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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, there’s a good chance you’ll experience some cold temperatures if you travel to certain parts of the country during winter. Winter RVing takes some preparation. Adding extra insulation, protecting your camper’s water system, and installing the best heaters are only part of the job. If you leave …

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Van Life With a Dog: Tips for Traveling With Your Fur Kids

Van life with a dog can be a rich and rewarding experience — so long as you properly prepare for it. Pups have unique needs, just as you do, so it’s important that you take that into account if you’re planning on living on the road with a dog.  Preparation for traveling with a pooch …

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RV Winter Storage: 15 Tips for Protecting Your Camper from the Cold

When the colder months come around, most RV owners reluctantly turn their attention to winter storage.  For those who continue using their vehicles all year round, living in a camper during the winter is a fact of life.  But if you’re no snowbird and definitely not one for cold weather camping, you’ll need to find …

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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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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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Campervan & RV Wifi Guide: How to Get RV Internet in 2021

For many, campervan and RV wifi has become more of a necessity than a nice-to-have.  If you use your van to seek a few days off-grid, internet access is probably the last thing you want or need. But when living long-term in your van, your needs will probably be different.  You might need to work …

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How to Winterize a Camper | Antifreeze, Air & Water Lines

For many camper owners, the beginning of October marks the end of another season of travel.  As the nights draw in and autumnal hues give way to bare branches and grey skies, it’s a sure sign winter is on the horizon. Unless planning to live in the camper in the winter months, now is the …

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How to Heat a Camper Without Electricity & Stay Warm All Winter

RV living out of season brings more space, fewer people, lower costs and cooler temperatures. So staying warm and preventing heat loss from your camper is essential to take full advantage of off-season camping. Some of the most common heating solutions for campers, RVs and camper trailers are a heavy draw on the electrical supply. …

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10 Tips for Living in a Camper in the Winter & Living to Tell the Tale

Living in a camper in the winter isn’t for the faint-hearted.  Winter camping trips or full-time cold weather RVing doesn’t need to be uncomfortable or something only Ralph Fiennes would consider. We’ve just come out of a Patagonian winter, and as we defrosted, we reflected on the whole experience.  Cold weather RVing is not only …

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Campervan Heating Options | Keeping your Van Warm in Winter

Whether you intend to live in a van full-time or planning shorter winter road trips, staying warm and cosy is essentials for a happy and comfortable lifestyle. Heating for campervans comes in all sorts of guises.  Sure you can build a well insulated van and pile on layers of clothes but this may not be …

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