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Goodbye suburbia. Hello, 2008 Heartland Bighorn! Rolling by the seats of our pants, searching for home.
Emily Rohrer

OwnLessDoMore.us's Big Electrical Upgrade: Part 2

OwnLessDoMore.us's Big Electrical Upgrade: Part 2
Written by Tim RohrerDid you know February 18th is National Battery Day? The history of this auspicious day must be electrifying, right? We'll never know as my Internet search for this was a bust, but celebration of this day is a good backdrop to part II of our 2008 Heartland Bighorn electrical system upgrade (please read part I first). This second...
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Emily Rohrer

OwnLessDoMore.us's Big Electrical Upgrade: Part 1

OwnLessDoMore.us's Big Electrical Upgrade: Part 1
Written by Tim RohrerMy wife, Emily, is the writer in our family. When she commented that our recent electrical system upgrades would make for a good blog post at MyHeartland, I naturally wanted to help her. Being the ever dutiful husband, I launched into a discussion of the derivatives of Ohm's Law, inverters, batteries and so forth.Watching my wi...
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Emily Rohrer

12 Tuneful Ways We Conserve Water and Power While Boondocking

12 Tuneful Ways We Conserve Water and Power While Boondocking
~ A song-inspired list for National Shower With A Friend Day ~Yeah, we know it would be difficult, if not impossible, to fit two people into an RV shower, but we like to think this special day is REALLY about water conservation. So, with that in mind: no matter what you've got by way of power sources or water tank capacity in your rig, here are a d...
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Emily Rohrer

A Creative Outlet for More RV Comfort

A Creative Outlet for More RV Comfort
​We at OwnLessDoMore are in the process of making some modifications that will allow us to boondock (camp without benefit of hookups) more comfortably in our Heartland Bighorn, and for longer periods of time than just a weekend.First, we invested in a set of generators, to keep us up and running while dry camping or during power outages, based on t...
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Emily Rohrer

In Western Nevada, Rocks Star

In Western Nevada, Rocks Star
Hee hee. You see what I did there?I knew you would.We explored so many places during our winter holiday stay in the Las Vegas area that I could spend hours and hours writing up long descriptions and posting dozens of photos of each. But then I wouldn't have enough time to explore new places. Thus, I've decided to combine just a few lines of text an...
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Emily Rohrer

RV Tip: Collapsible Kitchenware

RV Tip: Collapsible Kitchenware
I admit: I took downsizing a bit too far when we moved from our suburban 4-bedroom house into our Heartland Bighorn.I gave our largest mixing bowls away, thinking I'd no longer be cooking for a crowd, or even more than just the two of us, during this full-time RV living gig.But ya know what's a really big deal at RV parks? Potlucks. I think we're i...
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Emily Rohrer

Clean Plus One: My Interior RV Cleaning Strategy

Clean Plus One: My Interior RV Cleaning Strategy
Warning: By necessity, the photos in this post are going to show you what's in my fridge, closet and shower. Don't judge.When you've got only about 350 square feet of living space, house cleaning is a breeze! It doesn't take much time, and also doesn't take much by way of cleaning chemicals or supplies. A good all-purpose cleaning spray, plain whit...
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Great tips! I can even use some of these in my house. I agree completely with the window valances getting dusty. When I had two... Read More
Tuesday, 17 January 2017 10:25
Emily Rohrer
The vinegar will make your house smell like a salad, but only for about 10 minutes. The smell evaporates pretty quickly. Just take... Read More
Tuesday, 17 January 2017 10:31
Meagan
Anytime a blog talks about cleaning, I am engaged! I love some of your RV cleaning tips. I go crazy after 2 days when things are n... Read More
Wednesday, 18 January 2017 00:17
Emily Rohrer

If You Live on the Road in an RV, Where Exactly is 'Home'?

If You Live on the Road in an RV, Where Exactly is 'Home'?
As RV owners, we've all heard, seen, bought, or been gifted with something bearing the phrase "Home is Where We Park It." Makes for a popular hashtag too, and I count myself amongst the many who use it frequently on our Twitter and Instagram accounts.For those of us who took the additional step of selling our sticks-and-bricks houses to live full t...
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Emily Rohrer

'Destination Dentistry' In Mexico

'Destination Dentistry' In Mexico
Our first experience with "destination dentistry" in Mexico:"Going to the dentist, eh? Where?""Mexico. Right across the border in Nogales. It's a thing.""Oh. <pause>. Wait. WHAT???"I'm guessing we're not the only RVers who have participated in a conversation like this. I know we're not the only ones who have stayed in a campground, RV park, o...
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Kelly Barnett
Great post! We, too, have gone to a Mexican dentist (in Progresso) and had a very positive experience and would do it again in a ... Read More
Monday, 09 January 2017 11:03
Emily Rohrer

Ditch The Junk In January

Ditch The Junk In January
It's 2017, y'all!After enjoying the bounty of the holidays, it's time to use those boxes and gift bags to… Ditch the Junk in January!Our recreational vehicles get so cluttered so quickly, and even if we have the space for a new item, we might not have the weight allowance. (You know your RV's got a limit, right?)The easiest way we at OwnLessDoMore ...
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Kelly Barnett
Haha! We, too, got new towels for Christmas! The old ones have been moved to the basement to serve as rags and the old old one... Read More
Thursday, 05 January 2017 06:59
Emily Rohrer

Our Bighorn Gets A New 5th Wheel Pin Box

Our Bighorn Gets A New 5th Wheel Pin Box
When Tim said, "Honey, I'm gonna order a new kingpin," my mind went to drug lords and crime bosses.I should have known he meant something RV-related. I swear sometimes it feels like that's all we buy. For those who are unfamiliar with fifth wheels, the pin box and kingpin assembly are located on the "nose" of the trailer. The pin then locks into a ...
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Emily Rohrer

RV Recipe: Pumpkin Oat Streusel Muffins

RV Recipe: Pumpkin Oat Streusel Muffins
What's in my RV oven this season? Pumpkin muffins!They make for a delicious holiday season snack, and I baked a dozen recently to feed some RV park neighbors who came over to help us install a new hitch on our Bighorn 5th wheel. Served warm with coffee, these muffins kept our helpers happy on a chilly December morning.Note: Although I use my RV con...
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Emily Rohrer

Our Favorite Thing About Full-Timing

Our Favorite Thing About Full-Timing
Our absolute favorite aspect of full-time RV living? Having more time to spend doing things we love, one of which is hiking.During a recent visit to southern Arizona, we stayed just 25 miles from the Madera Canyon Recreation Area, which offers several hiking trails in the Santa Rita Mountains, at levels from handicapped-accessible nature walk to in...
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Emily Rohrer

My First Time Towing A Fifth Wheel

My First Time Towing A Fifth Wheel
Who remembers the very first time they drove an RV?Just over two years ago, I survived my first turn in the driver's seat — and to my great relief, so did everybody with me, including my husband, our younger son, and our dog. Severe white-knuckling and breath-holding were involved, but nobody lost their life, lunch, or side-view mirror. Not even th...
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Emily Rohrer

Fifth Wheel Bathroom Upgrade: Any Excuse for a Potty!

Fifth Wheel Bathroom Upgrade: Any Excuse for a Potty!
I'm sure other people are buying exciting new things like electronics, clothing, and airline tickets for the holiday gift-giving season.Us? We bought a new toilet for our 2008 Heartland Bighorn.But we'd finally had it with our old one, which was just not worth the hassle of yet another repair effort. Despite more than one round of disassembly and c...
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Emily Rohrer

RV Recipe: Dutch Oven Turkey and Dressing Bake

RV Recipe: Dutch Oven Turkey and Dressing Bake
You just can't roast a whole turkey in an RV oven. Here's an outdoor cooking alternative.Long before we started full-timing in our Heartland Bighorn 5th wheel, we took our then teenage sons on a Thanksgiving week road trip from Texas to New Mexico, in a camping trailer we'd rented from a nearby RV dealer.It was the first time we'd traveled in a rec...
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Emily Rohrer

From Kitchen Table to Work Station in 90 Degrees

From Kitchen Table to Work Station in 90 Degrees
We're big on computer use here at OwnLessDoMore, and that means we need places to put them. Tim's got a nice big area for all of his equipment, but for our first 15 months of full-time RV living, I've made do with a recliner and side table, with my laptop in my actual lap. What attracted us to our Heartland Bighorn (a 2008 367...
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Jim & Sue Wilburn
2017-01-30, 01:48
We purchased a 2017 Bighorn 3760EL for retirement and full time living. We have been RVing for 45-years and have owned 10 previous RV's and without q...
Larry Davis
2017-01-16, 20:20
We have had this unit since July 2016 and LOVE IT! I love the front living room with the 50" tv and the dual sofas. The only complaint so far, and t...
the Gallaway family
2017-01-12, 09:14
A recent tag on our Instagram page from the Gallaway family - "Our home! We travel around the US working on wind farms. I went from living in a house ...
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2017-01-12, 09:13
Just spent 3 Weeks in Central Florida at Rivers Edge RV park in our 2016 Cyclone 4150, no issue towing to Florida from KY and back. Absolutely love it...
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2017-01-12, 09:12
Arctic package? Check! 13 degrees with the fireplace on [in our Cyclone]? Check! ! Full time RVING? Check! Thanks Heartland!