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!
Should I Leave My RV Water Turned On When I’m Away from the Campsite?
A common question from new RVers is whether you should leave your water turned on when you’re away from your campsite. I think you shouldn’t.
How My Dog Got High (Plus 16 Tips for Keeping Your Dogs Safe on the Road)
In October of 2019, my husband and I had been on the road for almost three months in our Class A RV. We were excited
25 Items Under $25 Every Camper Should Have!
When your home is the road, it’s small, seldom absolutely necessary gizmos and gadgets that make the biggest difference. From plants to paints to puzzle
To Flat-Tow Or Not To Flat-Tow?
To tow or not to tow? That is the question. It’s also the question my husband and I have had to ask ourselves over the
15 Must-Haves for Full-Time RVing You Won’t Remember!
When packing for full-time RV life, you have to think through every single item and make sure that it has a specific place within your
How Month-Long AirBnBs Stays Can Save You Thousands in Rent.
If you’re reading this right now, you probably spend a significant portion of your paycheck on rent every month and every year, you’ll spend more.
I’m a Fitness Trainer. Here’s How to Do a Full-Body Workout in Your RV?
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,
How to Live in a Van Without a Refrigerator (and Keep It Healthy)
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
How to (Stealthily) Van Camp in a Big City
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
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!
WayfindingWheels was merged with Changing Gears in December 2022. You can find all their original content on this site!