Next week, I'm leaving for a year-long RV trip across the United States. My class C motorhome has a GVWR of 14,050 pounds. Today, I had it weighed at a certified scale. My load right now is 14,750 pounds, which means I'm 700 pounds over the recommended limit. My question: Just how critical is it really to stay under the GVWR? I've heard some folks say they travel at 10% over and don't worry about it. Some even do 20%. I tend to be a worrier, though, and so I want to get as close to the 14,050 as possible. But cutting 700 pounds? I'm not sure how I'm going to do that. I'd love to get feedback from folks with actual experience. Is the GVWR something I should adhere to rigidly? Or should I relax and accept a little bit of lee-way?
I am trying to help my brother, who currently lives in the back of his truck, find a new "home". I am thinking that if I were to purchase him a very modest camper (like less than $2000) he could maybe find a cheap spot to park it and live? [more inside]
My adventurous wife and I are considering channeling our inner Jimmy Buffet taking our 5 year old son on a 4-5 day RV trip from Fort Lauderdale to Key West and back. Any recommendations for campsites, beaches, kid friendly sites, RV rentals, etc? [more inside]
What is a good website for finding cheap renting deals on RVs to travel one-way to the destination the company needs the RV moved to?
Does anybody have experience living in a RV (motorhome, trailer, etc) during a home remodel? My brother is planning some construction next month and thought that living in some temporary housing in the driveway may be a viable alternative to a hotel stay for a month or so. I would love some direction on how to look for this type of rental. Bonus points if you know somebody in Seattle that provides this type of service. thank you!
I work days, he works nights. We both like to sleep. And now we want to move in together. How do we make this work? [more inside]
You've lived/camped/traveled extensively in your caravan/camper-van/class b RV... [more inside]
I've always wanted to do an RV trip, and I've finally convinced my wife to give it a try. We're thinking about taking our two girls (1.5 and 5 yrs) to San Diego this spring and starting from there. How can we make it a fun experience for everyone? [more inside]
My husband and I moved into an RV last summer and sold or gave away 80% of our belongings. I am looking for ways to make the most of our space for the 20% we kept. It's not that we're out of room, but I feel like I am not doing this in an optimal fashion. [more inside]
I sold an RV in a mobile home park and the person, who currently lives in the trailer, has stopped paying. I need to know what kind of lawyer I need to talk to in order to get the trailer back. [more inside]
There is a 1989 Chinook for sale in Sacramento, CA. I live a few hours away, cannot make the drive up unless I'm going to purchase, and do not have the knowledge necessary to actually understand whether the vehicle bits or the RV bits are in acceptable condition. [more inside]
My husband and I just switched our legal residency to a state with no income tax (South Dakota). This is very common amongst full-time RVers because SD recognizes a full time travel status. However, we're neither working nor living in South Dakota, so how do state taxes work? [more inside]
Will forwarding our mail twice in three months raise any red flags with anyone? How about three times in seven months? I also need some general help on mail management and state residency since we plan to be mobile next year (we live in an RV). [more inside]
My wife and I want to visit Yellowstone National Park in September. We have two weeks and we're thinking about flying into Denver and renting an RV, which we've never done before. We'd like to get input from others who have rented one (like what size and what companies to use or avoid) and hear any other suggestions that will help us have a great vacation.
We have off-white furniture (sofa/dining chairs, recliners) and two black cats (with claws). You can see where this is going. I'm looking for slipcovers that will match the decor, will stand up to cat hair, incidental claw marks, occasional food spills and tracked-in dirt, and can be thrown in the wash. [more inside]
My father has recently moved into a fifth wheel in an RV park and it is clear that we know nothing about the maintenance and requirements of long-term living for a fifth wheel that doesn't travel. Especially after last week's plumbing related disaster. On the upside, I now have a literal understanding of what it means to be in a s**tstorm. Further complications below the fold. [more inside]
We're transitioning into living full time in an RV and several people have expressed interest in reading a blog about our experiences. I know the kinds of things I want to write, but I'm stumped on a name. [more inside]
We're moving into a 38' RV in the next month and getting rid of our three bedroom apartment. We're trying not to put too much in storage so the vast majority of stuff has to go. I'm getting overwhelmed and I'm not sure of the best way to go about this. [more inside]
I may be on the lookout for a new residence soon, and I'm open to alternatives to the usual apartment/house rental. In particular, living in an RV or camper trailer parked on the street outside of a friend's house (or in their driveway if long-term parking on the street is illegal) seems doable. And fun. And possible (I asked). What's it like? [more inside]
What is the one item you have for your trailer/RV/caravan that you love but never would have thought to buy yourself? [more inside]
Where can I rent a campervan/RV in Dubai for a road trip around Eastern Europe? [more inside]
RV rental recommendations in Las Vegas? [more inside]
RVing to Rio De Janeiro -- is this even possible? We are experienced RVers, with nearly a decade of fulltime North American trekking under our belts. Closing ceremony of the Olympics got us talking about 2016 in Rio, then somebody said, "Why don't you take your RV down there?" [more inside]
Help me think outside the box for tent camping in Northern MD or DE - where can I go besides a campground or sites in a Sate Park? I don't want suburbia in the woods! [more inside]
Explain to me a bit how RV hookups work and how you could hook up in someone's back yard. [more inside]
Saw a perfect RV at a well respected lot a week and half ago, put half a deposit down, did the paperwork, gave them the rest of the deposit 3 days later when we did a test drive. Spoke to them a day later. Now they won't return any of our phone calls for a week and we need to figure out what to do next. [more inside]
What is the best cheap(ish) camper/rv/vehicle appropriate for a Dad and his young daughter to take on driving adventures? [more inside]
I was given a 1984 Toyota RV that is in rough shape cosmetically, but is a strong running chasis. It has the legendary 22r engine (with low miles), a 6 bolt rear axel and a dual battery setup. The living quarters are a little run down. I am wondering if there is any information on how to strip it down to the frame and if there are any examples of rebuilding a new structure using modern materials?
I'm going to build a camper shell for my truck and need advice on how to seal/paint it to protect it from moisture. [more inside]
Living off the grid in an RV camper: Legalities, practicalities, and advice? [more inside]
Looking for family-oriented, clean RV park (not really interested in KOA) no more than 4 hours outside of Chicago. [more inside]
What should I have done to an older vehicle I just purchased? [more inside]
What are the correct settings on a DirecTV HD23 receiver in order to get it to work with a Winegard MV3500A "Movin' View" mobile antenna? [more inside]
Seeking advice on good/bad RV rental companies in the Bay Area. [more inside]
If you know anything about RV's or camper trailers, or Subarus or pickup trucks, I would love to ask you a question. What can I live in for three months at a time that I can buy for the price of a Subaru? What do I haul it with? [more inside]
I'm buying a used RV for $32,000.00. Help me figure out how to best transfer the funds to the seller, within the limitations below, in a way that is easy and trustable to the seller. [more inside]
I am converting a step-van into a RV. What are the requirements for a RV in California? I would like to register it as a RV.
I am trying to plan a group outing where we rent an RV and camp in the infield at a NASCAR event. [more inside]
Anyone know of a place where it's still possible still buy land for cheap -and- park a nice old Airstream or something on it, set up a well/septic tank/solar panels, and enjoy life outside the rat race -without- violating zoning restrictions? [more inside]
My wife and I will be going camping for the first time with our new 5th wheel camper. We want to go to Watertown New York but are not exactly sure where to stop along the way. We know we want to make two stops before reaching Watertown, once in Virginia and once in Pennsylvania. In Virginia, we would like to stop near the Shenandoah National Forest - a site in the Southern, Middle, or Northern section would be good. In Pennsylvania, we would like to stay somewhere in between Harrisburg and Scranton. Both places we stop must have electricity. Does anyone have any suggestions on some good places to stop? Also, are there any RV Web sites you would suggest that provide listings of places to camp in these areas?
Ok, I conquered the US, now I want to go RV'ing in Italy!! Anyone with experience? [more inside]
What is your best advice, recipes and cocktails for an RV camping newb? [more inside]
I want to legally live on someone's property in an RV and pay them rent. [more inside]
I plan on spending the next few years living in different places for several months to a year at a time. One thought I've had is to get a small trailer RV or something like this, and rent land to park it on for however long I'm sticking around. Is this possible? [more inside]
I wanna live in an RV [more inside]
RV Camping in Joshua Tree - Campground/Camping Suggestions... [more inside]
Help us find an RV to rent in New York State (visiting from Scotland) [more inside]
Does anyone know the origins of this image?
What's the best car camping near Los Angelels? [more inside]
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