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Thirteen Silicone Must-Haves For RV Kitchens

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I can’t say enough about the utility, versatility and flexability of silicone products these days. Back in the early days of silicone in the kitchen, my first set was sticky, smelly and almost too foldable. The sides of the loaf pans didn’t hold up, and the muffin pans routinely held my baked goods hostage. Thankfully, […]

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10 Storage Box Solutions for RV Organization

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On an RV, not only is space important, but keeping your spaces organized and easy to maintain is critical to housekeeping, repairs and well…sanity. Homeschooling manipulatives, crafting supplies, Lego bricks, fuses, odd little RV fittings like day/night shade handles and button covers, and your average, run-of-the-mill fasteners like nuts and bolts – all of these […]

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10 Favorite Collapsible Products for RV Living

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Kitchen items for camping and RV life have come a long way since I was a kid and we clunked around with heavy, metal folding pots and pans, silverware and cups in our backpacks and in the cramped camper kitchen. No longer do you risk cutting your finger on the edge of the ratty old […]

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RV Fire Prevention and Safety

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Although there are many overlaps in the issues of living in a sticks and bricks house (S&B) vs. on an RV, there are also safety issues and problems that are unique to RV living or present greater risk due to the construction and contents of RVs in general. Liquid propane tanks, hydrogen gas and the […]

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Five Easy Ways to Dress your RV Windows

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One of the biggest complaints about RV Interior Design is the window treatments. Between the bizarre shapes, the boxed valances, blinds that don’t work and the horrible upholstery fabrics used, it’s really a nightmare we almost all share. Ours were tiger-striped and reptile-textured, I kid you not. There are so many questions on how to […]

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Nut-Free Vegan Meat Recipe

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This recipe is a variation on our vegan meat recipe that we concocted on request for those with tree nut allergies. This recipe replaces walnuts with super nutritious steel cut oats and rolled oats for a nut-free meatless meat. This recipe is high in iron, manganese, riboflavin, selenium, very high in vitamin B6 and it has no cholesterol. […]

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We Have A Hole in Our RV Roof!

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Not a whole lot of things strike fear in the heart of an RV owner like having a hole in the roof. Adding one on purpose? Yeesh. One of the renovations that was recommended to us when we closed off our bedroom with a new sound-deadening interior wall was to consider additional ventilation in the […]

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What’s that Smell in my Camper?!?

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There are many things about RV living that we hadn’t anticipated and though many of them are just variations of a theme on S&B living, there are some aspects that are totally unique to living in an RV. I’m talking about smells. From the generator to the tanks to refrigerators, transmissions, brakes, animals, old carpet, […]

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Our Desk is Our Headboard and Other RV Remodel Stories …

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When we were planning our RV renovations on our new to us 1998 Foretravel U320, we considered how we might be able to reuse parts that were being removed in other areas or for other purposes. Witness our daughter’s desk, pictured right, which is made up of the former dining tabletop as well as the drawers […]

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Can You Waffle Mashed Potatoes?

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Yes, you can! We always celebrate the weekend by making and enjoying a leisurely Saturday “Special Breakfast” Sometimes that translates into breakfast at our local coffee shop and sometimes we make a full-on skillet breakfast with hash, juice and toast. Most often, it’s waffles or pancakes because, well…apparently my children are carb-a-holics, and of course, waffle-making is a […]

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