Keep your RV safe with this checklist

Safety should be your first priority, both to yourself and to you family and guests. With a few minutes of your time and a safety checklist, you can prevent many accidents and dangerous practices before they become a serious problem. This checklist is a good start. 1. Tires – Inflate properly and frequently inspect for potential damage. I started this... Read More

Creature and critter crossing signs along our nation’s highways

You’ve seen the signs on the nation’s highways. Square yellow signs tilted at an angle with a picture of some creature on it – or a semblance, anyway. Deer, moose, ducks, and in the Pacific Northwest, salmon. That must be an eye opener for Easterners, Southerners, and Midwesterners who probably wouldn’t blink at a nutria, alligator, or bear crossing. Well,... Read More

How long can you keep canned food?

By Bob Difley Do your food storage lockers hold hidden contents that were placed there shortly after your rig rolled off the showroom floor? And one day you’re boondocking mucho miles away from the nearest Safeway and have this enormous craving for artichoke hearts? So you dig through your food stores and voila! You discover a can of these delectable... Read More

What are grade signs and what do they mean?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Get out of the flat country and hit the hills, sooner or later you’ll find a sign warning of a “steep grade,” often associated with a percentage number. Road grades seem mysterious at first, but really are simple. Simply put, road grade is the amount of rise or drop over a given distance. A... Read More

Become a camp host in exchange for free, scenic campsite

Many full-time RVers work part-time and sometimes full-time as camp hosts, usually during the summer travel season. In exchange for a few hours of work a week, camp hosts receive a free campsite, usually with water, utility and often sewer hookups. Camp hosting positions are plentiful, with opportunities in many public and some private campgrounds. Anyone who has done much... Read More