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10 Great RV Gift Ideas

10 Great RV Gift Ideas

The holidays are quickly approaching and we wanted to share some of the items we use in our RV travels that make great gift ideas. All the items listed are used by Joan and me with many used on a daily basis. The list consists of lower cost RV gift ideas that are...

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6 Tips For Working From Your RV

6 Tips For Working From Your RV

Many ask: “How do you afford RV travel?” Simple, I work on the road. We’re fortunate that our business is very portable. Joan and I aren’t unique, there are many who enjoy RV travel for extended periods of time or claim a nomad lifestyle who either has a business or...

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Camping in the Driveway – Because this Happened!

Camping in the Driveway – Because this Happened!

How does the old saying go: "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." Maybe mine and Joan's saying is a little different. "When your main waterline breaks and floods your basement, then move into the 5th wheel for a little camping in the driveway." A crazy Easter...

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5 Tips for Working From Home or RV

5 Tips for Working From Home or RV

If you are new to working at home or RV, I want to share 5 tips to help you establish your new workplace and make your work time productive. I started mobile working over 30 years ago in my corporate travel. Constant travel, millions of air miles, and thousands of...

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Coronavirus and RV Travel

Coronavirus and RV Travel

Hi everyone. So many who watch our YouTube channel or follow the ilovervlife.com blog have contacted us about the Coronavirus and RV travel, wishing Joan and I well and sharing prayers for our health and safety. We have met so many of you in our travels along with...

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Packing Your RV Storage Area

Packing Your RV Storage Area

The RV storage area or garage can become one of the more unorganized areas in your RV. Things get piled in, broken items crammed in the back, that place where things haven’t been used in over a year and probably never will be used again. If you’ve owned an RV for at...

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Camping Essentials – 10 Important Items

Camping Essentials – 10 Important Items

There are those “must have” items when you head out for a camping trip. Aside from the typical items, food, entertainment, clothing, the dog….it’s those camping essentials to ensure you can connect the campground amenities along with a few items to keep your camper...

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Working From Your RV

Working From Your RV

Working from your RV. For Joan and I, this provides the livelihood needed to finance our travels. In the video we discuss the differences between workcamping and working from your RV. We typically think of workcamping as those temporary jobs requiring some form a...

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RV Tutorial – Speaking Southern

RV Tutorial – Speaking Southern

Thought we'd have a little fun with this video, an RV Tutorial - Speaking Southern. I traveled much during corporate life and always enjoyed listening to all of the wonderful dialects, amazed at the many variations of the English language. Growing up in the...

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RV Kitty Litter Box Improvements

RV Kitty Litter Box Improvements

A little over a year ago we created a "kitty on-suite" for Mink and Molly. We needed a better place for the RV kitty litter box that would minimize tracking litter and make sifting the litter box a little easier. In our original kitty RV litter box video...

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Thank you for 10,000 Subscribers

Thank you for 10,000 Subscribers

10,000 Subscribers! Thank you so much to all of our subscribers and viewers for this accomplishment. We appreciate not only the views, but all of the great comments and emails that you share everyday. We look forward to hearing from you and sharing our RV travels,...

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Why we purchased a 5th wheel

Why we purchased a 5th wheel

There's so many considerations to be made when purchasing an RV. Do we purchase new or used, motorized, travel trailer or 5th wheel, how long, fit and finish? This list can go on and on. Purchasing an RV should be based on the lifestyle you desire on the road and most...

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RV TV and Internet Entertainment

RV TV and Internet Entertainment

Everyone has a different reason for RV Life. Some have weekends and a short vacation to get away. They enjoy a good book and some quite time without the TV in the background. Or more so, escaping from the social media demands of the Internet. Other, such as Joan and...

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Vlogging Camera for RV Travel

Vlogging Camera for RV Travel

We have had so many ask us: “What do you use to create your I Love RV Life YouTube videos?” As with most of the video creators I watch on YouTube as well as video creators we come in contact with, our video tool kits vary widely as well as evolve over time. It’s not...

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Olympian 5500 Portable Gas Grill

Olympian 5500 Portable Gas Grill

If Joan and I have a luxury item for our RV travels, it's the Camco Stainless Steel Portable Propane Gas Grill. Camco acquired Olympian and now carries 5500 Portable Gas Grill as their Stainless Steel Portable Propane Gas Grill. Heading into our 5th year of heavy RV...

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Creating a RV Vanity and Make up Area

Creating a RV Vanity and Make up Area

I created a RV vanity for Joan. She uses this area to dry her hair, put on make-up and doing the girly things she so enjoys. We choose not to put a washer and dryer in our RV and the space was wasted. Some may disagree, but we would rather us a campground laundry and...

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Using Google Maps for RV Travel

Using Google Maps for RV Travel

This video shows how we use Google maps for our RV travel planning and driving directions. We also share other helpful apps that make our RV travel more enjoyable. The subject of which GPS to use can be as controversial as the politics one chooses. I'm not looking for...

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Is RV Safe Toilet Paper Important?

Is RV Safe Toilet Paper Important?

Is RV safe toilet paper important? Really Jerry? You created a RV Tips and Help video on toilet paper? Yes I did. And it's a very important topic. May be not one that everyone sits around the campfire and discusses, but never the less, a product that is used everyday...

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RV Kitties – A day in the life of Mink and Molly

RV Kitties – A day in the life of Mink and Molly

Mink and Molly shared they were not getting enough YouTube time. So I caved. These RV kitties are great RV travelers. They so enjoy the different areas especially those with squirrels, geese, ducks, any kind of bird really. We have a Petego Pet Tube Kennel they travel...

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RV Surge Protection & Essential Electric Adapters

RV Surge Protection & Essential Electric Adapters

What's in your RV electric kit? Here we discuss RV surge protection & essential electric adapters to convert 30 amp, two 30 amp, even a standard 20 amp household plug to a 50 amp connection. We also show our RV electrical connection we use when the 5th wheel is...

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Keep Ants Out of Your RV

Keep Ants Out of Your RV

Oh No! Ants! ANTS!!! If you have an RV and camp, we've all heard the yells when it comes to those annoying critters that invade our camper. If there is a path into the camper, these menacing bugs will overtake the pantry and any other place that may have something...

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Managing Moisture In Your RV

Managing Moisture In Your RV

  Managing moisture in your RV is not a difficult process. We all get in a hurry wanting to head to our next destination, but if it's been raining and the sliders are wet, you could introduce unwanted moisture in you RV. This can lead to sour smells or worse,...

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RV Tour – A Look Inside Our 5th Wheel

RV Tour – A Look Inside Our 5th Wheel

In this RV tour we take a look at our 5th wheel. Joan and I have really enjoyed our Heartland Gateway 5th wheel. Over the past 3 years we have made a number of changes, some simple mods, other a bit more extensive, yet all to make out RV more like home. We even added...

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Easy Steps To Winterize Your RV

Easy Steps To Winterize Your RV

These are easy steps to winterize your RV. RV antifreeze is very inexpensive and following your RV manufacturer's recommendations to flush the water from the RV plumbing and replace will RV antifreeze can save you 100's of dollars in service and much more if your...

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RV Apps – 6 Essential RV Apps for Travel

RV Apps – 6 Essential RV Apps for Travel

We love RV travel. Part of our formula to make RV travel easier is trip planning along with a number of valuable travel tools we use to reach our destination. We have 6 essential RV apps for travel we use on a regular basis to find campgrounds, map our travel, locate...

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RV Portable Waste Tank

RV Portable Waste Tank

There are RV portable waste tanks also known as gray tanks or blue boys, that offer a great solutions to empty your black and gray water tanks without the need to move your RV. One of the challenges to RV life is managing a your black and gray water tanks. This can be...

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Clean RV Black Tank

Clean RV Black Tank

We all probably will agree, that cleaning a black tank can be a chore and not the most pleasant experience. Unfortunately, if you own an RV, it's just one of those necessary things that must be done from time to time. This isn't about dumping your black tank, but the...

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RV Life and the RV Kitchen Sink

RV Life and the RV Kitchen Sink

After traveling in an RV for a while, there are those little things that bug you and you want to change. For Joan and I, it was the RV kitchen sink faucet. It just didn't have enough height to accommodate a large pot or a pan. Washing our wok after a good stir-fry,...

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RV Roof Inspection and Cleaning

RV Roof Inspection and Cleaning

It's RV Spring cleaning time and for I Love RV Life, that means climbing on top of the 5th wheel, performing a thorough RV roof inspection and cleaning. It's not a difficult process if done once a year. We cover roof inspection, our cleaning tips and safety. This is...

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Cat Litter Box and RV Travel

Cat Litter Box and RV Travel

Our RV travel has included our two cats, Mink and Molly, since day one. As with most pets, they're family and seem to enjoy RV travel as much as we do. Our biggest challenge has been the cat litter box. With cats, it's that necessary must have, but as those of use who...

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Mr Heater RV Propane Project

Mr Heater RV Propane Project

This is a great little project. Low cost, big savings and great convenience. After spending way to may dollars last winter feeding our Mr. Heater Big Buddy with those expensive 1lb green bottles, we came up with this idea to connect a 20lb tank outside with quick...

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RV Furniture Upgrade – Less is More

RV Furniture Upgrade – Less is More

When we bought our 5th wheel, the inside was fitted to resemble a small, upscale apartment. Two dinning area chairs, two matching foldout chairs in a closet, two recliners and an L shaped couch for three with a side and middle recliner. At purchase we thought this was...

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RV Roadside Assistance

RV Roadside Assistance

Don't think you need RV Roadside Assistance? On a recent trip to Florida we experience the dreaded 5th wheel blow out. It was catastrophic. Aside from the 5th wheel being disabled, the blowout destroyed the fenders, ripped the wiring from the signal lights and blew...

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6 Lessons Learned From Our 3500 Mile Trip

6 Lessons Learned From Our 3500 Mile Trip

Joan and I just completed our winter trip leaving Middle Georgia days after Christmas and returning the end of March. We had a blast! We saw great sights, met so many interesting people and had meals that provided great representation for each area visited. We also...

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RV Tips for Buying and Travel

RV Tips for Buying and Travel

Joan and I had the perception that you buy your RV and life in this wheeled wonder will always be trouble free. What we never took into consideration was towing your wheeled home on highways that a full of pot holes, construction hazards and uneven pavement that can...

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