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If you are fairly new to RVing, or never had to put your RV to bed for the winter before, you might be wondering what steps to take to dewinterize your rig in the Spring. While every RV is unique, and every RVer may have their own tried-and-true methods, we’ll give you the standard steps for getting your RV dewinterized and ready to roll!
Have you been fortunate enough to visit and camp in many of our National Parks in your RV? Each National Park has so much to offer and is so different. When you live in your RV full time, you are able to camp near many of the most beautiful National Parks and Monuments in the country. This list describes some of the National Parks you can camp in with your family or on your own.
No one wants to be pinned down waiting on mail to catch up to them when RVing. Find an option that is flexible and hassle-free. You’ll want to pick a provider that you’re confident will give you the level of service you need based your travel style. Asking family or friends to hold or forward your mail, using USPS, getting a mailbox at a local UPS store, or professional RV mail forwarding services, like Escapees RV Club’s Mail Service. Here we take a closer look at each option.
Are you planning on buying an RV in the near future? Before you even start the process of buying an RV, spend some time doing Internet research on various types and layouts of RVs: Class A, Class B, Class C, truck campers, travel trailers, camper vans, and fifth-wheel trailers, ranging in length from 12 to 45 feet. Then, decide on your budget. Using these and other tips in this article will help you decide which RV will be right for you.
Winter RVing isn’t just reserved for snowbirds or people who live in the south. Cold-weather RV camping is not only possible, but it’s also quite doable. It does require a little more planning and preparation than warm-weather camping and it certainly has its share of challenges. But along with those challenges come wonderful opportunities that aren’t available during the warmer seasons. Save this pin to find out how to RV in cold weather!
Many RVers are not aware that more than one-third of U.S. states require a special driver’s license to legally drive certain types of RVs. Texas, one of the most popular domiciles for RVers, is among those. Texas defines three driver’s license classes—A, B and C—based on the weight of the vehicle, including anything it’s towing. Find out which one you should have if you domicile in Texas and own an RV.
Whether you’re still working or retired, if you’re living this fun RV lifestyle, it’s always happy hour somewhere. Toasting to wanderlust on any old day is easy and full-time RVing and for many RVers, alcohol always goes together with them like gin and tonic. But, it doesn't have to be that way. You can choose to live a sober RV life. Here's how one couple decided to do it.
Many RVers are not aware that more than one-third of U.S. states require a special driver’s license to legally drive certain types of RVs. Texas, one of the most popular domiciles for RVers, is among those. Get all the important information about Texas RV driver license requirements in our updated guide!
As an RVer, do you understand domicile? While there is no universally-accepted definition of domicile, it is a concept that requires an examination of numerous factors for full time RVers to consider. It’s a place where a person has been physically present and intends to return and remain. Thus, the two overarching factors for RVers are a physical presence and a truthful intent about where you are planning to make your home. Let us help you with questions about domicile in this blog post!
Don’t be afraid of becoming a full-time RVer just because you are worried that you may need medical care for a serious illness or injury while on the road. In fact, let’s assume you have proper insurance and the only thing keeping you from traveling is the fear of having a serious medical problem 2,000 miles from your doctors. We challenge you to embrace it. You CAN find good medical care while on the road as full time RVers. Read our blog to find out how.
Tired of waiting for your RV to get out of the shop? You may not realize it, but there are a great many DIY repair, modification, and upgrade projects, both small and large, that you can accomplish on your own RV that will pay off in many ways. Things you can do to save money, save time and hassle, and boost your RVing confidence. Don't let the repair shop keep you from your RV trip. Try out some of these tips today!
Worried about how you'll get your medications while on the road in your RV? Fortunately, there are several ways to get necessary prescription medications even when you move frequently on your long-term travels. Work out how to get your prescription meds with your doctor and know what state regulations are for your type of medication. Read our blog post for more information on prescription medications and RVers.
What do you do when you get a jury summons and you're a full time RVer? First, you don't ignore it. You still need to go through a process to reschedule or be dismissed from jury duty altogether. Don't let getting a jury summons worry you. There are ways to fulfill your obligation and still travel as a full time RVer.
Learn about how to purchase an RV from a private seller. Find out what to look for in a used RV and what to avoid. Making sure you have an independent inspection done on the RV before you purchase it will help you know if you can fix any problems yourself if you follow through with the purchase or if you will need to walk away from the sale because of too many problems.
Organizing your family's stuff in your RV, and keeping it organized, can be difficult to manage. Here are some tips to help keep clothes, shoes, personal items, laundry, and more all organized in the small space of your RV. | RV organization | Family organization | Full time families | Full time RV families |
Most RV owners find themselves in need of winterizing at one point or another, especially if you put your RV in storage during winter. Even if you’re a full-time traveler, you may find the need to winterize if you’re having an extended stay with family for the holidays, traveling across the country late in the season, or even camping in winter climates where you can’t keep your components from freezing. Read this article so you know what to do and save the hassle of damaged RV components.
The author and her family started RVing in 2013. They were young, bored, and had a big thirst for wanderlust. Eyes brightened and heads turned from the very first campground they parked at. They were the only Black couple, were in their 20’s, had 4 kids, and their RV was old. And, of all things they were there to work camp. People were curious. People stared. The family didn’t take it personally and realized quickly they were not the average RVers- and they were okay with that. | bipoc |
RV Warranties- Hit the community forums and you’ll find countless threads with mixed reviews about RV warranty coverage and providers alike. Not all warranty providers are created equal, and understanding what you want out of your coverage will narrow down your choices. If you’re brand new to RV warranties and protection products, start here to get a better picture of what this coverage does.
Do you ever wonder what to get as a gift for your RVing friends and family? If you want to give them access to world class RV education, tips and tricks for RVing, and a supportive community of RVers, then get them an Escapees RV Club Gift Membership! Call our headquarters at 936-327-8873 to purchase! | RV life | RVing | RV Club | RV Club Membership |
If you want community while you're RVing, join and Escapees Chapter or Birds of a Feather (BOF) group. The formation of Chapters and BOFs do more than just allow more activities to take place. The appeal to many is that it gives them others that they can relate to. Whether it is someone that you can “talk shop” with or share your favorite nearby establishment with, the community groups allow a way for members to pair with others that they can feel a bond with. | RV community | RVers | RV Fun |
The unfortunate has happened- you’ve unknowingly steered your RV into a minefield of potholes, and one of them finally did your tires in. Now that you’re on the side of the road, how do you get your roadside assistance company to help? Understanding how roadside assistance works will prepare you for the inevitable and hopefully lead to less stress during your emergency situation. | rv life | full time rving | rv lifestyle | tow trucks for rvs | RV roadside assistance |
Many of us spend most of our time in RV parks. Having and doing certain things when we arrive at a campground helps make settling in easier. After ensuring reservations at your next campground, you might benefit by utilizing the following steps in this blog post to ensure a hassle-free experience when parking your RV. | shore power | RV park | camping | full time RVing | RV Parking |
Across the country, voting in the general election will take place on November 2, 2021. For those of you domiciled in Florida, South Dakota and Texas, keep reading to learn important dates and ensure you are prepared to vote. This is especially for full time RVers who spend most of their time away from their domicile during the fall and winter.