RV Tips – How to Dump the Black and Grey RV Tanks

Apr20

When we purchased our first ‘real’ RV we were a little afraid of dumping the black and grey tanks.  We quickly learned the RV dumping process is easier and cleaner than we could have imagined…although it took some mistakes in the beginning to figure this all out!

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Jumpin Goats and Free Camping in Colorado

Apr15

Jumping Good Goat Farm is just shy of Buena Vista, Colorado and is a part of the Harvest Hosts program…which means FREE CAMPING, fresh cheese and plenty of goats to love up on!

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We were on our way from Breckenridge, CO to Taos, NM and this little goat farm was on our route and just what we needed to warm our souls in the middle of winter.
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EASIEST Way to do RV Laundry

Apr13

RV laundry is a dirty chore but unless you’re going to become a nudist, it has to be done.

From laundromats and hand washing, to no-electricity-required gizmos, to full on Washer/Dryer Combos, choosing a method for RV laundry while on the road can be a total pain in the rear!  I like clean clothes but I hate doing laundry (it’s a real conundrum, and I have the same issue with dishes), however I like doing laundry a lot more now than ever before! Why? Because #FleetwoodRoy came equipped with a washer-dryer combo!  Holy mother of laundry, what a discovery! If you have never used an RV washer and dryer combo before, watch this video (note, I had to curb my enthusiasm so I didn’t seem like an appliance salesman):

The best way to do laundry ever!(and that’s the honest truth)  If you’re interested in more details and tips on the washer-dryer combo, skip down.  For those that don’t have the space for one of these nifty little combos (our first few RV’s didn’t) here are some other RV laundry options: Read more

Composting Toilet Install on a Fleetwood Excursion

Apr09

When we moved RVs, from Windy to Roy, we only took one of our major mods with us: The Composting Toilet. When I told the service manager at Fleetwood Headquarters that I could install the toilet he said jokingly “I saw your last install video, I think we better do it for you!”

Since you don’t get to see another one of my handy man videos I thought I should at least share how the composting toilet install in our Excursion turned out.

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Crazy Easy Way To Combine RV Black and Grey Tank

Apr06

The greatest benefit of installing a composting toilet is not having to deal with a black tank; but what do you do with that unused tank that’s taking up valuable space in the RV?

We thought about adding another freshwater tank, or removing the black tank and adding a larger grey water tank, or even adding a PVC pipe with a shut-off valve between the black and grey to combine the tanks; but the idea of me (Jason) removing or replacing anything of this magnitude in the RV sounds like a horrible idea.  So I gave up…until we were having dinner one night with our friends the RV Geeks and they recommended the most ridiculously simple, zero install idea of how we could combine the RV black and grey tanks.

Before attempting to combine your black and grey RV waste tanks It is important to understand the capacity of your specific RV tanks.

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RV Fuel Economy – Fleetwood Excursion

Apr02

One of the biggest campfire questions has to be What is the Fuel Economy of your RV? or What is the MPG of that RV? Calculating the MPG or Fuel Economy of your RV is a pretty simple task, but ask one of these questions around the campfire and you’re likely to get a fisherman style story!

Fleetwood Excursion

I’m not saying I’ve never done it, we’ve been calculating our RV MPG for years with our Monaco Vesta (you can see that info here: gonewiththewynns.com/vesta-fuel-economy) Nikki has occasionally caught me exaggerating when chatting up our RV fuel economy. What I have not done is tell a giant lie like “our 40 footer gets 16 Miles Per Gallon!”….come on people that’s just ridiculous.
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Make Money and Travel – Traveling Nurse Eric

Mar29

There are not many “normal”, with benefits, jobs that lend themselves to fulltime travel, especially with a family.

So, when Eric (the guy with the cute family in the pic below) agreed to give us the dish on his job as a traveling nurse for our Make Money and Travel series I was stoked!  It’s a super cool “normal” job that is perfect for sedentary lifeaphobics.

Eric and Sarah, along with their two kids, Michael (7) and Max (5), the dog Satchel (9) and lizard Ned (2) live and travel in their 5th wheel from one town (and nursing gig) to the next.  This is how Eric took his job on the road and now makes money and travels…

full time RVer and traveling nurse

We have been full time traveling in the RV since July 2010, with the exception of the beginning of this year when we all moved onto a boat while I worked as a nurse on a cruise ship.  My wife was a travel agent before being laid off.  We loved travel, but we thought since we bought a house, and have 2 kids (and pets) we were done traveling.  We couldn’t have been more wrong.

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Composting Toilet: What is it and Why you need one

Mar20

We have owned our composting toilet since June 2013, and we think everyone with a boat, an RV or a Tiny House (on second thought pretty much everyone!) should install a composting toilet! Watch this video to get a preview and see our Composting Toilet in action, and answer the all important questions What is it? and Why do need one?

 

So…what is a composting toilet?  Why should everyone have one? Does it smell? What’s the benefit?  Aside from the wonderful fact that you no longer have to worry about a black (sewage) tank, here is our personal reasoning:

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3 Reasons You NEED an RV Skiing Adventure

Mar15

We have been coming to Breckenridge, Colorado to snowboard for years.  We like the central location, the diversity of the mountain, the laidback vibe and the fact it’s uber RV friendly!  We like it so much that we made this little video to help show why you need to take your RV on a skiing or snowboarding, adventure.

So, what did you think?  Are you ready to pack up your heaters and head for the snow? Read more

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