PLAN, PREP & BUDGET

Whether you’re planning to embrace the RV lifestyle on a full-time or part-time basis, or even just as a vacationer, it pays to do some advance planning and budgeting to help you prepare you financially so you have a good idea of what you’re getting into. The cost of RV living can vary widely, depending on your RV, travel style and pace, and lifestyle choices – such as eating out and entertainment. With so much to consider – RV and vehicle setup, towing options, financing, extended service contracts, campground fees, camping memberships, fuel, ongoing maintenance, and repair costs – you don’t want to end up with any nasty surprises. So to really enjoy all that the RV lifestyle has to offer, do your homework and you’ll discover many ways to save money and make this life financially sustainable for you. The articles below share some insights and examples. 

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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FAQ: Pros and Cons of a Tow Dolly vs 4 Down

We’ve received SO many questions about our reasons for using a tow dolly, the advantages and disadvantages. It was high time we wrote a blog post about it instead of replying to individual emails each time! We’ve compiled the 21 most common questions we get about towing with a dolly versus 4 down and shared

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1 Year Full-Time On the Road: Our Video Update

OMG! Can you believe it!? We’ve been living on the road full-time for 1 year as of June 19. Yep, we actually celebrated our one-year anniversary as we came full circle back to Colorado over the summer. As per usual, we sat down to record our honest thoughts, feelings, tips and insights – this time

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We’re full-time RVers who have traveled to all 50 USA states over the past 6 years, sharing our journey and learnings along the way. We want to help YOU hit the road and live your RV dreams too.

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