RV Lifestyles Ezine
May 10
, 2015
No. 320
 
Buying that First RV; running away from home to follow the sun; frugal RVing; working on the road.



 
IN THIS ISSUE:
A Note from Margo: May is Bicycle Month
RV Lifestyle:  Bicycle Camping with Style
RVing Nugget: Cycle Creations
1. A Note From Margo: May is Bicycle Month
 
 
To celebrate Bicycle Month, here is a sampling of the creative combinations of bicycle-RVs riding on our roads today and tomorrow. Combining the bicycle with an RV produces a green hybrid that anyone with strong leg muscles can use; no license required (at least, not yet).
 
 

 

Choosing to ride a bike instead of driving a car doesn’t mean you have to forego the convenience of a camper trailer – if you have the leg muscles to pull it off.
 

A tiny house with big aspirations: Introducing the ‘BikeRV’
 

26-year-old Portland resident Alexander Main wants to change the world by building tiny houses that can be pulled behind a bicycle. And he just finished his first prototype — which is a good thing because it’s also his home. Main moved here from Germany just over a month ago and set out to build what he refers to as “the first of its kind self-sustainable solar powered Bike RV Trailer!”

Read the rest of the story HERE.


 
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For Women Only: Traveling Solo You have decided to turn your life into an adventure rather than living a life that seems destined to be empty. You are looking for new faces, new places, and joy. Even if your surroundings are filled with friends, family, and the same old events, you feel as though your life has come to a dead-end.

Join the crowd with 20,000+ women traveling alone in their RV, living the adventure of a lifetime.  Everything you need to know to get started is included in "For Women Only - Traveling Solo In Your RV." It is a simple life and all under your control. So, what do you say, let's hit the road


 
Find out if the RV lifestyle is right for you. If you have questions, The RV Lifestyle: A Dream Come True; an eBook that contains the answers.

– Buying That Dream RV - Things to Consider
– Equipping an RV and Tips on Maintenance
– Managing Power, AC and DC
– Emergency Road Service
– Towing Your Auto
– Planning Trips - How To Get The Most For Your Money
– Boondocking (Primitive Parking)
– Earning an Income on the Road

– Staying In Touch with Family and Friends

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2. RV Lifestyle: Bicycle Camping with Style
 
 
Bicycle Camper-Tent Combo

The Midget BUSHTREKKA is a lightweight bike trailer built for uneven terrain. It features three main storage compartments with over 41 gallons of storage space and fully adjustable leveling jacks. The trailer pairs with the ‘TentCot‘ to create the camper setup pictured.


Read the rest of the story HERE.

Tricycle House

The idea of living life on the road in an RV can be appealing. Unfortunately, most RVs are not very environmentally friendly, nor are they self-sufficient. However, the Tricycle House relies on pedal power to move between destinations, and boasts several pieces of clever folding furniture to provide those much-needed home comforts.

 

Read the rest of the story HERE.
 

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Margo's eBook, "Conquer the Road: RV Maintenance for Travelers" is available at all major eBookstores. It covers all the basic systems: air conditioning, awning, generator, hot water heater, hydraulic levelers, inverter/converter, roof, sewer, tires, and much more. Driving and weight
balance tips are included.

 

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  3. RVing Nugget: More Innovative & Energy Efficient Cycles

Trade in Your Golf Cart for a Velomobile?

Instead of a golf cart to tour that large RV resort or make that short trip to the corner store, how about this energy efficient tricycle-driven version?

The prototype has a full lighting system (including turn indicators), an electric horn, and a full polycarbonate body. The company is also looking at a side mirror that attaches to the shell via a suction cup, along with a possible windshield wiper.

Read the rest of the story HERE.

The Perfect Day Tripper

Built for Burning Man, this camper weighs 100 pounds and is packed with a solar oven and a solar water heating system, and has a wind turbine and solar lights on the exterior.
 

Spotted in Portland, this DIY bike camper was inspired by moon rovers and the moon landing vehicle.

The Weekender

German RV maker Dethleffs experimented with a concept bike camper, producing a prototype that included a bed and a small kitchen.


 

Read the rest of the story HERE.

These Wide Path Campers are not only mini RVs, but a mobile house-party easily deployed in urban, suburban, and natural spaces. Wide Path Campers are durable, collapsible, lightweight, and surprisingly spacious.

The camper’s unique shape and hardshell exterior provide a cozy secure feeling inside and a safe place to store your belongings. With a Wide Path Camper you can enjoy the freedom of taking your bicycle cargo camping trailer, shelter, solar energy source, and social space with you wherever you pedal.

These mobile tiny houses offer instant shelter from the weather, a comfortable bed for 2.5 people, and a convertible space for 4 adults to dine-in, relax, and camp in style. Manufactured in Denmark.

Read the rest of the story HERE.
 

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WANT TO USE THIS ARTICLE IN YOUR EZINE OR WEBSITE?
 
You can, as long as you include this complete blurb with it:
 
Margo Armstrong is an RV lifestyle expert full-timing on the road for more than 18 years. She specializes in making the RV lifestyle seem friendly, interesting, adventurous, and safe, all at the same time. She is the author of 18 eBooks (9 about the RV lifestyle). She also maintains a weekly blog and two websites. Her writing workshops pop up wherever she stops along the road.  
 
Find out more about her adventures at her blog, MovingOnWithMargo.com, and her website, TheMaxwellGroup.net, that showcases her eBook collections.
 
Visit her website, RVLifestyleExperts.com, for answers to any questions you have about this great lifestyle.
 
 

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4. RV Fun, Resources and News

Pedal-powered for One

There's a sense of freedom to be found in loading up your RV with all you need to survive and hitting the road to explore new places and commune with nature. This RV does it a little differently – completely human powered, about half the size of a normal cab-over camper, and completely emission free. Designed by Boston-based artist Kevin Cyr, the Camper Bike is both a fully functioning RV and the subject of a number of Cyr's amazing paintings.
 

 
The pedal powered camper was constructed in April 2008 and is built for one. Attached to a burly tricycle frame made to haul goods, the cab-over easily sits on the back platform. Like a turtle shell this camper goes anywhere the owner can bike it. The camper’s interior features small and efficient appliances as well as a place to sleep and storage.

Read the rest of the story HERE.

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Trivia

It is illegal to hunt camels in the state of Arizona.

It's against the law to pawn your dentures in Las Vegas!

Jacksonville, Florida, has the largest total area of any city in the United States.
 
Jimmy Carter is the first U.S. President to have been born in a hospital.
 
Native Americans do not have to pay tax on their land.

No president of the United States was an only child.

Of all things, Andrew Jackson's tombstone does not mention that he served as the president of the United States!

Snowiest city in the U.S.: Blue canyon, California.

The city of Houston, Texas is built on a swamp and is slowly sinking!

Answers to the April 25 Trivia questions:

> Europe - Europe is the world's second-smallest continent by surface area.
> Pittsburgh - With a population of approximately 306,000, Pittsburgh is the second-largest city in the state of Pennsylvania.
> Bolivia - A military and political leader, Bolivia is named after Simon Bolivar.
> Greenland - Greenland is an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark.
> 28 Percent - 38 percent of the United States is wilderness.
> Dominican Republic - Dominican Republic is the second largest Caribbean nation by both area and population, only Cuba is larger.
> New Mexico - New Mexico's total land area is 121,412 square miles with only about 250 square miles of water.
> 800 miles - The North Magnetic Pole moves about 35 miles per year.
> Italy - A founding member of the European Union, Italy is a peninsula (surrounded by the sea on all of its sides except one).

 


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Contact information 

RV Lifestyles Ezine is published twice a month. Part I comes out on or about the 10th of the month. Part II comes out around the 25th.

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Publisher: Margo Armstrong
The Maxwell Group
 222 Rainbow Dr.
Livingston, TX 77399-2022

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