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I RV So I Can Collect Epic Adventures Before Retirement

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I RV So I Can Collect Epic Adventures Before Retirement

Did you know that the average person retires at the age of 62? Pair this up with the average life expectancy age of 78.7 years in the U.S, it doesn’t leave much time to enjoy life after retirement.

Road Trips With Kids: Why They're Better In An RV

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Why Trips With Kids are Better In An RV

My family has taken many road trips and they’ve always been quite the adventure. This fall we embarked on our first road trip in an RV and I don’t know how we’ll ever go back to the way it was before. Here are six reasons a road trip with kids is better in an RV.

Everything You Need To Know About Living In An Rv With Kids

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Living In An RV With Kids: Must Knows

We recently embarked on an RV road trip with our kids, a two and four-year-old. It was our first time RVing and we had a lot of questions beforehand. Would RVing with kids be inconvenient or would we fall in love? Here’s everything you need to know about living in an RV with kids.

6 Tips For First Time Rvers To Guarantee A Great RV Trip

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6 Tips for First Time RVers

We’re the Hambricks, a family of four with a two and four-year-old. While we’ve traveled a lot, we’d never had the pleasure of taking an RV trip. As excited as we were, we knew it would be different than any other trip we’ve been on and might call for more preparation. Here are some things we learned planning and during our trip that will be useful for other first time RVers.

Your First RV Trip Tips For Success

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First RV Trip: Tips for Success

Have you ever watched someone trying to learn a new skill? Think of children learning to ride a bike. At first, they will require a lot of assistance, such as training wheels or a parent running alongside. Eventually, they’ll make some independent strides of their own—with plenty of wobbling and crashing involved. After a while, they’ll get it. And they’ll soar off down the street on their way to many wonderful adventures.

Holiday Gift Guide

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RV Holiday Gift Guide 2018

It’s the time of year for giving and if you’re like me, treating yourself to a few items on your own wish list as well. Since I grew up in a camping family in the 1970’s, using a lot of hand me down items from the 1950’s, I tend to be drawn to classic camp items that evoke the nostalgia of happy times and the simple pleasures of life. I found a few of those to share as well as some new things bound for classic status. Here are a few of my favorite things!

Stocking Your New RV

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Stocking a New RV

You’ve just purchased your first RV, so now it is time to stock your rig with everything you’ll need to get rolling. It’s tempting to head straight to a camping store or to hop online and order EVERYTHING. New grill? Cute pillows from Etsy? All of the camping chairs? Those items are fun, terrific purchases; however, you might want to pause and prioritize before you find yourself dropping $1000 on gear you might not want or need.

How We Chose Our RV

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How We Chose Our RV

It is hard to believe that we have been full time RVing since July 2016! Time definitely flies by and I couldn’t be more grateful for making the decision to escape what was “normal” according to everyone else and doing what meant freedom for us. I am not saying that RV full time living is for everyone, but it is definitely a lifestyle that is perfect for our nomadic spirit! A question we are frequently asked is “How did you choose your RV?”

Picking Up Your New RV At The Dealership

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Picking Up Your New RV At The Dealership

Woohoo! You’ve taken the plunge and purchased an RV. All you have to do now is drive it home, right? Not so fast. Unfortunately, the process of taking home a new (or new-to-you) RV is a little more complicated than the process of buying a car.

Camera Shopping Ideas

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Camera Shopping Ideas

As a professional photographer, I get asked all the time: What is a good camera to buy? What should I get to document my upcoming trip? What do I need to capture non-blurry photos of my kids?

School On The Go

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School On The Go

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RV Buying Guide: The RV Purchase Process

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The RV Purchase Process

This is the third blog post in a six-part series aimed at new RV owners. The first post gave tips for choosing the right RV type. Should you buy a Class C, a Fifth Wheel, a Toy Hauler, or some other RV type? We attempted to help you answer those questions. In the second post we gave valuable tips about how to pick the perfect floorplan. Now it’s time to dig down deep into the RV purchasing process…

Roadschooling

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Roadschooling

When people meet us and realize we are traveling with our kids 99% of the time they ask us, “What about school?”

Things To Consider Before Buying A Vintage Trailer

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Things To Consider Before Buying A Vintage Trailer

From a folding camping trailer to large fifth wheels, Brent and I have owned our share of RVs. After four years of full-time RVing, our family finally settled down and decided we needed a smaller RV for weekend camping and summer road trips. We looked at all sorts of RVs, visiting RV shows and dealerships, but finally settled on a vintage Avion, Airstream’s second cousin. We spent the summer exploring Route 66 and couldn’t have felt cooler. Literally, because the air conditioner wouldn’t stop dripping on me while I slept. Ha! Regardless, of the quirks we loved that trailer.

RV Buying Guide: Finding Your RV Model And Floor Plan

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10 Tips for Finding your RV Model and Floor Plan

If you are a first time RV shopper, you might be surprised–and a little overwhelmed–at how many options there are out there! Once you have settled on the type of RV you are looking for (travel trailer, fifth wheel, motorhome), you’ll still have to decide the size and floorplan that will suit you best.