Last year when Jarrett and I plotted out our (very) early summer RV adventure, we knew our family would be growing by four paws at the beginning of the new year. However, Resa (which means to travel in Swedish) and her littermates arrived much later than even the breeder had expected, which meant we brought a new puppy home just five weeks before we left
You may have seen over on our social media accounts that we recently got a new puppy. Her name is Resa, which means “to travel” in Swedish, and she will indeed be traveling with us early this summer on our RVing adventure. We’ve never camped with such a young puppy, though, so I’m sure we will have lots to learn. Thankfully we have had a
Spring has sprung, and I know many of you in the North are counting down the weekends until you can pull those sleepy campers from their long winter’s rest and hit the road again. As you get ready for the camping season by organizing the camper and loading things back in, here’s some important information to keep in mind so you don’t inadvertently overload your
Last week we shared how storing our camper in the South saved us time and money this winter. And while this plan worked out really well for us, having a camper in storage forced me to prep and pack entirely different from the way I typically get ready for our camping trips. Usually our camper is parked right next to our garage, so loading the RV
Last year as we plotted RVing trips to the South over Thanksgiving, New Year’s, and spring break, we had this random idea: What if we just left the camper in the South at an RV storage spot all winter? It would definitely save ourselves the hassle of hauling the camper back and forth through the mountains (in the winter!) each time. But we were also
Although it’s currently 64 degrees outside here in Western PA, earlier this week we had a cold snap and the temperatures dipped into the freezing zone. So Jarrett found himself winterizing the camper in the dark … and rain. It certainly wasn’t ideal, but definitely better than risking frozen pipes. Since many of you have been working to winterize your own campers, we thought you
Ever since we started towing about six years ago with the GMC Savana, Jarrett has had a love/hate relationship with our tow mirrors. While some tow vehicles offer the option of adding an extra tow package with special extended mirrors, this was not available for our van. That left us looking for an after-market solution–which turned out to be harder than we had initially expected.
When we bought our camper secondhand, it came with a few “extras.” Things like splattered spaghetti sauce on the ceiling. Squished cookie crumbs under bunk mattresses. A sofa that dipped. And a queen mattress with a small canyon in the middle. So we scrubbed off the sauce stains, sucked up the cookie crumbs, swapped out the sofa, and slapped down a mattress pad. And it
Before our trip out West in 2015, we outfitted our camper with several modifications and new storage solutions to streamline our three weeks on the road. One of the updates was creating a better system for storing the kids’ clothing. Previously we had simply packed their clothes in bins that we stored on the unused bunk, but things quickly became a disorganized mess in those bins.