Friday, June 2, 2023


Shoosh bugs away from the front of your rig

By Bob Difley

Spring is here and along with the flowering trees and shrubs come the inevitable bugs — hundreds of which decide to end their short lives by splatting against the front of your RV.

Here are a couple of ways to ease the nasty chore of cleaning up after a long trip: First, wash and wax the exposed forward surfaces of your RV to offer up the slickest, cleanest surface to the intrusive bugs. They will find it hard to stick, and will also be easier to remove.

Second, rub a thin coating of baby oil on the front surfaces, creating a nice slick surface. A rub down with a wet rag at the end of your trip should remove most of them without too much hard scrubbing.

Be sure to catch Bob’s e-books: Boondocking: Finding the Perfect Campsite on America’s Public Lands and the Snowbird Guide to Boondocking in the Southwest, both available at


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