How do frugal fulltimers keep their rigs warm

  Discussions between future and new fulltimers often revolve around how-much-does-it-cost. And, of course, that’s all relative to your personal lifestyle, necessities of life, how much you already have, and what excesses are a vital part of your lifestyle.  In the end it comes down to how well you control your expenses without sacrificing too much, such as the question of... Read More

Screen door modification opens up wider views

  Retired or not, an engineer just cannot leave well enough alone. Here Greg describes (during a rare no-project-in-the-works moment) how he fixed an (admittedly) minor irritant in his motorhome’s screen door.    By Greg Illes My standard screen door was built in three sections — the same as most other screen doors. Top and bottom were screened, and the center... Read More

Do you know the main factor of your tires’ life?

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris If you live the life of a 24/7 fulltimer you know how tire life contributes to your annual financial picture. They’re expensive to replace and are an important factor in your driving safety. Let’s look at what you can do to reduce tire cost without sacrificing safety. Industry experts, including tire-consuming fleet folks,... Read More

Conserve resources to extend boondocking days

  By Bob Difley Most fulltimers spend the majority of their nights in RV parks and resorts. But as fulltimers become more experienced, they start to spend more time boondocking, just to be distanced from neighbors close by, campground noise, and to enjoy the scenery and solitude of more natural areas. And as they become more comfortable with boondocking, you... Read More

Where to overnight in Nevada when you can’t find a Walmart

By Dave Helgeson With only a dozen or so municipalities containing a Walmart or two within their city limits, finding a suitable parking lot for a complimentary overnight stay in Nevada is not as easily done as in the more populous states. Conveniently, NDOT (Nevada Department of Transportation) stockpiles gravel about every ten miles or so along many of its... Read More

Save on camping fees at Fish & Wildlife refuges

  By Bob Difley One of the advantages of a fulltime RV lifestyle is the ability to abruptly change how you practice that lifestyle. For instance, if you suddenly find yourself a bit short of funds (like during gift-giving seasons, or having to pay for a sudden medical problem) you can find a place to stay for a couple weeks or... Read More