“FALL is the season of apples, frost, turning leaves and roadkill” write Amanda Hardy and Renee Seidler on the New York Times Opinion Pages. “A 2008 congressional study found that one in 20 reported motor vehicle collisions is animal-related, and the numbers peak in autumn. Annually, these incidents result in about 26,000 injuries and 200 […]Read more "How RVers can avoid dangerous collisions with wildlife"
Long ago, back when I had a real job, I had a favorite saying when interacting with potential customers. At some point in the beginning of our conversation, I would say, “Everyone should take an RV trip at least once in their lifetime.” You might expect a statement like that coming from the Regional General […]Read more "Everyone should take an RV trip at least once in their lifetime"
Volunteering for RVers is not just camp hosting. Though there are volunteer positions available to students, retirees, and for seasonal needs, RVers who bring their houses with them are top tier candidates for volunteer positions where affordable local housing may not be available and where there is room for RVers to park their rigs. Why do businesses […]Read more "Does volunteering fit your RV lifestyle?"
When you take the ultimate step and decide to be a serious boondocker, you make a few modifications to your camping regimen and install some new features like a sustainable energy source consisting of solar panels, a wind generator, or a fusion nuclear generator [have they invented those yet?] to your RV that you might […]Read more "Make these few simple changes and you can reduce your electrical use while boondocking"
If you reject campgrounds and boondocking camping areas because of their lack of hookups, you may be missing some of the pleasures of camping and the RV lifestyle experience, such as; enjoyment of nature in the wild, wide open spaces, primitive areas, leaving the crowds behind, quiet, solitude, and no neighbors that are so close […]Read more "Boondocking for the curious, yet uninitiated"
I’ve been RVing for over 45 years. My first RV, if you could call it that, was a panel van with a side sliding door. Nothing was built in and a mattress occupied most of the floor of the van. Camping in California state parks back then – none with hookups – cost $6 and […]Read more "Free camping and boondocking: Is the end near?"
The hot dry days of summer are just around the corner, and if you plan on RVing in one of the areas affected by drought this year, such as California, expect to see campfire restrictions. In most of the National Forests that have been affected, you are required to obtain a fire permit (which is […]Read more "Help Smokey the bear prevent wildfires by following these campfire tips"