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What to Pack for RV Trip, According to Couple Who Traveled US

Marc and Julie Bennett drove through 48 US states in an RV. To help others planning a trip, they’ve shared a list of essential items to pack.

By Joey Hadden, Sep 19, 2021, 4:01 AM

Marc and Julie Bennett say they wouldn’t leave for an RV trip without leveling blocks, camping chairs, or a patio mat.
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Packing for an RV trip can be daunting if you’re traveling in a motor home for the first time.

RV experts Marc and Julie Bennett shared their essential packing list for a road trip with Insider.

You don’t want to drive off without a paper atlas, basic tools, or camping chairs, they said.

Source: What to Pack for RV Trip, According to Couple Who Traveled US

I Built My Own Camper Van for Under $3,000. Here’s How I Did It

PHOTO: Geena Truman

Geena Truman | March 1, 2021

Interested in vanlife? Here’s what it’s like building your cozy camper van.

Vanlife. By now we’ve all heard of it. It was the hottest travel trend of 2020 and, likely, 2021. But unless you have the budget to burn on a ready-made camper van, getting your vehicle road-ready is a lot of work.

Vanlife had been a notion in the back of my mind ever since I scrolled past my first Westfalia pic on Instagram. I envisioned sleeping comfortably under the stars in national parks and the freedom of the open road. But finding the time (and space in my teeny-tiny neighborhood) to search for and convert a van seemed impossible.

Source: I Built My Own Camper Van for Under $3,000. Here’s How I Did It

My Family Has Traveled In An RV For 6 Months, And It’s Changed How We See America | HuffPost

Courtesy of Kelly Burch The family’s RV in Grand Canyon National Park on New Year’s Day 2021.
Courtesy of Kelly Burch The family’s RV in Grand Canyon National Park on New Year’s Day 2021.

“I had assumptions about which parts of the country are best and worst. But actually getting to see those places has shattered my ideas.”

It was after bedtime, but I couldn’t bring myself to call my daughters into our camper. Occasional bursts of giggles and beams from a flashlight told me they were fine. Our RV was parked at an alpaca ranch in Montana, and my girls were scaling hay bales and chasing barn cats with two Black sisters from Chicago and a gaggle of Mormon brothers who lived on the farm.

This moment — watching my kids explore new cultures, places and experiences — was exactly what I envisioned when, months earlier, I had decided to pack up my family and leave our rural New Hampshire home for an open-ended road trip around America.

Source: My Family Has Traveled In An RV For 6 Months, And It’s Changed How We See America | HuffPost

What Retirees Can Learn from the RV Community | JSTOR Daily

A look at the RV community, where retirees support one another in the face of illness, mechanical breakdowns, or sudden financial shortfalls.

Source: What Retirees Can Learn from the RV Community | JSTOR Daily