RV driving down a snow road
Marine & RVs

Here’s How Not to Freeze When Winter Camping in Your RV

Winter camping in an RV can make for a pretty unique and thrilling adventure. And while it might sound intimidating to camp during the colder months, with the right preparations, you can enjoy the excitement of winter camping while staying both warm and safe in your RV.  Can you use your RV during the winter? …

A Winnebago Sightseer motorhome is offered for sale at the Camp-Land RV dealership, which also sells travel trailers
Marine & RVs

RV Awards Season: 2021 Class A Motorhomes Of the Year

Like the car and truck awards that come out every year, the RV industry also has its own awards season. That season is right now. Earlier, the winners of the toy hauler, and class B categories were covered. Today, the winners of the 2021 awards for class A motorhomes are listed for you.  How the class A motorhome RV awards …

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans on display at a dealership
Marine & RVs

RV Awards Season: 2021 Class B Motorhomes of the Year

Every year new vehicles are evaluated and given awards with much pomp and circumstance. Consequently, many people become familiar with the car and truck of the year awards. Well, RV manufacturers also receive awards for their products annually. The newest awards highlight the class B motorhome segment for 2021. How class B motorhome awards were determined Our friends at …

A white, gray, and blue Newmar Canyon Star diesel toy hauler RV.
Marine & RVs

RV Awards Season: 2021 Toy Haulers of the Year

The yearly awards season is upon us. Many people are familiar with the car and truck of the year awards. However, not as many people are aware that the recreational vehicle industry also has its own awards. Similar to the automotive awards, the RV awards involve evaluating the new models in the market. The models …

A white trailer RV with the pop-up extended sits on a trial with a family sitting under the exterior awning.
Marine & RVs

A Holiday RV Donation Can Help Disaster Survivors Transition Back Into Life

Natural disasters are awful things to experience. Fires, hurricanes, and earthquakes can rattle people’s emotions and also destroy homes. Consequently, places to stay after a disaster fill up fast. However, thanks to people’s generosity, a Colorado-based charity is helping disaster survivors’ transitional housing needs with donated RV units.  An RV as a home for the …

Motorhomes at an RV salvage yard
Marine & RVs

Trash To Treasure: RV Salvage Yards Are a Thing

Pop-up campers, travel trailers, fifth-wheel, and motorhome RVs are great for socially distanced vacations. Their function as apartments on wheels provides a vacation sanctuary away from crowded airports, bus stations, and cruise ships. Sadly, however, every good recreational vehicle’s life degrades until it is not useful, or it becomes damaged beyond repair. That is where …

A white trailer RV with the pop-up extended sits on a trial with a family sitting under the exterior awning.
Marine & RVs

Reasons You Should Not Buy a Travel Trailer or Fifth-Wheel RV

There are lots of reasons people want to purchase a travel trailer or fifth-wheel RV. For example, they are looking for a way to vacation in a responsible, socially distanced way. But, just as there are reasons to purchase such an RV, there are also reasons not to get that shiny new travel trailer or …

A Winnebago Navion RV sits in a valley on a nice blue-sky day.
Marine & RVs

What Are RV Black Water and Gray Water Tanks?

Not everybody is familiar with a recreational vehicle. Instead, some people are just RV curious. So, many terms tossed about in brochures and websites may be unfamiliar to them. That is okay. Everybody starts learning somewhere. For example, the terms black water tanks and gray water tanks are often used in connection with RVs. Below …

A Winnebago Navion RV sits in a valley on a nice blue-sky day.
Marine & RVs

Tricks to Get Around the 10-Year RV Rule

I recently posted an article about the infamous ten-year RV rule. The article pointed out that there are multiple reasons a campground may institute a policy barring recreational vehicles more than ten years old. But, different things can be done to get around the RV age rule. Problems with the 10-year RV rule At the center of the …

A stock photo of the Jay Feather Micro Trailer.
Marine & RVs

The 10-Year RV Rule Can Spoil Your Vacation Plans

There are many campgrounds across the country that allow a person to wheel up in their RV. But, not all campgrounds are the same. Some are pickier than others on who they let in. For example, some campgrounds have a ten-year rule. Not knowing this ahead of time can ruin vacation plans. What is the 10-year rule? The ten-year …

Thor Motor Coach Siesta Class C motor home rv on display
Marine & RVs

Keep Mice Out of Your RV With These Simple Tricks

Nothing can disrupt a nice experience with the family like a mouse in the RV. Rodents disrupt the peace and can damage an RV, or any vehicle for that matter. So, what are some good ways to keep mice from infiltrating the home away from home? Mice like holes in an RV Remember, not only do the elements wear …

Marine & RVs

Why Are Teardrop Campers So Popular?

Do you want to experience the great outdoors without having to buy a massive RV camper? Then something smaller, like a teardrop camper might suit your needs. These towable campers have a much smaller footprint than their family-sized RV siblings and technically have less to offer, so why are they so popular? Teardrop campers are …

The Airstream Basecamp travel trailer is parked by a campfire.
Marine & RVs

2021 Florida RV SuperShow Will Go On – In Person

The Florida RV Trade Association, FRVTA, holds an annual RV SuperShow. The last one was pretty successful. However, it was held pre-COVID concerns. So, now a lot of vendors and interested people have been asking the organization if the next RV show, scheduled for January 13-17th, is still moving forward. The answer is yes, it …

Thor Motor Coach Siesta Class C motor home rv on display

RV Enthusiasts Are Showing That 65 Is the Speed of Business

The dawn of the global COVID-19 pandemic put a hold on a lot of the business plans. Suddenly, business owners were no longer able to pop-in at client sites and schmooz with their customers, or potential customers. In fact, a lot of the frequent business travelers have had to adjust away from flying as readily …

A Newmar Corp King Aire RV has all its storage compartment door open on the bottom of the bus.

These 5 Large RVs Are Amongst the Largest Ever Made

An RV can come in just about any size and for any budget. Understandably, the larger they get, the more features they tend to have. But, not always. A large RV can be made for the budget-conscious, while another one of the same size could be made for those with more affluent tastes. Then there’s …

2019 American Eagle RV from American Coach.

RV Manufacturer, American Coach Celebrates 30 Years With Special Models

If you’ve ever driven by an RV dealer or stopped in at one, then you know that there are all types and sizes of recreational vehicles available. There’s one for every budget, new or used. Undoubtedly, you’ve also probably come across an advertisement or television show that highlights the benefits of luxury RV units. Well, …

a dark red Nissan NV driving off road in the forest with recreational gear loaded up top
Marine & RVs

Don’t Waste Your Money on These Van Life Scams

There are plenty of people out there that consider making a shift toward van life. The blissfully free life of nomadic adventure is alluring. Some may think that they can’t afford to start life on the road. This video, however, shows that if you make some sacrifices and minimize your setup the freedom of the …

Roadman motorcycle camper RV trailer

Motorcycle Camper Trailer RVs Are a Thing

Mention the term RV, and people often think of a pop-up camper, travel trailer, fifth-wheel, or motorhome. Most of those have one thing in common. All the RV units, but the motorhome, have to be towed. So, often people have, or borrow, a vehicle of some sort to do the pulling duties. But, did you …

A white, double axle, pull behind RV trailer

Rejuvenate Your RV With These Crafty Decorating Ideas

I am a self-proclaimed “Car Nut”. I suffer from OCOB, Obessive Car On Brain Disorder. As such, I often visualize how I am going to modify a vehicle that I own. Sometimes it is a mild customization like wider tires and window tint, while other times the visualization involves lift kits, lowering kits, fancy paint, …

Three USPS trucks are awaiting loading and unloading.

What RV Owners Need To Know About Mail Forwarding

If you decide to become a fulltime or most-time RV traveler, you are going to need a good support system. Personal relationships that will check in on you to make sure you are okay is great, but ensuring the flow of mail to the town you park your RV is critical too! If you are …

Bengal off-road pickup truck RV by Tiger Adventure Vehicles on a dirt road
Marine & RVs

This Siberian Design Tiger Camper Gets Slashed by the Bengal

Sometimes the best way to experience nature is by going deep in an off-road vehicle. The fall camping season is here. What better way to go out into the will than, well, inside of an off-road pickup truck that’s also a motorhome? If you’re yearning to leave the concrete behind, you know it’s not always …

Firefighters protect an escaping RV from a wild fire.

These Tips Can Keep Your RV From Burning To the Ground

Being out on the road in an RV can be liberating. Traveling to destinations of scenic beauty or historical significance can be a thrilling part of an adventure. But, just as any trip can be satisfying, it can also be more challenging. One of the ways to avoid some of the pitfalls that an RV can …

A silver Winnebago Revel RV sits atop a hill on at dusk.

Don’t Make These RV Newbie Mistakes

Many people consider making a full-time living, or most-time living, in an RV. In fact, RV related videos on Youtube are plentiful and show people enjoying traveling, nature, and the adventure that comes with the lifestyle. But don’t be fooled. There are both challenges and benefits to RV living. Youtubers don’t always upload the challenges …

A black and white RV sits on a shore line with the awning deployed on a sunny day.

What Is the Difference Between a Campground, RV Campground, and RV Resort?

There comes a time for every RV and outdoor enthusiast when they come to the realization that there is a huge difference between the types of parks. Some of those parks will be more conducive to the RV experience than others. For example, while many people are familiar with what boondocking is, not as many …

Navigation nowhere bus front in the forest
Marine & RVs

Living Large in This Incredible School Bus Tiny Home RV

If you’ve ever thought of living off the grid or traveling the country in a motorhome, tiny house, camper or RV is the ideal lifestyle, this bus is the stuff of dreams. However, it’s not only aesthetically pleasing both interior and exterior. The bus also fully functions as a tiny home. You can live large …

airstream trailer parked with a truck
Marine & RVs

The Airstream Classic Smart Trailer Might Be the Best Camping RV

 Recently the folks at Travel + Leisure put together a list of the 10 best travel trailers for those who enjoy camping and road trip adventures. Campers and RVs are trending right now. There are a lot of choices on their list for all types of travelers and families. One is the Airstream Classic Smart Trailer, which uses a new smart control …

The boat and camper RV trailer at the boat launch.

The Boat And Camp Trailer Is the RV You Never Knew You Needed

The concept of a toy hauler RV has been around for a long time. Basically, it is a camper that is either motorized or comes as a fifth-wheel trailer. It includes a small garage bay in the rear. This RV type allows camping enthusiasts to bring their outdoor power equipment with them, such as a …

A black and white RV sits on a shore line with the awning deployed on a sunny day.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

You Need to Do This Before Storing Your RV

This is the time of year that people start wrapping up their warm-weather vacation plans. That means there are going to be a lot of motorhomes, pop-up campers, fifth-wheels, and travel trailers about to get put into storage for a few months. Regardless of the type of RV people enjoy, taking care of a few …

A motorhome RV camper parked on a road in front of a mountain
Tips, Tricks & Trends

How Can I Rent My RV?

Let’s face it. As much as we enjoy an RV, they are not used all the time. So, the van, travel trailer, fifth-wheel, or motorhome just sits there most of the time, while you and I have to pay for them. So, instead of paying storage fees, or having the RV sit under trees in …

Alex and Loz sharing a moment on the journey.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Would You Live in This Volkswagen Camper Van named Marty?

This is Marty, the Volkswagen T3 Syncro camper van conversion. He is a beautiful retro brown with gorgeous natural browns and beiges throughout. The couple thought out every texture and planned the space perfectly, creating this immaculate van life build that looks like something out of a vintage photoshoot. However, there is more than we …

The yellow 2020 Safe-T-Liner school bus.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

School Bus RV Conversions Are a Thing

The recreational vehicle industry has been the recipient of a lot of business due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. It seems people prefer to get out beyond the confines of their home, but prefer to travel in an RV versus stay in a hotel or mingle with crowds at airports. However, some people prefer to …

Wonder RV
Tips, Tricks & Trends

RV Living Challenges and Benefits

Many people may consider the idea of living in an RV full-time the ultimate lifestyle. There are indeed a lot of benefits to living a somewhat nomadic life in an RV. But, there are also a lot of challenges that some people are not prepared for, especially during pandemic situations. So, what are the RV living challenges and benefits …

A white, double axle, pull behind RV trailer
Tips, Tricks & Trends

The 3 Best Travel Trailers Under 5,000 lbs

RV travel trailers are a popular option for people looking to get away for a long weekend or an all-out vacation. But, not every vehicle can handle pulling heavy-weight RV trailer. So, people with smaller trucks and SUVs are very mindful of the dry weight of the trailer they need to pull. However, just because …