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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Husband thinks wife expects too much from campground host

Dear RV Shrink: My wife and I just had a big argument because I told her she was short with the campground host. We came...

Watch out for tree branches at the campsite

By Jim Twamley   RVers have a love/hate relationship with trees. We love them because they provide shade on hot days, and loathe them when they...

“Beam me up, Scotty.” Those handy walkie-talkies

By Greg Illes Everybody knows about walkie-talkies — we've seen them ever since Kirk and Spock showed us how they work. But in the last...

Tools and techniques for a great campfire

By Greg Illes Everyone loves a crackling fire. The Africans of the 13th century had a Swahili phrase for "dreaming the fire," an exquisite encapsulation...
Boondocking

How to keep rattlesnakes away from your RV

By Eric Brotman Staff writer RVer Tim Slack emailed us recently from Arizona with a question we hadn't heard before: “Are there any reasonable ways to...
Boondocking

Keep your RV cool while dry camping

By Russ and Tiña De Maris   Summertime, and the livin' may be easy but if you're dry camping, it isn't always easy to stay cool....
Boondocking

Maintain a safe onboard RV water supply

By Bob Difley   Spend a lot of time on the road? Travel in sometimes "questionable" locations? Here are some measures that have kept my family free...
Boondocking

Play it safe when boondocking

By Bob Difley Get out of eyesight or earshot of another RV and you'll find some RVers get a bit nervous. Concerns about personal safety...
Boondocking

Busy summer weekends are coming — Here’s a survival technique

By Bob Difley Summer RVing can be one of the more pleasant aspects of the RV lifestyle, and also one of the more stressful. Full-timers...

How can we reserve a good campground site?

Dear RV Shrink: I know life is not fair, but some of these campground reservation sites need improvement. People have figured out how to game...

Quick way to verify campsite lengths

By Dave Helgeson Do you camp often in public campgrounds? Do you find the maximum length restrictions listed in campground directories unreliable? Do you wish...

Get into the RV parking “routine”

By Jim Twamley A novice RVer with a 5th wheel pulled in next to us one day with a sparkling new $60,000 unit. Pulling in,...
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