Thank you so much for buying and reading my book! I hope you enjoyed it. Here are links to the resources I mention in the book!
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Before you buy your first RV…
We highly recommend renting an RV before you fully commit to the lifestyle. We recommend two peer-to-peer rental companies (and we do NOT recommend Cruise America or other chains). Peer-to-peer is great because you can typically find an RV similar to the one you’re looking at purchasing. This may cost you a few hundred dollars, but it can save you from buying the wrong type of RV!
- Outdoorsy: We’ve rented our own RV out on Outdoorsy and have loved working with this company!
- RV Share
These are all things you will actually 100% need and use for your RV, based on our experiences.
- Sewer Hose
- Electrical adapter
- 30 AMP extension cord
- Leveling blocks
- Toilet deodorant (never travel without this!)
- Drinking water hose
- DirtGuard water filter (we filter our water three times—with this on the hose, with the built-in water filter on our Winnebago, and with a Brita pitcher in our fridge)
- Water pressure regulator
- Hose connector
- Collapsible ladder—not all RVs come with a ladder attached!
Internet on the Road
- Starlink for RVers
- Netgear MIMO antenna
- weBoost Cell Booster
- RV Mobile Internet
- Winegard Wifi Extender
Go-to Apps for the Road
- Co-Pilot GPS: Offline GPS specific for RVs to make sure you avoid low clearances
- Passport America: Great for finding PA parks
- Snapseed: For photo editing on the go
- Spotify: Never struggle with radio dials again!
- Coverage?: Maps for finding cell coverage (Coverage? Lite is a free version of this)
- State Lines: You know what’s annoying? Not knowing different state laws and not being allowed to buy wine before noon. This app will let you know all the basic laws in every state.
- Gas Buddy: Everyone’s go-to for cheap gas
- Overcast: Keep your drive days more exciting by listening to podcasts
- MyRadar: You will NEED a good radar app for inclement weather
- Hurdlr: A free app that will help track business expenses on the road
- All Stays: Similar to Campendium, this app helps you find free campsites mostly at places like Walmart and Lowes.
- Wholesale Warranties
- Freshbooks: invoicing and accounting software
More Resources from HeathandAlyssa.com
RVing Across America: A Quest to Visit All 50 States: Our latest book on RV life shares our journey to all fifty states.
The RV Entrepreneur School: We have multiple free courses on RVing and business. You can see all courses at heathandalyssa.com/school
The RV Entrepreneur Podcast: This is Heath’s weekly podcast where he interviews full-time RVers on how they make money on the road.
The RV Entrepreneur Book: If you want something more in-depth and tactical than the podcast interviews, read Heath’s book where he breaks down actionable steps for building a business on the road.
Hourly America: During our first year on the road, I filmed a documentary where Heath worked a different job in all fifty states during our travels. We made it free for you to watch on Facebook!