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Five Hard Lessons From Hurricane Irma

South Florida is still a mess. We were without power for five days and were among the lucky ones to get it back that soon. Many areas in the Keys were simply destroyed, the storm covered the entire state and … Continue reading

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Getting Ready For The Road

Mobile living demands sacrifice and that sacrifice is all the junk you’ve accumulated for years. Surprisingly, this will be one of the hardest parts of your mobile experience and the one for which you are least prepared. Everyone underestimates the … Continue reading

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Planning Your Mobile Lifestyle

Mobile living is easy but that doesn’t mean the decision process is simple. There are a myriad of decisions that go into choosing your path when it comes to living on the road. Each one of those decision points can … Continue reading

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Thinking Outside The Box

The camper build has commenced. No, the cargo trailer shell hasn’t arrived yet, but our house is starting to look like a camp store. The portable toilet, refrigerator, toilet chemical, and leveling jacks are out on the porch. The A/C … Continue reading

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RV Industry’s Big Year Rolls On

America is going camping and the latest reports confirm the trend I wrote about in an earlier story. Winnebago and Thor both posted record earnings in their latest quarters with sales up over 20%. Overall, the RV industry is crushing … Continue reading

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Americans Reach New Lows In Mobility

My House Has Wheels started out as simple account of my wife and I living full-time in our RV. It very quickly grew to encompass alternative housing because so many people turn to mobile living to escape the oppression and … Continue reading

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Do Camp Toilets Smell Part Two – The Dumping

If you remember last time I embarked on an experiment to get to the bottom of whether cassette-style porta potties smell really bad. It all started with this video and a couple complaining that emptying a porta potty in their … Continue reading

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Do Portable Camp Toilets Smell?

Okay, I’ve had enough. One of the hardest things to get a straight answer about turned out to be whether portable chemical toilets will smell up your camper. Turns out there is a lot of misinformation out there about porta … Continue reading

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We Found Our Camper Couch (and it’s not brown)

We found our camper couch at Costco and it’s not brown. While various shades of white and vanilla are not unusual in high end coaches, it seems like all the furniture in the low end of the camper spectrum is … Continue reading

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The Cargo Trailer Conversion Begins

I’m getting started on our cargo trailer conversion. The trailer won’t be here for another six weeks, which makes this the perfect time to start the conversion. The factory is doing some of it, we’ll be doing most of it. … Continue reading

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