Tuesday, June 6, 2023


Getting the most out of your RV

By Jim Twamley

I intend to RV till I die. I don’t want to drive my RV across the finish line in showroom mint condition; rather, I want people to see a well-loved RV with the battle scars of adventure.

To get the most out of RVing you need to ask yourself an important question. What are the things you enjoy doing most? If it’s off-road pursuits, then you’ll want to consider a toyhauler for packing gear to your favorite destinations. If it’s hunting and fishing, perhaps a truck camper loaded on a four-wheel drive to get into those out-of-the-way places. With these interests, you can’t be the type to worry about scratches and dirt; besides, a little mud tells me you’ve been having fun!

If you enjoy sightseeing at state and national parks, a smaller motorhome might be the way to go, providing access to many beautiful locations with campsites too short to accommodate larger rigs. If water sports, hiking and biking are your hobbies, you may want to carry a kayak on your towed vehicle and a bike on your motorhome ladder. Who cares what you look like going down the road? When I see rigs like this I say to myself, “Now these folks know how to squeeze enjoyment out of life.”

I properly maintain my RV but I don’t allow it to interfere with my primary purpose which is to travel and explore. So you won’t find me out washing and waxing every week. Instead, look for me on the hiking trail, the museum or the wildlife viewing area. An RV is a great deal of fun all by itself, and at its best when it takes you where you most want to go.



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