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Alan Sills is a full-time RV'er and has been since 2011. A science educator at heart, Alan has realized that its important to maintain an income stream while "on the road". He writes about RV life, RV issues, and living an entrepreneurial lifestyle.

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On The Road…Again! Early Spring 2017 – Travellin’ Across Idaho

On The Road…Again! Early Spring 2017 – Travellin’ Across Idaho

All good things must come to an end – THEN – new good things START! It was quite a winter in McCall and at Brundage Mountain! Lots of dry, powdery snow in December and January (along with VERY cold conditions), a milder February with a BIG rainout – but snow (lots of it) followed, but […]

March 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Yep, my 2011 Crossroads Seville 35RL is FOR SALE! $34,700.

Yep, my 2011 Crossroads Seville 35RL is FOR SALE! $34,700.

2011 Crossroads Seville 35RL Fifth Wheel – For Sale See details posted below the images – also VIDEO ¬†WALK-THRU is now posted below [portfolio_slideshow] 2011 Crossroads Seville 35RL LUXURY FIFTH WHEEL Asking: $34,700. *PRICED TO SELL* Contact Al at alan@alansills.com Available to be seen in Wyoming (soon – currently in Idaho). Very good condition. “Commanding […]

March 1, 2017 | By | 3 Replies More
It’s looking like my next fifth wheel will be a…

It’s looking like my next fifth wheel will be a…

This video was created with my dashcam. Learn more about the dashcam I’m using HERE Glacier Peak F30RDS Way back in Sept. 2016 when I first visited the Outdoors RV factory in LaGrande, Oregon and got a “sneak peek” (click to see my original sneak peek post on this trailer) at their new Glacier Peak […]

February 27, 2017 | By | 9 Replies More
A Heart Health Scare – and Lessons Learned to Improve Overall Health

A Heart Health Scare – and Lessons Learned to Improve Overall Health

When you’re in your late 50’s AND a traveler, possible heart health issues¬†are NOT good news… It was late summer 2016 and I started to notice chest tightness developing after just a few minutes of walking – even at a slow to moderate pace. Heart trouble is NOT something that runs in my family so […]

February 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Winter RV Camping Near Phenomenal Ski Resorts

Winter RV Camping Near Phenomenal Ski Resorts

SKIING AND RV’ing – PERFECT TOGETHER! It was a deal breaker. Yep, I had to know if I bought a RV that there would be a place to “camp” (aka – park it) at or near great skiing out west. And… YES THERE IS! In fact, there are MANY campgrounds that are OPEN ALL WINTER […]

February 8, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
Winter RV Furnace Failure… or not??

Winter RV Furnace Failure… or not??

RV Furnaces in the Winter RV Furnaces are NOT made to make it through winter. In my experience, I’ve had 2 rv furnace failures during the winter in 5 years. When my furnace would not produce heat yesterday evening, I was both not surprised and believed I knew the likely cause until… Even when my […]

January 24, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
Early Winter in the Central Idaho Mountains

Early Winter in the Central Idaho Mountains

McCall Idaho – Brundage Mountain – and an outdoor playground! The kayak is “sleeping” for the winter, and so is the bicycle. I do keep a kayak paddle standing outside my 5er to remind me winter is but a temporary state of affairs – but while it is here, I do make the most of […]

January 5, 2017 | By | 4 Replies More
My unique Cruzbike and a travelers solution with a Rockymounts bike rack

My unique Cruzbike and a travelers solution with a Rockymounts bike rack

Bicycling and RV’ing Its been nearly 20 years now – 20 years since my lower back gave me enough grief to require a switch from an “upright” (traditional) bicycle to a recumbent. My first recumbent bicycle was actually purchased on a week long cross state ride in Wisconsin in the summer of 1997. The ride […]

November 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Preparing for Winter in a RV in the mountains – Fall 2016 style!

Preparing for Winter in a RV in the mountains – Fall 2016 style!

Winter’s Coming And when you choose to live in a RV IN THE MOUNTAINS (in winter), certain steps are necessary to insure comfort and safety. Five Years into my “On The Road” lifestyle and I find I’ve settled into a bit of a pattern – at least over the past two years. Summers in Casper, […]

November 16, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
Earning Income “On The Road” – Possibilities and Realities (Part III)

Earning Income “On The Road” – Possibilities and Realities (Part III)

Earning a Living – Earning Income “On The Road” Part III of a 3 part series dedicated to Earning Income “On The Road” from your RV. Click HERE for Part 1. Let’s start with some food for thought in the video below – some of which is very direct and hard hitting, then commentary follows… […]

October 24, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More