Mike Wendland: A journalist travels North America in an RV

Monthly Archives: May 2014

Keeping things where they belong in your RV

Campskunk’s wardrobe and other improvements are beyond my meager carpentry skills. I can usually wield a power driver without injury, but more complex woodworking eludes me. That does not stop…

Selkirk Provincial Park in Ontario

I managed to escape the Roadtrek factory for a weekend of R&R, and wanted to head to someplace nearby that would allow me to enjoy nature in solitude. Thanks to…

Keeping Cool in your Type B RV

Roadtreks and many Type B motorhomes come with the wonderful Fantastic Fan roof vent. It is truly a marvelous device for keeping your camper comfortable. You can fall asleep with…

A Minimal Solar System for a RV

We have seen impressive solar systems on Roadtreks and read about others.  Campskunk’s and Jim Lever’s systems come to mind. Then there are the factory installed solar systems like on…

New Decal Style on 2014 Roadtreks

As you know, I’m being held captive by the evil Jim Hammill in the Roadtrek factory in Kitchener, Ontario, and want to get the word out on some of the…

Carrying Bikes on a Class B

We have a long history of bicycling – including bicycle camping – so we naturally wanted a way to transport our bicycles on our Roadtrek. We could open the rear…

To plant a garden or not

Jennifer and I love watching things grow, planting them, tending to them and then – with our vegetable garden – picking them when they are fresh and ripe and enjoying…

Driving Back Into Spring

We left the Outer Banks headed north and west, and before lunch we were off the coastal plain and up into the Appalachians. I seized an opportunity to get off…

Review: eXtremeBeam Illumination Tools

Question: What’s the difference between a flashlight and an illumination tool? Answer: About $70. Or more. And some pretty powerful lights. One piece of gear all RVers have is a…