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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Boondocking

Free camping along the Colorado River near Quartzsite

By Russ and Tiña De MarisWith summer coming along soon, the snowbirds have flown their winter "coop" in Quartzsite. Yes, the weather is actually...

Save money at RV surplus and salvage yards

By Chris Dougherty, Certified RV TechnicianSad to say, RVs are a lot like cars: As they bounce down the road of life, they wear...

Simple trick helps prevent spoiled food in RV freezer

To be sure your RV's refrigerator's freezer is working properly, put an ice cube in a small cup in the freezer and look at...

Do “Campground Full” signs really mean full?

When on the road and looking for an overnight stop don’t drive by campgrounds with “Campground Full” signs at their entrance. Often, rangers and campground...

RV slideout “topper” awning sagging. What to do?

By Chris DoughertyCertified RV technician Chris Dougherty received this question from an RVtravel.com reader when he was our technical editor.Dear Chris,The awning over my...

Bass should have kept its big mouth shut

By Chuck WoodburyI snapped this photo at Glimmerglass State Park on Lake Otsego near Cooperstown, NY. The bass had washed up on shore, dead...

The incredible shrinking bird brain

By Chuck WoodburyNature is amazing. The other morning on our local NPR radio station, on a program called Bird Notes, I learned about a...

Wearable drug-free ReliefBand relieves motion sickness

by Bob DifleyFor on-the-road RVers, that dreaded feeling of nausea is now a thing of the past with the introduction of ReliefBand, a wearable,...

RV Travel Newsletter: May 21-27

Learn about RV camping, RV travel, RV news and much more. This newsletter, now in its 15th year of continuous publication, is funded primarily...

Take advantage of other RVers’ wisdom — save bucks

By Russ and Tiña De MarisAn old friend of ours who'd recently bought a big motorhome detailed a "tale of woe" he'd experienced while...

State park funding: Thinking out of the box

By Russ and Tiña De MarisAs state park managers continue to find themselves caught in the middle of trying to keep the parks up...

Smartphone mount aids multiple device charging

by Bob DifleyBracketron's new TekGrip Power Dock includes a unique hands-free mounting option for drivers as well as device charging capabilities. Perfect for summer road trips, the TekGrip Power...