Tags : small motorhome

A Used Class B RV for Every Budget [essential advice for 2021]

Is the cost of a new Class B RV way beyond your reach? Despair not, there is an affordable Class B RV out there for every budget! This article is an update to one that originally came to us from Roget and Lynn Brucker,  who know more about finding and then keeping used class B […]Read More

7 Super Simple Tips for using an RV as an everyday vehicle

Lots of people like us have been using their RV as an everyday vehicle. A Class B RV or Class C RV is perfect for running errands and making day trips. Here's how:  One of the great things about having a small RV – A Class B or Class C –  is that it also […]Read More

Dog Proofing your RV

We have traveled in our Class B motorhome with 2 to 5 dogs.  They are all ~50 lb. Standard Poodles, so shedding was not a problem, but dirty paws were. And the seats in our Roadtrek were in perfect condition when we bought it. The carpet was in not so perfect condition. We started with […]Read More

Replacing the Headbanger Light

Eight years ago we began changing out the old light bulbs in our Roadtrek for LED bulbs.  In an older RV with a single battery, the change to LEDs is a significant power saving.  We changed everything but the fluorescent light over the dinette.  It was not quite the power hog as the incandescent bulbs […]Read More

Maximizing Storage: Above the Door Shelf Ideas

We always admired Roadtrek's above-the-door pocket shelves (or rail pockets or whatever they're called) used on any of the Chevy or older Dodge models. They are so handy for so many things. People find a wide variety of uses  for these storage compartments. Here we cover what we do with them. The first thing we […]Read More

Is My Battery Charged?

“What is wrong? My battery was low, so I turned on my generator, and 20 minutes later the battery was full, so I turned off the generator. But 20 minutes later my battery is low again!”  We have seen questions like this for years from new RV owners. Most likely there is nothing wrong with […]Read More

RV Closet Contents Revealed

RV closets are dimly-lit spaces jam-packed with clothes. And the smaller the RV, the more packed the closet.  The wardrobe closet in our 19.5 foot Roadtrek 190 Popular is 16-inches wide x 49-inches tall And 18-inches deep. The first trick we learned is although you can use regular size plastic clothes hangers you must insert […]Read More

On the Road: Microwave Replacement

Why don't things quit working before we hit the road? We had just headed out in our winterized Roadtrek for a 10 day trip when we found the microwave oven would not work. We checked the outlet and circuit breakers and fiddled with the door latch on the 22 year old Panasonic microwave. It was […]Read More

Gadgets: Your RV’s Own Aurora Borealis

Your RV exterior at night can be the Black Hole of Calcutta or Times Square on New Years Eve. There are two reasons to think about night lighting: decorative entertainment and safety. The possibilities for outdoor lighting entertainment must have occurred to everybody who has seen Niagara Falls at night. The first time Roger saw […]Read More

Meals & Cleanup in a Winterized RV

Many people park their motorhomes in the winter. And of those that still use them, many do not cook in them except for perhaps using the microwave.  This is understandable since cleaning up is more of a challenge without running water, using the gray tank and having an operating water heater, but it is not […]Read More

Ending One Journey-Starting Another

There's been a major direction change on my adventure down the coast with by bicycling friend, Cat, and her pups. We have chosen to separate. Cat is strong and is cycling on her own most of the time now. I'm heading off in my own new direction. I want to explore some of the area around […]Read More

Choosing an RV? How We Chose our Class B.

As we planned for both of us to retire we talked about getting an RV. We had two friends with RVs, one with a big Class A and one with a Class B. We sure didn't want to be bus drivers, but a van seemed awfully small. However, small was appealing. Our experience may be […]Read More

RV Tire Inflation on the Go: Portable Air Compressor

When we purchased our used Class B motorhome it needed new tires. The tires had plenty of tread but had “aged out” at over 6 years of age. In addition a close inspection revealed small cracking in the sidewalls. Our local tire shop had several options for the correct Load Range E tires our camper […]Read More

The Five RV Questions We Are Asked the Most

Between this blog, the RV podcast, our Facebook Group, Facebook Page, my column for the Family Motor Coach Association and my Roadtreking YouTube Channel, I get a lot of email. It's impossible to answer them all. I'd never be able to do anything else all day, let alone travel. If it's a question that can be […]Read More