NOT ANOTHER DEAD RV BATTERY!

You can continue spending money replacing dead RV batteries, but a more practical money saving solution is to determine what caused the battery to die and try to prevent it from happening again.

 

 

It’s not uncommon for RV batteries to die long before they should. A report I recently read stated 85% of lead-acid batteries manufactured in the U.S. die before they should. And I see it all the time, RV owners replacing batteries every year or two. That can get expensive real fast.

Sometimes we tend to overlook the simplest maintenance requirements on our RV, and these maintenance oversights can be costly. I put RV batteries on top of the list for items on the RV that are commonly overlooked. Fortunately if you understand what kills a battery, and perform some simple battery preventive maintenance you can stop the batteries from dying an early death.

Let’s look at some of the factors that contribute to battery failure:

  • Sulfation
  • Parasitic loads
  • Self-discharging
  • Overcharging
  • Undercharging
  • Lack of maintenance

 

 

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IS FULL TIME RVING RIGHT FOR YOU?

 

Camping next to mountain lakes. Fishing along peaceful rivers. Evenings spent around a campfire. Hiking through alpine forests. A new “backyard” every week. The love of the open road is as American as apple pie.

“Living the dream!”

This was something we heard multiple times during our four years of full time RVing. And you know what? For us full time RVing was a dream come true. Our four years on the road were amazing, but as our boys grew into teenagers their needs changed. Now in a different season of life we are going to enjoy part time RVing until the times comes when we can hit the road full time again.

Perhaps you have spent many hours dreaming of hitting the road but how do you know if RVing full time is really right for you? For some, full time RVing is a perfect fit, but for others part time RVing or being weekend warriors may be a better fit. From personality types to family dynamics there is much to consider. So before you uproot yourself to hit the open road, ask yourself these 10 questions to know if full time RVing is right for you.

 

Do you thrive on change or prefer stability?

 

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5 RV EXPENSES TO BUDGET FOR

There is no single RV budget that fits all. The budget available, as well as needs that can be planned for, depend on the type of RV and the RVer’s lifestyle. Some people are able to live their RV dream on $1,000 a month, whereas others may live on budgets higher or lower. However, there are many common expenses that the average RVer encounters.

By knowing these ahead of time, you are more likely to have fun since you won’t have unexpected RVing expenses impacting your monthly budget.

Knowing about the common RV expenses will also help you figure out which RV best fits your lifestyle, how big of a budget you have to work with, and more.

Below are five RV expenses to consider when making your budget.

 

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