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.
On our winter adventure to Texas, we had two opportunities to try out boondocking. This common practice in the RVing community had intrigued us for some time, and our trip to Texas was the perfect time to experiment. We learned a number of things from the experience, including what not to do when boondocking. This is our tale that we lived to tell about. 🙂 What is boondocking anyways?
On our winter adventure to Texas, we had two opportunities to try out boondocking. This common practice in the RVing community had intrigued us for some time, and our trip to Texas was the perfect time to experiment. We learned a number of things from the experience, including what not to do when boondocking. What is boondocking anyways? Great question! Boondocking, which is sometimes also called dry camping,
For many RVers, a wandering and adventuring lifestyle makes it challenging to attend regular church services. While some campers may visit various churches along their route, others find it hard to constantly be attending new places. We discovered over the summer, however, that some organizations are working to help meet this unique need by ministering right where campers are: in the campgrounds. In the state of
We have traveled 16,550 miles since starting The Touring Camper in 2014, journeying as far as Wyoming, Florida, and Maryland from our home base in Pennsylvania. And no matter where our travels have taken us through the years, making refueling stops at Pilots and Flying Js has always been a part of our adventure. We appreciate that along unfamiliar highways, Pilots and Flying Js are
Last week we had a full house while we hosted parents, siblings, and cousins for Thanksgiving festivities. Every bedroom was filled, with a few kiddos sprawled on the floor. Typically we pull out our camper’s bunk mattresses to use as additional “beds” for such situations. We top them with a sleeping bag or sheets and usually our little guests are good to go, but it’s certainly not the
As we plotted out our 2016 summer adventure around Pennsylvania, there was only one day that had Jarrett and me sweating bullets: Our day trip into Philly. No, it wasn’t the traffic nor the crowds–although we do prefer our wide-open spaces! Our dilemma was where in the world were we going to find a guaranteed spot to park our 7.5-foot tall, and 18.5-foot long tow vehicle? Our
When we decided earlier this year not to take the boat out of storage, the kiddos were disappointed about missing out on our family’s fun fishing trips. They were quickly appeased by the news that they would instead be able to do some fishing on our camping trips this summer. The only problem was that I didn’t have a really secure place to store the poles during our