Follow-up on LED bulb replacement dangers

  This week I’m going to circle back and continue the discussion about LED bulbs that were designed for CAN Bus use, and which overheat in an RV interior light application. But first, here’s a quick heads-up on the poll we took last week asking if you’ve ever encountered power at a campground that showed high or low voltage, or... Read More

Will beach sand be a problem in the gray tank?

  Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking. Do you have a question for Bob? Email him at bob.rvtravel (at) gmail.com . Hi Bob, We do a lot of camping at beaches.When the kids take baths, lots of sand gets washed in the shower. Should I be concerned that there will be too much sand in the grey tank that one day... Read More

Would you use this RV park’s toilet?

This is what greeted one RVer upon entering an RV park’s restroom.  It appears there’s some construction going on with the showers. Still, to current park visitors, the privacy afforded one of the toilets leaves much to be desired. So, if the private stall is occupied, and you’ve really, really gotta go, hope you enjoy visiting with your fellow campers... Read More

Public lands management — Does history repeat itself?

  By Bob Difley Editor’s note: In light of the recent push by some agencies of the U.S. government to increase the amount of management of public campgrounds by private concessionaires, it’s interesting to look back to 2010 regarding the same topic. Writing under the headline “Campers express displeasure with public lands campground concessionaires,” Bob Difley presented some interesting notes... Read More

Tayama Thermal Cooker works like a crockpot with little energy

  By Bob Difley Crockpots and slow cookers are nice – if you are plugged into shore power. But when boondocking, not so much. But with the Tayama Thermal Cooker you can prepare those mouth-watering casseroles, stews, soups, veggies, and more with a fraction of the cooking time, and all for just minutes on a burner of your gas stove.... Read More

Campground power pedestal failures (Reader Poll included)

  My column last week on open pedestal grounds (Campsite power pedestal safety: “open ground” danger) must have caused quite a stir with our readers since my inbox has received a bunch of questions and stories about similar incidents around the country. Here’s just one of them: “For the first time in a year of full-timing my EMS protector gave... Read More

Don’t get stuck — Have a ‘Plan B’ when boondocking

By Bob Difley If you are reading this you might be either (A) a boondocker, or (B) thinking of becoming a boondocker. The very fact that you are/may be a boondocker could also be one of your problems. If you are a boondocker, you are by definition adventurous, curious, bold, a little bit devil-may-care, impetuous, sometimes daring, possibly eccentric and,... Read More

Build an instant campfire with Pull Start Fire

  By Bob Difley This information obtained from manufacturer’s website in no way constitutes recommendation, endorsement, or testimonial by RV Travel. This may be one of the easiest ways yet to build a campfire, assuming you don’t have the ability to shoot flames out of your hand like Iron Man. And there are times – when it’s cold, windy, maybe... Read More