RV Lifestyle Partners

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Here is a list of our trusted RV Lifestyle partners, sponsors, and affiliates, whose products and services we can wholeheartedly recommend.

We have organized them under various categories to make them easy to find.

Please browse through the list as many offer special discounts and perks to our RV Lifestyle community!

Places to Camp

Harvest Hosts is one of our very favorite places to overnight. It is a unique membership service that lets RVers camp overnight FOR FREE at lovely outdoor venues such as wineries, breweries, museums, farms, orchards, and creameries (it is recommended that you patronage these venues that you stay at).

There are more than 2,000 such places across North America to choose from.

There is also an upgraded membership where you can also camp overnight at golf courses!

Using this link and the discount code: HHFRIENDS15 you get 15% off Harvest Hosts annual membership.

Maybe you recognize the name OvernightParking.com? We've been recommending it for years! OvernightParking is where you can get unlimited access to the largest database of free RV parking locations in the US and Canada. 

Well, OvernightParking has just joined with Togo RV so this recommendation now includes so much more! 

Togo RV Plus INCLUDES access to all 14,000+ free boondocking locations in the OvernightRVParking.com app! Togo RV Plus also includes new RV GPS navigation that considers weight limits, low overhead clearances, grades of terrain, and propane restrictions to give you turn-by-turn directions specific to your RV. Just select a destination, add your vehicle size, and use the turn-by-turn in-app navigation. And it includes Roadtrippers Plus, where you can plan trips with up to 150 stops, collaborate with friends on route planning, and get real-time traffic along your route. Check it out – highly recommended! 

You can get $10 off your Togo RV PLUS annual membership using the discount code: RVLIFESTYLE21

 

Boondockers Welcome is another unique service that lets you overnight on private property, often at the homes of welcoming hosts. They have over 2,000 members who have graciously opened up a spot on their property, where you can find a safe, quiet spot to spend the night as you are passing through the area.

The hosts are usually RVers themselves and I’ve never heard of anybody that has stayed at a Boondockers Welcome place that hasn’t come away with a new set of friends! Boondockers Welcome is a great option to turn to if you’re nearby a big city or in an area where it’s almost impossible to find a spot for the night unless you book 6+ months ahead of time.

If you’re interested in hosting RVers on your property, it is free to sign up and for every guest that visits you, Boondockers Welcome will give you 3 months free to their subscription!

You can get 15% off your Boondockers Welcome annual membership ($50) using the discount code: RVLIFESTYLE15

Many RVers are familiar with the AllStays app. It is awesome. But since Jennifer and I discovered AllStays Pro, the browser-based subscription site, we rely on it almost exclusively in our RV travels.

We use it for finding interesting places that really stand out, especially out of the way boondocking spots and free places to stay

Using this link and the discount code: rvpodcast you can save 10% off your All Stays Pro annual subscription.

Insurance

We’ve used RIS Insurance (Formerly Blue Sky Insurance) for several years now as our RV Insurance provider, that’s why we’ve agreed to have them as a preferred partner for the RV Lifestyle brand.

We did a podcast with them that you can listen to here

About once a year, when the summer season is winding down or before spring traveling begins, it's a good time to get an updated insurance quote to see how it compares. You can use this link to get a quote from RIS.

If you’re unsure even what to begin looking for when you start getting RV insurance quotes or if you're digging yours out to read the fine print – here are some tips.

You don’t want to overpay for insurance and you also don’t want to be under-covered. So how do you find a happy medium?

Here is the biggest aspect to think about in our opinion.

Do you have a total loss replacement or an actual cash value policy?

Some RVers get into an accident or a bad situation and only then start to look at the fine print of their insurance policies!

Having total loss replacement means that in the event your unit is damaged beyond repair, the insurance company will actually replace your unit with the same make and model or as close to it as they can find.

This is a huge difference from an actual cash value policy – which will only give you the depreciated cash value of the unit at the time of the loss!

Many RVers out there have been caught in this difference and ended up with a cash payout FAR LESS than the loan of what they owe on their rig.

You can also ask RIS about vacation liability, emergency expenses, and personal effects insurances.

If you're looking to shop your insurance or see what your options are, we definitely recommend our provider RIS Insurance

Click Here to get a quote from RIS.

 

PeaceOfMindForRVs.com is an emergency transportation coverage solution that pays 100% of all ambulance charges. By Ground. By Air. Anywhere.

After hearing about this service we invited Tim Gustafson on the Podcast and signed up ourselves. Both Jennifer and I are now members.

Emergencies away from home can be scary and can leave you in financial ruin.  When it comes to ambulances, by ground or air, it isn’t up to you if your insurance company deems one medically necessary.  It isn’t even up to the EMT who is live on the scene. 

It is only up to the insurance company, and one out of seven ground ambulances get denied.  Air ambulances, due to the deregulation act of 1978, are classified as common carriers, and not a medical expense, making them one of the most denied claims by insurance companies. 

The good news is that you can go to peaceofmindforrvs.com and make sure that, if you need an air ambulance, you don’t get stuck with the $50,000+ bill. 

PeaceOfMindForRVs.com provides emergency transportation coverage that covers 100% of all ground ambulances, air ambulances, and a slew of additional benefits, like return home services, recuperate close to home, visitor transportation, vehicle return, and more. 

You will also have the ultimate peace of mind with this coverage because you are covered everywhere: in your permanent home, on the road with or without your RV (if you tent camp, you are covered too!), and worldwide.

RV Warranty

After doing an interview on our podcast with Wholesale Warranties, we decided to partner with them to recommend them for RV Extended Warranties to our readers. We know RV are complex machines with many parts, and high repair costs can be an unfortunate twist in your RV journey. Having an RV Extended Warranty can help to erase those undesirable and unexpected costs. The truth is, RV’s have a very high chance of breakdown and there’s no more stressful situation than having your vacation or road trip interrupted by mechanical repairs. More than that, an Extended Warranty offers peace of mind for what is usually the second most expensive purchase you'll ever make, outside of your home.
  • Maintenance items or aesthetic items such as light bulbs, glass, and furniture.
  • Anything that’s covered by your comp and collision insurance, accidents and physical damage as well as anything caused by weather or acts of God.
Here is what it is going to cover:
  • Pretty much every electrical working component on the RV. That ranges from engine or transmission failure down to all of your coach components.
  • Your heating and cooling, air conditioning, slide-outs, leveling systems, refrigerators, microwaves, and TVs.
The typical RV Extended Warranty is not a monthly expense like insurance, they are usually a one-time purchase that covers you for 2-7 years. And once you have the warranty, you are locked into that policy and no matter how many claims you make. Click Here to get a free, no-strings-attached quote from Wholesale Warranties.

RV Comfort and Organization

Beddy's is the most innovative RV bedding solution we have ever seen. We like them so much we bought two of them for our RV's twin beds.

The entire bedding goes on the mattress like a fitted sheet. It's one piece with the bottom sheet sewn (permanently) inside. It stays in place. There is no bunching up.

Beddy's advertises itself as “the bed that practically makes itself.”

Their slogan is “Zip your Bed.”

And while they were first sold for regular beds like you'd find in a house, they now also specialize in RV bedding.

Beddy's is in one piece with a zipper all around. You can unzip the top so it completely detaches from the bottom so you can kick your legs out if desired. Or use the zipper to tuck you in nice and snug. Your choice.

Because the bed attached to the mattress, in the morning, you just “zip your bed” and it is completely neat and made up.

Here's a video and blog review we did on Beddy's. They come in many different styles and colors.

If you are uncertain what style or color to order, Beddy's will send out 2 x 3 in fabric samples to help you make a decision. Just go to https://rvlifestyle.com/beddys

 

We love these products so much that when we got our new RV, one of the first things we did is added a bunch of Organized Obie organizational and storage nets and products. Here's a blog and video showing how we used these products in our current RV.

Organized Obie specializes in aftermarket organizational solutions for Recreational Vehicles, boats, and other places where storage may be tight. They make a wide variety of mesh and stretch nets using bungee cords and specially woven material that keeps things organized and secure.

We picked out an assortment of bags, nets, hangars, hooks, shower organizers, a unique shower towel rack, and various others.

If you use the promo code RVLIFESTYLE they'll give you 5% off the cost of your order.

WiFi and Internet

We RV to see so many amazing places, but we still miss some of the creature comforts of home. These are the products that we use in our rig to get WiFi and Internet.

For Internet, we use several systems in concert with each other to try and get the best connection that we can. These can be a little confusing at first so I’m going to try and break them down in the description so that you can make the best decision for your needs.

 

The Winegard ConnectT 2.0 is a WiFi extender and 4G LTE router.

To further explain, it is a secure hotspot that can connect multiple devices in and around your RV to the Internet, either by a Wi-Fi extender that brings in Wi-Fi signals from what’s around you, or if it can’t do that it will tap into the 4G LTE cellular network depending on what network/data plan you have. We have a Verizon data plan.

Thankfully, this came pre-installed in our LTV Unity. On Amazon this unit is $399

 

The WeBoost Drive 4G-X is a professional cell signal booster.

We rely a lot on our cellphones when we’re traveling but sometimes, we’re in remote areas where a cellphone signal is marginal at best!

The cell booster extends cellular signal range making it possible to turn a weak signal into a strong one.

I can’t begin to count the number of times over the years that this cell booster made all the difference in getting me a useable cell connection which I can then use as a hotspot for Internet. Off their website, this unit costs $399.

RV Extras and Accessories

Next to a house, your RV just may be the most expensive purchase you will make.

Yet with each season comes exposure to sun, rain, mud, pollen and other elements that you have to waste your time cleaning, or worse, that can end up damaging your vehicle.

Whether you own an RV, a travel trailer, or a camper, we recommend Empire Covers to help you protect all your vehicles against Mother Nature.

Empire Covers offers high-quality, affordable covers that are engineered to protect.

Every cover comes with a free warranty to guarantee that it remains durable over time.

RV Lifestyle followers can receive free shipping plus an extra 15% off their entire order.  Use promo code RVLIFESTYLE at checkout.

If your RV is in storage for long periods of time or not used regularly and is exposed to the elements, a cover by Empire Covers will save you a lot of grief!

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