Is Nomadland Real Life for Digital Nomads?

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West Coast Trail Running Destinations for RVers

Dirt trails, running and RVing combine for the ultimate trifecta. Point your rig to any of these great West Coast trail running destinations for RVers and you’re guaranteed a first-place finish with good times and better health as your grand prize.

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Slowly Running Away from Covid, Finally

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10 Valentine’s Day Gifts for the Special RVer in Your Life

For many RVers, nothing says romance like RV upgrades, gadgets and special camping gifts that add fun and comfort to camping. If you’re looking for that perfect Valentine’s Day gifts for RVers in your life, consider my 10 favorite must-have camping gifts, guaranteed to win the heart of your favorite road tripper.

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Full-time RVers Health Care Options are a Sick Joke

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RV Loans Video Explains How Financing Works

Can you finance a Prevost without an RV loan? Some people can! Image: LWBAZ, iRV2 Forums member
RV Loans Video Explains How Financing Works
Are you looking for your first RV loan? I know what that feels like. RV financing feels so confusing, but this new video by Camping World explains the process in simple language anyone can understand.

How to get the best RV loan for your needs
If you are in the market for a new RV, and you know you’ll need help paying for it, here is quick and dirty look at the ins and outs of RV financing. 
The RV lending process is similar to buying a new stick house, but with less paperwork and easier repayment terms. For example:
Many loans start at about $5,000. Some go up well over $100,000.
Down payments are helpful. Lenders like it when borrowers have at least 20% of the total cost to put toward the RV. Occasionally they will only require 10% down.
RV financing terms vary from four years to twenty.
Most are within 10 to 15 years. The higher the RV cost, the more options you will have to finance your rig.
Two types of RV loans exist: secured and unsecured.
With a secured loan, the RV gets repossessed if you don’t pay your loan. But the benefits enable you to deduct RV loan interest from your federal taxes. Unsecured RV loans don’t hold your RV as collateral, but the rate will be much higher.
Getting financed is as easy as walking into your nearest RV dealership.
You may be tempted to get a loan through somewhere like Costco or a credit union, but RV dealership finance departments have connections with lenders with better terms. Their goal is to make it easy for you to get a new home on wheels.
Your credit score and down payment determines your RV loan

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Covid Recovery and the Full-Time RVing Life

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3 Dangers Of RVing With Dogs That Are Totally Preventable

RVing with intelligent dogs like Wyatt means taking extra precautions. Image: LiveWorkDream.com
3 Dangers Of RVing With Dogs That Are Totally Preventable
Many of us can’t imagine life on the road without our canine co-pilots. For their safety, we must be aware of important dangers of RVing with dogs.
Dogs enhance our experiences in nature. They force us to take time and smell the flowers, to sit and savor the scenery and explore our surroundings when the time is right. But for all the joys of RVing with dogs, certain dangers lurk in this lifestyle that don’t exist in the real world.
At best, these pet hazards can cost you a lot of money at the vet clinic. At worst, your pet’s life may be at risk. If you think of yourself as a responsible pet parent, you’ll want to avoid these common RVing dog dangers.
1. Don’t let your pooch drive the RV. 
As parent to a high strung, intelligent German Shepherd who recently passed, I always worried that one day he would take his role as co-pilot a little too seriously. That’s why anytime we park our Dodge RAM, we put on the emergency break to ensure he doesn’t attempt a getaway.
After all, thousands of children have been known to accidentally hit a gearshift and send the vehicle into motion. Knowing my dog is as smart as the average two-year-old human, it makes sense that he’s capable of doing the same.
Setting the emergency brake seems like the common sense thing to do whether you’re driving a passenger car or RVing with children or pets. But I also know that after a long day’s drive, even little pet safety tasks like this are easily forgotten. And that’s exactly what happened to this poor guy in Texas:

Whatever kind of RV you drive, make it a habit

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A Craptastic Covid Christmas

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10 Hard Truths About RV Parks (And What To Do About Them)

Trees can be a curse and a blessing. (Image: @lunarlight, iRV2 Forums)
10 Hard Truths About RV Parks (And What To Do About Them)
Experienced RVers know that not all RV parks are created equal. These ten truths about RV parks can prepare you for the unexpected and sometimes disappointing surprises of finding a place to park your home on wheels.
One of the best things about RV living is that it’s always an adventure when you turn the key and head onto the open road. But sometimes this lifestyle throws curveballs at you, especially when it comes to the range of quality among privately-owned parks. You can make the most of the adventurous life by preparing for these uncomfortable truths about some locations.
1. Sewer hookups aren’t always easy to access.
Sometimes you have to wonder what RV park architects are thinking when they decide on utility hookup locations. Many RV park sewer drain locations are in awkward locations on a campsite.
In a perfect world, RV park sewer drain locations should accommodate all size rigs, and multiple sewer drain locations would be a dream come true. Carrying an extra sewer hose comes in handy when your RV dump valve is too far from the sewer hookup.
2. You might get to know the neighbors really well.
Everyone has different ideas about the ideal RV campsite size. Many privately-owned RV parks maximize every square foot of space by packing it full of campsites. This can make for an uncomfortable time when you walk out your front door and right into your neighbor’s steps. In our pandemic era when social distancing could save your life, it’s wise to carefully check campground reviews and customer experiences before deciding on a place to stay.
3. Size matters when it comes to RV park sites.
Too many RV park layouts assume that one-size

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