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Emily Rohrer

Quick RV Upgrade: Adding Insulation

Quick RV Upgrade: Adding Insulation
We live in a 2008 Heartland Bighorn, and RV insulation standards have come a long way since our home on wheels came off the assembly line.Current Bighorn models, as well as Landmark 365 and Big Country models, are rated for full-time RVing. However, our fifth wheel's threshold for extreme temperatures is a lot lower than that of newer units ma...
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Emily Rohrer

RV Travels: 13 Ways You Know You’re in a Small Texas Town

RV Travels: 13 Ways You Know You’re in a Small Texas Town
I have spent almost ten years of my life living in Texas: a four-year stint in college, and nearly six years in my 40's, due to a military move. My parents, my brother, and his family have lived there for more than two decades, so we've visited a lot too.Plus, although we spend most of the year traveling in our Heartland Bighorn, San Antonio is sti...
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Emily Rohrer

Campground Review: Lake Shelby Campground, Shelbyville, KY

Campground Review: Lake Shelby Campground, Shelbyville, KY
Psssst. We Found Hidden Gem for RV Camping in KY. Don't Tell Anyone!If you're traveling across Kentucky on I-64, looking for a place to overnight that isn't a parking lot, check out Lake Shelby Campground, just north of Shelbyville, KY. It might not be for the faint of heart, but it definitely has a lot of heart.The first thing you need to know is ...
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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

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

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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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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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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