Whether you’re a well experienced RVer or new to the RVing lifestyle, there is always more to learn about life on the road. Luckily, the Internet is packed with great information for RVers, encompassing topics like DIY maintenance tips, RV buying tips, vacation planning and much more. Here are a few ways to seek out top tips from fellow RVers:
1. RV Forums
Forums are great places to get insight from real RVers with real experiences. If you’re dealing with an RV issue, chances are someone has had the exact same problem! Those who contribute to online forums care about the RV lifestyle and enjoy helping others through their past experiences and knowledge.
iRV2 is one of the biggest RV forums on the Internet, offering a wide variety of topics and communities. You can join in on forums specific to your RV make or model, RV lifestyle topics such as boondocking tips, RV events and gatherings, and even laugh a little in the RVing Humor forum.
The Family Motor Coach Association is a membership based association for motorhome owners, offering various discounts and benefits with membership. Their online forum is open to all, members and non-members alike, to discuss everything RVing. They have thousands of forum posts dedicated to all aspects of the RV lifestyle, including technical related forums, travel forums, and RV model specific forums.
Escapees RV Club
With a mission to be a “total support network for RVers”, the Escapees RV Club offers memberships to RVers who want access to a number of benefits and events like their annual Escapade. Escapees’ forum, RVNetwork, is open to all RVers looking to discuss different RVing topics! Popular forums include Beginning RVing, General RV Information, Fulltime RVing, and Internet Access on the Road.
Howard and Linda are the RVing couple behind RV-Dreams, on of the most popular RV blogs online, where they discuss all aspects of their full-time lifestyle. In addition to their website, they also host a community forum for RVers to discuss and ask their own questions about all things RV.
2. RV Blogs
In addition to the thousands of RVers across the Internet participating in forums, there are a select few RVers who have created impressive blogs and interactive websites from their own personal journeys.
Roads Less Traveled
Full-time RVers since 2007, Emily and Mark Fagan have a great amount of RV insight to offer on their website, Roads Less Traveled. Their blog offers posts on RV budgeting, working from your RV, and even their personal experience with an RV extended warranty!
Love Your RV
The king of RV tips and tricks, Ray Burr of Love Your RV provides RVers with helpful reads on the RV lifestyle. These posts are drawn from his own experience as a full time RVer. Ray offers RV product reviews, mods and upgrade tips, DIY tricks, and RV travel tips.
Nina Fussing and her husband Paul run WheelingIt, a blog on their fulltime RV lifestyle. They provide long, in depth looks at RV topics every RVer will find interesting and insightful. RVing with pets, handling RV repairs, health insurance, and solar power for your RV are just some of the topics they cover.
Full-time RVers Marc and Julie Bennett run a tech-savvy and light hearted blog called RV Love. They share with readers their different RV adventures and offer advice on topics such as working on the road, RV driving tips, and RV camping. They also host a very impressive video blog on their YouTube.
3. RV Rallies
In addition to mingling at the campsite, a great way to meet other RVers is at RV rallies! RV rallies commonly consist of educational seminars, tradeshows where you can discover new RV products and services, and various social events. All of these interactions are great opportunities to learn more about the RV lifestyle from other RVers, in person! Popular RV rallies include: Quartzsite RV Show, FMCA’s Family Reunion, and the Escapees RV Club Escapade.
4. RV Repair Direct
RV Repair Direct is a new resource for RVers who want to find the best service possible for their RV repairs. Based on a collection of reviews from real RVers, users can learn from fellow RVers’ experiences when selecting RV repair shops. Try it today!
We hope you enjoyed our tips on how to learn from other RVers! The RV lifestyle is one that takes a lot of work, trial and error, and learning. Make sure to subscribe to our monthly newsletter to get educational resources in your inbox!
Carol Cooper says
Wonderful! Loads of info, for a newcomer!