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Winter RV Camping: How To Keep WarmWinter RV Camping: How To Keep Warm | Blogs | We Wander Wherever

Author : on 20-Nov-2017 in We Wander Wherever

If you are braving the cold in your RV, there is a good chance you’re not too pleased with the amount of money you are spending on propane. After all, an RV furnace needs quite a bit of fuel to run. On top of that, thanks to the lack of insulation in motorhomes and travel trailers, when the temperatures drop low enough, the heater is running constantly.

Fortunately, there are some ways to save on that enormous propane bill while still staying toasty warm this winter. In fact, my family rarely refills our propane, even in the fall and winter months. Here is how we do it.

Head South

Perhaps the most obvious thing to do is head south. An enormous number of RVers head to Florida, Texas, Arizona, and South California every year to stay toasty warm almost entirely without the help of heaters.


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6 Ways To Cook Turkey In An RV6 Ways To Cook Turkey In An RV | Blogs | We Wander Wherever

Author : on 17-Nov-2017 in We Wander Wherever

Thanksgiving is almost here. If you’ll be in your RV over the holiday, it is time to start thinking rv turkeyabout how you will prepare your meal. While most of the traditional sides are easy enough to make on the stove top or in your RV oven, some people have trouble believing a turkey can be prepared in such a small space.

Fortunately, those people are wrong. A turkey absolutely can be made in an RV. In fact, there are at least half a dozen ways to make one:
  1. Oven — Your RV oven may be tiny, but it is perfectly capable. By measuring the inner dimensions of your oven, you can find the perfect sized turkey. You can then roast it just as you would in a house. However, it does help to invest in a disposable aluminum pan that can be bent to fit the small oven space.
  2. Convection Oven — D....

Christmas Gifts For RVers Christmas Gifts For RVers | Blogs | We Wander Wherever

Author : on 14-Nov-2017 in We Wander Wherever

The holidays are upon us and I am giddy with excitement. I love this time of year. The lights, carols, and general feeling of joy in the air is just my style. Unfortunately, the holiday season also comes with some frustrations.

One of the biggest frustrations for my family is the gift-giving tradition. It’s not that we don't like giving and receiving gifts. I rather think the idea of giving loved ones something that brings them joy is quite nice. However, we live in less than 300 square feet, and getting a whole bunch of new stuff all at once can be difficult, to say the least.

For this reason, if you have a fulltime RVer in your life, I encourage you to shop thoughtfully this holiday season. Here are 7 items I know I would love:
  1. Instant Pot Pressure Cooker — If your RVing friend do....

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Choosing Replacement RV FloorsChoosing Replacement RV Floors | Blogs | We Wander Wherever

Author : on 09-Nov-2017 in We Wander Wherever

Anyone who has ever had carpet knows what a pain it is to keep your RV floors clean. An older RV with carpet covered floors—and even one with hard floors—is likely to need new flooring at some point. This was the case with our 14-year-old trailer, so we jumped in and got the job done.

However, before we started the actual replacement process, we had to choose which kind of flooring to use. There are dozens of options when it comes to flooring, and this can make for a very confusing situation. I know we were overwhelmed.

Fortunately, we were able to narrow down our choices using a few basic, yet important criteria. I feel these criteria will work well for anyone looking to replace their RV floors, so I wanted to share them with you all.

#1: Lightweight

First, it was very important that wh....

Tips for Creating The Ideal Outdoor Living SpaceTips for Creating The Ideal Outdoor Living Space | Blogs | We Wander Wherever

Author : on 01-Nov-2017 in We Wander Wherever

RVs are amazing. After all, how many people can say they take an entire house with them wherever they go? That said, spending extended amounts of time in an RV can get old pretty fast. Very few motorhomes and travel trailers are large enough to provide adequate space for their occupants to feel comfortable 24 hours a day. Therefore, it is important that all RVers have an awesome outdoor living space to spend time in.

What defines an awesome outdoor living space? Well, one that makes you comfortable of course! Not sure where to begin building your living room in the great outdoors? No problem!

Below we have compiled a list of things you may want to collect in order to begin making your campsite feel like home. Of course, you may want to add things here and there as you learn what you need....

Conserving Water While BoondockingConserving Water While Boondocking | Blogs | We Wander Wherever

Author : on 27-Oct-2017 in We Wander Wherever

One of the most difficult things about boondocking is making the fresh water last and avoiding overly full gray water tanks. Water conservation takes dedication and a few clever changes in the way you do things day to day, but it is possible to go quite some time on one tank of fresh water.

Related Read: Disposing of Trash While Boondocking

Here are some of my favorite tips and tricks for making your water last during boondocking getaways.

Stagger Showers

The number one way to run out of water quickly is to shower frequently. For this reason, many people who boondocking regularly will only shower 2 or 3 times a week. The rest of the time, these adventurous souls will wipe down with a wet washcloth and use dry shampoo.

Shorter Showers

When you do shower during a boondocking trip, be sure ....

Making the Best Cup of Coffee in Your RVMaking the Best Cup of Coffee in Your RV | Blogs | We Wander Wherever

Author : on 20-Oct-2017 in We Wander Wherever

I drink coffee on a daily basis, and simply couldn't live without it. Therefore, when we moved into our RV, I took my Keurig with me. However, I soon learned that the bulky Keurig just didn’t fit into our tiny living situation. It ate up what little counter space we had, and considering the fact that the coffee it made was mediocre at best, I began to seek out alternatives.

Related Read: RV Kitchen Organization Hacks

What I found was a whole world of much more compact brewing methods that didn’t require a bulky machine and resulted in a much better cup of coffee. Needless to say, we quickly ditched the Keurig, and we now put the following info to use on a daily basis.


So how do we brew coffee? Well, we use these simple methods that are perfect for our tiny lifestyle.
  • French....

3 Incredible Hacks for Making RV Beds3 Incredible Hacks for Making RV Beds | Blogs | We Wander Wherever

Author : on 17-Oct-2017 in We Wander Wherever

If you’ve ever attempted to make an RV bed, you know how frustrating it can be. The small space makes it practically impossible to get the angle you need, and you are often required to remove the mattress from the bed entirely just to get the sheet on.

Of course, the beds do have to be made, meaning this frustration is something that must be dealt with at some point. Fortunately, there are a few ways to make the process a bit easier and get the job done right without all the stress.

Related Read: RV Techniques: Bed-Making Made Easy

Try these options the next time you are required to make the beds in your home-on-wheels.

#1: Double Up

As I mentioned before, making an RV bed often requires removing a mattress entirely from its frame. Therefore, you can save yourself a lot of frustratio....

3 Newbie RVing Mistakes You Won't Want to Make3 Newbie RVing Mistakes You Won't Want to Make | Blogs | We Wander Wherever

Author : on 12-Oct-2017 in We Wander Wherever

Did you recently purchase an RV? That’s amazing news! RVing is a truly amazing adventure, and I just know you’re going to love it.

As you learn the ins and outs of your RV, you are bound to make a few mistakes. We all do it, and considering the number of mistakes I’ve made so far, it’s a wonder we still have a trailer at all.

Some of the most common RV newbie mistakes are actually very easy to avoid. Because I want to help ensure you have a great time on your adventures, I’ve collected a list of common mistakes to avoid below.

Related Read: Top Tips Experienced RVers Share with Newbies

#1: Leaving the Awning Out

Awnings are a great RV feature. They are perfect for those open, sunny camping spots, and can really work wonders when the air conditioning is having a hard time keeping up. ....

Tips for Roadschooling EffectivelyTips for Roadschooling Effectively | Blogs | We Wander Wherever

Author : on 10-Oct-2017 in We Wander Wherever

If you are thinking about roadschooling your children while traveling in an RV, there is a good chance you’re feeling a bit nervous about the prospect. This is especially true for those parents who have never homeschooled before, but even applies—to some extent—to those who have been homeschooling for awhile.

Related Read: Full-Time RVers Guide to Schooling

This feeling is completely understandable. After all, you’ll be jumping feet first into a brand new way of life. On top of that, you will be taking your kid’s education into your own hands. However, I am completely confident that you will succeed. Not only that, you will probably find that your family actually thrives in their new way of living and learning.

That said, I do have some tips that will help you find your groove and be....