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Dog Proofing your RV

We have traveled in our Class B motorhome with 2 to 5 dogs.  They are all ~50 lb. Standard Poodles, so shedding was not a problem, but dirty paws were….

Hershey RV Show 2018 Video Recap

There were just under 60,000 people attending the Hershey RV Show this year, officially named America’s Largest RV Show. And while RV shows in Pomona, CA and Tampa, FL would…

How to Test a Battery Isolator

Nearly every motorhome owner will at sometime experience a charging problem with their house battery. Note that even if you have two (or more) house batteries we will use the…

RV podcast #209: America’s National Parks in Crisis

America’s National Parks are in crisis. A growing near $12 billion backlog of desperately needed repairs and maintenance is seriously affecting America’s National Parks. Inadequate federal campgrounds and deteriorating or…

Must See: The Little Bighorn National Monument

On the way back east from Yellowstone National Park, we took some time off the road to discover the serene beauty of southeastern Montana and learn more about the historic…

Making Reflectix look good

We’ve talked many times before about using Reflectex in RV windows for insulation and privacy. Today we talk to Sharon McCarragher, who made her Reflectix insulation into panels that not only…

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…

Replacing the Headbanger Light

Eight years ago we began changing out the old light bulbs in our Roadtrek for LED bulbs.  In an older RV with a single battery, the change to LEDs is…

Maximizing Storage: Above the Door Shelf Ideas

We always admired Roadtrek’s above-the-door pocket shelves (or rail pockets or whatever they’re called) used on any of the Chevy or older Dodge models. They are so handy for so…

Tough Choices in the Life of an old RV

Our Roadtrek had been running great. We had passed our 200,000 mile service with no issues. Our transmission had been rebuilt at 172,000 miles (a bit short of the expected…

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…