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Wayfinding Wheels is dedicated to finding freedom on four wheels: full-time RV owners, #vanlifers, schoolies, snowbirds, car campers, and digital nomads.

This is an RV, camping and nomadic living lifestyle site. We answer your how-to’s, why-not’s and how-come’s. You’ll find trusty technical tips and insider lifestyle advice.

We deliver accurate and trustworthy information, written by full-timers, nomads, and weekend warriors, just like you.

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Clever Office Setups for Your RV Camper

You’ve probably heard the term “digital nomad.” More people are working from home than ever before, and full-time RV-ers are no exception. A Google search will return dozens of suggestions for mobile jobs, and you only need a computer to do most of them (hence the “digital”). Now, if you’re

23 Van Life Essentials for Personal Safety On the Road

As a female living that minimal and adventurous thing we call #vanlife, my first priority is always safety. Whether you’re living in a van, bus, RV, or custom rig, there are many safety factors to consider:  weather, theft protection, accidents – even other people! Let’s go beyond the obvious like

10 Questions to Ask Your Custom RV Builder

Think of all the questions you’d ask a contractor before building a house. Now think of all the questions you’d ask a mechanic before buying a car. Now squish those two lists together. Here are eight important questions you should ask your custom RV builder beyond “How long will it

Response to INSIDER: 13 Things That Disappointed Me About Van Life

“I took a short road trip in a camper van during the winter and was disappointed with my experience,” says Frank Olito writing for Insider.com. Olito rented a Class B luxury Sprinter van for an impromptu road trip from New York City to Philadelphia. He wrote a listicle about his

Hard and Soft Skills You NEED to Become a Freelancing Nomad

Are you ready to throw caution to the wind and go for it? Or, are you absolutely terrified and thinking what if the proverbial bungee cord snaps?! Feelings of fear and excitement are justified. Becoming a digital nomad does require certain skills, both hard and soft. While some may be

A Digital Nomad’s Guide to Free WiFi Anywhere You Go!

As a digital nomad, having access to wifi on the go is pretty much essential. No matter what type of remote work you do – writing, editing, virtual assisting, coding, day-trading, etc. – you’re definitely going to need wifi access at some point. As a blogger / virtual assistant /

Should You Travel in a Camper Without a Bathroom?

Most of us cannot imagine a world with scented, porcelain, flush n’ forget indoor plumbing. We’ve evolved from farmhouses with outhouses 30 yards from the back door to McMansions with jacuzzi bathroom suites for 9-year-olds. But is this bathroom obsession necessary? What if you could live in an RV without

How to Choose a Handicap-Accessible RV Floorplan – for Any RV Type!

Until recently, the only handicap-accessible RVs that could accommodate people with mobility issues were total custom builds. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) law of 1990 only applied to residences, buildings, and facilities – not to RVs and campers! If you had trouble reaching the top shelf, you were out

Is Being a Digital Nomad Just for Wealthy White-Collar Workers?

I don’t know about you guys, but when the pandemic literally shut the whole world down, I just knew it was time to start working online. I started seeing #vanlife everywhere and it really got my gears turning. All I knew was that there was no way in hell that

Mercedes Benz Sprinter Camper Van

Class B Vans Vs. Class C RVs – Pros and Cons

Have you got the itch to travel? Tired of seeing the same thing outside your windows every single day? Easy. Get an RV. “Easy,” he says, as if there aren’t 14 zillion different options for recreational vehicles out there. How do you decide which one to buy? It can feel

Van Smackdown: Ford Transit Vs. Mercedes Sprinter

Hello to all you Class B van fans! In the ring today: The Ford Transit vs the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. Which is the better mobile headquarters for #vanlife? People have all sorts of reasons to take up the RV lifestyle. Digital nomad, retirement sightseeing, escaping the zombie apocalypse, etc. In 2019,

Can You Be a Digital Nomad with Kids?

When you first started considering the digital nomad life, your inner adventurer (who is likely still childless, working a great job, and has a whole lot of disposable income) probably started firing ideas off with all of the possibilities of sublime fun to be had. Then the parent-guardian voice kicked

How to Safely Tow Your Camper in the Snow and Ice

Where I live just got blasted by 18 inches of snow. I have to mush a dogsled team just to get my mail. If you live (or travel) somewhere similar, you might be wondering, “Can I tow my RV in the snow?” This is a common question for newbie RVers,

The #1 Real Reason RV Tires Blow Out

What’s the real reason RV tires blow out? (Hint: It’s not because they’re made by Castle Rock!) It’s actually a pretty simple answer. And it’s a problem you can fix yourself for about $12.50. The Real Reason for RV Tire Blowouts Is … The real reason RV tires blow out

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Motorhomes and trailers

America invented RVs. They are our ticket to Saturday night campfires, epic road trips, multi-generational memories and remote adventures.

RV

Capacity
2-8
Price
$20,000+
Style
Roadtripper

Trunks and Trucks

Car Camping

Car camping, whether out of your sedan backseat or a dedicated conversion van, is an affordable and accessible way to see the world! Check out #vanlife!

Capacity
2-4
Price
Free+
Style
Vagabond

Skoolies & Conversions

DIY

Renovated semi-trucks and DIY “Skoolies” have romanced the American imagination. Learn how to take yours on the road.

Capacity
2-4
Price
$40,000+
Style
Full-Timer

Laptops on Wheels

Nomads

Becoming a digital nomad, traveling by wheel, plane, hostel, bus and by foot, is an exciting way to see the world. And no, it’s not just for young people!

Capacity
2-4
Price
Free+
Style
Nomad
Changing Gears

Changing Gears is your gateway to RV ownership! We maintain online calculators, checklists, references and deep-dive articles into RV ownership FAQs, like insurance, licensing, etc.

Ask The RV Engineer

Written by a practicing RV design engineer, this site demystifies the technical inner workings of modern RVs. Learn how RVs work (and why sometimes they don't).

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