Internet forums are a great way to connect with fellow RVers and share photos, tips, and stories. Not only that, you can also find specific vehicle maintenance tips and browse the classifieds to buy or sell motorhomes, trailers, or tow vehicles. These online communities are all free to join and have discussion threads on every aspect of the RV lifestyle.
1. iRV2 Forums
iRV2 Forums is a community for all RV owners and enthusiasts. You can view the discussion threads by type of vehicle—including motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth wheels, truck conversions, and toy haulers—or browse the lifestyle forums and share your thoughts/experiences on full-timing, boondocking, RVing on a budget, and traveling with pets. The forum can additionally be a great place to find new campgrounds or browse vehicles for sale in the classifieds section.
The community also comes together every year for an international rally with a variety of scheduled activities. The event has meals, seminars, vendors, and carpool trips to local areas (this year, the event will be in Pahrump just outside of Las Vegas). You can read more about the upcoming 2018 event on this discussion thread.
2. Fiberglass RV
Fiberglass RV focuses on molded fiberglass travel trailers like the lightweight Boler, Casita, Scamp, and Trillium. You can share photos of your own egg camper, post questions about maintenance and restoration, learn about upcoming rallies and get-togethers, and browse the marketplace forums to buy/sell a fiberglass trailer.
3. Air Forums
Air Forums is a place for Airstream fans to share their love for the iconic aluminum camper and learn more about repairing the silver bullets. The forums have technical sections with threads about general repair, interior/exterior restoration, and repairing the piping and tanks.
You can also browse the subforums by model, or click over to Airstream Classifieds to see all of the pre-owned trailers that are currently for sale.
4. Forest River Forums
Forest River Forums has useful tips and information for owners of Forest River vehicles. There are subforums for all of the various motorhomes, fifth wheels, and travel trailers including their Coachmen, Rockwood, Wildwood, Solera, Flagstaff, and Georgetown.
The forum also has threads for all of Forest River’s toy haulers, tent campers, pop-ups, truck campers, and A-frame campers. You can find tips on repairing your vehicle, share stories from your travels, keep up with the latest RV industry news including recalls, or buy/sell on their classifieds.
5. 5th Wheel Forums
This forum is dedicated to fifth wheel trailers of all makes and models. You can share questions and tips on a variety of topics like towing, general repairs, and plumbing/electric maintenance. The discussions can also be viewed by brand including DRV Suites, Forest River, and Keystone RV.
6. Winnie Owners
The Winnie Owners forum is for all things Winnebago. This online community talks about Winnebago general maintenance and repair, details about specific Winnebago models, and has classifieds for those buying/selling.
7. CrossRoads RV Family Forum
This forum is for owners and enthusiasts of trailers by CrossRoads RV. You can post questions, discuss topics like towing and hitching, share or browse photos of custom upgrades and modifications, or search discussion threads by model including their travel trailers, fifth wheels, and toy haulers. They also have a useful Buyer’s Guide discussion if you have questions about an RV you’re interested in buying.
8. Thor Forums
Thor Forums is for discussing everything related to Thor Motor Coach. This not only includes their Class A, B, and C motorhomes, but also the other brands that Thor owns like Dutchmen and Heartland RV.
9. Jayco Owners
This forum gives Jayco owners a place to connect and share tips. There are discussion threads for all types of Jayco vehicles from their Class A motorhomes to the fifth wheels and travel trailers, as well as topics like tires, towing, and custom modifications. The site also has a section for rallies and events, as well as classifieds for RVs and parts/accessories that are for sale or wanted.
10. School Bus Conversion Forums
Skoolie.net is the best resource for all things relating to school bus conversions. You can browse photos of conversion projects by others and read everything you need to know in the tutorials on how to build out your own bus.
There are discussion boards for tech tips as well, including electric/charging/solar, plumbing/water/waste, and heating/cooling/appliances. You can also read tips on how to convert your bus to run off vegetable oil. Like the other forums, Skoolie.net has a classifieds page for those interested in buying/selling.