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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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Throwing In The Towel On The Plumbing

After replacing yet another leaking section I finally threw in the towel on the flexible plumbing in the camper. I’m going to hire a professional, install a real shower with a pan, and redo the entire piping system. The only … Continue reading

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My Two New Favorite Camp Cooking Appliances

When it comes to technology, I am not an early adopter. It took me a long time to get a cell phone, an even longer time to get one with a camera. I buy used laptops, at least a generation … Continue reading

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Ownership RV Parks – Buying Your Campsite

Imagine if you will a world that’s the best possible combination of an RV space and a house. Imagine also that this fantasy living space is affordable, with even the most extravagant examples selling for under $150,000. You can park … Continue reading

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Five Hard Lessons Learned Building My Own Camper

I learned a lot of lessons building our camper, including one that was expensive. Not only did it cost a lot to fix, I knew better! Gah! I hate that. Despite the mistakes I’m still a fan of custom RV … Continue reading

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How campgrounds like Port Canaveral’s Jetty Park discriminate against older campers

One thing that I never once considered when planning my camper build is we might be turned away because we did the interior finish ourselves. I was also stunned because, during all our years on the road, I had never … Continue reading

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Vandwelling – Urban Stealth Camping

My objection to vandwelling is that it doesn’t look fun. But, for a single person in a largely urban environment, it can work as an ultra low-cost lifestyle. Vans are stealthier than a camper or RV and fit in a … Continue reading

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Four Awesome Things About Mobile Living

The work continues on our cargo trailer to camper conversion and it’s going well. Now that we’re a couple weeks of chasing water leaks away from actually going camping again, I started remembering why mobile living is such a luxury. … Continue reading

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