhouse travel trailer, moved into it, and hit the road full-time. My husband and I chose a Keystone Cougar 29BHS for our family of five, and after three years and thousands of miles, we are still very happy with it. As we read […]Continue reading
Spend enough time with other RVers, and you will inevitably end up talking about poop at least once. Regardless of experience level, just about everyone has an unfortunate black tank story to tell. If you don’t yet, then it is probably only a matter of time. When it comes to dumping tanks, even small mistakes […]Continue reading