Mike Wendland: A journalist travels North America in an RV

Monthly Archives: January 2016

Small home, Big Yard

Like all motorhome owners, we give a lot of tours. It seems that whenever we’re on the road and stop, at a rest area or for fuel, someone comes over…

Tiny Lights for RVers and Campers

Most RVs have interior lights that work on 12 VDC battery power or 120 VAC shore power to light dark corners and illuminate activities like cooking, reading, and finding the…

RT72 Conversations around a winter campfire

I am amazed at how many RVers are content to put their RV in storage for the season and never think of using it for winter camping. In this week’s podcast,…

RT71 Reliable communications for the RVer

One of the neatest things about RVing is how it complements so many other hobbies like hiking, kayaking, photography and…. amateur radio. Yes, amateur radio, or ham radio is it…

Four Season Bedding for your Class B

When we got our Class B motorhome in 2009 we already were experienced bicycle tent campers and had a variety of sleeping bags. We had several weights of mostly backpacking…

Winter Roadtreking: Warm Floors

As the temperature drops, are you envious when reading about heated floors in newer Class Bs? If so, there are plenty of ways to improve your comfort in your not-as-fancy…

Hanging out at the Tampa RV Show

I got a bit lonesome for my old buddies at Roadtrek so I drove down to Tampa overnight and was at the long line of cars creeping into the gate…

Task Managers and To-Do Lists for RVers

From packing lists to check lists to maintenance lists to shopping lists,we RVers sure have have a lot of things to remember. Fortunately, the smartphones and tablets we use can have…