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

RV Recipe: Challah Bread

RV Recipe: Challah Bread
We all make choices on how to outfit our RV kitchens, based on our own family's cooking habits and preferences. For example, my husband and I are not "grill people" or "panini people," so we don't carry a portable grill or a sandwich press, but we know other RVers who couldn't live without either one.We do, however, prefer homemade bread to store b...
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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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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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