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50+ Must-Have Tools for your RV Toolkit

Whether you’re living in a camper full-time or use it for gallivanting around on relatively short road trips, things go wrong. Constantly on the move, the camper’s interior is permanently exposed to vibrations, bumps, and twists.  So things inevitably go wrong from time to time. However, there’s a simple way to avoid the drama that …

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A Guide to Buying the Best Van Roof Vent – Kiss Goodbye to Condensation in Your Camper

Not to sound dramatic, but condensation in a campervan is basically the kiss of death.  It makes the interior feel swampy, damp, and unpleasant, and it can lead to mold, rot, rust, and all kinds of other problems that are expensive and difficult to repair.  However, there’s a simple way to avoid the blight of …

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RV Skirting for Winter: A Guide for 5th Wheels, Travel Trailers and Campers

If you live in your RV full time and not a snowbird, the chances are you’ll experience some cold temperatures. Winter RVing takes some preparation. Extra insulation, protecting your camper’s water system and installing the best heaters is only half the job. The undercarriage of your RV is exposed to cold winds, drawing heat away …

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11 Best Portable Solar Panels for RV Living & Van Life

Portable solar panels for RV living and van life can provide a complete energy solution or extend the existing solar system for extra juice. Charging your batteries from solar panels is super helpful when boondocking, even if you spend most of your time on campgrounds. There are many portable solar panels on the market, and …

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A Complete Guide to Portable Composting Toilets for Van Conversions

For a couple of years, we had a Thetford cassette toilet in our Unimog camper. The emptying experience was far from pleasant. We hated it. Chemicals are expensive, and finding places to empty them responsibly was often difficult when we were off-grid. Because we live in our van full-time, it was a compromise too far for us.  So when we were …

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The Best Portable Hammock Stands for Camping in 2021

Lounging in a hammock is idyllic and the best way to relax on a warm afternoon on camp.  The problem with hammocks is they need a couple of trees relatively close together to hang them on.  You need to secure them high enough so your butt doesn’t drag on the floor but maintains a comfortable …

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The Best Non Electric Camping Coffee Makers for Campervans, RVs & Camping

Our love of coffee means a decent coffee maker is on virtually every list of campervan essentials. It’s the first thing we reach for each morning and the perfect beverage after a long hike. And a good cup of coffee around a campfire takes some beating. Whether you’re looking for a gift for a van lifer or packing …

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A Practical Guide to Campervan Ovens & Alternatives

A buyer’s guide to the 6 best campervan ovens for van life. Living in a campervan doesn’t mean giving up Sunday roasts, homemade muffins, or crispy, fluffy roasties.  With a campervan oven, you can bake and roast to your heart’s content. The best ovens for your campervan depends on a few things. Do you want …

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The Best RV Inverter Charger for Van Life

If you’ve read what we have, you’ll be convinced that if you’re serious about boondocking, an RV inverter charger is an essential bit of kit. Well we’ve been living in our camper full time since 2018 and we don’t have an RV inverter charger so they’re not what we’d call essential. Living in a van …

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RV Converter & Battery Chargers | A Complete Guide

If you’re planning to live in a van full time or even for a few weeks at a time, you’ve probably already got your solar setup worked out to keep the battery bank charged. But what about when the weather is against you for days on end? Watching the battery monitor and the overall battery …

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How to Choose a Campervan Power Inverter for a DIY Campervan Electrical System

If you’re planning on living in a van full time or even for a few weeks at a time, you might want to think about buying and installing an inverter. Most campervan conversions include at least a small battery bank for charging 12v DC appliances and devices.  But what about household appliances like charging laptops …

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