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RV Books to Educate and Inspire Your Adventures

When you search for books about RV life, there are hundreds of options and it can be difficult to choose. Do you go for a memoir? A step-by-step guide? A mixture of the two?

Here are our top picks for RV books about tips, tricks, and stories related to RV life.

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RV Books for You to Enjoy on Your Travels

1. Living the RV Life: Your Ultimate Guide to Life on the Road

by Mark Bennett and Julie Bennett

This book is all about finding out if the RV lifestyle is the one for you and how to make the switch.

2. The Simple Life Guide To RV Living: The Road to Freedom and the Mobile Lifestyle Revolution

by Gary Collins

This step-by-step guide shows you how to transition not only to life on the road, but a brand new, carefree lifestyle.

3. Are You RV Ready?

By Jeffrey Boyer

This one is an excellent resource for every RVer out there, with in-depth information for everyone from a first timer to an expert.

4. Be A Nomad, Change Your Life

by Jamie Barrett

This book is widely praised for its plethora of information and the author’s honest take about her experience, and it’s perfect even for those who are just beginning to think about RVing.

5. RV Living

by Michael Van Brown

This book answers so many important questions about RVing, such as RVing with a pet, saving money while on the road, and what you should know before heading out.

Note that it’s currently only available in the Audiobook format on Amazon. (We love audiobooks by the way, especially during longer road trips.) The book is free when you subscribe to Audible.

6. Full-Time RV Living: What I Wish I’d Known 7 Years Ago, Before I Hit the Road

by Jerry Minchey

This book is a bit different from the others, as the author explains how to avoid his particular mistakes while on the road. His no-nonsense, honest writing is what made this book a bestseller in the RVing community.

7. #RVLife: Seeking Happiness Through a Nomadic Life

by John Hebard

This book is more of a memoir-style book about a veteran and his wife who sold everything, quit their jobs and moved into an RV. It’s entertaining, honest, and best of all, provides plenty of advice about living life in an RV.

8. Take Risks: One Couple’s Journey to Quit Their Jobs and Hit the Open Road

by Joe Russo

Written in a first person format, this book is inspirational as well as practical, advising audiences to take risks and embrace every part of the journey to living in an RV.

9. RV Living Full Time: 100+ Amazing Tips, Secrets, Hacks & Resources to Motorhome Living

by Kevin Moore

This book is chock-full with more than a hundred tips for everything from a travel guide based on the author’s favorite spots to legal considerations & things you should think about before purchasing your first RV. (Another Kindle Unlimited find!)

10. A Practical Guide to Full-Time RV Living: Motorhome & RV Retirement Startup

by Jack Freeman and Shirley Freeman

This guide is perfect for first time RVers, with things like how to plan ahead, what places to stay and even different types of RVs and how much they cost.

11. RV Camping: RV Living for Beginners

by RV Doohickeys

If you’re just thinking about living in an RV or have just gotten yours, this guide is perfect for you. It’s the complete beginner’s guide to RV living. Its contents include the 19 essential items to have in the RV, apps for your phone, and even what to do when you get sick & are far away from a clinic.

12. The RV Handbook: Essential How-To Guide for the RV Owner

by Dave Solberg

This book is known for how easy it is to navigate and understand, as well as its easy to follow diagrams. Perfect for first timers.

13. The RV Book

by Mark Polk

This bestselling RV guide is written by the author of an RV training series and is a compact version of all the RV tips you’d ever need.

14. Live Camp Work: How to Make Money While Living in an RV & Travel Full-time

by Sharee Collier

This book is all about how to make money while on the road & is filled with possible jobs & references.

15. RV Living: An Essential Guide to Full-time RVing and Motorhome Living

by Matt Jones

This book is another great beginner’s guide to full-time RV living. It has tips and tricks focused on preparing for your trip & maintaining the RV.

16. A Beginner’s Guide to Living in an RV

by Alyssa Padgett

In this book, Alyssa answers the most common questions they’ve received over the last few years they’ve lived in and traveled via RV. Questions from how to choose the right RV to how they get mail on the road, to how to find free camping.

17. Idiot’s Guide to RVing

by Brent Peterson and April Maher

Are you wanting a successful RV trip? Of course, you do! This book gives you everything you need to know to have a fun, successful and safe trip. From steps to choosing the right RV and RV rental to choosing campgrounds and tips for dealing with bad weather.

Here’s a Bonus Book for #18. It doesn’t fit squarely into the RV living peg, but it is one of our favorite reads about camping and outdoor adventure as a family. If you have kids and are preparing for a weekend or more in the great outdoors, check out this book at your library or get yourself a copy from Amazon.

18. The Down and Dirty Guide to Camping with Kids: How to Plan Memorable Family Adventures and Connect Kids to Nature

by Helen Olsson

Written by a veteran backpacker and mother of three, this book is the ultimate guide in preparing for an outdoor family adventure.

This book provides tons of information and tips to make a camp adventure fun and exciting for the entire family. But what I really enjoyed about this book is the tone and sly humor while also providing helpful instructions.

If you’re searching for something other than a long list of what to do and not do, then give this book a try.

Related Reading: Best Audiobooks for Family Road Trips

We hope this selection of books about RVing helps you find the perfect book for you and your upcoming RV adventures.

Do you have any favorite RV books you’ve read lately? If so, let us know! 

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  1. We have done a lot of camping but have just got an RV, used 2005 Fleetwood, to test out with lengthy trips before we take a deeper plunge. Which 3 books would you really recommend?

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