Van Life Blog

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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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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How to Pack a Cooler to Keep Cold Longer

how to pack a cooler properly

Learning how to pack a cooler for camping, road trips, and more importantly – vanlife, is a useful skill that will save you time and money. If you’ve chosen to use a cooler like we did (as opposed to a 12V fridge setup), limiting the amount of times you need to stop to buy more…

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Butane vs. Propane Stoves

butane vs propane camping stoves

Fuel Comparison When shopping for a compact camping stove for your campervan (or otherwise), there are more than a few suitable options. Comparing butane vs propane stoves has many nuances, such as fuel consumption rate, the temperatures they’re suited for, weight, and cost. All three can function fine in a campervan setting, but let’s break…

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Our complete camper van packing list

campervan packing list for a roadtrip

The initial packing list for a roadtrip takes some thought, to be sure you’re not leaving out anything. Tomorrow, we leave with Jean-Claude Ram Van on a month-long excursion through Arizona, Utah, and most of California. We’re excited, to say the least, and as we take inventory and gather some last-minute supplies, we thought we’d…

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