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Tips: Simple Shower

Jennifer’s Tips: Simple Shower

This tip comes by email from one of our listeners named Wendy… who came across an inexpensive little gadget that can help with staying clean and showering on camping trips…

Tips: The Benefits of a Steamer

If you’re looking for a very handy way to make sure your clothes look good and are wrinkle free as you’re traveling in your RV – and let’s face it,…

Tips: Shoe Bag Storage

Jennifer’s Tips: Shoe Bag Storage

Storage in RVs is always at a premium raising one key question: Where do we keep all the things we need? My friend Peggy Bechtel offered a great tip that…

Jennifer’s Tip: A Bright Idea

Whether wanting to conserve battery life or read when our partner is ready for sleep, we don’t always want all the lights in our RVs on. That’s why I thought…

Tips: Avoid the Laundromat

Jennifer’s Tips: Avoid the Laundromat

Though convenient, hitting a laundromat isn’t always everyone’s favorite necessary chore when RVing. Our friend Tom, of Ottawa, offers a tip that might come in handy – at least for…

Tips: Control Shedding

Tips: Control Shedding

We love Bo, our Norwegian Elkhound dog, but there is definitely one thing we don’t love: His fur. In other words, he sheds. A lot. He is a big dog…

Swim Noodles at Camp

Why You Should Take Swim Noodles to Camp

Ever run into your awning support pole? Hurts, doesn’t it? We’ve all done that. So don’t think you’re the only one. Well here’s a tip to help you avoid that…….

Plan Ahead, Avoid Getting Stranded

Tips: Plan Ahead, Avoid Getting Stranded

While we love tips from Roadtreking readers and listeners the most, sometimes we offer you information based on our own experiences. That includes one of the times we had to…

Tips: Enjoy Being a Senior

Most of my tips are about “things” to make RVing more pleasurable, but one Roadtreking fan sent a tip not too long ago that is a bit different. It came…

Jennifer’s Tips: Get More Into Your Freezer

One frustration many RVers have is not having enough room to take all the things they’d like in those small RV refrigerators. Our friends Tom Burkett and his wife, Patti,…

Gadgets: One Cool Light!

One of the things we like the most about doing this blog and the podcast is hearing from you and receiving your tips. Sometimes, it’s about how to do things…

Tips: Finding Dogsitting Services

One problem those of us who travel with dogs regularly face is what to do with our pets when we have a place to go or an activity to do…

Tips: Avoid Becoming a Missing Person

Jennifer’s Tips: Avoid Becoming a Missing Person

Our Roadtreking friend Mary Z recently shared a fascinating article from Outdoor magazine that notes 1,600 people go missing from our public lands each year. They’re doing stuff like hiking, jogging, exploring…