Mike Wendland: A journalist travels North America in an RV

Author Archives: campskunk

Life on the Mississippi – in Ontario

We have been killing a few days in the Ottawa area, waiting for a service appointment with the local Mercedes dealership, and have been following the Ottawa River downstream and…

Glacial Features At My Montana Campsite

After over two weeks up on the Beartooth Plateau getting snowed on, I needed to find a new spot to camp. Montana is very generous in its dispersed camping rules,…

How To Be The Kind of Camper Campground Hosts Want

I am finishing up six weeks, off and on, at Kirk Creek Campground in California’s Los Padres National Forest. This premiere campground is famous worldwide for its beautiful location overlooking…

Leveling Blocks and Campervans

Sometimes bigger IS better – a friend of mine has a 36 foot Foretravel Class A motorhome, and takes great pride in showing me his leveling system. It’s a button…

Bumming Around Big Sur

We are back out on the Pacific Coast Highway after spending all of last summer in Europe, and we sure are glad to be back. This is our old familiar…

Our Trip to the Alibates Flint Quarries

  The stars aligned this trip for an event I had been thinking about for at least twenty years, ever since I first started reading books and articles about the…

My Fun and Expensive Trip to the Tire Store

After four years and 56,000 miles, it was time to replace the tires my Roadtrek Sprinter came with. I have a long one-ton chassis in my CS Adventurous, which means…

Replacing the Green Hose on a Sprinter

Well, I put it off as long as I could, but I need to hit the road for the season soon and I needed to replace my green wastewater hose….

Sprinter Starter Repair

My Roadtrek CS Adventurous is over three years old, and I’m starting to get a few things that let be know it’s not showroom new anymore. A couple of weeks…

Roadtrek Sprinter Electric Step Repair

  One annoying thing that happened while I was in Europe was that my electric step quit working. A quick peek underneath revealed that the actuator, the shock absorber shaped…

Taking a Break at Gamble Rogers

Sharon, Fiona and I have been back from Europe since mid-October, and have been reunited with our Roadtrek since mid-November, but driveway camping gets old in a hurry for us….