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How to Navigate a RV Insurance Claim

How to Navigate a RV Insurance Claim

Your RV is damaged.  Now what?  Here is how we navigated our RV insurance claim after a wreck and some tips we learned along the way. First, always carry full coverage insurance for all your vehicles.  We chose GEICO as our insurance carrier for the […]

Our Truck & RV are Totaled

Our Truck & RV are Totaled

It’s official.  Both the truck and RV are totaled, so now I can share the whole story. We were traveling eastbound on I-20 through Mingus, Texas.  My husband was driving (thank goodness!), and it was time fuel up.  I was riding in the backseat with […]

How To Install RV Flooring

How To Install RV Flooring

Here’s the final tutorial about our RV that was totaled a week after we finished renovations, and it’s all about flooring.  We will cover how to remove the previous carpet and linoleum, choosing the right flooring for a RV, preparing to install flooring (especially when […]

RV Makeover

RV Makeover

We put a lot of work into our RV renovation in the weeks leading up to it getting totaled. (More about that here.)  If I had known what I know now, I would have taken a lot more photos.  There was still some finishing work […]

Our RV is Totaled

Our RV is Totaled

On April 9th we left Arizona with the RV in tow and set off for our new home in Big Stone Gap, VA.  The springtime drive was beautiful, everyone was enjoying the trip (including the baby and dogs), and after two years we finally felt […]

How to Replace a RV Faucet

How to Replace a RV Faucet

The faucet in our 2003 RV stopped moving from side to side, and the nozzle didn’t automatically retract any more.  A replacement was long overdue.  Fortunately, installing a new faucet in the RV was fairly straight forward once we figured out the secret. Note:  This […]

RV Necessities

RV Necessities

So, you got a RV.  Whether it’s new or used, there are some things you’ll need to make everything functional, namely important things like electricity, water and the toilet.  These items are necessary no matter what kind of RV you have – motor home, travel […]

RV Quilting

RV Quilting

The quilting bug bit me a few years ago, and I wasn’t about to let living in a RV keep me from it.  There wasn’t room in our starter RV to sew or quilt inside, so I set up outside when the weather permitted.  Some […]

How to Replace LED Lights in a RV

How to Replace LED Lights in a RV

The interior of our 2003 RV did not fit my design aesthetic.  Does this fit anyone’s design aesthetic?  Seriously, who thought a heavily patterned couch paired with a wallpaper border of leaves looked good?  It’s a shame I had already removed the curtains when this […]

RV Renovation:  Craft Space

RV Renovation: Craft Space

The next stop on our RV tour is my renovated craft space.  Living in a camper doesn’t have to hinder your creative spirit.  All you really need is a little space to hold your supplies.  Working in a campground activity center is an option, and […]