Van Life Blog

The Top 5 Portable Electric Coolers (And What To Beware Of!)

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. If you’re a casual camper, road tripper, or trucker, chances are you’re looking at a 12v cooler for your car. Is a…

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What’s the Best 12V Battery Available?

best 12v Battery for camper vans

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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Review: The Top 4 12V 12AH Batteries

First, why choose a 12ah battery? We recently met a road warrior named Antonio who also needed a motorized scooter to get around town, which used smaller 12v 12ah batteries (more on that in a moment). Needless to say, his campervan setup was cramped, but he was making up for his limited mobility with a…

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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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