Category: Plan, Prep & Budget

RV Extended Warranties. Are They Worth it?

If there is one thing more stressful than having something break on your RV, it’s worrying about how much the repair is going to cost you! Especially if you don’t have a stash of cash sitting around and waiting for your RV rainy day. Breakdowns, mechanical failures, and appliances that quit working are all part

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What Does a Year of Full-Time RVing and Travel Cost?

It’s been a year since our last financial snapshot and so here’s an update on our RV lifestyle and travel expenses for 2016. It was quite an eye opener, with the numbers coming in around 50% higher than the year before. In this infographic, we share the reasons, along with our total miles traveled, nights stayed

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Snapshot: A Year of Full-Time RV Living & Costs

Want a quick snapshot of our RV Lifestyle? Curious about how many miles we drove, our expenses and the places we stayed? Here, we hare a visual snapshot summary in this fun infographic “A Year of Full-time RV Living” based on our experience during our first full calendar year of living full-time in our RV in 2015.  While this data can vary widely depending

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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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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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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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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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15 Months on the Road: Update & Highlights

We celebrated 15 months on the road, living, working and traveling in our RV during our time in Wells, Maine in late September. On our last morning in Maine, we recorded our updates, travel highlights and our east coast experience from beautiful Kennebunkport Beach. In the video, we recap on the events of the three months since

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