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SumoSprings – Reducing RV Road Shock and Vibration

SumoSprings – Reducing RV Road Shock and Vibration

When we purchased our new Montana 5th wheel, we knew something had to be done to protect our investment. We have plenty of experience from the impact of rough roads we experienced with over 8 years of travel and 60,000 miles from our previous 5th wheel. Experience...

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6 Easy RV Mods

6 Easy RV Mods

If you bought a new RV or have an RV sitting in the driveway that is stock from the dealer, there are 6 easy mods for your RV to make travel more enjoyable. I place these mods in three categories: Comfort Convenience Preventive All are relatively simple to add to your...

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Oupes 1800 Power Station

Oupes 1800 Power Station

We have been searching for an easy to use, self-contained portable power station for our Montana. Our needs aren’t complex, but we needed high wattage to power appliances during stops between campgrounds such as a microwave, coffee makers, large residential...

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Evaluating the HiBoost RV Cell Booster

Evaluating the HiBoost RV Cell Booster

For most of our RV travels we’ve been fortunate to find a reasonable cell signal for our voice and Internet needs. Having good cell connectivity is very important since I work on the road and need good Internet bandwidth for email, uploading and downloading very large...

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Dickey Farms – Musella, GA

Dickey Farms – Musella, GA

This is a first of what we hope will be more visits in the future to local farms during our RV travels. Today’s visit was to Dickey Farms located in Musella, GA. Dickey Farms is a short drive from the campground at Lake Tobesofkee in Macon. What we found was a family...

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Our First iLoveRVlife LiveStream

Our First iLoveRVlife LiveStream

Welcome to our first iLoveRVlife LiveStream. Thanks to everyone who participated. It was such a success and the comments and questions continued to flow that our planned 30 minutes LiveStream continued for over an hour. How fun! In the video we discussed our travel...

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Heavy Duty RV Jack Pads

Heavy Duty RV Jack Pads

Why Have Heavy Duty RV Jack Pads? We get so many questions about our heavy duty RV jack pads. I made these after we experience several extended days of very strong winds while camping in Texas. I used some of the plastic types, but they cracked. I moved to a couple...

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Joan’s New RV Makeup Space

Joan’s New RV Makeup Space

Transitioning from one 5th wheel to another takes time. It’s not the moving of personal items from one RV to the other, but more so making it fit one’s lifestyle and needs. I’ve said this often, that it’s rare to find the perfect RV that hits all the check marks of...

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Bristol Caverns – Bristol, TN

Bristol Caverns – Bristol, TN

Bristol Caverns is one of the oldest and most beautiful attractions in Bristol, Tennessee. The tour goes into three levels of the caverns from large chambers with giant columns in the upper section, continuing down through to the winding banks to an underground river...

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Rocky Top Campground – Blountville TN

Rocky Top Campground – Blountville TN

We were looking for a cooler climate to test our new Montana 5th wheel. Joan was also hoping for a little snow late in the winter season so we headed for northeastern Tennessee in mid-February. We found Rocky Top Campground located in the small community of...

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Converting our RV mattress from king to queen

Converting our RV mattress from king to queen

Like so many, Joan and I have discovered that finding the RV floor plan that has the perfect fit and finish is impossible. And why should it, RVs are first or second homes for many and just like our sticks and bricks homes, modifications from large to small often...

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First Trip In Our Montana and Joani Got Snow!

First Trip In Our Montana and Joani Got Snow!

This is a first trip in our new Montana 5th wheel and Joan and I couldn’t be happier. Before the winter season ended, Joan wanted to experience a little snow and we found some in east Tennessee in the Bristol / Tri-Cities area. We also needed a little downtime after...

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Installing RDS Transfer Fuel Tank

Installing RDS Transfer Fuel Tank

Joan and I are looking forward to more travel this year. One challenge we faced recently was the continued increase in diesel fuel prices. We have recently experienced fuel swings as much as $1.00 within a 3 day time span. Adding to the cost of fuel has been the time...

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Powerhorse 4500 Watt Inverter Generator

Powerhorse 4500 Watt Inverter Generator

We have been looking at inverter generators for our RV travels for some time. One drawback to an earlier purchase was our Gateway 5th wheel. We wanted to do some boondocking from time to time, but the Gateway had very small fresh, gray and black tanks. Trying to stay...

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Keystone Montana 3931FB Our New 5th Wheel

Keystone Montana 3931FB Our New 5th Wheel

We did it! Joan and I bought a new Keystone Montana 3931FB 5th wheel. After a year of looking for the right model, we found one at this year’s 2022 Tampa RV Super Show. The show provided a great opportunity to see all the latest RVs and compare the various models and...

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Hanksters Daytona Beach – I Love Hot Rods

Hanksters Daytona Beach – I Love Hot Rods

There’s so much to see and do around Daytona Beach, FL and it’s not always at the beach or at the Boardwalk. Today, I’m stepping back to my high school days when muscle cars were king with a visit to Hanksters Hot Rods of Daytona. This place has a wide range of muscle...

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Tampa RV Super Show and Daytona Beach Winter Trip

Tampa RV Super Show and Daytona Beach Winter Trip

Part of the RV experience is the ability to hook up the 5th wheel and go somewhere on a whim. Joan and I wanted to do something different spending a few winter weeks in Daytona Beach , FL. To make the trip more interesting we realized we would be in Florida during the...

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Florida’s 1830’s Sugar Mill Ruins

Florida’s 1830’s Sugar Mill Ruins

Joan and I have been coming to the Daytona Beach area since we were teens. As time progressed, we usually hung out at the beach with the kids and rarely ventured out to explore. Now that Joan and I are in the middle of the iLoveRVlife adventure, we’re returning to...

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Ponce Inlet Lighthouse

Ponce Inlet Lighthouse

Joan and I have been traveling to Dayton Beach, FL since our teens, then with the kids and now the extended family with the grandkids in tow. Most of our time was spent at the beach and up at the strip doing all things Daytona tourist. Now as part of RV life, Joan and...

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OUPES 1100W Portable Power Station

OUPES 1100W Portable Power Station

We have been on the lookout for a portable power station that will give us the ability run appliances inside our 5th wheel when we stop for lunch midway in our travels or if we have an overnight stop at a rest stop or Walmart. We don’t have solar or a large battery...

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