The Secret to Updating Your RV

Have you decided to go full-time or even just weekends and find the perfect RV? The inside has everything you want as far as layout,appliances and space but the colors, curtains, blinds and hardware are just not to your taste. What do you do about it other than hire an expensive decorator. My advice, go for it!

For us it was spending some time finding our style then doing some DIY after finding the perfect paint, fabric, wallpaper, tile, ways to hang items, adding shelves, hooks and new hardware.

Our fifth wheel has a great layout but I hated the dark colors. I love country and shabby chic so I went online for ideas. I found the perfect fabric for the valances and dinette cushions. Yes I redid those by myself with a little help from hubby.

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Next it was time to paint. Bruce took down all the cabinet doors then took the hardware off. It took me a little while to find the perfect color because I wanted a paint that was easy to use, would go on in one coat, no stripping of the old paint, no sanding or priming.

It took me about two weekends to do our dining, living room and kitchen areas. I was working pretty much full time at a very busy RV park so couldn’t do it all at once. That paint is really amazing. It is very easy to put on, looks fantastic and is holding up very well to our full-time lifestyle. I did apply a clear sealer over all surfaces so that I could wipe down any spills.

Then I found some easy peel and stick wallpaper for the dinette area. It looks like wood but in a lighter color and I love how simple and quick it was to install. It really made the whole dining room pop!

Our kitchen is nice but only had a small back splash. I really wanted tile for looks first then of course ease of cleaning. I found some that was simple to install. Just peel and stick.

You can do this. Just go for it! Leave comments and photos of your DIY!!

Surprising Ways Campers Take Care of Camphosts!

We are currently camp-hosting at a very large park. Over 1300 spaces! Yes I said 1300! So every day is busy and tiring. Especially in 95% heat. We clean spaces and fire-pits, deal with camper issues and concerns, about 6 hours per day and it is hot, dirty and thirsty work.

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As we travel the campground we meet many different people. Most are wonderful, friendly and fun. Some aren’t but that is OK. We try to take care of all their needs no matter the attitude.

On our journey every day we are offered plenty of food and water. That is so appreciated. A hot dog, hamburger and a bottle of ice cold water is very welcome. Some very nice people from Canada twice a day gave us home made smoked meats, cheese and fruit trays! We have also gotten cash tips for helping folks put up tents, direct them into their space and other issues.

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We also find change left for us on the picnic tables. Not much but it all adds up. They also leave their cans and bottles for us to recycle. We often average about $50 a week extra with all these perks.

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Do you get tips from campers? Do you tip or feed Camp-hosts where you stay? Have you ever even thought about it?

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RV Monitoring System-Product Review

RV Whisper RV Monitor
We decided to order this product after reading the great reviews and talking to people that had gotten it. We like most RV's travel with pets and always worry about their safety in high temperatures. This monitor helps alleviate our worries. Their are many other benefits to this system. Continue reading to find out more about it and the ease of installation and use.

RV Whisper™ has many features designed to bring you peace of mind in your RV:
Track your RV’s indoor temperature on hot or cold days — especially useful for making sure your pets are safe while you’re away!
Monitor your fridge and freezer for safe food storage temperatures
Check your 12V batteries for low or high voltage
Set text message and/or email alerts for when temperatures get too hot or voltages are out of range
RV Whisper™ monitors your RV using wired and wireless sensors
Display your RV data in a browser on your phone, tablet, or computer — no internet access is required to access your data when you’re near the RV Whisper™ computer
If you choose to supply your own WiFi, you can check in on your RV over the internet!
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RV Interior Temperature Alerts
When your pets have to stay behind in your RV, know if they are safe from dangerous summer time heat. If the RV interior temperature rises above a user-specified threshold, RV Whisper™ sends text and email messages to alert RV owners.

Campers Feeding Us

Workamping has it’s ups and downs but generally there are way more ups. We are always meeting great people who offer us food and drinks.

Today was no exception. We were traveling around the Campground when some very nice Canadian visitors stopped us with a tray of awesome food.

Venison sausage, smoked trout, cheese and crackers! It was really well made and delicious! They had made it all themselves so it was especially nice of them to share it with us.

What have your Campers shared with you?

Washing Machine-Portable Review

We are Workamping for three months in Up-State NY and the laundry mat is at the far end of the campground with no air conditioning. The temperatures are hovering in the 90’s here! No way am I sitting in a hot building waiting for our clothes to be washed and I do not like the weight or performance of washers and dryers in the RV so I went on a hunt for an alternative.

Wow did I find one. I searched on Amazon and found a really great one that works fantastically. I read all the reviews and decided on the 24 pound compact Best Choice Compact Mini.

It is very easy to pick up and move around, cleans very well and does a great job spinning the clothes almost dry. I put it in our shower, fill it with water and detergent, turn it on then wait for the magic to happen. After the wash cycle and spinning is finished I hang our clothes to dry on a rack that hubby attached to the ladder on the rear of our RV. Makes quick and easy work of the dreaded laundry task.

The price is reasonable also and no more spending time or money at a laundry mat. Let me know what you think if you decide to get one. Clicking on the product link above will take you right to it and give us a little gas money as an Amazon affiliate.

How do you wash your clothes on the road?