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Holiday Cooking

Holiday-Cooking
  By Evanne Schmarder #65409 Maybe it's because I'm a confirmed foodie or maybe it's because I'm a dedicated full-time RVer, but, either way, ask me about a gift idea and, like a broken record, I'll get on the subject of food, glorious food. While that's my standard go-to all year long, the holidays make this topic tip-top Christmas tree talk....
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Escaping an RV Fire

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By "Mac the Fire Guy" McCoy #48271 CM#310 • www.macthefireguy.com Recently, an RV fire took the lives of John and Sue Thomas, long-time American Coach owners. The fire started from a front right tire blowout, and they were forced to the rear of their coach. We will never know why they couldn't escape the fire, but maybe this would be a good time to...
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Tips | Helpful Hints, Ideas and Solutions for Today’s RVer

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Build a Smokeless Campfire Most of us love a warm, crackling campfire. The experience can evoke pleasant feelings of dancing flames, s'mores toasting, ghost stories and sharing time with friends and family. Although a campfire can create wonderful memories, they can also be a lot of work. The wood and fuel has to be carried to the fire pit, the fir...
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Mark, My Words

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By Mark Nemeth #45776, Escapees Technical Advisor Water Hose Odor Q. My travel trailer's water hose has a strong plastic smell and taste. It is coming from the hose, not the supply line or the internal RV plumbing. How can I clean the inside of the hose, and what is the best way to store it? - Terry A. First, make sure your hose is designed sp...
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RV Window Shades

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By Joe Russo #126844 Insulation for your RV can make a huge difference in terms of comfort. One of the first modifications my wife, Kait, and I tackled was installing custom RV window shades in our camper van. Pre-made, reflective insulation shades are available, but depending on the type of vehicle, the cost can be prohibitive. The set we found fo...
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Snowbird Options

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By Kimberly Travaglino #123940 If you are one of those 70-degree RVers, chances are your wheels follow the weather. Seeking out temperate climates during the winter has many benefits, such as keeping heating costs down while allowing for more comfortable adventuring and exploration. Therefore, many RVers head to the Sunshine State for the wint...
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Stay cozy and warm while Camping in the Cold

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By Emily fagan #99408 For a lot of folks, RVing is synonymous with summer, and there's nothing like camping in short sleeves on bright sunny days and balmy nights. But, full-time and seasonal RVers also live in their RVs when Old Man Winter holds nature in his icy grip. Suddenly, the sweaters and jackets come out, and that cozy rolling home doesn't...
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Fearless Boondocking | Venture into the Wild

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By Kelly Beasley #120701 Photo by Marshall Wendler Boondocking sounds wonderful, doesn't it? The dreamy magic of having America's most iconic landscapes to call your backyard. It's freedom to escape the rules, costs and noise associated with staying in a campground. So, why haven't you tried it? You're too afraid of the "scary" side of boondoc...
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Diminished Value | A Hidden, Recoverable Insurance Claim

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By Theron Williams, Guest Contributor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. If you've ever been involved in an accident, you know the headaches that are involved with the entire process. You must deal with the insurance company of the responsible party if it was not your fault and, hopefully, you are able to have your vehicle repaired properly. Having yo...
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Write With Wit

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By Terry Hager #48315 Writing e-mail newsletters is a great way for RVers to inform others about your adventures— if those newsletters are actually read! While your adventures may be exciting to people at first, their interest may wane. After writing newsletters for years (first we went here and then we went there…), I was beginning to snooze, let ...
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Rise to New Heights

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By Diane Berry #102219 Question: My husband has been talking about driving through the mountains and taking hikes to summit peaks when we travel. This is terrifying to me as I struggle with a fear of heights. What can I do? -Afraid Answer: Dear Afraid, this fear, also known as acrophobia, affects more people than you know. I, myself, suffered from ...
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Exit Plans | Making Future Choices Today

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By Kirk Wood #60541 When we consider making the move from a conventional lifestyle to the roving life of a full-timer RVer with an RV as our only home, there is a great deal to consider and many changes to deal with. It is easy to become caught up in the excitement of this dramatic change and give little thought to what is to follow. Rarely is anyt...
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Into The Mountains

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By Emily Fagan #99408, photos by Mark and Emily Fagan The western U.S. and Canada are loaded with stunning, craggy, towering mountains. We love hunting these places down in our fifth-wheel to soak in the sweeping views. For us, enjoying the scenery is a large part of what the RVing lifestyle is all about. But the only way to get to these spots is t...
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Mark, My Words | May/June 2013

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By Mark Nemeth #45776 Summerizing Your RV Q. There are many articles about winterizing your RV, but what about summerizing it? We are considering leaving our 2011 fifth-wheel in a storage facility for the summer under covered storage. This would be in a facility close to Quartzsite, Arizona, where it gets extremely hot during the summer. Can you gi...
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RV Lifestyle Tips: Costs, RV Repairs, Living Off the Grid, Workamping & More!

RV Lifestyle Tips: Costs, RV Repairs, Living Off the Grid, Workamping & More!

This page contains links to all the articles we’ve written about the RV lifestyle, from what it costs to live in an RV to finding jobs, working and work camping on the road, to living off the grid and boondocking in an RV, to dealing with crises and major repairs while traveling, to the logistics and planning necessary to become a full-time RVer, to interviews with long-term full-time travelers we’ve met along the way, to choosing an RV, to describing what it’s like to RV full-time, to our discovery of what it actually means — and what it really takes — to “live the dream.”

From the costs of RVing to handling major repairs on the road, to living off the grid, to making money, to discovering what it really means to “live the dream,” all of our RV lifestyle tips articles are here on this page.

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Helpful Hints, Ideas and Solutions for Today’s RVer

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E-mailed submissions can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Silicone Earplugs We've found the best earplugs for blocking noise, such as at busy rest areas and truck stops. The plugs are Putty Buddies by Ear Band-it and only cost $1.50 (plus shipping) per pair. They are made of silicone and come in assorted, bright colors. To order, visit w...
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Mark, My Words | November/December 2017

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By Mark Nemeth #45776 Escapees Technical Advisor Tire PSI Degradation Q. We are first-time travel trailer owners and have a question about tires. Our travel trailer is a two-tire single axle, and both tires appear to be new. While parked for two weeks, the driver side tire will lose as much as 15 to 20 PSI, and the passenger side tire will lose abo...
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RV Tech Tips – RV Upgrades – RV Maintenance Tips + Buying an RV!

RV Tech Tips – RV Upgrades – RV Maintenance Tips + Buying an RV!

This page contains links to all the articles we’ve written about our favorite RV tech tips and that describe the many RV upgrades and modifications we’ve done to our rig. In addition, there are articles full of important RV maintenance tips as well as suggestions for things to consider when choosing and buying an RV.

From little RV maintenance tech tips to big RV upgrades, the article links are all on this page!

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50 RV Gift Ideas for Your Beloved RVer (or RV!)

50 RV Gift Ideas for Your Beloved RVer (or RV!)

Is there a special RVer in your life who’d appreciate a tool or an appliance or other RV gift for your life on the road — perhaps a memento of your RVing adventures together? Or do you have an RV you love that deserves a little holiday gift wrapped with a bow?

We have our own list of “must have” RV goodies, and we’ve seen some super cute RV related gifts in our travels, and this inspired me to do a little digging online to see if there might be more. Oh my, if you look hard enough there’s a treasure trove out there!

I had a blast “window shopping” — here’s a list of a few things I found.

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Mark, My Words | March/April 2013

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By Mark Nemeth #45776 Tire Pressure Q. I purchased a new 2012 Coleman 32-foot fifth-wheel. The tires were inflated with nitrogen and, during the orientation, I was told the inflation pressure was 60 psi, instead of the 65 psi on the RV tire placard, to allow for heat expansion. Can I bring the tire pressure up to the recommended 65 psi with compres...
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