General Information about RVing

A list of helpful resources for families interested in fulltiming or RVing for extended periods.

Alternative Energy

Cummins Onan Recreational Vehicle (RV) Generators The power in your "home away from home" should be no less dependable. Cummins has set the standard for quiet, reliable and innovative RV power for over 80 years. Choose from a variety of diesel, gasoline and liquid propane generators and accessories, all backed by a worldwide service network dedicated to enhance your RV lifestyle.

At , our mission is to power your next adventure. We manufacture portable solar systems and have rapidly become the brand that explorers trust to power critical electronics. Whether your in an RV, on foot, or at sea our systems reliably outperform our competition backed by a 100% guarantee. That's why South Pole expeditions, Land Rover, Overland and Mt. Everest Climbers trust us to with the critical job of powering satelitte phones, off-grid expeditions, even rowing across the Atlantic.

Employee-owned and operated, we pride ourselves on great customer service and solving hard power problems. All of our systems come with a 7/20 year warranty.

Southwest Windpower Energy Where You Need It.With an AIR wind turbine, you have energy wherever you go, whether you're sailing across the world, setting up your mountaineering base camp or cruising byways in your RV. AIR turbines are lightweight, easy to set up, and produce clean DC power to directly charge 12, 24 or 48 V batteries to run your lights and charge satellite phones, GPS devices, cameras and other small appliances - keeping you connected, charged and ready to enjoy your adventures.

Trojan Battery Inc. Keeping your Rv electronics powered while boondocking.

Types of Campsites

A "Full Hookup" (FHU) site includes electricity, water, and sewer connections. The sewer is for both your gray water (we keep our gray drains open so they drain continuously) and your black water (which we keep closed until the tank is at least 2/3 full). They may or may not have cable.

Some sites are water and electric only (W&E). Then you dump all of your used water at the dump station, assuming the park has one.

Some sites are electric only.

Some sites have no hookups at all. This is generally called dry camping. You fill your water tanks either before you arrive or at a central location. You use your batteries, solar, or generator for electricity. And you dump at a central location or someplace else entirely.


Chassis, Engines, Transmissions


Freightliner Trucks Better trucks for the future.

Campground Directories

Campground Directory - state by state listing of campgrounds and RV resorts

Free Campgrounds - Information for those interested in free or relatively cheap campgrounds.

Electrical Systems

Xantrex Xantrex designs and manufactures a wide range of AC and DC mobile power products for boats, recreational vehicles, heavy-duty trucks, utility and emergency vehicles and automobiles.

Travel Aides

Gasbuddy - has everything you need to find cheap gas. Just enter the zip code or name of the town and this site will help you find the cheapest gas around.

Good SamGood Sam RV Roadside Assistance, Trailer Towing, ERS Offers emergency road services for motor homes. Good Sam ERS roadside assistant club is dedicated to providing the best RV towing and repair services.

Horizon Transport Horizon Transport is one of America's largest and most professional wheeled vehicle delivery service in the industry

Live Your Road Trip Dream Tips, journal, newsletter and book to guide you on your dream road trip We know all too well how driving a big vehicle can be challenging enough without the added burden of low clearance hazards to worry about, and yet every year we happily travel thousands of miles safe in the knowledge that those big accidents only ever happen to other people. Of course we never set out to be complacent, but sometimes events just unravel in a way you can never predict.

RV Dumps - List of Dump stations organized by state and highway. message boards, articles, advice. A wealth of information for anyone on the road full time or just doing some weekend camping.

RV Camper Guide Everything about RV campers, camper trailers, camper rental, recreational vehicle and motor home vans. Find the information on RV parts, accessories, used rv campers, pop up, pick up campers, etc.

RVers Online Another valuable web site for RVers, containing hundreds of pages of articles and other information. There is a separate Fulltimers Corner, and a lot of information on mobileRVing, as well as a listing of wifi-friendly RV parks.

RV NetLinx As the name implies, a fantastic collection of RV-related Internet links and publications.

RV America They have a lot of links to other RV-related sites, and their Fulltimers' Forum is very active.

RV Know-How A very helpful site by Joe and Vicki Kieva

RV Tech Stop

The Gypsy Journal - Nick and Terry/Gypsy Journal.

The New RVer A great question and answer section for new RVers.

Organizations At Boondockers Welcome you can connect with other RVers who have a location for you to dry camp for the night; it might be in their driveway or a field on their farm. The view may be of amber waves of grain or of the McDonald's parking lot... but it will be a free place to park where you don't have to worry about idling truck engines, security, or that dreaded knock on the window at 2 am.

Escapees RV Club 101 Rainbow Drive, Livingston, TX Phone: 888 757-2582 An RV club geared to fulltime RVers, with member benefits and Birds of a Feather special interest groups, including an RVing with Kids BOF for fulltiming families.

Workamper Viewpoint a division of Workamper News edited by Jamie Hall provides tips, resources, and inspiration for wannabe's and veteran Rvers. Discover full-time Rving essentials that help you enjoy the RV lifestyle. Information on RV rentals, manufactures, clubs, workamper jobs, parts or repair, and RV nightmares.

Everything About RVing Whether you are new to RVing and camping or a veteran, Everything About RVing has something for you.

RV Sales and Services

RV Safety Everything from an extensive list of RV manufacturer's links, to travel and weather sites, to 'RV Specialists' available to answer RV- related questions - all under one roof!

Vacation Services

New Orleans Hotel Book your hotel in New Orleans on New, The Official New Orleans Travel site.

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