What are the most useful gadgets for an RV?

Everyone needs gadgets these days and being on the road is no different.  Some can be really useful, others a waste of money.  You might like to consider getting a proper motorhome satnav for longer trips. This allows you to program in the size of your van (otherwise you might end up directed to a READ THE FULL STORY…

As a full-timer, how can I deal better with vanlife stress?

As we’ve seen in films like Nomadland, vanlife has a darker side. It’s not all sunny skies and stunning scenery. Instagram has become a popular platform for people to report their bad vanlife experiences, leading to stress, anxiety, and depression – three things you’d never associate with the freedom that vanlife brings. But the reality is READ THE FULL STORY…

What are the best road trips in the UK?

There are some amazing road trip routes and day drives you can take all over the UK. The most well known is the North Coast 500 in Scotland, a route that gets incredibly busy in the summertime. We’d suggest you go outside peak season. In Wales, spectacular driving routes have been created by the Welsh READ THE FULL STORY…

What are the best ways to plan a road trip?

We used to just jump in the van and hit the road without making any plans. As newbies, we just wanted to be out in our motorhome all the time; it didn’t matter where we ended up!  But we’ve since learnt that it makes more sense to do some planning, especially for longer road trips.  READ THE FULL STORY…

How do I winterize my RV?

There are several things you must do to your van before the cold of winter sets in, otherwise troubles may ensue. There might be cracked water pipes (caused by frost), condensation and damp problems, lack of solar energy (with fewer daylight hours), and if you’re travelling in Europe there are additional winter driving laws you READ THE FULL STORY…

Are VW campervans worth the money?

The classic VW campervans first rolled off the production lines way back in 1950. They proved popular right from the off and more than 70 years on, their appeal is still enormous.  The early ‘splitty’s’ sell for crazy money. Later models in top condition still sell for in excess of £20,000. And you’d have to pay READ THE FULL STORY…

Is campervan conversion easy?

Buying a panel van then converting it into a camper has become more popular over the last few years but we wouldn’t say it’s easy; far from it. You’ve just got to see the thousands of YouTube videos to see how much work is involved. You’ll need space, time (it’ll take a lot longer than READ THE FULL STORY…

Which is the best campsite club to join?

In the UK the big two campsite clubs are the Caravan and Motorhome Club and the Camping and Caravanning Club. We’ve been members of both and slightly prefer the former, though there’s not much difference between them. They both have large campsites (some with over 100 pitches) and smaller 5-pitch sites (the types we prefer READ THE FULL STORY…

Is vanlife as good as it looks on Instagram?

Quick answer: NO! On Instagram vanlife is depicted as some sort of utopia: sunny skies, stunning scenery, peace and tranquillity, amazing road trip adventures. It all looks so incredible. Don’t get us wrong – vanlife can be like this. Indeed, it often is, but there is a darker side to vanlife that’s too easily overlooked. READ THE FULL STORY…