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