Author: Julie Bennett

2 Years of RV Repairs & Service Costs

Ever wondered what it costs to repair and service an RV each year? This was one of our big questions when planning to buy an RV and live in it full-time. As our 2 year anniversary of coach ownership coincided with our visit to Tiffin in Red Bay, Alabama, we figured it was a good time to share our RV repair history and expenses. Of course,

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Suspension Upgrade Improves Our Gas RV Ride

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHYdvDmAt5w After 2 years of full-timing, driving over 20,000 miles across 40+ states, we decided to upgrade our RV suspension. Marc began considering this in the fall of 2015. He explored the many options available. Finally, after reading an article in Motorhome Magazine about an ‘airless airbags’ solution called Sumo Springs, he got even more

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Visiting Tiffin Motorhomes in Red Bay, Alabama

Our two year anniversary of owning of our coach ‘Rocky’ (mid May) coincided with our inaugural visit to Tiffin’s HQ and Plant in Red Bay, Alabama. Naturally, we were keen to do the factory plant and paint shop tours we’d heard so much about, plus it was a good opportunity to get Rocky into the Service and Paint shops for a little TLC by the professionals who

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Digital Nomads Navigating Work & Timezones

Now we’re back from our big trip down under we can answer the Big Question: How did we do working remotely from Australia on graveyard shifts? This was one of our big goals for the trip – assessing just how far we could take this nomadic / location independent lifestyle, especially with Marc working an 8–5 job for a US

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TrailChat Q&A: Favorite Camping Gear and Places

This week, Thousand Trails invited us to participate in a Twitter #TrailChat about favorite camping places, gear and essentials, alongside leading industry brands Airstream, Coleman and Teton Sports. Marc was working so I (Julie) was the “chatter” and because TT asked great questions, we’ve shared them along with our answers – plus a few additions you just can’t fit in 140 characters! This was my view (not bad, huh?)

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Wow! Half a Million YouTube Views. THANKS!

When we posted a video of Marc driving our motorhome for the first time back in 2014, we had no idea what would come next or who would want to follow our journey. This week, we hit a couple of big milestones on our YouTube channel RVLoveTV so we wanted to create a fun infographic to celebrate and say THANK YOU!

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How to get best deal on a Thousand Trails Zone Pass

Every now and then Thousand Trails runs a Buy One Get One (BOGO) promo offer on their Camping Zone Pass, but even when they’re not actively showing this offer on their website, you can still probably snag a deal or a couple of extra bonuses. In this article, we share our tips for how to make a good deal

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Australian Adventure: Work & Travel Down Under

One of the biggest advantages of creating a mobile lifestyle with the ability to live and work from anywhere is that it opens up the potential (and desire) for even more travel and freedom. As long as we have decent WIFI, we can work from almost anywhere in the world. So this month, we are going location independent in Australia!

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What Happens on RV Packdown & Move Day?

One of the big questions we had during our prep and planning phase was just how much work and time would be involved when it came to packing down the RV for move day – that is, putting everything away in a safe place, unhooking and doing everything we’d need to get road ready so we could head

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Review: TT Orlando RV Resort in Clermont, FL

Thousand Trails Orlando RV Resort was our first Florida campground experience and had been highly recommended by friends. It didn’t disappoint. TT Orlando RV Resortconsistently rates among the top 5 of all Thousand Trails and Encore properties. It’s one of the nicest TT parks we have stayed at so far. We stayed 3 weeks on

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Australian Words & American Translations

Ever wanted to know how to speak – or at least, understand – the Australian language? By popular request, here’s the list of Aussie words and the American translations that were featured in our recent video. These are just a handful of more than a thousand words than are commonly used down under – they are

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Celebrating Australia Day in the USA

It was Australia Day this week (January 26) – which is kind of like the American 4th of July holiday – and even though we’re here in the USA, we still like to celebrate it. This year, it was with Aussie style burgers for dinner, a pav (pavlova) for dessert and a video with Aussie words

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