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9 More RV and Camper Hacks on the Cheap

9 More RV and Camper Hacks on the Cheap
If you enjoyed our last article, 10 RV and Camper Hacks on the Cheap, then we have a treat for you: 9 more cost-effective RV and camper hacks. Enjoy...1) COMMAND STRIP VELCRO - Velcro aka 'hook and loop' fasteners are a necessary expense in your RV or camper. We use them for keeping small things at fingers reach. We attached remote c...
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Kelly Barnett

RV Recipe: Amish Haystacks

RV Recipe: Amish Haystacks
With the Heartland RV North American Rally quickly approaching I wanted to share a recipe for Amish Haystacks. We were served this dish in 2015 when we had dinner at an Amish home during the pre-rally festivities.It's much like a taco salad with a few twists that make it unique.It's a great dish to prepare for a crowd or for a 'bring an ingredient'...
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John Faulkner

What Full-Timers Wish They Knew Before Moving Into An RV

What Full-Timers Wish They Knew Before Moving Into An RV
Full-time RVing is arguably more popular than it has ever been. All kinds of folks, from adventurous retirees to telecommmuting millennials, are ditching their stick and brick houses and 9-to-5 jobs for a more mobile lifestyle, hitching up their homes and hitting the road.Technology has provided plentiful opportunities to work remotely, not to ment...
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Emily Rohrer

Fridge Foibles: Dealing with the Tiny Space within our Tiny Space

Fridge Foibles: Dealing with the Tiny Space within our Tiny Space
Our 2008 Heartland Bighorn was built back in the day before residential refrigerators made it into luxury and four-season 5th wheels. Heartland currently offers residential refrigerator options in its Luxury Fifth Wheels, Full Profile, Luxury Toy Hauler, and Destination brands.We've got one of the old "glorified dorm fridge" units, and its 8 c...
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Kelly Barnett

RV Destination: Door County, Wisconsin

RV Destination: Door County, Wisconsin
Many years ago, Michael and I went on a weekend getaway to Door County, Wisconsin and fell in love with the area. Michael likes to call Door County as the 'thumb' of Wisconsin and I guess that's a good way to describe it. Look at a map of Wisconsin and you'll understand what he's talking about. On your way to Door County you may pass by Green Bay ...
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Lisa & Dan Brown

10 RV and Camper Hacks on the Cheap

10 RV and Camper Hacks on the Cheap
*COUGH COUGH COUGH COUGH COUGH* *Clears throat*Oh, wait, not THAT kind of hack! What we mean by 'HACKS' are a 'cheap cheats or inexpensive remedies'; utilizing objects that are meant for other intended purposes. We've come up with some of our own ideas as well as sharing some others'. Our purpose of this blog piece is to help new (and se...
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Kelly Barnett

RV Maintenance Tip: Water Heater Maintenance

RV Maintenance Tip: Water Heater Maintenance
​It seems that sometimes we tend to learn things the hard way. You know…after a disaster or breakdown.We'd had our Heartland Landmark fifth wheel for about 4 years when our water heater started leaking and ended up needing to be replaced.​Michael removed the water heater from the coach and we took it to a dealer to have them diagnose the problem. B...
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Emily Rohrer

Family Visits in an RV: When Home is Wherever We Roam

Family Visits in an RV: When Home is Wherever We Roam
Last month, I wrote about what home now means to us.This month, I'm delving a little further into that concept — and trying desperately hard not to open the Pandora's Box of parental guilt — by telling you a little bit about what "going home" now means to our sons, who are out of the nest and impressively independent, but still just barely into adu...
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Lisa & Dan Brown

Things RVers Want in an RV Park, Resort, or Campground

Things RVers Want in an RV Park, Resort, or Campground
Before you go onto reading this blog piece, please know that we're not expecting the Taj Mahal of RV Parks or Resorts. We know each has their own standards of what Shangri La is to them. Each has their own personality and offerings all their own. What would be incredibly nice is if RV park and resort owners read this article and put some&...
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Kelly Barnett

Staying Connected the RV Way

Staying Connected the RV Way
In this day and age technology is all around us. We carry our phones with us, our watches can tell us how far we've walked or monitor our heart rate, we can monitor the goings on in our homes while we're away, automobiles run on electricity and drive themselves, photographs are instantaneous…and that just barely scratches the surface.We as RVers m...
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Emily Rohrer

Women behind the RV wheel: Solo Journeys, Full Lives

Women behind the RV wheel: Solo Journeys, Full Lives
For Women's History Month, I caught up with three women who live and travel full time in recreational vehicles on their own, and by extension, on their own terms.No, I didn't actually follow them on the road and wave at them to pull over. I simply harnessed the power of personal connections, social media, and e-mail to learn more about these women,...
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Kelly Barnett

2017 North American Heartland RV Rally – Elkhart County, IN

2017 North American Heartland RV Rally – Elkhart County, IN
​Have you made your reservations for the North American Heartland Rally? Still contemplating going to the rally? This is an event you don't want to miss…and once you've been to one you'll be hooked!We attended the past two rallies in Goshen but have committed ourselves to a working camping position in Utah which makes us unable to attend this year'...
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Lisa & Dan Brown

7 Reasons To Join Your RV Manufacturer's Owners Club

7 Reasons To Join Your RV Manufacturer's Owners Club
Let's see now...we've owned two different 5th wheels for a total of three years. Of those three years, we've been a member of the manufacturer's "owners club", ours being Heartland Owners Club, for about two and a half. Since being a member, we've attended three National Rallies and three Regional/State Rallies and we're glad we have! We'd like to ...
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Emily Rohrer

RV Travels Can Take You Where the Wild Things Are

RV Travels Can Take You Where the Wild Things Are
~ a post in honor of World Wildlife Day, March 3 ~Although we've encountered lots of creatures while RV'ing around the country in our Heartland 5th wheel, the only Bighorn we've seen in the wild is the one we live in. Notoriously shy, those sheep!Most animals were outside the RV, living unperturbed in the environments where they belong — at least u...
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Lisa & Dan Brown

8 Ways To Forge Friendships While RVing

8 Ways To Forge Friendships While RVing
The day before Thanksgiving 2014, we signed papers and handed over our keys of our home, one shell-shocking question hit us like a ton of bricks...the one question we hadn't thought of during all the selling, minimizing, and prepping for our RV travels... How will we meet people and forge friendships?Being we are both fairly outgoing, we kind of le...
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Emily Rohrer

Houston RV Show Vs. Austin RV Expo

Houston RV Show Vs. Austin RV Expo
Sometimes, life has a way of helping us make an easy decision.While we were parked in San Antonio for our biannual visit last month, there were two popular RV shows going on in Texas, but unlike last year when we were able to attend each one, both the Houston RV Show and the Austin RV Expo were scheduled for the same weekend in 2017.The former: 200...
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Kelly Barnett

Pearsall, Texas: Home of the World's Largest Peanut

Pearsall, Texas: Home of the World's Largest Peanut
For over a year I've driven by a statue of a large peanut when I've gone into town to get groceries at the local HEB and I finally decided to stop and check it out.The monument boasts 'World's Largest Peanut'…whether that's the truth or not, it's a neat little 'off the beaten track' stop located at the corner of FM 140 and Louise Street in Pearsall...
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Lisa & Dan Brown

Always On Liberty's Top 5 RV Kitchen Essentials

Always On Liberty's Top 5 RV Kitchen Essentials
Having been on the road now for going on three years, we've learned quickly what we need, wish to have and what we dream about having in our RV galley. When we sold our Kentucky home, we had to pare down to living in a 42' 5th wheel with limited galley kitchen cabinet storage and counter space.The things I miss most are my KitchenAid mixer, m...
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Emily Rohrer

Once Upon A Time: An RV Fairy Tale

Once Upon A Time: An RV Fairy Tale
Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.~ Hans Christian AndersenOnce upon a time in a land called Suburbia, there lived Queen Emily and King Timothy, a couple of 40-something royals who had grown tired of living in their oversized brick castle.Their sons, Prince Alden and Prince Dane, had already departed to seek their fortunes in foreign lan...
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Lisa & Dan Brown

Every Ounce Counts In An RV

Every Ounce Counts In An RV
...and we're not talking about beer...or wine...or...In a recent 10-day stretch, we threw caution to the wind and decided last minute to join in on the Escapee's Xscapers Quartzsite Convergence we learned about through our networking with fellow RVers (Xscapers is a fairly new branch of the Escapees; younger RVers who work on the road). Approximate...
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