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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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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An Interview with Scott and Clare Herrick

An Interview with Scott and Clare Herrick
The Herricks are seasoned RVers, whose original plans were to travel in a 26 foot travel trailer across country. However, after a visit to Camping World in Calera, AL, they were impressed by Bighorn. Clare stated, "The minute we saw Bighorn nothing else compared." The Herricks are taller individuals and ap...
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A meeting with OwnLessDoMore.us bloggers

A meeting with OwnLessDoMore.us bloggers
​When asked about their favorite Bighorn feature, they quickly replied the layouts. They are fans of the Bighorn 3760EL, but are hoping to modify with a desk area similar to their 3670RL. When considering an RV, they look for pantry space, a front hall closet, desk area, nightstands, and a Queen sized bed (more...
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Meet Bighorn owner and breast cancer survivor, Connie Sims

Meet Bighorn owner and breast cancer survivor, Connie Sims
​This news turned into an emotional time for the Sims family. Her daughter was a senior in high school, and Connie had been busy working. She knew this wouldn't be an easy haul, but Connie stayed strong. This was just a "speed bump" in the road.Connie and her husband, Bob researched treatments and options online to make sure the next steps would be...
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Emily Rohrer
Go, Connie! I too am a Bighorn owner and breast cancer survivor.
Monday, 21 November 2016 14:06

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