When it comes to seriously looking at solar power as a dedicated source of electricity when boondocking, a great place to start is a 200-watt Solar Kit. Is 200 watts enough? Yes, it’s enough to power a refrigerator… and watch TV. Here’s what to look for when you’re buying an RV solar system. And remember… you can always add more solar power over time.
If you want to use solar power when you’re RVing, but you fear taking on a DIY project that involves wiring and mounting solar panels & charge controllers, an RV Solar Suitcase may be exactly what you’re looking for! Here are the pros and cons of using a Solar Suitcase for RV boondocking.
Looking for a Jeep Wrangler car rental? We’ve compiled the ultimate list of Jeep rental companies where you can rent a Jeep for a day (or a week) — and take it offroad if you want. This list of Jeep Wrangler rental agencies is organized by state… and country.
RV Shipping 101 – How much does it cost to ship an RV? See how freight carriers ship RVs, how to prepare your RV for shipping, and how to find RV movers.
A Weehoo bike trailer gives your child an open-air experience while cycling. Here’s my review of the Weehoo Turbo bike trailer, the features we like best, how to install it on your bike, and how to find the best deal on a used Weehoo trailer.
I wanted to go cycling with my toddler. Working within a tight budget, here’s how I chose the best child bike seat for our needs and an affordable used bike for me. All of my best advice to start family cycling adventures together — including the bike accessories we use most and a comparison of the various ways you can bike with a toddler.
We’ve all heard lightning myths that just aren’t true. I’m going to debunk 7 of them right now…. Here are 7 lightning FACTS you need to know to stay safe — both inside your home and outside or in your car.
There are a few Jeep Wrangler rear window dilemmas that every Jeep owner faces. With my own firsthand experience and the advice of other Jeepers, you’ll now know what to do! Here are 5 clever Jeep Wrangler soft top rear window hacks you probably haven’t tried yet…
RV refrigerators can fail for a number of reasons. A common problem is when the refrigerator stops cooling properly — especially after it hasn’t been used in awhile. See how to solve a number of RV refrigerator repair issues yourself, online repair manuals for Dometic and Norcold refrigerators, and when it makes sense to replace instead of repair an RV refrigerator.
Did you know that you can save money on your taxes if you buy an RV? Yep. Here are all the IRS tax deductions for RV owners. And… if you run your business out of your RV, then the RV tax deduction is even greater!
For your DIY RV van conversion, you’ll want to start from the top down. That way, one step won’t interfere with another while constructing your Class B motorhome. First, determine which amenities you want to include. Then, install everything that you plan to have mounted on the roof before you do anything else. I’ll show you how to install RV solar panels, an RV vent, and a TV antenna on the roof of your RV van.
See how I built a Class B motorhome from a cargo van. Today, I’m covering the first step in my DIY RV camper van conversion series: How to choose the best cargo van for an RV conversion.
A snow squall is a sudden, heavy snowstorm that doesn’t last very long. It’s similar to a blizzard with massive snowfall, strong wind gusts, and whiteout conditions — but it only occurs for a relatively brief time and appears in relatively small areas at a time. With a snow squall, the snow accumulation may or may not be significant. The wind and blowing snow that move through so quickly are the trademark signs of a snow squall.
Do you have to wear a seat belt as a passenger in an RV? Do kids have to wear RV seat belts? See what’s legal & what’s not. Plus, what’s safe for children and adults riding in the back of RVs. Since most RVers travel between states, it’s important that you know the RV seat belt laws in each state.
Your training schedule for a half marathon should start at least 12 weeks before the actual event. As a beginner, you’ll run 1-2 miles 3 days a week, 3-4 miles 1 day a week, cross train 1 day, and have 2 days of rest. The running miles should increase until your shorter runs reach 5-6 miles and your long runs reach 10 miles. A longtime runner shares how to train for the terrain, what to eat & drink, plus tips for success in your first half marathon.
When you’ve got a Jeep, motorcycle, or convertible… you have messy hair a lot. These wind-proof hair products help you look wind-BLOWN not wiped OUT!
RVers share their personal experiences & tips for renting an RV. Here’s what you can expect when you rent, RV rental costs & fees, where to rent an RV near you.
Wondering the difference between partly cloudy and mostly sunny? Or mostly cloudy and partly sunny? Here are the official definitions for all forms of cloud coverage in the sky, according to the National Weather Service.
Here is a list of all the ways the RV Level 4 beats other RV leveling systems I’ve tried: it’s easier to use, it runs on USB instead of batteries, the app works perfectly without changing the settings on your phone, the calibration switch is better than the others’, it’s more reliable (accurate within 1/10th of an inch), and it’s less expensive.
Wondering how to remove Jeep doors yourself? You basically just remove the nuts from the bottom of the pins or bolts that hold the Jeep door in the door hinge, then lift up and out. Here are the 4 easy steps to remove your Jeep doors, how to keep the dome light off after the Jeep door removal process, and how to put your Jeep doors back on — yourself.
Use these off road checklists so you know what to do — and what to take — on your next 4-wheeling trip. Here’s everything you need to consider when it comes to: basic survival gear, first aid kits, safety and recovery gear, camping gear, tools, and parts to bring on the trail. We’ll show you what to pack and how to equip your vehicle BEFORE you go offroad!
Here are 7 weird weather events we’re hearing about lately — deadly heat, record rain, monster hurricanes, firenados, record snowfall, chemtrails, and weird clouds.
Planning a trip to see the Aurora Borealis? Watching nature’s amazing light show up close is an exciting and fun adventure for your bucket list! I have a few tips for planning your Northern Lights trip including — where you can see Aurora Borealis in the U.S. (the best cities & parks with an unobstructed view of the night sky), the best time of the year & time of the day to see the Northern Lights, and the best apps & sites to help you plan your Northern Lights trip.
Is a Jeep Wrangler the right vehicle for you? As the owner of several Wranglers and a Wrangler Unlimited, these are the Jeep Wrangler pros and cons — as I see it. If you go through these 20 reasons to own a Jeep Wrangler + 20 reasons NOT to buy one, and test drive a Wrangler (or rent one!)… then you’ll know for sure if a Jeep Wrangler is the best vehicle for you or not.
If cheap RV living is your goal — as it was mine — here’s proof that you can manage living in an RV fulltime. Even on a fixed income! I’ve found that living in an RV is attainable for about $500 a month — whether you drive and park for free for 1 month, or you spend a month at a time in an RV park. I’ll show you the numbers…