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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.
Depending on where you are camping in your RV, you may or may not see an awe-inspiring sight of millions of shining stars, constellations, and planets enveloping you from a deep black dark sky. Those brilliant stars and planets can be mesmerizing if you can see them clearly. We help you find campgrounds for dark sky camping around the United States so you can experience dark sky camping on your own or with your family while you travel in your RV.
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.
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.
Downsizing for RV living is a big challenge for everyone no matter if you’re going from a large house, small apartment, or even another RV! No matter how much storage your RV has, it just won’t fit everything you’ve accumulated in your life. How do you know what to take? With so many rooms where do you start? The overwhelm is real. Use these downsizing hints to help you deal with the overwhelming task of moving into your RV.
Did you know there are over 25 ways you can save money with an Escapees RV Club membership? From product and service discounts, saving money on camping, other memberships, and more, a $49.95 membership can pay for itself many times over. Here’s how to save the most money with your Escapees membership – these opportunities are just waiting for you to take advantage of them! | discounts | savings | RV club | RV discounts | membership discounts | camping discounts | RV service | RV products |
We own a party in a box. More specifically, we built a trailer that can throw an event anywhere. And we mean anywhere. The Escapees event trailer can roll out to the desert with no power posts or resources and host a band, DJs, and speakers. | RV rally | RV life | custom renovation | RV renovation | New Years Eve | dance party |
RV clubs offer a variety of benefits to their members, from money-saving discounts to fun events to friendship and social support from fellow RVers. This guide will introduce you to some of the best-known RV clubs and what they offer their members! | Escapees RV Club | Good Sam | FMCA | Fulltime Families | Girl Camper | RVillage | full time RVers | RVing Full Time | RV Camping | RV Rally | Passport America | Boondockers Welcome | National African-American RV Association |
New RVers just starting out need ideas when they are getting ready to RV. Most new RVers don't have any idea what they should bring or buy. This blog post gives ideas for new RVers as well as people who may buy gifts for new RVers. | RV newbies | RVing | new RV | RV living | RV Camping | Full time RVers | Full time RVing |