How You Can Turn Dinosaur Mechanics Into A Path for Simpler Living

January started with a bang and then just about fizzled out before we had a chance to say goodbye.

We moved back into our bus after being estranged from it for over six months. Wasting no time we headed out to the desert for a New Years Eve celebration with a junket of rambling friends. Life couldn’t get much better as we kicked off the upcoming year, until of course, we were stopped dead in our tracks.

By the end of January, our one week of boondocking in the desert had turned into an unexpected three week adventure and education. The abrupt change of plans would end up granting us a clearer perspective into the path for simpler living we seek. But we didn’t realize this at that moment. And just like that tall creamy glass of Guinness beer that changed our course last winter, we kissed our well laid plans goodbye once again and cleared room for what was to come.

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300 lbs of Propane, A Poopcicle & Tips For Surviving The Winter In Your RV

Tips For Surviving The Winter In Your RV

If the thought of spending the winter in your RV scares you, we’re not about to change your mind here. The fact is, despite your best efforts, some of you will find yourself faced with wintering in your RV sooner or later. You may have landed here, mid-freeze while looking for a way to de-ice your sewer tank, save on antifreeze, or simply warm your winter woes with a fellow RVer’s story of not so glorious poopcicles. Welcome!

So, we’ve gathered our list of needed preparations, recounted our total fails, and shared our tips and lessons learned while facing the winter in our RV.

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Parked in Charleston, South Carolina

We all know that “The South” has a rep; they’re downright nice folks. What you may not know is that their cities also flaunt excellent hospitality for motor travelers!

For instance, in Charleston, South Carolina we found that you can overnight in your RV in a garage in the city for ten bucks. This, plus an amazing close-by county park, make visiting Charleston in your motorhome, trailer, RV, or camper van, handier than a pocket on a shirt.

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Urban Camping: San Francisco “Guerrilla-style”

If you’re after some cheap San Francisco thrills – consider Guerrilla Camping. It’s risky, sure. It’s dirty indeed, but it’s free. That’s what makes sleeping in our van, our San Francisco lodging of choice.

This method of stay is also called Wildcamping or Urban Camping. They all refer to sleeping in your car or conversion camper, on the streets, incognito.

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5 Lessons for Cold Weather Camping in a Motorhome.

Okay, so logic says that summer is filled with warm sunny days. Mustard is the only condiment for wieners. And if you’re traveling in a motorhome, you’ll have all the creature comforts of a cozy home while camping – even when the unexpected occurs.

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