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Forget Small, Let’s Live Mobile Large

Most of the articles at My House Has Wheels have been about downsizing. After living for years in a large, heavy camper, my tastes now run to smaller, lighter, less complicated campers and RVs. I also tend to be a … Continue reading

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Bigger Does Not Mean Better

My House Has Wheels is about RV living and camping but it’s also about housing. Our transition to RV living first started with frustration with our housing options. That frustration still drives us to this day. The two big problems … Continue reading

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5th Wheel or Travel Trailer – Maybe Time For Another Look

I just realized recently that a lot of my personal objections to 5th wheels are based on weight. A 10,000 pound fiver is a load to tow and a chore to set up. I can attest to that from personal … Continue reading

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Seven Things You Need When Picking Up Your Camper

Our new camper is working out well and I remembered most of the gadgets you need on day one with a new RV. Every manufacturer is different about what they include with your camper. Some will include a septic line, … Continue reading

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Okay, so we’re finally ready to go back to RV living, that after wasting thousands on an aborted cargo trailer conversion. I’m glancing around my office and realize that I’ve fallen, once again, into the junk trap. Just sitting here … Continue reading

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Back Into a Commercially Built Camper

We finally bit the bullet and transitioned back to a commercially built camper. We’re going to use our cargo sport for storage, so we’ll recapture some of the value. I’ll be painfully honest, most of the money we spent on … Continue reading

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It’s Getting Crowded Out There

Camping and RV living has changed quite a bit since my wife and I were living the mobile lifestyle. RV manufacturers have been blowing out sales numbers for the last three years. As a result, there are more RVs than … Continue reading

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Throwing In The Towel On The Camping Lifestyle

You’ll hear a lot of adjectives to describe RV and camper living. They’re usually emotional words like “freedom” and “dream” but most often those those words are being expressed by those trying to sell you something. The truth is RV … Continue reading

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The Downside of a Rootless Existence

For those of you who don’t know our RV nomadic history, Sandy and I have been living in a mobile home the last few years. We were called away from our RV existence when my aunt passed away and we … Continue reading

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Camping Gems At Costco

During the time of year one would expect camper and boat shows, I was surprised to see our Costco rolling out camping supplies early this year. And some of what they’re putting out this year is pretty nice. We are … Continue reading

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