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Five Things Every First Time RVer Wished They’d Known

Everyone makes mistakes. Everyone makes mistakes when planning their transition to the RV lifestyle. There is just too much misinformation out there and, like many things in life, there is more than one right answer. What works for my wife … Continue reading

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Why You Need a Weight Distribution Hitch

I’m going to take a risk here and sound a little formal and stilted with a recommendation. If you pull a travel trailer, you need a weight distribution hitch. Yeah, they’re expensive, sometimes difficult to install, and they’re heavy. And … Continue reading

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Solving Our Portable Power Problem

As most of you know I have a tendency to try crazy things, like the time I set up a portable camp toilet in the house to see if they smell bad. Sometimes it works, sometimes, like our cargo trailer … Continue reading

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Your RV Neighbors Are Getting Younger

Make some room, fellow old people, the kids are coming over. Not your kids and not mine, but a whole generation trying to find relief from sky high rents and insane home prices. And, oh yeah, they also like to … Continue reading

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Six Harsh Realities About RV Living

When we transitioned to RV living back to a house we got a sudden reminder of all the downsides associated with being nailed to the ground. Every lifestyle has good and bad elements. Now that we’re transitioning back to RV … Continue reading

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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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