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Back Into a Commercially Built Camper

We finally bit the bullet and transitioned back to a commercially built camper. We’re going to use our cargo sport for storage, so we’ll recapture some of the value. I’ll be painfully honest, most of the money we spent on … 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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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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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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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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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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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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