Five tips to find a good RV mechanic

Five tips to find a good RV mechanic

Written by on April 5, 2014 in Observations with 4 Comments

I’m lucky. To tend to the mechanical work on my Roadtrek eTrek on the Sprinter chassis, I have two great technicians: Daryl and Josh. Plus Eric, a great service manager who always manages to squeeze me in. I was just in the other day after a check engine light came on. Wouldn’t you know, it […]

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Windy days in my RV

Windy days in my RV

Written by on April 3, 2014 in Janet Arnold with 2 Comments

After a day of rain, the sun is shining once again and the wind is blowing. I have been thinking about the wind. A gentle breeze is delightful. A 20-40 mph gust is another story, especially when I am driving a high clearance vehicle. There was one moment last summer as I was driving toward […]

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Full House on Wheels, part 5: Trip recap

Full House on Wheels, part 5: Trip recap

Written by on April 3, 2014 in Yan Seiner with 6 Comments

I had planned a spring break to Eastern Oregon some time ago. I reserved the fire lookout on Mt. Hager for the last day of spring break. The plan was to hang out around the John Day area, maybe making a trip to the Columbia Gorge, and end up at Mt. Hager on the last […]

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How I Get Spots at High-Demand Campgrounds

How I Get Spots at High-Demand Campgrounds

Written by on April 2, 2014 in Campskunk, People & Places with 2 Comments

If I actually live anywhere, I live in Florida, along with 20 million other people. I also am in residence over the holidays and into spring, which is peak snowbird season here, so to say it’s hard to get a decent campsite down here on short notice is an understatement. However, I’m finishing up my […]

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Full House on the Road, part 4: Sleeping six in a Roadtrek

Full House on the Road, part 4: Sleeping six in a Roadtrek

Written by on April 1, 2014 in Yan Seiner with 2 Comments

How do you sleep 6 on the road? Our sleeping arrangements have been somewhat fluid. We have a Roadtrek Versatile, which nominally sleeps 4, two in the rear bed and 2 in the front beds. The model 200, which we have, has no back door, so with all 4 beds made up you have to […]

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Critter signs along the way

Written by on March 31, 2014 in People & Places with 5 Comments

Over the last week, I’ve been organizing the thousands of photos I’ve taken over the past few years and noticed that I have a pretty good collection of animal crossing signs. Like a lot of people, I love seeing wildlife while roadtreking. Somehow, I started taking photos of them as we traveled. From there, well, […]

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RVing’s dirty little secret: Filthy campgrounds

RVing’s dirty little secret: Filthy campgrounds

Written by on March 30, 2014 in Observations with 23 Comments

People wonder why we prefer boondocking over campgrounds. Here’s why: Too many campgrounds are dirty. Not all. But way too many. In the bathrooms, there are almost always spiders, bugs, things in the toilets and stalls that disgust you, broken windows, mold, rusty pipes, grimy sinks. In Mississippi earlier this year, one of the showers […]

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If headed to Florida, better learn Pickleball

If headed to Florida, better learn Pickleball

Written by on March 28, 2014 in Observations with 0 Comments

Actually, amend that headline. Pickleball is everywhere. In fact, its leading proponents claim it is the fastest growing sport in North America.though verifying that is not easy to do. But there is no doubt that the sport, invented in 1965, is now hugely popular, particularly among retirees and in campgrounds, RV resorts, retirement communities and […]

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Protecting your sticks and brick house while you’re RVing

Protecting your sticks and brick house while you’re RVing

Written by on March 27, 2014 in Gadgets with 5 Comments

We’ve been traveling about two weeks out of every month and a nagging worry that doesn’t go away is the safety and protection of our sticks and bricks house. So ths past week, I just installed an alarm system on every door, every window, as well as motion detectors, water detectors, freeze monitors and carbon […]

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Carbon Monoxide and propane issues spike in spring for RVers

Carbon Monoxide and propane issues spike in spring for RVers

Written by on March 26, 2014 in Observations with 6 Comments

As spring and warm weather approches, this is again the time for a semiannual spike in carbon monoxide deaths and propane issues for RVers. This week at a KOA in Nashville, a couple was found dead in their RV by relatives who drove to the campground after not being able to reach them for several […]

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