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The Most Comfy Cassette Toilets for RVs, Campervans & Van Living

Finding a suitable, comfortable toilet for your RV or campervan is crucial.  While some people are quite happy managing with public restrooms or the great outdoors, others want a functioning toilet they can use in the comfort of their RV. One option is a cassette toilet, sometimes called a cartridge toilet. It’s not entirely portable, …

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The Best Drive Away Awnings for Campervans, Motorhomes & Car Camping

Drive away awnings are a handy way of expanding your space, especially when you’re driving a smaller campervan or car camping. They give you more room to relax, but they don’t need to be packed away every time you want to go for a drive. If you enjoy spending time at a campsite and getting …

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11 Portable Solar Generators to Keep Your Camp Lights On

A buyer’s guide to the best portable solar generators. You need electricity in your camper to run your appliances. A 12v fridge, a few small devices, and maybe a roof vent will make living in a van more comfortable. But an electrical installation in a camper or RV is a significant part of any campervan …

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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

Stepping out of the shower to find your campervan engulfed in steam isn’t a pleasant experience. On the surface, you have to deal with damp floors and countertops, but over time, condensation can also lead to mold, rot, and rust. For this reason, it’s important to invest in a camper roof vent. Even the simplest …

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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 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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