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Justin Caldwell

Justin Caldwell travels in an RV with his family in their 45 foot Jayco Toyhauler. He's very handy and knows how to do DIY jobs to fix the RV if there are problems. He gives his best tips on RV Pioneers for how to RV full time or just have some weekend fun.

Best Airstream Alternatives To Consider [2022]

Airstream trailers are instantly recognizable as an icon of American camping. Sleek, stylish, and durable, these trailers upgrade your tent to a full-fledged house on wheels. They’re pricey, but they hold their value really well, and they’re everywhere because people love them.

However, if you’re having a hard time justifying the cost, but you really want something similar, you’re in luck. There are plenty of Airstream alternatives out there from lookalikes to the modern retro interior, you’ll find the perfect knock-off that’s right for you.

And for the record, these knock-offs are just as good, so calling them knock-offs is doing them a great disservice. Check them out for yourself.

Living Vehicle Trailers

These lookalikes are pretty pricey, too. You’re not escaping the price tag of an Airstream, but you may enjoy the modern architectural touches of the interior more. It’s a luxury upgrade from the Airstream, featuring an interior that

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Best RV Jackknife Sofa Options To Consider in 2022

So you just bought your first RV, but it needs a few upgrades since you didn’t want to spring for a brand new one. One good place to start making improvements to your home on wheels is by purchasing a new sofa for the living area.

If you’re in the market for a new RV sofa, you might consider a jackknife sofa. These are quickly becoming more popular among RVers, as it offers an easy way for travelers to quickly pull out a bed without a lot of effort.

What is a JackKnife Sofa?

Of course, that begs the question, what is a jackknife sofa? A jackknife sofa in an RV is a couch that can be pulled out to make a bed. The only thing you have to do is pull down on the seat, then lay it flat.

The benefit here is an excellent alternative to a typical pull-out sofa. It’s lighter and easier to move, plus you don’t have to deal with a mattress. Jackknife sofas are also popular because they are much more affordable than their hide-a-bed counterparts.

This is just a general d

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Progressive RV Insurance Review: Pros and Cons

RV insurance is a critical component of RV ownership, whether you travel frequently or only a few times every year. All insurance companies offer different coverage options, and some even go through third parties to provide everything you need because they can’t underwrite the policies in-house.

Progressive offers RV insurance policies at a reasonable price, but you may find some of the other aspects of their service a bit lacking. If you already have Progressive auto insurance, it may be worth it for the multiple vehicle discounts. Otherwise, think hard about whether you want these insurance policies for your RV.

Progressive RV Insurance Review

Coverage and Benefits

Progressive offers a couple of different insurance plans, but because they tailor their plans for auto coverage, you’ll find more of w

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Best RV Jack Stands: All You Need To Know

 

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Whether you RV full-time or you take your big rig on vacation once a year, you should be prepared. As a matter of fact, with any vehicle comes maintenance. The bigger the vehicle, the bigger the maintenance jobs, and the bigger the tools you need to tackle it. When it comes to maintenance, a lot of times you need to lift your RV to get underneath it. That means crawling under a really heavy ride. Along with that comes the need to be able to trust whatever is holding it up.

In addition to maintenance, sometimes you need RV jacks or stabilizers to keep your rig steady while you’re parked. Especially if you don’t have a self-leveling system, you need tools to help you get the RV le

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What is Boondocking: All Your Questions Answered!

My wife and I get this question a lot. To be fair, we asked it a lot in the beginning, too. We had absolutely no clue what boondocking was, and people outside of the RV community don’t either.

Some call it dry camping, but essentially, boondocking is camping without the hookups. You can stay in your RV or camper, but you won’t have water, electricity, or sewer.

It’s a chance to get off the grid and be in the quiet. You’ll find plenty of beautiful destinations with epic scenery, outside of the confines and rules of a traditional campground.

Not to mention, without having to pay for hookups, you’re living dirt cheap for days, weeks, or months at a time.

It might sound like you’re getting closer to nature, but there are a lot of implications here that you might not think about.

Behind the

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