Welcome to Changing Gears!
Since 2005, we’ve been making the RV ownership experiences more accessible, less intimidating, and more enjoyable!
Originally founded by Charlie and Landra Kerekes, Changing Gears is your gateway to RV ownership. If you’re looking for advice on choosing or buying an RV, starting your full-time journey, or tips on manufacturer construction quality, you’ll find it here.
Bookmark this site for useful RV reference information like our setup and departure checklists, interactive calculators, and RV membership and group lists.
Trade those city lights for the freedom of the RV lifestyle. You’ll never look back!
Being cramped for space doesn’t have to stop you from caring for your mental health. Exercise is so important to staying healthy physically and emotionally,
It was about a week into traveling through Texas during a late Spring heat wave that I really started to learn some valuable lessons about
When people think of van-life, most conjure up images of decked out Sprinters and Promasters with glossy paint jobs in beautiful, wide-open natural spaces. Not
How Van Life led to Full Time Remote Work: Our Portland apartment was filled with stuff. Hand-picked stuff. Every item in our home was something
Real Stories and Real Solutions from Folks Living on the Road I prepared myself for a lot of things when I moved into a van
Picture this: Your campervan is parked at a gorgeous beach campsite, the back doors are open, fog is rolling in over the jagged seaside cliffs,
If you’re dry camping in your RV, how do you power a CPAP machine? What if you frequent National Park campgrounds, which don’t usually have
So you’re dreaming about building out your van, huh? This is one of the most exciting phases, but it also sucks because you’re usually saving
During one of my first adventures, I was boondocking in one of the most beautiful free campsites I’ve ever seen. It was waterfront at Moosehead
RV Manufacturer's List
Since 2006, Changing Gears has maintained a comprehensive master roster of all major RV manufacturers (updated July 9, 2021).
Our list contains manufacturers all across North America, from the wilds of British Columbia, to the beaches of SoCal, to the industrial Northeast in Ohio and Pennsylvania. The brands represented account for 99.9% of all RV and camper sales in America. You can search by manufacturer, RV type, or brand.
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RV ownership can be confusing.
How to choose the best RV? Should you go full-timing without ever renting before? Should you trust the RV salesman at a dealership? How about insurance, receiving packages, urban dry camping, choosing a tow vehicle? …. !!!
Yeah, it makes our head hurt, too.
At Changing Gears, we break down the in’s and out’s of RV ownership.
We take care of the business end.
So you get more time to camp, fish, swim, practice landscape photography, throw frisbees with the dog, and roast smore’s. And less time comparing insurance premiums, amiright?
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Birth of Changin' Gears
After fourteen years in Dallas, Charlie and Landra decided to leave their jobs, sell their home and most of their possessions, and plunged into the RV lifestyle as full-time RVers.
From 2004 to 2006, the Kerekes roamed North America in their rig as full-time RVers. They founded Changin’ Gears in 2005. Read their old travelogue stories here.
In June 2021, Changin’ Gears was acquired by Sterling RV Solutions, an RV solutions company founded in 2020. We’re proud to carry on their work, and we welcome you to the new Changing Gears website!
- Visit our partner website, Ask The RV Engineer, where we discuss how RVs work (and sometimes why they don’t).
- WayfindingWheels was merged with Changing Gears in December 2022. You can find all their original content on this site!