RVoices Blog Index (for team)
List of blog* posts, divided into sections to help direct users to the most relevant RVoices post to find answers to their questions.
*RVoices blog posts differ from traditional blogs in that they are not the authoritative content of one author. Each post contains snippets of multiple discussion threads found in the various RVillage groups, with links that drive the user back to the RVillage site and into the relevant discussion groups to engage with other RVillagers on the platform. (This is why commenting is turned off at the bottom of posts.) The crowd-sourced content in the posts is therefore almost entirely that of the members of RVillage.
Note: Users can read the discussion threads without joining the groups, but will need to join any group they wish to post questions or answers to.
At the bottom of most posts is a bullet list of active RVillage groups relevant to that topic.
A: How to Use RVillage (socially)
These are not "tech" tips for the website or app*, these are "how to" for the social aspect of the platform. (*Although some screenshots will be updated when the new site completely rolls out.)
- Getting the most out of RVillage
- Completing your RVillage profile
- Social networking for RVers
- Social Media Tips
- Posting Etiquette
- How to easily join RVillage Virtual Get-Togethers (has link to video)
- View the previous month's roundup of RVillage Virtual Get-Togethers
- The ABCs of using Zoom
- Connecting "virtually"
- Join an RV owners group
- How to connect and learn more on RVillage
- Finding RV parks with the RVillage Explore map
- Locating RVillage group members on the Explore map
- (Introduction) RVillage: The only location-aware friend-finding social networking tool for RVers
B: Chapter List for "The Guide" ("How to RV")
"The Guide" is the most complete collection of RVing How-To articles in RVoices, packed with tips, tricks, and proven advice, curated from the thousands of discussion groups on RVillage.
Here is the top-level link: The RVillagers Guide to RVing (for the total newbie)
Here are the individual Chapters (for specific "how-to" questions):
- Which type of RV is right for YOU?
- Camping & RV living styles
- RV driving essentials & safety equipment (differs from "safety & security" see #14)
- RV towing tips
- Care & maintenance of your RV
- RV living: Onboard tips & tools
- RV family living & "roadschooling"
- Traveling with pets in an RV
- Being a good RV neighbor
- Internet & TV on the road
- Working from the road
- Domicile & getting mail on the road
- Solar for RVs
- Safety & security for you and your RV
- RV trip planning
- Travel tips from a seasoned RVer
- RVing terminology
C: RVing Tips & Tricks
A subset of "How to RV" articles.
- Renting Your First RV? 21 Need-to-Know Tips (also useful for "taking delivery" of their first RV)
- Weather & Wildfire Safety for RVers
- Finding RVing Tips & Tricks on RVillage
- Keeping pests out of your RV
- Full Time RVing
- RV Cooking
- Renovating your RV
- RV Refrigerators
- RV Electricity
- Winterizing your RV
- RVing in the Snow
- RV Travel with Disabilities
D: Voices from the Community
"Feel-good" articles about RVers/RVillagers (although not exactly profile spotlights). Mainly for inspiration on the topics.
- Artists on the Road
- Furry Family Members
- Your Maiden Voyage
- Your RV wants friends, too. Join an RVillage owners group and become "RVs in a Pod!"
- Stories From Full Timers
- Favorite Stay-At-Home Hobbies
- RVillagers are some of the most helpful (and friendly!) RVers
- RVillage Virtual Get-Togethers Create Community
E: RV Travel Destinations
(All posts by guest writer Sue Bray except two. Only the Quartzsite post is partially crowd-sourced.)
Travel restrictions vary from state-to-state. Remind members to check ahead to make sure their destination/park/attraction will be open upon arrival, and also to inquire about any local health ordinances.
- AZ - Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
- AZ - Grand Canyon
- AZ - Kartchner Caverns
- AZ - Quartzsite - MOST popular travel article!
- CA - Joshua Tree
- CO - Rocky Mountain National Park
- LA - New Orleans
- ME - Acadia National Park
- NM - The Acoma Pueblo
- NY - New York City
- SD - Mount Rushmore
- UT - Utah National Parks
- WA - Olympic Peninsula
- WY - Yellowstone National Park