In Which We Discover the Top 3 RV YouTube Channels!
We are very excited about our new plan for RV living, and we are working hard on researching and finding out all we can about it. The subject is a lot more complex than we ever imagined, and we have tons of choices to make and shopping to do! We have found lots of great resources on the Internet. In particular, our new form of entertainment is RV videos on YouTube. These are the top 3 RV YouTube channels we have found for learning about RV living.
RV YouTube Channel no. 1: Loloho – Long, Long Honeymoon. Hit the Road with Sean and Kristy!
Maggie and I both love the Loloho YouTube channel. It features Sean and Kristy Michael, a charming, funny, entertaining couple who share their adventures on the road in the USA and Canada, with lots of focused advice for new RVers thrown in. Occasional glimpses of their “guard dog” – a tiny Chihuahua – add to the charm. As do short bursts of Sean enthusiastically playing his guitar, while Kristy rolls her eyes ever so slightly! Production values are high, with the result that we find watching this channel as entertaining as watching prime time TV. However, it is more interesting, because it is full of advice that we need. But it’s also so funny! You can see how they combine humor and education in this incredibly useful video (and you can see the Chihuahua too!):
Sean and Kristy got married in the Florida Keys in 2007, and then set off in a 25-foot Airstream travel trailer to explore America. With the motto that life should be one long honeymoon, their “honeymoon” has now covered over 100,000 miles and 49 states, including Alaska. They also live in houses sometimes, in Alabama and Florida.
Note: if you do watch Sean and Kristy’s channel and get some good advice on a useful product to buy, try to repay their efforts by clicking through to Amazon to buy the product. I know from experience that it takes DAYS to make even a halfway-good video, so it seems like a polite way to repay the effort they put in to make GREAT videos. When you use an Amazon affiliate link, you pay the same price, while the affiliate gets a small commission for their trouble. This is the reason you seldom see Amazon advertising – their model is affiliate marketing, which to my mind is a more focused, less invasive way of advertising. You get links to what you want, not inducements to buy things you do not want. And the person who took the trouble to find that product and try it out gets a small payment for their trouble. Advertising revenue goes to small businesses, not giant agencies. What’s not to like?
RV YouTube Channel no. 2: Keep Your Daydream – KYD
Marc and Trish are another charming, entertaining, and funny couple who share their RV adventures with videos that have sky-high production values. Their YouTube channel is called Keep Your Daydream – KYD. They travel around the US, Canada, and Mexico, offering fun videos with a lot of information that you might need when planning your trips. They also have frequent giveaways, where you can win useful stuff. Among our favorite videos are Trish’s hilarious tour of their trailer (which gave Maggie lots of ideas for how she is going to organize ours). Take a look at this video to see how great these guys are:
Also, KYD’s video about their Top 10 RV destinations on the West Coast and in Canada is great fun to watch, and gave us lots of ideas for destinations to try one day.
By the way, if you are wondering why I keep mentioning production values … you will find out why when you start watching RV videos, and discover how many are really hard to watch, for a variety of reasons, including: loud, annoying music; inaudible commentary; people rambling on for 20 minutes about nothing before they get to the point; beautiful footage with no captions or commentary so you have no idea where it was shot; etc. etc.
In any event, Marc and Trish’s YouTube channel has none of those problems! Plus, they travel with three teenagers, which is pretty amazing. We found it challenging to share a huge house with three teenage daughters, so I don’t know how they do it. In their earlier days they also had an ageing golden Labrador, Maddie, but sadly, she has moved on to the great RV park in the sky. One of our funniest moments in watching these videos was watching Marc try to persuade Maddie to get in the RV! We still chuckle every time we think about it. I will add a link to this video once I find it again … they have so many great videos, I am battling to find this one again.
If you like their channel enough to repay Marc and Trish’s efforts, you can join the YouTube Patreon program and become a KYD sponsor. It’s cheap and you get a lot of cool stuff – check it out here.
RV YouTube Channel no. 3: Drivin’ and Vibin’
This YouTube Channel features Olivia and Kyle, yet ANOTHER attractive and entertaining couple who produce great videos about RV life. They are different in that they are more serious than funny; they are a younger couple; they live absolutely full time in their RV; they launched their venture as frugally as possible and try to live minimally and deliberately; and they live in a 16-foot trailer. No kids or dogs, fortunately!
Olivia and Kyle got tired of working long hours in service industry jobs, and downsized from a small cabin in Alabama to live full time in an even smaller trailer. Endlessly creative, they now make videos, produce videos, and sell stuff in an Etsy store – as they discuss in their video about how they make money while fulltime RVing. Their videos will give you a lot of ideas about how to RV as frugally as possible. Also, while the folk in the top two choices above stay mainly in RV parks, this couple spends a lot of time boondocking and staying off grid, without shore power. A lot of the time, their camp sites look like this:
If that kind of being out in nature appeals to you as much as it does to us, you might like to boondock! If that is one of your ambitions, watch this channel for some ideas and inspiration about free camping sites. A useful video to start with is their What’s Up With Cheap RV Living, below:
As you can see, this couple has style! Also, Maggie has been very happy to see that recently, they sometimes take their sunglasses off. If you want to support Olivia and Kyle, check out their Etsy store, where they sell Antique Maps, Prints, Illustrations, and Advertisements, or click on their Amazon affiliate links underneath their videos.
If you are interested in learning about RV living, we strongly recommend you check out these top notch, fun, entertaining, and informative YouTube Channels.