How to spot a Storm Damaged RV

Buying a RV can be a challenging enough experience without the new added “wildcard” of a whole slew of storm damaged rv’s (of all types – storm damaged motorhomes, storm damaged trailers, and storm damaged fifth wheels) that are emerging on the market in the aftermath of the recent hurricanes in Texas and Florida – particularly Harvey … Read more

Thinking of trading your RV? Consider THIS before you do…

RV Trading Tips… Thinking of trading in or selling your RV? In addition to being a full time traveler (with a NEW 5th wheel soon!!), I spend my summers consulting and selling RV’s. I often approach folks with the following – “How can I help you lighten your wallet, put you in debt for years … Read more

And the BEST RV Manufacturers are…

Best RV Manufacturers Recently I and 10 other experienced RV bloggers were contacted by the good folks at RVINGPLANET. We were each asked to provide a brief essay detailing which manufacturer makes the BEST RV’s (and why.) Never at a loss for words, I shared my thoughts and yesterday (Oct 5) they were published in … Read more

The REAL cost of a RV loan – an analysis…

Yes, it really DID snow on Casper Mountain on 9/25/17. These photos were taken on the morning of 9/25 as the clouds began to break and we could see the fresh snow at about 7000 – 8000 ft. elevation. (And, yes, it did not last long as it IS still September!!) But, as I write … Read more

Summer 2017 RV Reflections – and back on the road (soon) for Autumn…

It has been a LONG, hot and in some ways arduous summer here in Casper, Wyoming. There was a BIG build up to the 150 second eclipse in late August, a near record string of 90+ days in July, and now in September, snow is falling just uphill from the town on the 24th! Now … Read more

Summer 2017 Update on RV’ing – financing changes, purchasing trends, rental options and much more…

Looking for a RV – or to replace one? Well, truth be told, my fifth wheel is for sale, but that is a subject for a different post. My goal in this post is to update you on my summer 2017 experience and on trends I’m seeing in the RV industry over the past several … Read more

Yep, my 2011 Crossroads Seville 35RL is FOR SALE! $24,900.

2011 Crossroads Seville 35RL Fifth Wheel – For Sale See details posted below the images – also VIDEO  WALK-THRU is now posted below 2011 Crossroads Seville 35RL LUXURY FIFTH WHEEL  *PRICED TO SELL* at $24,900.  Contact Al at alan@alansills.com Available to be seen in Wyoming. Very good condition. Just ordered a new trailer…  so I … Read more

RV Travelers – Amazon – and Sales Tax

Traveling by RV? Its great, isn’t it? You may have discovered, the more remote the region, the greater the allure to visit and spend time, but the less “stuff” you can obtain – or obtain for a reasonable price. Let’s face it, we’re all consumers… and the “800 pound gorilla” that has emerged in the … Read more

Glacier Peak vs. Augusta RV Ambition – a VERY interesting comparison

Glacier Peak vs. Augusta RV AND… I’ve made my decision on what my next 5th wheel will be! I’ve been in the market for a new fifth wheel for about 18 months now. I’ve looked at MANY manufacturers models with a focus on design and engineering over “bells and whistles”. Having lived in a reasonably … Read more

Extended Service Contracts – Why I would NEVER be caught without one for my RV

You’re looking at my RV refrigerator’s cooling unit. It failed recently. No particular reason – it just failed. Cost? Over $2500. IF I didn’t have an Extended Service Contract. With the contract, $100. out of pocket. About 15 months ago my landing gear failed. The motors wear and frankly are under-powered to begin with. Cost? … Read more