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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 – Always an adventure…

On the road again – Always an adventure…

It was 14 degrees and there was a thick frost on the windshield. Fortunately, in the “warmth” of yesterday afternoon (about 35F), I had already broken down the sewer and water connections. All that remained was the removal of my 120 gallon propane tank (rented for the winter) and disconnecting power. The cord was still […]

March 29, 2016 | By | 4 Replies More
Epic Powder in March at Brundage!

Epic Powder in March at Brundage!

A Brundage Powder WEEK… The temperature sat at 24F as I arrived early Wednesday morning to Brundage. The snow was falling heavily – and it was a “light” or “powdery” snow! I knew immediately it was going to be a special – and rare – day. Ski run after run featured deep, light powder – […]

March 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
WHERE to buy a RV … and WHAT to look for

WHERE to buy a RV … and WHAT to look for

Does it Matter WHERE you buy your new (or used) RV?  and… What you SHOULD look for when evaluating that rig! I learned some interesting facts when I first got into RV sales last Spring. I saw people who lived in Wyoming willing to buy from a dealer in Michigan or Indiana and in some […]

March 10, 2016 | By | 25 Replies More
Winter in McCall Idaho – Brundage Ski Resort

Winter in McCall Idaho – Brundage Ski Resort

RV’ing AND Skiing all in Winter in McCall After 3 consecutive winters in the small, isolated community of Steamboat Springs, I decided to spend this winter in an even smaller (and more isolated!) town… McCall, Idaho, population about 2900. How remote is McCall? Well, the nearest movie theater is about 30 miles, the nearest Walmart […]

March 2, 2016 | By | 4 Replies More
Choosing the Right Type of RV – How to buy a RV – Part 3

Choosing the Right Type of RV – How to buy a RV – Part 3

Choosing the right type of RV – How to buy a RV (Part 3 of a series)   You’ve got choices! Towable (fifth wheel, travel trailer, popup) or Motorized (Class A, Class C, Class B) Which is best for you? Consider the options – start with my video below… Summary points to Choosing the Right […]

February 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
How to buy a RV – New vs. Used

How to buy a RV – New vs. Used

How to Buy a RV: New vs. Used Welcome to Part 2 in our How to buy a RV Series. This post explores the merits of buying a NEW vs. a USED RV. If you missed part 1, click HERE to access the first post in this series which discusses WHEN to buy a RV. Most […]

February 8, 2016 | By | 5 Replies More
How to buy a RV – Motorhome, Travel Trailer, or Fifth Wheel

How to buy a RV – Motorhome, Travel Trailer, or Fifth Wheel

How to Buy a RV – First of a series, When to purchase I’m starting this post on the last day of January. Where I am the snow is about 3 feet deep in town – and deeper on the ski slopes nearby! Yes, I’m an RV’er, yes, I live in my RV all winter […]

February 1, 2016 | By | 11 Replies More
Your RV Furnance – and cold winter weather… a “how to”

Your RV Furnance – and cold winter weather… a “how to”

How to keep your RV furnace running in cold winter weather – and why failures are relatively common.   Winters in the mountains are rough on a RV furnace – that’s a fact. Twice in the past 4 years, I’ve had service done on my RV furnace – both due to the stress of “cycling” […]

January 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Help! It’s COLD outside but my RV Refrigerator is WARM!!

Help! It’s COLD outside but my RV Refrigerator is WARM!!

RV Refrigerators in Winter One of my neighbors actually expressed this about his Norcold RV Refrigerator in almost those exact words last week. We had several days of temperatures falling to -10F at night and only rising to near 20F each afternoon – and well… he made every mistake in the book!  Watch my video […]

December 14, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Like to Explore? Well worth a few days visit in your RV – or…

Like to Explore? Well worth a few days visit in your RV – or…

Like to explore? Brand new, centrally located, and well worth a few days visit in your RV (or treat yourself to a cabin!)… Boulder Creek Lodge I’m talking about the Boulder Creek Lodge – a very interesting destination located just south of the town of Hall, Montana – within easy “striking” distance of Missoula, Helena, […]

December 4, 2015 | By | Reply More