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Coyote camping (boondocking) in the Southwestern deserts

By Bob (BoondockBob) DifleyOf all the styles of camping, from backpacking tents to fancy RV resorts accommodating 40 foot+ motorhomes, coyote camping (ultimate boondocking)...

Guidebook of free campgrounds updated after four years

By Bob Difley Any RVer that has been on the road for awhile likely has a dog-eared and ragged copy of Don Wright's Guide to...

Reader questions “frugal” RV relevance. What do you think?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Last week we published a story aimed at RVers looking toward a frugal lifestyle. The piece "Eat in or...

Eat in or out – and still save some bucks

By Russ and Tiña De MarisWith fuel prices shooting up like an oil field gusher, saving money where you can on the RV budget...

Fact Check: Open your tailgate for better fuel economy?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris We recently got a "news item" from a Wyoming Dodge pickup dealer marked with the headline: "Removing a truck's...

Get a “bumper crop” from your RV garden!

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Back in the "early days" of RVing, folks who had "house cars" really did a lot of roughing it....

Engine monitors: Drive with safety – and frugality

By Greg IllesIn 1996, the U.S. auto manufacturers began adhering to (another) new standard. This time it was the On-Board Diagnostic port, or OBD...

Cut your RV lifestyle expenses!

By Bob DifleyIt seems the theme of every election is something like cutting the deficit, eliminating waste and becoming more efficient, that soon become...

Nine easy steps to holding down fuel costs

By Bob Difley In an article in the Financial Edge newsletter from Investopedia.com, Jean Folger points out these nine effective ways to increase your gas mileage...
RV Electricity

Is reverse osmosis water safe for your RV batteries?

By Russ and Tiña De MarisNot long ago we got a message from a reader who was traveling across the United States. Before he...

Snowbirds – Can you feast on fresh fruits and veggies?

By Bob Difley About 10 percent of all the energy consumed in the U.S. – about 100 billion gallons of oil each year – is...

Propane exchange could be an expensive pain

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Look outside nearly any hardware store, supermarket or Walmart, and there's the enticing offer: Bring in your empty propane...