Getting Started

Dumb RV Mistakes We Made During Our First Year

We had zero experience with RVs before purchasing our own and becoming full-timers. We thought we had researched everything, but still made some pretty dumb mistakes our first year of RVing. I hope that sharing our experience helps you avoid making the same RV mistakes. Whether you are planning to buy an RV or just…

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What You Need to Know BEFORE Purchasing a Fifth Wheel

A fifth wheel is a great option when considering what kind of RV to purchase. If you need convincing, read these 10 reasons why you should choose a fifth wheel. However, if you’ve done any research at all on fifth wheels, you know that there are a ton of different options to choose from. This…

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Storm Preparation for RVers and Campers

In this post I talk about how to handle storm preparation for RVers. Traveling in an RV or camping can pose anxious moments in the event of a storm or inclement weather.  I’d be lying if I told you that in our three and a half years of full-timing, it has been all sunshine and…

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Fear RV Depreciation No More

RV depreciation: One of every RV owner’s biggest fears. After all, when you invest tens (or even hundreds) of thousands of dollars in something, you want it to retain that value for as long as possible. RV depreciation fear is real enough to stop some RVers from renting out their motorhomes. After all, more miles on a…

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Spring Cleaning Your Outdoorsy RV Rental Business

RV dealers with large fleets know it best: there are annual routines that will keep an RV rental business humming and growing. On Outdoorsy, new RV rental entrepreneurs are growing their own mini-fleets, and can learn from the practices of the pros. Use the practices of big guys! Here are 5 great tips to freshen up your own “fleet,” be it one RV…

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Your Comprehensive RV Maintenance and Tune-Up Checklist

As someone who rents out their RV, you’ll want to keep your rig (or rigs!) in tip-top shape at all times. The Outdoorsy insurance policy requires RV maintenance and upkeep to qualify for insurance, but this list is every more robust than that one. This is for the owner who really wants to go the extra mile…

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Mastering Your RV Awning Maintenance

RV awnings are notorious for causing problems. From forgetting to close them when you travel to mildew issues, there’s a lot to watch out for when dealing with an awning. Fortunately, most of these common issues can be avoided fairly easily. Try some of these tips below when dealing with your RV awning in order…

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Easy and Fun RV Makeover Ideas from Lazydays

Outdoorsy had the chance to speak with LazyDays Vice President and General Manager of Retail Accessories Linda Stephens about a big makeover project she recently undertook. She told us about how her RV remodel research about new glamping trends (glamping is a move towards glamorous camping, and refers to people wanting to bring the comforts…

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The Most Popular Rigs for Owners Renting Out RVs

As an RV owner renting out RVs you keep your eyes open for ways to stay ahead of trends. A great way to grow your RV rental business and beat the competition is to know which RV to invest in that renters will be attracted to lead to higher utilization rates and glowing customer reviews. 1.The Winnebagos:…

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