RV IDIOTS

Hi and welcome.

I’m Jessica & I don’t want you to be an RV idiot like I was when I first started out.

We created this site to help guide you through RV life, so you don’t have to make all the same mistakes we made.

Thankfully, the RV community is amazing and we learned a lot of things from our campsite neighbors—but it was a little embarrassing at how green we were.

Yes, there are a lot of sites online that talk about RVing and many great video tutorials, but we couldn’t find what we wanted easily.

So, here we are.

We RV’ed 2.5 years full-time and had 2 different RVs throughout that time. Both of them were pull behind RVs.

We have 4 awesome kids, a dog, and a cat, and the adventures we went on were epic. From the Grand Canyon in Arizona to the top of Maine seeing Acadia National Park, we wouldn’t trade these experiences for anything.

Stick around and bookmark the site for more.

Site Contributors

We also have other amazing RVers that bring their experiences to the blog, so you can get the best information possible.

Meet the authors:

Sandra Crespo of 1st Class RV Adventures

1st Class RV Adventures

Sandra Crespo and her family set out on their RV adventure in July of 2016. They hit the road in their Heartland Toy Hauler and their goal is to collect experiences—not junk.

Sandra and her partner Luis Class decided to move out of their huge home in downtown Orlando and into their tiny house on wheels.

They’ve seen many amazing places while traveling in their RV and love teaching their kids while traveling and making unforgettable memories.

Jalin Coblentz

Jalin has been RVing since April 2021, along with my wife Kate and our Goldendoodle, Harper. We spent 4 months in Elkhart, Indiana, and lived in Traverse City, Michigan during the warm weather. Our winter plans are to head to Orlando, Florida. We live in a 36 foot Palomino Puma and are absolutely loving it so far!

Jalin’s day job has been working as an HVAC professional but it’s transitioning to full time writer and RVer.

Diana McCarthy

Diana McCarthy

Diana McCarthy is a full time mom, full time RVer, and part time freelance writer. An Orlando native, Diana never dreamed of leaving the Sunshine State, especially in an RV! Now, she and her wife and their two boys travel the country, homeschool, and are always looking for new adventures. When she’s not writing, she’s ordering new parts for the RV, planning the family’s next stop, or reading in her hammock.

Thomas Bahla

Thomas Blaha is a long-time RV travel and camping enthusiast. His family of 6 started RVing in 2011 and in 2017 they sold almost everything they owned to travel the country full time in their 37-foot travel trailer.

Over the course of two years, they saw 43 of the 50 states and 22 national parks. From standing atop Cadillac Mountain in the great state of Maine to scooting across the waters of the Everglades in Florida, they’ve seen some amazing sights.

With his experience of the highs and lows of RV life, he is more than able to help newbies and veteran RVers navigate the many challenges that come with life on the road.

His current rig is a 2017 Sporttrek 327VIK bunkhouse travel trailer.

Chuck Warren

A passionate boater, Chuck Warren has worked and played in the marine industry for over 40
years as a sunset cruise captain, driver for two offshore racing teams, Chief Engineer on a 130-
foot research and salvage vessel, and much more.

Today, Chuck writes about boats, RVs, and other topics as a regular contributor for several
magazines and online publications. In the Summer, Chuck lives onboard his 40-foot powerboat
on the Lake Michigan coast. When the temperature drops, Chuck heads for warmer weather in
his 33-foot motorhome while writing about his adventures along the way.