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Is it time for some new wheels?

By Greg Illes No, not slang for a new car/vehicle, but literally new wheels. When I was a kid, snazzy wheels were the easiest way...

What about RVing somewhere else? Like AFRICA?

By Greg Illes A lot of people feel that Africa is so exotic and remote a destination that it's beyond the reach of mere mortals...

Which heater is best: Forced air, ceramic or catalytic?

By Greg Illes We were up on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, boondocking out in the Kaibab Forest at around 8,500 feet elevation....

Tools for a safe and cheery campfire

CAVEAT: The following applies only to locations where it is safe and legal to have a campfire, and only using wood that is legal...

Fulltime RVing — Don’t you get lonely?

By Greg Illes One of the most-asked questions from my non-RV friends is, "Isn't it awful lonely traveling around in a motorhome?" It's a somewhat...

“To sleep, perchance to dream …” — but not behind the wheel

By Greg Illes (with apologies to Billy Shakespeare) Healthy sleep is one of the most talked-about subjects in many walks of medicine, and with good...

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...

Why would you want a composting toilet?

By Greg Illes We're now three years with a composting toilet. In that span of time, we've used the toilet continuously for anywhere from...

How about a desert sea serpent? But wait, there’s more…

By Greg Illes Sprawled across the back lots of Borrego Springs, California, are dinosaurs. And prehistoric camels. Miners, farm workers, battling bighorn sheep and,...

Keep that RV going straight down the road

By Greg Illes There are a lot of RVs that don't always drive straight down the road – and it's not always someone else's rig. If...

Why would you want a lithium battery pack?

By Greg Illes Lithium batteries have truly extraordinary advantages for certain types of RV life -- but they have their "dark side" as well....

How to save every drop of “get warm” water

By Greg Illes Here's a story for the "fiddlers" among us. If you're not super-handy, and not much into fiddling with your RV, this...