Van Life Blog

How to Choose the Best 12V Cooler for your Van (if you must)

thermoelectric coolers for the car

As the most popular recreational activity in the United States, it’s no surprise that many RV owners spend days on end in their vehicles, and therefore, need a place to keep their food. Most RVs are equipped with 3-way refrigerators, which can run off of 12V, 240V, or even propane gas. These 12V fridges are…

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What’s the Best 12V Battery Available?

Choosing a Deep Cycle 12V Battery Designed to provide long term, consistent current, a deep cycle 12V battery is composed of thicker plates that are solid, not sponge, for deeper, repetitive discharging down to 20% of their maximum charge. Typically, these batteries will have two to three times the reserve capacity of a normal car…

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What is a AGM Battery?

All about AGM Batteries You’ve probably read all sorts of advice on how to set up your 12V battery system in your van. Whether you’re setting up a solar-powered battery system, or charging it using your van’s alternator and an isolator– you’ll want a good battery that holds a charge. You’ll also want one that’s…

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How to Make Money on the Road

working on the road

Blogging We wanted to start with this, as it’s the first to pop into many people’s mind. Starting a blog is indeed one way to make money. Although, you probably know by now – they’re a dime a dozen. And making money from a blog is getting much harder, and takes a long time to…

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Free Overnight RV Parking at Walmart

overnight walmart parking

Whether you’re moving across the country and looking for a night’s worth of parking or searching for free parking overnight to save some extra money, free parking can be rare – especially for RV/Campervan owners. Although the U.S. has plenty of RV parks that have cheap fees, most charge at least $10 per night and…

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Our 2 Week Itinerary through Arizona & Utah

itinerary for utah national parks in a campervan

My wife, Kate, is a travel planner of unparalleled detail and forethought, and the following is her complete day-by-day roadtrip itinerary through northern Arizona and Utah’s national and state parks – covering Sedona, Monument Valley, Arches, Canyonlands, Goblin Valley, Bryce Canyon and Zion. We updated along the way with notes, unplanned adventures, and our favorite…

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Read: the Best Books on Vanlife

top reviewed books on living in a van

1. How to Live in A Car, Van, or RV If there was a “Godfather of Vandwelling”, Bob Wells would be it. As the author of the information-soaked CheapRVLiving.com, Bob takes the reader through all parts of the lifestyle and offers practical tips and insights for both new and seasoned vandwellers alike. The book is…

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WATCH: Dodge and weave!

dodge ram van gets airborne

Shield your eyes! While most of us are trying to preserve and restore every inch of our vans, the guys over at RoadKill… take a different approach. The rollover stability of this late 90’s Dodge Conversion Van is actually pretty incredible (6:05), and don’t tell me you haven’t thought once or twice about taking your…

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