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  • Advantages and Disadvantages of RV Towing
    Josh Clark's lyrical opening: The caravan of RVs you moved along with, like so much dust on the highway, was filled with campers of all types: motor homes, camper tops, fifth wheels, old Gulfstreams, travel trailers, converted buses, VW vans. You learned that living in a moving home is what it means to be free.

  • Commemorating 100 Years of the RV
    From the Smithsonian, a fascinating article by Jim Morrison.

  • Good RV Parks, Bad RV Parks: Know the Difference
    Rene Agredano notes: RVing is a rich and rewarding way to travel, but a nagging fear of “bad” RV parks can hinder the experience. If you’re too afraid to visit bucket list destinations after learning bad things about nearby RV parks, you’re shortchanging yourself. Before reaching a conclusion, take a minute to review our three RV trip planning tips to avoid bad RV parks and pick good, safe ones during your travels.

  • How to Decide Whether to Try an RV Adventure of Stick to Hotels
    Dan Wulfman lists pros and cons, including a chart of options.

  • List of Recreational Vehicles
    Motorhome, campers, trailers, and some conversion types.

  • RV History
    A brief history from 1910 to 1970 and beyond.

  • Welcome to the RV/MH Hall of Fame
    The Hall of Fame & Museum is dedicated to preserving the history and honoring the pioneers & individuals who have made significant contributions to the RV & Manufactured Housing industries. Has some great pictures, too.

  • RV Types & Prices
    We have your Towable RVs and your Motorhomes. No impulse purchases, please!

  • RV Class A, Class B, and Class C Motorhomes Explained
    Okay, NOW you can make an impulse purchase!


  • 5 Road-Tested Tips from an RV Rookie
    So, we have our RV, and now it is time to hit the road!

  • How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love RV-ing
    Carol D. Leonnig reports on her summer vacation. In an RV. With two children.

  • The RV Lifestyle
    Rick Kahler writes: In my experience, the number-one activity most people look forward to when they retire from earning an income is travel...The most affordable option is becoming a part-time or full-time RVer. While to me driving around the country in a motorhome or hauling a camper sounds like a lot of work, it's very pleasurable for a lot of folks. There are no security lines, tour schedules to keep, or nights spent stranded in airports. You may not go fast, but you get to go where you want, when you want.

  • The River's Road Trip Survival Guide to Traveling with Kids
    This article promises you "No matter what your level of experience in RV travel (using RV rentals or your own vehicle), adding children into the mix can be problematic. But with proper planning and these handy tips, you'll be able to have a great road trip with friends and family even when RVing with kids."

  • RV Travel Tips for Beginner and Seasoned Enthusiasts
    Sharon O'Brien does indeed give valuable tips and lists. Probably the most important tip: Don’t forget to include a list of important contact information, including family members, doctors, insurance agents, etc. [Editor’s note: Leave a copy of your itinerary and your contact information with a family member or friend, in case you need to be located in an emergency.]

  • 6 Quick Tips for RV Beginners
    From the site: Whether you're a family of weekend campers or a retired couple looking to travel full-time, every RV beginner has to know a few important things before making the maiden voyage. Here are six quick tips to consider before you pile in and head out.

  • Tips for RV Travel with a Pet
    Get your medications, practice riding in the RV, take a few of your favorite things ... these tips all work for you and your pet. Also, get a pet tag with your cellie number on it or your vet's number. Probably won't work for you, but will definitely work for your pet.

  • Top 12 Reasons to Own a Motorhome
    A list by the FMCA, Family Motor Coach Association, so completely unbiased.

  • 29 Reasons Living in an RV is Better than Living in a House
    Heath and Alyssa report their reasons with a sense of humor: After college, some of our friends were already settling down and buying homes. There was nothing inside of Alyssa or myself that had a desire to “get settled down”. We wanted to see the world and go on adventures. What better way to do that than spending your first year or so of marriage in a tiny space?


  • Campground Etiquette - Manners Make Memorable Experiences
    "A few weeks ago, I posted something on Facebook asking people to provide examples of horrible campground etiquette — those obnoxious actions of others that take the fun out of RVing. I was blown away by the response. There were close to 1,000 comments posted to the threads. Apparently, I had struck a nerve. So, in the interests of keeping the peace and helping campers get along with each other, here’s the list of the most annoying, most aggregating things campers do to annoy others." Greg Gerber lists problems that are universal, not just in camps.

  • The RV Road Trip from Hell
    Because even RVs can be hit with Murphy's Law.

  • The Shady Truth About Buying an RV
    Gone with the Wynns report: There’s no doubt about it, we love the freedom and ease of spontaneous travel that comes with RV’ing. It suits our travel lifestyle perfectly! What we don’t love is the potential stress and frustration that can come along with buying an RV.

  • Things We're Not Missing About RV'ing
    The musings of Chris Dunphy and Cherie Ve Ard, perpetually on the road since 2006.

  • What Was YOUR Worst RV Trip Ever?
    Your chance to brag.

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