LoveYourRV Blog Postings

The blog section of the website contains our trip reports, advice articles and stories from life on the road. The trip reports are usually loaded with photographs and even short video clips from our adventures touring the country.

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  • RV Dog Gadgets and Advice Feature Photo

    Fulltime RVing With a Dog – Helpful Products and Gadgets

    We love our little furry travel companion, Angie the beagle (Angelina Beaglina). Angie and our other beagle Oscar, may he rest in peace, are a big reason we chose to travel by RV. We just couldn’t be away from our dogs for extended periods. So in a…

  • Top 10 2016 2017 Snowbird Trip Photos Feature photo

    My 10 Favorite 2016/17 RV Snowbird Trip Photos

    Another fantastic season of snowbirding down south in our RV is over. Over the course of 5 1/2 months on the road, I clicked the shutter hundreds if not thousands of times. Most images turned out to be duds or humdrum. But every once in a while the…

  • Elk Country RV Park Feature Photo

    California Camping With a Herd of Roosevelt Elk

    When passing through the Redwoods between Eureka and Crescent City on the northern California coast we like to stopover and camp at Elk Country RV Resort. The RV park itself is run down, right next to the highway and over $30 a night even though…

  • Alabama Hills California Feature Photo

    Return Visit to the Incredible Alabama Hills California

    Three years ago we visited Alabama Hills so Anne could photograph the famous Mobius Arch. One of those photographers bucket list items. We were pleasantly surprised at that time to find the area was BLM land and allowed free camping, even for larger…

  • Goosenecks Moki Dugway Muley Point Feature Photo

    Goosenecks State Park Moki Dugway and Muley Point in Utah

    Five years ago during our first year as full-time RVers, we camped a few nights at Goosenecks State Park in late May. Unfortunately, the spring heat, strong winds and blowing red dust drove us away. However, because Goosenecks SP was so unique and…

  • Angels Peak Scenic Area Feature Photo

    Camping at Angel Peak Scenic Area in New Mexico

    A few years ago we made the trek up to the northwest corner of New Mexico to visit and photograph the Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness. It had been on Anne’s photography bucket list for a while. While scouting out possible camping locations we looked at…

  • Top 10 Southwest RV Boondocker Questions Feature Photo

    Top 10 Southwest RV Boondocking Questions Asked

    My wife Anne and I both adore visiting the US southwest desert region each winter. We love the snowbird lifestyle enjoying the plentiful sunshine, warm temps and meeting up with our fellow RVing friends. There is no lack of terrific photography and…

  • Rock Hound State Park Feature Photo

    Camping Review of Rock Hound State Park in New Mexico

    Two years ago around this time, we camped at a unique little state park north of Deming, New Mexico called the City of Rocks. While enjoying the beautiful high desert scenery, several other campers told us about another New Mexico state park to the…

  • Chiricahua National Monument Feature Photo

    Day Tripping to Chiricahua National Monument in Arizona

    Two years ago as we made our way across Arizona bound for a return visit to the Big Bend National Park region of Texas, we nipped down to an Arizona Wildlife Refuge called Whitewater Draw. Here we witnessed incredible flights of thousands of…

  • Ajo Scenic Loop Drive Feature Photo

    Arizona Boondocking on the Ajo Scenic Loop Drive

    After a brief three day stopover in Quartzsite to meet up with RVer friends we headed the few hours drive southeast to Ajo, Arizona. The Ajo area is a favorite with us with this being our third visit. The two previous times we boondocked at…

  • Cibola National Wildlife Refuge Feature Photo

    Exploring the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge

    Free camping, wildlife viewing, photography opportunities, and hiking, what could be better? That sums up our January 2017 visit to the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge along the Colorado River between California and Arizona. We’ve always been…

  • Oasis Palms RV Resort Feature Photo

    Oasis Palms RV Resort Near Palm Springs California

    After a long drive south it’s nice to hunker down in a resort type park and treat ourselves over the Christmas Holidays. Staying in one location for a while allows us to have some packages delivered, time to do cleaning and minor maintenance tasks…

  • Three RVing Cranial Cramps Feature Photo

    3 Cranial Cramps Causing Damage to Our Rig

    I’ve been documenting our full-time RVing life on this blog for four years now. I try, to be honest in my portrayal of RV life both good and bad. With that in mind, every once in a while publish my goof ups. First, there were 5 Stupid Things I…

  • Love Your RV! Ten Favorite Campsites of 2016

    Love Your RV! Ten Favorite Campsites of 2016

    Each year I like to look back and pick out my favorite campsites visited. Some are full hookup RV resorts; some are state or national parks and others are dispersed boondocking with maybe a fire ring. One thing they all have in common is beautiful…

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    Fridge Meltdown – Our Extended RV Warranty Saves The Day

    “Hey the ice cubes have turned to water!” my wife Anne exclaimed. Oh oh, did we forget to turn the RV fridge on? Nope, the indicator lights were on, but the freezer temperature had risen dramatically. I grabbed my handy-dandy infrared…

  • Getting-the-RV-Ready-for-Snowbird-Season-Feature-Photo

    Getting the Rig Ready For Our Snowbird Trip

    In my last blog post, I told you how we prepare for our annual snowbird adventures down south. I thought I would go into a little more detail on prepping our rig for the upcoming extended journey. While summering on Vancouver Island, BC we are for…

  • snowbird-preparation-tips-feature-photo

    Our Canadian Snowbirds Trip Preparation And Checklists

    For the last five winters, my wife Anne and I have journeyed as Canadian Snowbirds from our home province of British Columbia to the southern USA. We spend anywhere from four to six months each year camped out in multiple locations chasing the sun.…

  • my-shocking-rv-feature-photo

    Why I was Receiving Electrical Shocks From My RV

    The other day while I was puttering around the RV I noticed a tingling feeling when I touched some of the exposed metal parts. It felt just like a mild electrical shock, but my RV wasn’t plugged into shore power. In fact, it was in a storage yard.…

  • The RV Happy Hour Gets a Makeover

    The RV Happy Hour is a sister site to Love Your RV! Where as LoveYourRV.com is a traditional blog type site, RVHappyHour.com is a full blown community website. Each member gets their own personal profile area, can post in our forums, join specific…

  • Boondocking Power and Solar System Feature Photo

    Detailed Look at Our DIY RV Boondocking Power System

    We love to travel the Southwest US during the winter. Camping out on BLM land, exploring wildlife refuges and State/National parks. This means camping off the grid without electrical hookups. Some sort of boondocking power system is essential if we…

  • Thank You Video for 20,000 YouTube subscribers feature photo

    Twenty Thousand Subscribers! Thank You! Beagle Tricks!

    Just a quick blog post and video to thank all you viewers who have subscribed to the Love Your RV! YouTube channel. We just surpassed 20,000 subs! Amazing, I’m blown away by the support. Thank you for all the thumbs up and the overwhelming positive…

  • RV Dog Flooring Advice Feature Photo

    LWV Flooring Is Thumbs Up For RV Dogs

    About a year ago I did a major renovation to our Keystone Cougar trailer’s interior. A big part of the renovation was an upgrade to the RV flooring. My goal was to remove as much of the cheap OEM carpeting as possible and replace it with a product…

  • Strida Folding Bike Review Feauture Photo

    Reviewing the Remarkable Strida LT Folding Bike

    A few weeks ago I was contacted by Bill at StridaCanada.ca and asked if I would be interested in reviewing one of their unique folding bikes. After looking at a photo of one I was extremely intrigued by this funky looking bicycle. When I saw a video…

  • Five Years Full Time RVing Feature Photo

    A One Year RV Trip Turns Into 5 Years of Full-time RVing

    How It All Started On June 15th, 2011 we hit the road setting off on a planned one year RVing trip of a lifetime. It had been a longtime dream of mine to travel around the US and Canada in an RV. I didn’t want it to be a hurried couple week…

  • How to Keep Mice Out of the RV Feature Photo

    Tips to Keep Pesky Mice Out of Your RV

    Next to a water leak a rodent infestation can be one of the most damaging and unpleasant things that can happen to our beloved RV. They can get into the innards of our rigs leaving behind a mess as they chew and relieve themselves all over the place.…

  • Campbell River Waterfront Walk Feature Photo

    Morning Walk Along the Beautiful Campbell River Waterfront

    This is our third summer in a row spending time at Thunderbird RV Park out on the Tyee Spit in Campbell River BC. We absolutely love the park, town, and surrounding area. One of my favorite things to do is get up early around 7AM grab the beagle and…

  • How Much Does it Cost Us to be RV Snowbirds Feature Photo

    How Much Does it Cost Us To Be RV Snowbirds?

    Introduction We have full-time RVed for five awesome years now. In each of those years, we have headed south for the winter, leaving behind the cloud and rain of our northwest summer haunts on Vancouver Island to travel the sunny southwest desert.…

  • Rondalyn RV Resort Site Feature photo

    Rondalyn RV Resort on Vancouver Island BC Review

    I was recently contacted by ParkBridge Lifestyle Communities and invited to stay at one of their many resorts located across Canada. It was a way of thanking me for a previous review I had put together about the Oceanside RV Park near Victoria BC.…

  • 2015 2016 Snowbird Season Recap Feature Photo

    Love Your RV Snowbird Season 2015/2016 Recap

    Another stellar RV snowbird trip is in the books. This season’s adventure spanned 5 ½ months from early November to late April and saw us venture as far south as Yuma, Arizona. We covered approximately 4000 miles and visited 7 states. Compared to…

  • Bandon Beach Oregon Feature Photo

    Beautiful Bandon Beach on the Oregon Coast

    As we make our way back to British Columbia from our winter haunts in the US southwest we love to travel Highway 101 along the Oregon coast. Of the many gorgeous spots dotting the coast one of our all-time favorites is Bandon Beach. It’s located…

  • Casino Camping Feature Photo

    Casino Camping as an RV Overnight Option

    With the recent additions of extra batteries and solar panels, we are now able to dry camp very effectively. This makes utilizing casino RV parking areas for overnight stops quite convenient. Rather than hand over an RV Park 30-40 bucks for a full…

  • Find Boondocking in the Southwest Feature Photo

    How to Find RV Boondocking Campsites in the US Southwest

    One of the most common questions I get online is “How do you find those gorgeous southwest desert boondocking locations you visit?” I wish there was a simple answer but the fact of the matter is it takes a fair bit of research. There isn’t one…

  • Dumont Dunes Camping Feature Photo

    Camping at the Dumont Dunes south of Death Valley NP

    A couple years ago we visited Death Valley National Park. A highlight for me was hiking and photographing its amazing Mesquite Sand Dunes. Well upon leaving Death Valley NP that year south on California Highway 127 I spotted another set of towering…

  • Spring 2016 RV Open Road Cover Feature Photo

    Our Second RV Open Road Magazine Cover Shot!

    Thanks to my photographer wife Anne I have in recent years developed a passion for the hobby myself. While she is out chasing her beautiful landscape and animal photos, I’m most often found photographing my other great passion, “the RV”. I…

  • Yant Flat Hike Utah Feature Photo

    Our Visit to Spectacular Yant Flat aka Candy Cliffs in Utah

    This snowbird season we decided to take a few weeks in mid-March and explore the area surrounding St. George and Hurricane, Utah. Locate in the lower elevations of the extreme south-west corner of the state the area tends to be a little warmer than…

  • Virgin River Canyon BLM Campground Feature Photo

    Super Scenic Camping in the Virgin River Gorge

    I’ve driven Interstate 15 through the Virgin River Gorge a half dozen times now and marveled at the rugged scenery. Each time I made a mental note of a pretty looking camping area perched in the middle of the a canyon overlooking the river valley…

  • Return to Whitney Pockets Feature Photo

    Return to Whitney Pockets in Southern Nevada

    Two years ago we had the pleasure to camp in an off the beaten path location called Whitney Pockets. Situated 31 miles from Mesquite, Nevada on the Gold Butte Backcountry Byway, it’s a bit of a trek to get there pulling a fifth wheel. A paved but…

  • Valley of Fire Camping Feature Photo

    Return Visit to Valley of Fire State Park Nevada

    We’ve enjoyed exploring Valley of Fire State Park on several occasions and were excited to return during this snowbird season’s trek through the southwest. For our previous two visits, we camped outside the park at a friends of ours RV Park and a…

  • Why a Fifth Wheel Trailer Feature Photo

    10 Reasons Why We Chose a Fifth Wheel Trailer

    One of the most asked questions I get as a full-time RVer is “Why did you choose a fifth wheel trailer instead of a motorhome?” Rather than constantly rewriting the same answer over and over again, I thought I would consolidate my reasons into a…

  • Joshua Tree 2016 Visit Feature Photo

    Our Return Visit to Beautiful Joshua Tree National Park

    Third Time a Charm What can I say we absolutely love spending time in Joshua Tree National Park! It is an amazing place for both our favorite hobbies hiking and photography. Home to some of the most scenic campsites you can imagine. This was our…

  • Camping in the Kofa NWR feature photo

    Camping in the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge Arizona

    What to do after Quartzsite? After an annual January visit to Quartzsite Arizona to meet up with RVing friends and take in the RV show and swap meets, we were a little burnt out. We needed to get off on our own and decompress a bit. Usually, we take…

  • Day in the life an RV boondocker feature photo

    Random Day in the Life of an RV Boondocker

    A while back one of my subscribers to the Love Your RV! YouTube channel asked if I could record a “Day in the Life” style video. They were interested to see how a routine day of RV boondocking might look like. I’ve picked a random day while we…

  • 10 Favorite RV Maintenance Products Feature Photo

    My 10 Favorite RV Maintenance Products

    Having full-time RVed for nearly five years now, I’ve tried out dozens of various maintenance products. Doing my own maintenance tasks to keep the rig in tip top condition can save us boatloads of money today and down the road. We plan to keep our…

  • 20 More Upgrades Feature Photo

    20 More RV Upgrades to Our Fifth Wheel Trailer

    Improvements to our Home on Wheels Last spring I detailed 20 RV upgrades I had done to our 2011 Keystone Cougar fifth wheel trailer to make our RVing life a little more enjoyable. Well, I have been a busy boy since then and I’m back again with…

  • Boondocking at Ogilby Road BLM Camping Feature Photo

    Boondocking at the Ogilby Road BLM near Yuma AZ

    The last few years we have been coming to the free Ogilby Road BLM 14-day dry camping spot just west of the Arizona/California border about 14 miles west of Yuma, AZ. It’s a flat section of arid desert off of Ogilby RD (SR34) a few miles north of…

  • Garmin dash cam 20 Review Feature Photo

    My New RVing Gadget the Garmin Dash Cam 20

    Scratch another one off the old Love Your RV! Wish List. On Christmas morning, my lovely wife Anne surprised me with an extra present. She said I had been a very good boy this year and deserved something extra. I was shocked when I opened a brand new…

  • Ten Coolest Campsite of 2015 Feature Photo

    10 Coolest RV Campsites Visited In 2015

    Another Awesome Year of RVing Ever since we set off as full-time RVers almost 5 years ago it’s been a goal of ours to immerse ourselves in nature’s beauty. My wife and I both love to hike and photograph scenic landscapes and wildlife or just…

  • Renogy 400 Watt Solar Upgrade Feature Photo

    Upgrading our Renogy RV Solar System to 400 Watts

    Our First RV Solar Experience About a year ago I popped my RV solar cherry and installed a simple little 200 watt RV solar kit from a company called Renogy. We didn’t have too much dough to spend on solar, but I believe I got a good bang for the…

  • Love Your RV! 2015 Santa Wishlist feature photo

    The Love Your RV 2015 Santa Wishlist

    Every November around this time I come up with my RVing Christmas wishlist. These are things that I don’t absolutely need but sure would like. In the past years Santa or should we say Mrs. Claus has been very good to me. Last year it was a 200W…

  • Camped with a Herd of Roosevelt Elk Hwy 101 California

    We’ve past by the Elk Country RV Resort several times on our journeys up and down the coast on Highway 101 and marveled at how the local Roosevelt Elk herd was sometimes right in the campground. This time through, we decided to stop for the night.…

  • Packing for Extended RV Trip Feature Photo

    Things We Pack For Extended RV Trips

    Over the course of almost 5 years of full-time RV living, we have had a chance to find out what we really need to pack and what we can do without. The first year we seemed to take everything under the sun. Much of it just sat unused. Every year…

  • Infinity Luxury Woven Vinyl Review Feature photo

    Review of Infinity LWV Flooring for the RV

    What is Infinity LWV Flooring? LWV stands for “Luxury Woven Vinyl”. The vinyl material is woven together by the manufacturer Infinity LWV in such a way that the product acts like a hybrid between regular carpeting and traditional vinyl flooring.…

  • Hooking up the roof top RV solar panels

    RV Solar Power System Detailed Install Advice and Tips

    Last spring we had the great pleasure to meet with some fine folks from Wyoming, Eddie, his wife Aileen and daughter Laura. We spent about a week or so boondocked with them including the spectacular Valley of the Gods BLM area of Southern Utah. They…

  • RV Open Road Magazine article

    Cover Photo and Article in the RV Open Road Magazine

    A little bit of banging my own drum here but I’m pretty excited to see our beloved Cougar Trailer gracing the cover of the RV Open Road Magazine!! I knew my review article on the Waste Master RV Sewer System was to be in it, but what a thrill to…

  • Camco RV Winterizing Kit Installaton Feature Photo

    My Not So Easy RV Winterizing Kit Installation

    Why Install the Kit Our Keystone Cougar fifth wheel trailer didn’t come with any sort of easy winterizing tools with the exception of the water heater bypass valve. It didn’t concern me much as we are snowbird RV full-timers and usually blast off…

  • RV Summer Renovations Recap Feature Photo

    Summer RV Renovation Part 7 – Finished Results

    Very Happy with the New Look So summer is drawing to a close and so is our RV renovation. We are super pleased with how everything turned out and happy to have a much easier to maintain RV interior. The main goal of the renovation was to get rid of…

  • RV Ladder Feature Photo

    Finally Picked Myself Up a Proper Ladder for Fulltime RVing

    Well, after over 4 years of full timing on the road in our RV I finally got myself a proper full timer’s ladder. Not sure what took me so long and probably lucky I haven’t taken a spill off the little cheap 3 step ladder I’ve been using. I…

  • RevoLeveler Review Feature Photo

    Review of the ReVo Leveler Trailer Leveling Aid

    Why Level the RV? Experienced RVers know how important a level RV can be. Most RV fridges need to be level to run efficiently. But, beyond the fridge there are several other good reasons to get the rig nice and level. (1) All the doors in the rig…

  • Custom Built RV Daybed Feature Photo

    Summer Renovations Part 6 – Completing the Custom RV Daybed

    Let’s Make the Daybed Look Pretty In a previous blog post, I detailed the construction of my custom RV daybed platform. It consists of mostly plywood held together with screws and pine lumber. These materials keep the box pretty light weight but…

  • Slide Out Flooring Install Feature Photo

    Summer Renovation Part 5– Replacing the RV Slide Flooring

    Introduction As many RVs do our Keystone Cougar trailer came with a fair amount of carpeting. It looked real nice when it was brand new, but that didn’t last too long. It is a pretty low-quality product and once it had some traffic and use it…

  • Desolation Sound Boating Feature Photo

    Fun Boating Day Trip to Desolation Sound BC

    One of the main reasons for summering on Vancouver Island, other than being close to family and friends, is the tremendous boating opportunities. I have to admit I’m not that big into boating but for my wife Anne it is a life long passion. She…

  • RV Power Awning Super Easy Maintenance feature photo

    RV Power Awning Super Easy Maintenance How-to

    Cleaning the Awning the Easy Way Our large 21 foot Dometic 9100 RV power awning is made out of vinyl and has held up very well after 4 years of full-time RVing. I generally clean it every few months by following the procedure outlined in the…

  • RV Cleaning with Simple Green Feature photo

    RV Cleaning Tip – The Many Uses for a Simple Green Cleaner

    Over the years through the RVers grapevine I had heard a product called Simple Green mentioned over and over. Almost any time a question was posed asking for cleaning advice several people would chime in recommending Simple Green. Finally, I picked…

  • RV Computer Desk Feature Photo

    Summer Renovation Project Part 4 – RV Computer Desk

    Planning the New RV Computer Desk At the rear of our Keystone Cougar fifth wheel, there are two swivel recliners with a small table between them. This little table is where I use the computer, not an ideal situation. So, as part of the summer…

  • Helpful RVing Links Feature Photo

    Helpful Web Links for RVing from Love Your RV!

    In my LYRV monthly newsletter I usually have a section called “Ray’s Pick – Helpful RVing Website of the Month”. These are websites that I find really aid us when out there traveling in our RV. Things like finding a campsite, checking the…

  • RVing with a Dog as a Fulltimer Feature Photo

    RVing with a Dog Advice from a Full-Time RVer

    Introduction One of the many benefits to RV travel is the ability to bring along our dogs. For many people, their dog is more than a pet but a member of the family. This is the case with my wife and I and our little beagle Angie. She is like a furry…

  • Seven RV Tips Feature Photo

    7 Random RVing Tips from Love Your RV!

    Tips, Tips, Tips everyone loves RVing tips and tricks, especially folks that are just starting out.  Several of my most popular all time articles and videos on “Love Your RV!” are just random collections of handy little tips. After 4 years of…

  • RV Summer Renovation Part 3 Feature Photo

    Summer RV Interior Renovation Project Part Three

    Two Simple Upgrades In part three of my summer RV renovations, I tackle a couple very simple upgrades. First up is the installation of a light fixture in the under the bed storage area. This has been a long asked for addition by my lovely wife. Since…

  • Incredible Bald Eagle Viewing on Vancouver Island BC

    Last year we spent a very enjoyable RV summer in Campbell River, BC on Vancouver Island. We were treated to large doses of wildlife viewing opportunities. Whales, Dolphins Seals, Blue Herons, Canadian Geese, Deer, Bears, etc, etc. One really cool…

  • Inside the Renogy Firefly Feature Photo

    Renogy Firefly Review Part Two – The Guts

    Curious to See What’s Inside? Prior to becoming a full-time RVer I spent over 25 years as an electronics repair technician. Because of this background I just had to see what is inside the Renogy Firefly. Warning! I took the Firefly apart as part of…

  • Summer RV Reno DayBed Feature Photo

    Summer Interior Renovation Project Part Two – RV Daybed Build

    Deciding on Daybed Size I wanted the daybed to be as long as possible but still be able to use the dining table and place our beagles kennel between them. This gave me a max length of 68”. For width we are limited by the slide out width. I want to…

  • Keystone Cougar Remodel Part One Feature Photo

    Summer RV Interior Renovation Project Part One – The Plan

    Our Rig Info Four years ago we purchased a brand spanking new Keystone Cougar 276RLS fifth wheel trailer. We absolutely loved the gorgeous interior and furnishings. But over the course of time some things have become tattered and worn. We are pretty…

  • Six Amazing Southwest Campsites Feature Image

    6 Amazingly Scenic US Southwest Desert Campsites

    Introduction We were treated to many beautiful camp spots during this last snowbird season down in the desert. But, six of them really stand out for me in several ways. First they all were new to us having never visited the these spots in our past…

  • Photo and Video Creation Tools feature photo

    Love Your RV! Photo and Video Creation Tools

    Introduction I’ve been asked numerous times “What camera equipment and software do you use for your blog photos and videos?” Rather than answering the question over and over I’ve decided to put up a post detailing my stuff.  None of it is…

  • Trona Pinnacles Boondocking Feature Photo

    Camping at the Trona Pinnacles in California

    One Last Stop in the Desert It was mid-April and we had time for one more boondock stop in the desert before heading for the coast and back up to BC. While exploring the incredible Alabama Hills BLM area last year I learned of another very bizarre…

  • 580 watts of RV solar feature image

    My Friends Awesome 580 Watt RV Solar Power System

    Introduction I recently had the great pleasure to meet up and do some boondocking with some RVing friends from Wyoming. Eddie, his wife Aileen and daughter Laura are full-time RVers living in their 40-foot fifth wheel. This winter they decided to…

  • Boondocking in the Valley of the Gods feature photo

    Boondocking Fun in the Valley of the Gods Utah

    Deciding on a Southern Utah Destination We were looking for a new place to explore when passing through southern Utah this spring. While camped out at the Bisti Badlands with some RVing pals from Wyoming they suggested checking out the Valley of the…

  • Our 2011 Keystone Cougar Model 276RLS

    What Repairs Has Our Keystone Cougar Trailer Needed in 4 Years?

    Introduction We are coming up on four years since we purchased our brand new Keystone Cougar Fifth Wheel and set out to live a full-time RV lifestyle. I’m pretty impressed with how the trailer has held up considering it really isn’t designed for…

  • Big Bend Ranch SP Feature Photo

    RVing Big Bend Ranch State Park in Texas

    Off the Beaten Path in Texas Big Bend Ranch State Park is located a little further west of its more well-known and visited cousin Big Bend National Park. During our spring 2012 visit to Big Bend NP we had day tripped over to this state park. We were…

  • Bisti Badlands Feature Photo

    Alien Eggs and Hoodoos at the Bisti Badlands BLM

    Bisti Badlands Wilderness One place that my wife Anne has wanted to go visit for years is the Bisti Badlands up in northwestern New Mexico. But, being that the Bisti Badlands Wilderness is located up at around 6000 feet it is too cold during much of…

  • Valley of Fires Feature Phot

    Camping at Valley of Fires in New Mexico

    Wow, This Looks Cool! We were making our way north on highway 54 in New Mexico and had turned left onto highway 380 at the little town of Carrizozo. In a few miles we saw a sign for Valley of Fires National Recreation Area and to our left perched up…

  • Mr Heater Low Pressure Install Feature Photo

    Mr. Heater Big Buddy Hooked to My RV LP Gas

    Introduction Our Mr. Heater Big Buddy propane heater has been an awesome addition to the rig. We use it a ton, especially when camping off the grid without electrical.  The Big Buddy heater uses no electricity and is much more efficient at heating…

  • Rio Grande Overview in Big Bend NP Feature Photo

    Short Sunset Hike in Big Bend National Park

    Short Hike in Big Bend While camping in the Rio Grande Village we decide one gorgeous evening to take the short hike up to the Rio Grande Overlook. It is locate just a few minute drive west of the campground. I figured this would be an excellent…

  • Landing leg repair Feature Image

    Repairing My Broken Fifth Wheel Landing Leg

    Clunk, Oh Oh! The passenger side landing jack on our Keystone Cougar fifth wheel suffered a major failure last week. I was in the process of jacking the trailer off the truck when I heard and felt a loud clunk. In fact my wife who was inside setting…

  • Afternoon Visit to Boquillas Feature Photo

    Afternoon Visit to Boquillas Del Carmen Mexico

    Return to Big Bend NP On our first visit to Big Bend National Park in spring of 2012 we couldn’t visit the little Mexican town of Boquillas del Carmen. The border crossing was still closed to traffic since 2002. We had heard it was previously a…

  • 20 RV Upgrades Feature Photo

    20 Upgrades We Have Made to Our RV

    Improvements Made to Our RV We purchased a brand spanking new Keystone Cougar Fifth Wheel Trailer Model 276RLSWE just about 4 years ago and headed out on a one year RVing journey of exploration. We absolutely loved our time on the road. So much so it…

  • City of Rocks State Park Feature Photo

    Camping at City of Rocks State Park

    This Place Rocks! The City of Rocks is a little gem of a state park located about a half hours drive north of Interstate 10 and Deming, New Mexico. Access is very easy on paved highways. Like other New Mexico state parks we’ve stayed in the park,…

  • Dry Camping Fun at Whitewater Draw Arizona

    Introduction My wife Anne loves to photograph wildlife. In fact she recently traveled all the way to Africa pursuing the passion. So, she was really excited when I told her about a spot in southern Arizona where during the winter thousands of…

  • 8 Things That Suck About My Full Time RV Lifestyle Feature Photo

    8 Things That Suck About My Full Time RV Lifestyle

    Introduction If you’ve read my blog or followed along on various social media channels you probably think we live a very charmed life, and we do. Many of you are likely sick of hearing how great it all is traveling around and living full time in…

  • Visiting Kitt Peak Feature Photo

    Afternoon Drive up to Kitt Peak National Observatory

    Buenos Aires NWR We spent the early part of February camped in an isolated area of Southern Arizona known as the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge. It is a high grassy plain (elevation around 3700ft) southwest of Tucson dotted with small scrub…

  • Keeping the RV Cool Without AC feature photo

    Tips for Keeping the RV Cool Without AC

    Introduction We do a bunch of boondocking on BLM and Forestry lands and dry camping in National, State and County parks. Because of this we often find ourselves without electrical hookups and no way to run our rooftop air conditioner to cool the RV…

  • Organ Pipe Cactus NM Visit 2015 Feature Photo

    Fun Day at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

    Introduction We arrived at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument this winter with high expectations after last year’s amazing visit. To our surprise and shock, the first three days were overcast and rainy! What the heck? We got out for a few short…

  • RV Boondocking Tips and Tricks Feature Photo

    Boondocking Tips and Tricks for Newbie RVers

    Introduction Over the last 4 years of full time RVing we have really embraced dry camping AKA “boondocking”. We love to get out into the more remote dispersed camping areas where we can enjoy amazing scenery, nature, photography, and hiking.…

  • Our 12 Most Scenic Camping Spots of 2014 feature photo

    Our Most Scenic Camping Spots of 2014

    Introduction My wife Anne is an avid landscape photographer so finding ourselves scenic camping spots is an integral part of our RV lifestyle. The best photography light happens in the so-called golden hour around sunrise and sunset. Setting up camp…

  • Salton Sea Camping Feature Photo

    Salton Sea Camping at Salt Creek

    We just spent 9 terrific days boondocking in the Salton Sea State Recreation Area. Here is a brief description, video clips and images from our stay at the Salt Creek Camping area. Salton Sea State Recreation Area About 5 miles south on HWY 111 from…

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    Seven Boneheaded RVing Mistakes Made

    1. Don’t Forget your Water Regulator One time while I was packing up to leave I got to talking with another friendly RVer and it took my mind off the task of disconnecting the water hookups. In the process I totally forgot to disconnect my $75…

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    Tips and Tricks for Cold Weather RVing

    Introduction RVers generally are an inventive and self-reliant bunch. One thing that really gets their creative juices flowing is trying to live in an RV below freezing for a sustained period of time. The typical RV is not at all designed for use in…

  • Snowbird Season 2014/2015 is Upon Us

    Off Like a Herd of Turtles November 4th we loaded our beloved Cougar fifth wheel aboard the Coho Ferry from Victoria to Port Angeles and set sail to another year chasing new adventures down south. The ferry trip and border crossing went smoothly and…

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    11 Helpful Tips for RV Storage

    Introduction Even though we now live in our RV as our only home there have been times in the last few years that we have had to place our Cougar fifth wheel trailer in storage for a little while. Luckily we have found a nice secure storage yard to…

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    Repairing Our Ford Truck Headlight Switch

    Introduction We are preparing for our 2014 snowbird season and one thing I like to do is make sure our 1994 Ford F350 tow vehicle is in tip top shape. As they say “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. This is particularly true when…

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    The Mobile Internet Handbook Review

    ** Updated for 2014* I wrote this eBook review last fall and since then a new, bigger and better Mobile Internet Handbook for 2014 has been released. Rather than being just a revised copy with only a few updates due to technology changes Technomadia…

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    Checking Out The Tyee Club in Campbell River BC

    Introduction While enjoying our stay at the Thunderbird RV Park in Campbell River this summer I couldn’t help but notice all the small row boats that would gather on the ocean nearby. Almost every day, especially in the evening, dozens of tiny…

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    Boating Adventure While RVing Vancouver Island

    A Three Hour Tour We are really enjoying our summer up here in Campbell River, BC while RVing Vancouver Island. The weather has been outstanding with plentiful sunshine and warm balmy conditions. One of the main reasons we decided to spend July and…

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    Review of the Thunderbird RV Park in Campbell River BC

    After spending the last two summers at Living Forest Campground in Nanaimo and then Oceanside RV Resort in Victoria this year we decided to check out a spot a little further north on Vancouver Island. We have long loved to camp in the area around the…

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    4 Ingenious Ways to Increase Storage Space in Your RV

    If you’ve ever planned an RV trip, you know just how precious each square foot can be – when going on a longer trip it seems that you need to bring so much that in the end there’s not much room to even turn around. So if you want to take all…

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    Love Your RV Gets a Summer Makeover

    As we approach the middle of summer I find myself with one of those crappy summer colds. Blah! While it runs it’s course I decided to use this down time to give the website a little love by updating the design. Over the last few years I have been…

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    Love Your RV YouTube Channel

    I’ve had a companion YouTube channel for LoveYourRV.com since I started the blog last fall. It’s grown to 60 RVing related videos, over 150 subscribers with 50,000+ views in that short time. I love being able to showcase RV tips, trip reports,…

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    Is RV Tow Insurance Part of Your Risk Mitigation?

    Adventures with Willamena Whale – Grim and Grimmer – Guest article by Charles Lloyd Sara and I own “Willamena Whale”, a 2006 37-foot Heartland Big Horn 5th wheel towed by “Baby Huey” a 2005 Cummins powered Quad Cab Dodge Ram 2-wheel…

  • Ten Helpful RVing Tips and Tricks

    Use Cordless Drill for Rear Stabilizer Jacks My Keystone Cougar fifth wheel trailer has manual crank rear stabilizer jacks. By using my cordless drill with a special socket sized for the jack, deploying and retracting the jacks is a breeze. No more…

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    My Yearly RV Hot Water Heater Maintenance

    Introduction RV water heater maintenance is pretty straight forward. With a few tools, a warm sunny afternoon and a little know how it’s easy to do it yourself. The main thing we want to do is flush out the sediments and deposits that build up over…

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    No~Shock~Zone RV Electrical Safety eBook Review

    Introduction Having been an electronics repair technician for over 25 years I respect the power of electricity to cause damage and even death. My main occupation was repairing consumer electronics like televisions, VCRs and stereo equipment. I have…

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    Advice for a Safe and Fun RV Road Trip

    Planning for a Safe and Fun RV Road Trip When you get ready to take to the open road for an RV adventure, the last thing you want to think about is what if something bad happens while you are traveling. What if a tire goes flat, you run out of gas,…

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    Lubing My Fifth Wheel Trailer

    How I Lubricate My Fifth Wheel Trailer Usually twice a year I will go through the fifth wheel mechanisms and give them a good lubrication. I find that lubing my fifth wheel trailer and hitch regularly really helps it perform better for me. Everything…

  • StarLights Brilliant Light LED RV Fixture

    Upgrading a 12 Volt RV Lamp Fixture Recently I updated our Keystone Cougar Fifth Wheels lighting systems to new LED bulbs. While installing the new bulbs, one of my fixtures was damaged. Due to the heat produced by the 12-volt incandescent bulb the…

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    Installing Swanky New RV Shower Fixtures

    Introduction For the last little while our RV shower fixtures have been acting up. The cold tap has been really wonky. We have to really play around with it to get a constant stream which makes adjusting for good pressure and temperature a real pain.…

  • Ripping Up the RVs Carpet Feature Photo

    Ripping Out My Fifth Wheels RV Carpet

    Why Rip Out My Fifth Wheels RV Carpet? I was doing the spring cleaning of our RV after another great snowbird season down south and got to work tackling the carpets. For carpet cleaning, I use a Bissell portable steam cleaner, great little unit and…

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    What About an Extended Warranty for the RV?

    RV Extended Warranties – Introduction When my wife and I purchased our brand new Keystone Cougar Fifth Wheel three years ago we had to make the decision on whether to buy extended warranty coverage or not. Normally I don’t buy extended warranties…

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    Big Baby Blue Our 1994 Ford F350 Truck

    Our Friend Big Baby Blue I’ve had several requests through email and in comments on the blog and YouTube to give a little more information about our truck. You likely have seen him in my photographs. He is a 1994 Ford F350 truck that we…

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    Three Years Traveling Full Time in an RV

    Introduction Three years ago today my lovely wife Anne and I were finishing up moving out of our just sold house and moving into a brand new Keystone Cougar Fifth Wheel RV. Sitting in the driveway alongside the new RV was a new to us 1994 Ford diesel…

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    Boosting RV Internet with the Wilson Sleek 4G

    Why We Need to Boost the Cell Signal For a few years now we have traveled in our RV using a Verizon MiFi Hotspot as our primary source of internet connectivity. It works through the cellular data networks just like a smartphone but without the phone…

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    RVing stop along Highway 101 Cannon Beach

    Introduction The last few RV snowbird seasons have seen us use the Highway 101 route up and down the Oregon Coast from our home on Vancouver Island to the US South West. We love it for a few reasons. Being on the temperate coast we are less likely to…

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    My Temporary Fifth Wheel Power Jack Repair

    Details of my MacGyver-like Fifth Wheel Power Jack Repair A few weeks ago we were all setup camped at Zion National Park when we notice a strange clunking noise as we moved about the fifth wheel. Along with the clunking, it also seemed to be wiggling…

  • New Free RV eBook called Roughing It Smoothly

    Roughing It Smoothly eBook Review A couple days ago I had the pleasure to get my hands on a new free RV eBook called Roughing It Smoothly. It is written by one of our RV Happy Hour members named Ray Whyte. Ray has taken his approximately 50 years of…

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    Top 10 Campsites from 2013/14 Snowbird Season

    Introduction Another fun-filled snowbirding season is winding down and we now head for our summer haunts on Vancouver Island, BC. I thought it would be a good time to look back at the places we visited and pick out my Top 10 Campsites from 2013/14…

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    Boondocking at Alabama Hills BLM

    Introduction I’ve driven Highway 395 through the little town of Lone Pine, California several times and was totally unaware of the Alabama Hills and the unique landscape hiding just to the west of town. It wasn’t until I read about it on a few…

  • RV trip to Zion National Park in Utah

    Introduction In the spring of 2011 we visited Zion National Park for the first time. We were blown away by the beauty and sheer scale of this amazing park. We knew we would return again someday to explore it further. This year as we were making our…

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    Free Camping at the Whitney Pockets BLM Nevada

    Introduction Last spring when we were visiting the Valley of Fire State Park a friend who is local to the area asked if we would like to take a drive up to a spot in the hills called Whitney Pockets. He said there are some outcroppings of colored…

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    Install and Review of StarLights LED lamps for the RV

    Introduction I’ve been looking to swap out our fifth wheels OEM incandescent light bulbs to the more energy efficient LED lamps for a while now. As luck would have I got an email from a high-quality LED lamp manufacturer asking if I would like to…

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    Return to Palm Creek Resort RV Park in Nevada

    Palm Creek Resort RV Park Last snowbird season we discovered an oasis in the stark southern Nevada desert. An online photographer buddy of my wife Anne named Don Davis invited us to stay at his little RV Park located about 50 miles north east of Las…

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    Photography Day Trip to the Nelson Ghost Town in Nevada

    Introduction While visiting Southern Nevada this winter near Valley of Fire State Park and Lake Mead we were told by some local friends of a really cool ghost town called Nelson home to the old Techatticup Gold Mine in a spot called Eldorado Canyon.…

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    Poverty Flats AKA Snowbird Mesa Free Camping

    Poverty Flats AKA Snowbird Mesa in Southern Nevada Last year while visiting the Valley of Fire State Park in southern Nevada I saw a neat looking boondocking location just a few miles south of the town of Overton along Highway 169 called Poverty…

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    RV Stay at Picacho Peak State Park

    Introduction I’ve driven Interstate 10 between Phoenix and Tucson several times now and each time I had admired a small mountain peak that juts up all alone from the desert floor. You can see it for many miles and it has quite the unique shape.…

  • Join the RV Happy Hour

    RV Happy Hour Update During our snowbird season traveling the South West Desert areas this year I have been hard at work on my pet project developing an RVing Community website called RV Happy Hour. In the last while I have been improving the look of…

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    Upgrade Ideas For Your New RV

    My New RV Needs Upgrades? Yes, like any other product out there the manufacture is on the look out to keeping costs down and leave it up to the customer to add on or improve some things. Drawing from my experience RVing full time here are a few of my…

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    8 More Simple Little RVing Tips from a Fulltime RVer

     Eight RVing Quick Tips My last RVing Tips video “11 Quick Little RVing Tips from a Full Time RVer” was very well receive and I got a ton on positive feed back from folks thanking me. Well I had left a few of my tips out of that video and…

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    Dripping Springs Hike in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

    Hiking out to the Dripping Springs For our final adventure on this trip to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona we needed to get a special permit at the visitor center to drive out and hike to a spot called Dripping Springs. They only allow 5…

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    Ajo Mountain Drive in Organ Pipe Cactus Park

    Introduction The main attraction in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument are the scenic drives, the most popular being the Ajo Mountain Drive. If you only have a few hours to visit this is the one you want to take. It is jam packed with scenic vistas…

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    Twin Peaks Campground in Organ Pipe Cactus

    Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Campground We stayed a few days right in the heart of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument at the Twin Peaks Campground. It is well situated just a mile or so from the visitor center and the beginning of the Ayo…

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    Hiking Alamo Canyon Trail in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

    Introduction Before heading into the main area of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument we spend a few days just north of the park at a BLM 14 day free camping area known as Gunsite Wash. From here we did a quick scouting trip into the park and checked…

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    RV Boondocking in Arizona eBook Review

    Introduction I’ve always enjoyed boondocking even back in my camper van RVing days when it was just camping to me. Back then I explored the many back roads of Vancouver Island camping on what is called in Canada “Crown land” or at primitive…

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    Our Dental Trip to Algodones, Mexico *Updated*

    Visiting a Dentist in Los Algodones Anne and I needed a ton of dental work. We are both small business, sole proprietors which is great in so many ways but dental coverage is not one of them.   We have to pay the full cost ,minus a 10% cash discount…

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    How Much Money Do We Save By Dry Camping?

    Dry Camping (A.K.A.) Boondocking VS. Full Hookup RV Park We have been out exploring the desert of Southern California and Arizona this winter and for the last month of January done it without hooking up at an RV Park once. So a solid month spent dry…

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    Quartzsite 2014 for Big Tent RV Show

    Rolling into Quartzsite 2014 We rolled into Quartzsite (The Grand Gathering) a few days before the start of the Big Tent RV show. This is when Quartzsite reaches its peak in quantity of RVs camped out in the surrounding desert. All around Quartzsite…

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    Our Second Visit to Joshua Tree National Park – Part Three

    Two Great Hikes in Joshua Tree During this visit to Joshua Tree National Park we were blessed with near perfect weather, sunny and mild with daytime temps into the 70s. Weather like this is perfect for us because it’s cool enough that we can leave…

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    Our Second Visit to Joshua Tree National Park – Part Two

    The Cholla Cactus Garden One of the neatest and most accessible exhibits in the Joshua Tree National Park is the Cholla Cactus Garden. It is located on the Pinto Basin Road with a spectacular view of the Pinto Basin as a backdrop. Being that this…

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    Our Second Visit to Joshua Tree National Park – Part One

    Introduction This was our second visit to Joshua Tree National Park in California. After having a spectacular time last year we knew we would return once again to enjoy the hiking, camping and photographic opportunities the park offers. Joshua Tree…

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    11 Quick Little RVing Tips from a Full Time RVer

    RVing Quick Tips As we enjoy our full-time RV lifestyle and spend more and more time living and traveling in the RV we pick up little helpful tips along the way. Here is a video outlining 11 Quick Little RVing Tips from a Full-Time RVer. These are…

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    Salton Sea Camping on Corvina Beach

    The Salton Sea Calls Us After boondocking in Anza-Borrego for a week we headed to a favorite casino called the Red Earth Casino. We like it because it has everything a boondocker needs after a stint out in the desert. They provide free sani-dumps,…

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    More RV Boondocking in Anza-Borrego State Park

    New Year Visit to Anza-Borrego State Park This winter we once again found ourselves back in a new favorite boondocking location near Borrego Springs, California.  Again, we would to ring in the New Year in this special place. Clark Dry Lake…

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    Finding the Rock Snake Near Borrego Springs, California

    There’s a Giant Snake in them Hills! While moseying about on one of them there internet blogs (Hat tip for the info on the snake to Nina at Wheelingit.us) I heard tell that there is a giant snake in the hills near the town of Borrego Springs,…

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    RV Install and Review of the Mr. Heater Big Buddy MH18B

    Big Buddy Indoor Safe Propane Radiant Heater While snowbirding in the US South West last winter we got the chance to do a substantial amount of dry camping out in the desert. I quickly discovered how much juice it took to run the big onboard RV…

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    Hiking Palm Canyon Trail in Palm Springs California

    Our Visit to Palm Canyon Trail in Palm Springs Introduction We have visited the Palm Springs area several times now and heard about a beautiful canyon loaded with Palm trees, an oasis in the dry rocky surrounding desert. We usually stay at Palm…

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    Faulty Electrical Switch on a Suburban SW6DE Hot Water Heater

    RV Hot Water Electrical Repair – Bad Switch The other morning while breaking camp to head out to the next destination I noticed the electrical on/off switch for my Suburban SW6DE Water Heater was a little stiff and it required a lot of force to…

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    Visit Face Rock Wayside While RVing Highway 101 Oregon

    Face Rock Wayside in Bandon We have traveled many times down south to visit the United States. Our favorite route is to head down along the Pacific coast from our home on Vancouver Island through Washington, Oregon and into California using Highway…

  • Loving Our RV More Than Ever

    Back Loving Our RV Well after 6 weeks we are back in our little home on wheels and doing what we love. Hitting the open road wondering what interesting adventures lay ahead. I love the excitement and anticipation of a new day and what will it bring.…

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    The Newbie Guide to Weird RV Jargon

    Introduction When I first started out RVing I heard many strange terms being thrown around by experienced RVers. Slowly as I got into the RV lifestyle I learned what all these weird sounding things were. Like any hobby or niche activity RVing has…

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    Quick Fifth Wheel Winterizing with RV Antifreeze

    My Quick Method to Winterize Because I normally travel down south during the winter months I’ve never had to winterized my Keystone Cougar Fifth Wheel. Unfortunately this year we have been delayed in departing and suddenly I was faced with needing…

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    How I Back Up a Fifth Wheel Trailer

    Introduction One of the biggest fears I had when we first got our brand new Keystone Cougar fifth-wheel trailer was how the heck would I back this huge thing into the driveway and tight RV parks. I scoured the internet, reading as much as I could…

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    Top Ten on My RV Christmas Wish List

    My RV Christmas Wish List There are those RVing accessories that are needed like sewer hoses, leveling blocks, and tools. Then there are those that we would like to have. They are sure to enhance our RVing experience but usually cost a little more…

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    Avoid Overloading of the RV

    RV Overloading It’s one of the easiest things to overlook as far as RV safety goes. RVs can be substantially overloaded but not outwardly show it like a car or truck when it is obvious the back end is riding low. So unless you weigh your RV you may…

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    RV Happy Hour Community Groups

    Announcement Over at our sister site called RV Happy Hour we have been forming many specific RVing  groups. Once you join the free RV Happy Hour community select a group that interests you and start socializing with fellow RVers who also share your…

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    Faulty Dexter Trailer Brake

    Found During Routine Service My 2011 Keystone Cougar 276RLS went in for routine service last week at Triangle RV in Sidney BC. The work to be done was an axle bearing inspection, clean and grease repack. Also new seals were to be installed and if…

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    Preparing the RV for Snowbird Season

    Introduction After spending the summer stationary in one RV site this year I had many things to do while preparing the RV for snowbird season down south. Our journey down to the US southwest will see us cover several thousand miles in a short time so…

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    RV Trip to Victoria BC – Visiting Butchart Gardens

    Introduction During our summer stay here in Victoria BC we have had a great time and enjoyed much the city has to offer. Several times we have headed to the Inner Harbor to take in the many attractions, food and the general festive atmosphere. One…

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    We Were Featured in an RVing Magazine

    Getting featured in RVwest magazine A few months ago I was approach by RVwest magazine with a request to use one of my articles for their online website. They also asked if Anne and myself would mind being interviewed for some further articles. Sure…

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    10 Simple Tips to Help Maintain the RV

    Ten tips to keep your RV working smoothly Taking the time to do a few preventative measures to our RVs will pay big dividends down the road. Just like you take your car in on a regular basis for a tuneup and oil change, don’t forget about our good…

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    New Sister Site RVHAPPYHOUR.COM is live!

    Exciting News – New RV Community Site – RVHappyHour.com is born LoveYourRV.com is now almost a year old. I love blogging on our adventures as full time RVers and writing up  how-tos, tips, reviews ,etc.  But, I also like to meet, share and…

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    Swimming with Manatees in Crystal River, Florida

    Swimming with Manatees During our epic one year journey RVing around North America in 2011/2012 we had many awesome experiences but one that really stands out even now is swimming with Manatees in Crystal River, Florida. We had traveled most of…

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    Trailer Towing Tips Info

    Practice, practice, practice! This has to be the all-time best tip you can get. You can read all the information you want, but the only way to truly learn is by doing it over and over. It’s how you learned to drive your car, right?  So take some…

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    RV Waste Tank Valve Replacement Keystone Cougar 276RLS

    RV Waste Tank Valve Replacement A little while ago when running some wiring to install a headphone jack in the Cougar I decided to have a peek inside all areas of the underbelly. As I inspected the area where the gray and black tank valves are…

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    Solvit RV Dog Ramp

    Solvit RV Dog Ramp Review When we started our RVing adventure a couple years ago we set out initially on a one year trip around North America. One big reason we chose the RV as a mode of transportation was so we could bring our beloved furry…

  • If You’re Housebound, Take Your House with You!

    Introduction I’d like to welcome a special guest writer to Love Your RV. George and his wife have gotten back into RVing, even with some physical challenges. I think it’s awesome that they are back out there enjoying themselves and asked George…

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    RV Trip to Gros Morne National Park Newfoundland – Part 3

    Camping on the Coast The next few days we spent driving around the park checking out the many views and doing a few of the many hikes. A favourite was at a place called Cow Head, another interesting name. It’s near the northern border of the park…

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    RV Trip to Gros Morne National Park Newfoundland – Part 2

    Western Brook Pond Boat Tour First thing in the morning we hit the visitor center and grabbed some brochures and maps looking for the best things to do in Gros Morne NP. One thing that really peaked our interest was the boat tour of a land locked…

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    RV Trip to Gros Morne National Park Newfoundland – Part 1

    Part One – Getting There In September 2011 Anne and I spent a couple amazing weeks exploring the Gros Morne National Park area of Newfoundland, Canada. We had already been in the Maritimes for nearly two months visiting New Brunswick, PEI, and Nova…

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    Lesson Learned – RV Starter Solenoid Meltdown

    This is a story of a near RV fire scenario which lucky for me and a few burns on my hand didn’t happen. My old 1989 Ford Camper Van that we affectionately call “Daisy” started to act a little strange and sometimes drain the starter battery. It…

  • RV Forum Questions Not To Ask

    Introduction While reading many RV forums over the last few years I’ve watch as a few topics always seem to blow up into extensive threads with many replies and comments. Unfortunately, many times these forum threads degrade into outright arguments…

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    Tips for Saving Money When RVing

    Introduction Being that we aren’t yet famously wealthy and unable to work the six months we spend down south visiting the United States during the winter, we really have to watch our budget. In the last four years traveling full time in our RV, we…

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    Hunter 42999B Digital RV Thermostat Install

    Our Keystone Cougar 276RLSWE Fifth Wheel came equipped with a Coleman-Mach Analog Thermostat to control temperature when using either the Airxcel Air Conditioning or the Suburban LP Gas Furnace. I noticed a problem right away with trying to maintain…

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    Vancouver Island RV Trip – Victoria’s Inner Harbour

    The focal point of a trip to Victoria BC is a visit to its famed Inner Harbour. The area is packed full of interesting things to do and see. On a warm, sunny summer day the harbour is a beehive of activity on and off the water. Victoria is a major…

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    Update to Progressive Industries EMS-HW30C RV Surge Protector Review

    I have a couple updates to my original review post for the hard wired Progressive Industries EMS-HW30C  RV surge protector. 1) I was able to break it! I was messing around with one of my Champion 2000 watt generators during a recent boondocking…

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    LoveYourRV.com gets Huge Theme Update

    While spending the summer here at Oceanside RV Resort near Victoria BC we have been fortunate to have high speed internet, a rarity when traveling. So I’m taking full advantage and have done a large update to LoveYourRV.com. The website has new…

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    Keystone Cougar Fifth Wheel Shoe Storage Mod

    One thing that was lacking in our 2011 Keystone Cougar Fifth Wheel was a place to put our shoes. Generally they get placed by the entrance door in a heap. The other day I was exploring the space under the kitchen counters and noticed a large void…

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    Installing Headphone Jack in my Keystone Cougar Fifth Wheel Trailer

    Living full time in the trailer in such close quarters using the headphones becomes essential. Like if I want to watch some annoying guy stuff and my wife is busy writing on her computer. So we have been using the existing headphone jack but I wanted…

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    5 Stupid Things I Have Done To Damage My RV

    Reading through my blog you may come to the conclusion that I’m a pretty competent RVer and would never do something completely bone-headed. Hah! Even the best of us is going to have their moments. I count myself lucky that I haven’t done…

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    Review of the Oceanside RV Resort near Victoria BC

    Introduction After spending the winter RVing down south we headed back to Vancouver Island and picked a spot to stay for the summer.  This year we chose Oceanside RV Resort near Victoria BC.  We had stayed here for a week back when we started out…

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    Dometic DM2652 RV Refrigerator Repair

    Oh Oh, things are melting! The other day I went to get a couple of ice cubes for my “Happy Hour” beverage and splush instead of ice I hit cooled water. Weird, I thought to myself. Maybe I had left the door slightly open on the freezer but…

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    Love Your RV – Tips for the RV Life eBook

    Tips for the RV Life eBook I’m very excited my first eBook Tips for the RV Life is finished!  All monthly newsletter subscribers receive a *free* copy! The LoveYourRV.com newsletter is also being changed from basically a weekly blog update to a…

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    Love Your RV on Pinterest

    I’ve tried out most of the Social Media sites out there, like Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Tumblr, etc. but lately I have been really getting into one called Pinterest. It is really easy to use and a lot of fun. Basically you make a collection…

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    10 Favorite Photographs from our South West Desert Travels

    This last 2012/2013 Snowbird season we stayed mainly in the desert areas of the three States of Arizona, Nevada, and California. We have grown very fond of the desert now and love the isolation, peace and beauty it offers. Looking through my archive…

  • Tools and Maintenance Items for the Full Time RV Life

    I’m often asked what tools and maintenance items I carry along while pursuing the Full Time RV Life.  While organizing the RV this spring I pulled out all my tools and thought this would be a good time to show to you the stuff I carry. When RVing…

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    The not so Glamorous Side of Fulltime RV life

    Parked in a driveway and gone to the dogs You may have noticed I have been MIA as far as blog posting recently. Since we arrived back in Victoria BC from snow birding down south both Anne and I have been on the go constantly. I had promised my sister…

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    Black Ball Line MV Coho Ferry Trip

    When returning to our home on Vancouver Island we generally like to take the Black Ball Line MV Coho Ferry.  It departs from Port Angeles, Washington crossing the Juan De Fuca Strait 2-3 times per day. There are several reasons we prefer this way…

  • Love Your RV 2013 Snowbird Season Recap

    It was with mixed emotions we boarded the Port Angles to Victoria ferry to cross Juan De Fuca strait and home to Victoria B.C. We spent the last winter exploring the South West area of the USA. For our complete list of stops check our TravellersPoint…

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