How RV Heating and Cooling Really Work

Aug10

Using the climate control in an RV is simple, but there are a few things that make it different than using a home system.

Understanding when to run the propane furnace vs. the heat pump, how to most efficiently run both A/C units and locating the remote temperature sensors will make the RV life a little more comfortable.

In our first year of RV travel we must have blown through hundreds of dollars worth of propane because we didn’t understand how the heating systems worked.  On the flip side during summer trips we ran the A/C almost non-stop because we couldn’t get the RV to cool down and stay cool.  Now we’re on our third class A RV and we like to think we’ve got it down fairly well, so I’m sharing a few of the tips and tricks we’ve learned over the years about Heating and Cooling an RV.
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Make Money and Travel – Chartering Yachts Around the World

Jul24

Owen and Amanda aren’t your typical working class young couple, their job is to travel the world aboard a luxury yacht in search of beautiful weather and unspoiled sandy beaches.  They are often forced to go wakeboarding, snorkeling and sunbathing in the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean.

Did I mention they’re getting paid really well to do all of this?

It’s true…but would you believe me if I said it’s damn hard work?

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We first heard of this inspiring couple while driveway surfing with our friends Lynn and Hugh in West Jefferson, NC (they’re part of the  family).  What sparked our interest in telling their story is 1. We want to be on the water soon, and 2. The opportunity to make BIG MONEY and Travel The World.  The more I talked with these two the more I realized its one helluva rollercoaster life in the charter business, but if you can hold on you’ll be taken care of financially and spiritually.  Thanks to Owen and Amanda for sharing their lives in such great detail, they don’t have a blog, they don’t benefit from our article, they are just good people who are hoping to help other dreamers start their own adventure. Read more

RV Smackdown – Diesel vs Gas

Jul19

One of the greatest debates for new RVers, and seasoned RVers alike, has to be the impossible to settle Gas vs. Diesel!  Is a Diesel RV better than a Gas RV?  We take this question head on in what we’re calling the RV Smackdown Gas Vs. Diesel.

We sat down with the Fleetwood design and engineering team, chatted about our take on Gas vs. Diesel and told them we wanted to shoot a simple, easy to understand video that put a Gas RV head-to-head with a Diesel RV in the hopes of making a simple comparison that any potential buyer would understand.

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Stay Connected on the Road – Phone, Internet, Free Wi-Fi

Jul13

Spoiler Alert!!!!  There is a giveaway at the end!

Staying connected on the road is one of the biggest campfire discussions (right after the always fun black tank conversations) and it can be a total deal breaker for many travelers.  Cell phone service and mobile Internet are extremely fundamental to our personal livelihood (yes, we really do work) and it’s also how we keep in touch with friends and family, watch movies, get the news and listen to music.

Welcome to Our Mobile RV Office

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Asheville Adventures – Float, Fly and Forage

Jul08

We knew Asheville, North Carolina was famous for their craft beer, farm-to-table food scene and the cool outdoors vibe; but we didn’t expect this small town to be filled with so many unique adventures.

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Asheville is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains where the French Broad River and Swannanoa River meet.  It’s a college town, it’s the largest city in western NC and it’s been nationally recognized by a countless number of magazines as an awesome place to live (seriously, look it up, from AARP to Rolling Stone it seems everyone wants to visit or live here, Asheville’s like the “it” place right now).

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Boone, NC – Sexy Wild Ponies and Swinging Adventures

Jul03

We had always wanted to visit Boone, NC; not for any particular reason, just because we’ve been told by many it was the coolest spot in the state.  So, when a crazy, post-sailboat-cruising, Kiwi-American family offered up their driveway as a base camp for adventure, we jumped on it!

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Hugh, Lin and their twin boys (Mitch and Josh) live in West Jefferson, which is a short drive from most everything worth seeing in the area (or at least that’s what they told us since they were driving).  So, let’s dive right in: Read more

Space Murals, A Roadside Curiosity

Jun26

Have you ever walked in somewhere and thought to yourself, “I don’t know how this place got started and I definitely don’t know how it’s still going”? Well, that’s exactly what I thought when we walked into the Space Murals Museum just outside Las Cruces, New Mexico.

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Driving down highway 70 you can spot the giant painted steel tank from a good distance away, however if we had not already had this roadside attraction on our radar, we wouldn’t have known it was open for business.

We were greeted by a nice woman reading a book and smoking a cigarette. She casually let us know we were free to roam and take as many photos as we like. There was no fee, just a donation box and a dusty gift shop. We of course headed straight for the outdoor rocket garden (where the murals are). Read more

Make Money and Travel – Teach English in South Korea

Jun24

Chelsea and Jeremy just returned to the states after 3 years of living in South Korea teaching English.  They made good money, traveled to lots of new countries and have decided to share their Make Money and Travel story with us.  

This adventurous couple saved up enough money over seas to return home, renovate a 30ft RV and should be hitting the road any day now!  

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How they ended up in Korea is very similar as to why a lot of us get started with full time travel. Chelsea and Jeremy were terrified of the idea of settling down after getting married, “you know, house, car, and little things running around in diapers”.  They have what we call a case of Sedentary Lifeaphobia.

So, they packed it all up and moved to the island of Geoje, South Korea to teach English.   This is where you may want to go grab yourself a beverage and settle in for another adventure in how to make money and travel!  Read more

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