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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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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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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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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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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

As the camper build progresses I’ve run into some interesting problems. I’ve gotten past the angst of cutting holes in either the floor or aluminum. What I haven’t done, and won’t do, is cut a hole in my one-piece aluminum … Continue reading

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The Cargo Trailer Conversion Begins

Our cargo trailer finally arrived and the conversion to a camper is underway. In case you don’t keep up with the blog, we bought an all-aluminum cargo trailer and are converting it into a camper. So far the conversion is … Continue reading

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Five Things I Hate About RVs

Building a camper gives you a lot of respect for the craftsmen who assemble campers and RVs. Not only do they do good work but they work fast. Most campers and RVs are assembled in just 30 to 45 man … Continue reading

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