RV LIFE is dedicated to providing valuable and trustworthy information to the RV community. We exist to make RVing simple. We help people dream of new adventures, and build what they need to journey with confidence.
We Make RVing Simple.
RV LIFE Magazine was first published in 1984 and quickly gained popularity, especially in the Pacific Northwest. While the magazine was becoming a trusted source of information and entertainment for RV enthusiasts worldwide, Social Knowledge entered into the online community business in 2002 with the founding of Airstream Forums.
Over the next decade, Social Knowledge’s portfolio of online forums grew to include some of the most popular RV-related communities on the web, including iRV2, Forest River Forums, AIRForums, Jayco Owners, Thor Forums, and many others.
In 2015, the print version of the RV LIFE Magazine was suspended, and in 2016, the magazine was acquired by Social Knowledge and relaunched as an online publication at www.RVLIFE.com. Since then, RV LIFE has become a digital network of seven content sites:
In addition to our forums, we operate the largest and most trusted campground review site, RV LIFE Campgrounds, and a suite of tools to help RVers plan trips, maintain their RV and navigate with an RV-friendly GPS app. We serve over 15 million unique readers annually through our network of websites.
RV LIFE Magazine Staff
- Publisher: Social Knowledge
- Site Editor: Kristopher Bunker
- Editor-in-Chief: Eileen Hubbard
- Director of Design & Research: Andy Staple
- Content Management and Media Specialist: Levi Henley
- Industry Liaison: Patrick Buchanan
- Writers and Contributors: Rene Agredano, Lucinda Belden, Patrick Buchanan, Peggy Dent, Lynne Fedorick, Chelsea Gonzales, Tammy Grey, Dave Helgeson, Levi Henley, Natalie Henley, Jennifer Jennings, Kendall Jennings, Emily Lawrence, Christina Nellemann, Terri Nighswonger, Bruce W. Smith
About RV LIFE Pro
RV LIFE Pro is a premium service for RVers that includes a suite of tools to enhance your RVing experience. With an RV LIFE Pro account, you will have access to the RV LIFE App, a turn-by-turn navigation tool, RV LIFE Trip Wizard, a visual trip planner, RV LIFE Maintenance, a maintenance tracker, RV LIFE Masterclass, a collection of online courses.
Affiliates and Sponsors
All RV LIFE content sites are free for readers and don’t require a membership. Instead, we rely on advertising revenue and affiliate programs to compensate our writers and pay for regular expenses like hosting, software development costs, editing, and other normal expenses associated with operating a high-quality digital publishing operation.
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At RV LIFE, we strive to embrace innovation and technology that affects RVers and RV travel. Recently, huge leaps have been made in the area of artificial intelligence (AI) that will impact the way information is created. How that will ultimately affect the RVing community remains to be seen, but in the meantime, RV LIFE is proceeding into this new arena with caution.
First off, we want to assure our readers that all of our content is and always has been written by RVers for RVers, and every article is monitored for accuracy by other RVers.
Because we value transparency, we want to be proactive and upfront about how we are currently utilizing AI in our content creation process for RV LIFE. Our team of RVers is experimenting with AI and using it judiciously to enhance some of our content in the following ways:
- Identifying topics that are popular and providing ideas on what to write about.
- Creating article outlines that function as a starting point for our writers.
- Assisting in ideation for content, which is manually reviewed and edited.
At RV LIFE, we are committed to providing the highest quality content possible to our readers. As AI technology continues to evolve, we will update our policy and transparency accordingly so that you can be sure our technology decisions are always made with our readers in mind.
Regardless of technological advancements in the future, we will always strive to keep our policies transparent and our content relevant and accurate.
We appreciate your trust in RV LIFE as your go-to source for RV-related content, and we look forward to continuing to provide you with valuable information and insights.
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Safe travels and happy camping,
The RV LIFE Team