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

True Tales of Wasted Money: 4 RV Accessories That Just Weren’t Worth It, and 1 Happy Turn-Around

True Tales of Wasted Money:
4 RV Accessories That Just Weren’t Worth It, and 1 Happy Turn-Around
Raise your hand if you've never bought an RV or camping product that didn't work out.No hands up?Yeah, that's what I thought. It's happened to us too. We've all made regrettable impulse buys online or in camping and sporting goods stores. Sometimes even items we've carefully researched and budgeted for before purchasing just don't perform as expect...
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Emily Rohrer

9 Things We Learned When We Painted Our RV Interior

9 Things We Learned When We Painted Our RV Interior
Wait. You did what? Why?Well… we were tired of the gold wallpaper in our 2008 Bighorn 5th wheel, and we were stuck in a small Texas town waiting for a major repair to be completed on our truck, so we had plenty of time on our hands. Also, we'd recently admired the interior paint job completed by fellow Heartland owners David & Cheryl of Landmar...
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Emily Rohrer

Lifestyle Presentations at the 2017 North American Heartland RV Rally

Lifestyle Presentations at the 2017 North American Heartland RV Rally
Who's ready to rally in Goshen?It'll be time to roll in and hook up at the Elkhart County Fairgrounds before we know it, and I bet my Bighorn that some of you are eager to hear what kinds of lifestyle classes are being offered to keep your hands and minds busy with new ideas.Maybe some of you are even eager to teach one of these classes, and as thi...
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Emily Rohrer

RV Recipe: Baked Oatmeal Squares

RV Recipe: Baked Oatmeal Squares
Got a long driving day ahead? The kind that requires departing before dawn, and not enough time to stop for breakfast?Here's a tasty and hearty option that you can bake the day before, for eating on the road. It's even driver seat friendly!Baked Oatmeal SquaresIngredients3 cups quick-cooking or regular oats1/2 cup packed brown sugar2 teaspoons...
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Emily Rohrer

OwnLessDoMore.us's Big Electrical Upgrade: Part 3

OwnLessDoMore.us's Big Electrical Upgrade: Part 3
Written by Tim RohrerReaders of my electrical system articles likely fall into two groups: those in suspense since February, and those scratching their heads trying to remember the subject of these series. If you're part of the latter group, part I of the series covered the planning and design, while part II discussed research, costs and equipment ...
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Emily Rohrer

Heartland RV Owners: Need assistance on the road? Visit the H.O.T.E.L.

Heartland RV Owners: Need assistance on the road? Visit the H.O.T.E.L.
You're far from home, and your tow vehicle breaks down. You're visiting a new city, and want a local's tips on the best places to eat and the must-see attractions. You could fix that busted cabinet door in the living room slide yourself, if only you had access to a garage and tools. Your RV thermostat up and died on one of the coldest night...
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Emily Rohrer

RV Recipe: Sinful Chocolate Fudge Pie

RV Recipe: Sinful Chocolate Fudge Pie
We encountered a bump in the road recently, with a catastrophic fuel pump failure in the truck we use to tow our Bighorn 5th wheel, stranding us just south of Dallas for several days. Luckily, we were able to have the RV towed to a park with hookups, so we could live somewhat normally for the duration.But after five days of trying to keep my spirit...
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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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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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