Tips from a newbie fulltimer

    By Mike Sherman Having full-timed now for 5 months, we have learned a lot. Here’s an overview of our experience and lessons learned. After 30 years of RVing, we finally reached retirement and jumped at the opportunity to sell our home and belongings and see America full time. We started out with a 12′ trailer many years ago and gradually... Read More

Transitioning to fulltimer: Conserving use of hot water

    By Russ and Tiña De Maris Transitioning from a sticks-and-bricks house to a home-on-wheels requires adaptation, learning new skills, and learning and practicing resource management. One of those resources is water, especially access to adequate hot running water. Sure, you have a water heater in your RV. Typically it’s a six-gallon job, while your old land-based heater was... Read More

Downsizing your stuff to full time RV may not be easy

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris   Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to become an RVing fulltimer. But if you’ve been a sticks-and-bricks dweller for many years, you’re probably face-to-face with a BIG problem: What do I do with all this stuff? Yep, accumulations of possessions can be a major issue when moving out of the “big house” into... Read More

Are fulltime RVers safe when camping in unfamiliar locations?

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris If you are a fulltimer, you are carrying most of your worldly possessions with you. Burglars may be able to spot a fulltimer by the amount of stuff they see by either looking in windows or around the campsite.  If you are considering fulltiming, you’ve possibly read about crimes and wonder — how... Read More

Chuck muses about fulltiming, campgrounds, and boondocking

    By Chuck Woodbury editor, RVtravel.com I wrote about my crowded RV park in an article in the December 10, 2016 RV Travel newsletter. I did not paint a rosy picture.  Here’s where I’m coming from: I bought my first motorhome about 35 years ago. It was a whopping 18-feet long. There was no air conditioning, no generator. The heater barely worked.... Read More