Below are links to many RV related sites that were provided by Howard and Linda Payne from RV Dreams –  Please check out their website.  They have a plethora of information worth your time.  Also read my short review on their yearly education rally that Liz and I just attended in April 2015.


As promised here are clickable links for all the links in the Rally seminars plus several additional links that we have used to do our various research.  Hopefully, this will save you some time – it’s a lot of work.  🙂


Howard & Linda



Emotional Aspects


The Unmistakable Touch of Grace by Cheryl Richardson (Book Recommendation)



Buying An RV


RV Inspection Connection (Inspections of used RVs prior to purchase;  Our RV Inspection Partner – tell them RV-Dreams sent you)


RV Consumer Group (Use to help confirm your research, not for ultimate decision making)


Changing Gears RV Inspection Checklist (As a supplement to the checklists in your handout booklet)



RVing Basics –  Hooking Up Utilities, Dumping Tanks, Systems Overview, Safety, Checklists


RV Electrical Systems (Our layman’s page on RV electrical starting from the very basic and gradually increasing in complexity)


RV Power Protection – Progressive Industries


RV Power Protection – Surge Guard


RV Water Filter Store – Water Flow & Pressure Article (This is where we get our water pressure regulators, and filter cartridges)


RV Water Filter Store – Water Pressure Regulators (I like the Watts 263A-LF Adjustable Regulator with 2-inch gauge; 4 – 4.5 gallons per minute rating)


Camco Rhino-Flex Sewer Hose Product Line Video



RVing Basics – Driving, Towing, Hitching, Unhitching, Parking – State Towing Laws


Mountain Directory For Truckers RV & Motorhome Drivers


American Independent Truckers Low Clearances


Motorhome Magazine Downloadable Dinghy Towing Guides


Family Motor Coach Assoc – Guides for towing four wheels down (You need to sign up for a free account to view)


Girl’s Guide To RVing With A Toad – Great blog post for hooking up a car to a tow bar



RVing Basics – RV Safety & Checklists – RV Safety & Education Foundation (Wheel-by-wheel RV weighing schedule, safety videos, and more)


Escapees SmartWeigh Locations (Wheel-by-wheel RV Weighing)


NHTSA Manufacturers’ Database (Use first two digits of DOT Code on tires to find manufacturer and country of origin) Checklist Samples



Selecting A Home Base & Insurance Considerations


Choosing Your RV Home Base (book) (Updated 2014)


Popular Mail Forwarding Services


Escapees RV Club Mail Forwarding (Locations in Texas, South Dakota, & Florida)


MyDakotaAddress – Madison, SD


America’s Mailbox – Box Elder (Rapid City), SD


Dakota Post – Sioux Falls, SD


Your Best Address – Sioux Falls, SD – Crestview, FL


St. Brendan’s Isle Mail Forwarding – Green Cove Spring, FL



Health Insurance (#1 Health Insurance resource for full-time RVers)


Medicare Supplement Brokers


RV Insurance & Extended Warranties


Our Detailed RV Insurance Pages


RV Insurance Quote From American Adventure Insurance (Our RV Insurance Partner)


Miller RV Insurance



RV-Dreams Extended Warranties Page


Extended Warranties Quote Request (Wholesale Warranties, Our RV Warranty Partner)



What Does It Cost To Full-Time?


Our Financial Information Page (Links to our yearly expenses & budgets, sample budgets, and more)


Our Downloadable Excel Spreadsheets (Different levels of spreadsheets with built-in formulas for financial tracking)




Working On The Road


Our Workamping Pages


Workamper News Memberships


Workamper News Special Offer (Federal portal for finding volunteer positions;  Use “Housing/Amenities” dropdown to search for positions with campsites, RV pads, etc.) – Jobs For RVers


Recreation Resource Management (Over 400 Camphosting jobs across the country) (Property caretaking in the U.S. and across the world; Some have RV spaces)


Habitat For Humanity – Care-A-Vanners


DOVE – Escapees Red Cross Volunteers


Faith-based volunteering










Basic RV Maintenance


Walter Cannon – RV Safety & Education Foundation

Gary Bunzer – The RV Doctor

Gary Motley – Motley RV Repair


Michael Witt – Master Certified RV Tech; & Owner of RV Trailer & Motorhome Repair

Mark Polk – RV Education 101

Jack Mayer – Solar, electrical, internet & cellular, Heavy Duty Trucks, New Horizons Ambassador

Mark Bruss (Steven Fletcher & Fran Crawford)

Mac McCoy – RV Fire & Life Safety


Internet On The Road


RV Mobile Internet Resource Center



Choosing Campgrounds (


Federal Campgrounds Reservation Site (

National Parks – National Forests – BLM – Corps of Engineers –


PassportAmerica (50% off discount membership)


Escapees RV Club Parks & Parking – (Over 22,000 public campgrounds) ( ( ( ( (

Allstays ( (

Wheeling It ( (Great campground reviews including free spots, boondocking spots, etc. – Mostly in the west) (


Boondocking & Solar


RV Solar Solutions (Greg Young, Full-time RVer & Mobile Solar Installer)


AM Solar (Our preferred west coast solar installer)


Palmer Energy Systems (John Palmer, good Florida solar installer)


Jack Mayer – RV Electrical & Solar – (Technical detail for RV electrical & solar)

Planning Trips and Places to Visit     Link thanks to Nicole and Erica


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