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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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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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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 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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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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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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Five Crazy Awesome Gadgets For RV Living

One of my consistent criticisms of RV manufacturers is that they seem constrained by what they know. Changes are evolutionary, revolutions are rare. We get stuck with rubber roofs that leak, cheap carpeting, brown furniture and campers that are way … Continue reading

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Mobility Key To An Endless Summer

One of the absolutely best perks of living in an RV, camper or vandwelling is being able to go where the weather is awesome. Imagine an entire year of perfect weather. If it does get stormy or dangerous, you can … Continue reading

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