19 COMMENTS

  1. I support Chuck’s RV’ing magazine and I appreciate the fact that it arrives here all the time. I’m sending
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  2. I am always dismayed about all your advertising for lights on RVs . I hate being next to a RV that has all its lights on at night and you can’t enjoy natural light in the sky

  3. 1st time no blue bar on my IPad. Thank you. Totally agree some people go nuts with all the party lights–sometimes you think you set-up on the Vegas strip or in Times Square. Please people, it’s “camping” so leave the neon displays at home. Enjoy the beauty of natural light.

  4. What is this fascination with light? I just don’t get it. I like nature’s light. Besides, it’s free and at night, wow, what a show.

  5. I see your travels have taken you from Oregon to California to Arizona. Keep coming east and south and you will soon be in Texas. When you get to Houston come by and visit. We love company. And we have some inexpensive and beautiful state parks in the southern and eastern park of Texas.

  6. We have trouble with our satellite every time we go RVing. Is there a better way to get reception than with satellite? My wife spends most of her time on trips trying to get it to work and talking on the phone with the DISH people. Every stop we make on trips my wife has to struggle to get the satellite to work. Is there a better system? Any help would be much appreciated.

  7. You commented on parking next to a saguaro. Just thought I’d mention that with the recent high winds, several saguaro’s in folks driveways have toppled and crushed their vehicles. I’m sure they were already showing signs of trouble, but something to be aware of when you park close.

  8. We have been full timing for over 8 years now and spend a lot of time each year boondocking. The news I have for you is those locations, too, are becoming overrun. There is no shortage of inconsiderate campers.

    Enjoy the garbage, clay pigeons and used ammunition even when there aren’t noisy campers to contend with.

    That said, boondocking is still the better option.

  9. Just a personal note to emphasize the carbon-monoxide (CO) risk we all must deal with.

    We use (rarely) a portable generator, and one rainy day we ran it at the rear of the motorhome, underneath the overhanging tail. The exhaust was pointed away from the rig, and the wind was blowing in the same direction, taking the exhaust away.

    Within about 10 minutes, our CO alarm went off, even though we couldn’t smell anything and had no symptoms at all. No headache or smarting eyes, no odor of any kind. Needless to say, we moved the generator away from the rig, but it took another 10-15 minutes for the CO to clear out and all to be well again.

    CO is about the same density as air (which is mostly N2), and so neither rises nor falls in an enclosure. But since it’s in exhaust gas, which is warm, it will initially rise. That’s how it got into our motorhome.

    LESSONS LEARNED
    ALWAYS have a CO detector, and make sure it’s working. NEVER run our generator underneath our rig. (Note: If the wind is blowing wrong, you might even have issues with a built-in generator, with wind blowing the exhaust back under the rig.)

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