Types of Recreational Vehicles

Looking for information on what types of RVs there are: Travel Trailers, Fifth Wheels, Camper Trailers, Fold Downs, Pop-ups, Tent Trailers, Expandables…? Or are you planning to get a Class A, Class B or Class C Motorhome or a Campervan or a Truck Camper? Or perhaps you are wanting to renovate a van or a bus?

Well, you will find the information you need here in this section, to be able to choose the correct recreational vehicle for you and your family, to maintain it and upgrade it yourself, and lots of other very important details to help you to have a successful RV adventure!

Click on the relevant links below and you can find out which types of RVs are the best to purchase, many maintenance details, tips, tricks, and lots more information…

Bus Life Adventure was created by professional snowboarder Brock Butterfield. He currently lives in his 4×4 short school bus full time, chasing storms in the winter and meeting others in the summer who live full time on the road in vehicles of their choice. Brock donates his time to give advice and guidance to those looking to build their first mobile home on wheels. Check out this site with almost everything you will need to know about bus life.

This article is about bus life vs van life as seen through the eyes of a van dweller.

Bob Wells was tired of living the rat race and a life filled with hyper-consumerism–always buying things looking for contentment, but never finding it. Instead, he returned to the original, truly human roots of tribal nomadism. He adopted a life of travel and adventure by living in a vehicle like a car, van or RV and living a life of simplicity and minimalism. He has been doing this for over 14 years and thrives on the freedom and peace that it brings him.

Have a look at his incredible website to be intrigued and inspired to follow your dreams and take steps towards joining the nomadic tribe! This post discusses how to choose the right vehicle for you…

The Moorhouse family currently calls North Carolina home, but in 2019-2020 they set out on a year-long cross-country RV adventure with their daughter who has Autism.

The Moorhouses began their really fantastic Family Adventure For All website to inspire and encourage other families with special needs to RV travel and enjoy family adventures together.

Click here to view their wonderful very indepth and helpful post on Choosing your Rig

A quirky family of four (two humans, two dogs) that love traveling, new experiences, exploring the outdoors, and finding the joy in life. They don’t love being tied down or squeezed into “little boxes” – which is why they decided to sell everything they owned, move into a van, and adventure full time since April 2017. In that time, they’ve learned a thing or two about building vans and living in them. Gnomad Home has grown into a top resource for van builders everywhere. 

Their guides have helped many people break out of their comfort zones and embark on their own vanlife journeys – here is their incredibly amazing guide on how to build your van, right from choosing your van to planning your layout and all the little and big details that follow…

Heath and Alyssa, from Texas, are full-time RVers (for over four years) sharing their experiences of growing their mobile businesses, to help others enjoy remote work and full-time travel as well. They have wonderful resources for people who want to live, work and travel in an RV. Study their videos, podcasts and articles on their very well put together site.

Here is their article on how to choose your RV…

Outbound Living was created to share the experiences of nomads living the van life. They aim to bring the van life community closer together and inspire others to live life on the road. They encourage people to challenge the norms of society, escape their comfort zones, and live a minimalistic lifestyle filled with passion, purpose, and happiness. Their mission: To create, curate, and share the most comprehensive and inspiring van life adventures. 

They have excellent stories, tips and how-tos e.g. read this guide which discusses in much detail what van to get..

In 2005, Howard & Linda Payne quit their corporate jobs, sold their house at age 41, and started a life on the road in an RV for an indefinite period, as they felt there was more to life than what traditional society expected.  They started RV-Dreams.com, where Howard took the research he’d done and compiled it into one place for others considering full-time RVing.  They opened up their lives and posted their journey, triumphs and mistakes, and financial information for a more complete, honest look at full-time RVing. 

Howard and Linda worked a variety of jobs on the road to support their lifestyle.  Their diversity of experiences, age, and background combine to create an interesting perspective on RV living. Enjoy this very detailed post about their Homes on Wheels and the different types of RVs

Katie Larsen, is a 26 year old nomad whose passion for the outdoors has grown immensely over the years, making stationary life feel just about impossible. She finds that her quality of life and overall attitude is best when she has fresh air in her lungs and dirt between her toes. Living on the road has opened the realm of remote work, something that she has absolutely fallen in love with. She is a strong believer in living balanced and this lifestyle allows her to achieve just that. 

These posts all about her van conversion will help you with many details that you might need to know… 

Aaron, Lauren and their two children are on a quest to simplify and live larger with less. By getting rid of most of their possessions they hit the reset button on their commitments, by hitting the road with an RV and a truck full-time. They have been able to focus more on their kids, and making life-long memories with each other.

At the 6 month mark of being on the road, they announced that their initial one year plan had been extended. Until when? Who knows. They’re loving this lifestyle way too much to put an end date on it. There is way too much to see to rush through the USA for a year. They are now just living life one day at a time and having a blast seeing new opportunities come up and meeting new people all the time!

Check out their post on How to Choose the Right RV here…


Wand’rly is an online magazine, put together by Nathan and Renee who are full time travellers having travelled in a variety of rigs with their three children for over 10 years. This is a website full of articles on how to get yourself to the full-time traveling lifestyle, the best places to go once you do, and occasional interviews with other people already doing it. Get lost in their site full of creatively written guides on how to be a digital nomad.

These incredible guides cover the details of the many different types of RVs, and there is also their other guide on how to choose the right RV to live in, as well as how everything in an RV works.


If you have researched all the different types of Rvs, and have decided that you would rather go for a Skoolie or Bus Conversion, click here to have a look at our page dedicated to this type of Recreational Vehicle:

Skoolies and Bus Conversions

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