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A Pet Detective's Advice for RVers

A Pet Detective’s Advice for RVers

Lots of RVers like to take their pets with them while travelling, but that creates a lot of opportunity for our animals to get lost, one way or another. That’s…

Is My Battery Charged?

“What is wrong? My battery was low, so I turned on my generator, and 20 minutes later the battery was full, so I turned off the generator. But 20 minutes…

RV Closet Contents Revealed

RV closets are dimly-lit spaces jam-packed with clothes. And the smaller the RV, the more packed the closet.  The wardrobe closet in our 19.5 foot Roadtrek 190 Popular is 16-inches…

Make your own RV Travel Checklists

If you’ve ever forgotten to bring something on an RV trip, or left something behind at the campground or even forgot to turn on the right switch for the battery or…

Let there Be Light (for Fewer Watts)!

I recently undertook a conversion on our 2008 Roadtrek 190 Popular, swapping out the original fluorescent light bulbs for LED bulbs. Now this might sound simple, as in remove one…

How to start a fire without matches

We RVers spend a lot of time outdoors. And one skill we all should have is the ability to start a fire without machos. Recently, at a winter campout we did…

On the Road: Microwave Replacement

Why don’t things quit working before we hit the road? We had just headed out in our winterized Roadtrek for a 10 day trip when we found the microwave oven…

Fixing Glycol Leaks in Alde Systems

First of all, you probably won’t have to do this on your Roadtrek. For one thing, Roadtreks with Alde systems have a six year warranty. Well, except for my Roadtrek….

Updating the Maps in My Clarion GPS

Updating my maps is a project I’ve been meaning to get around to for quite some time, and I finally got irritated with driving past brand new roads that my…

Surviving the cold – in an igloo

On our 2017 January freezeout, we built igloos. Real igloos like my house in Canada. (Just kidding.) (About the Canada thing.) As none of us were experienced igloo builders, and…

Meals & Cleanup in a Winterized RV

Many people park their motorhomes in the winter. And of those that still use them, many do not cook in them except for perhaps using the microwave.  This is understandable…