Blacktop boondocking etiquette

By Rene Agredano From WalMart parking lots to visitor centers, asphalt camping is still allowed in most towns across America. However, property owners are increasingly prohibiting it thanks to the bad etiquette of sloppy RVers. To keep this overnight parking option alive, always practice good manners such as: Remain Inconspicuous. Remember, you’re staying overnight, not setting down roots. Locate the... Read More

Stretch your amps and watts

By Bob Difley   Electricity. We take it for granted. Plug in an appliance and turn it on. What could be simpler. But when you take up boondocking, electricity is more like opening the spigot of a water jug. When it all flows out there is no more, unless you refill the jug. Your rig’s 12-volt system is sufficient for... Read More

Maintain a safe onboard RV water supply

By Bob Difley   Spend a lot of time on the road? Travel in sometimes “questionable” locations? Here are some measures that have kept my family free of typhoid, diarrhea, pathogenic microorganisms, intestinal parasites, etc. As explorer Owen Lattimore noted while traversing the Silk Road in camel caravans, “Water alone, unboiled, is never drunk. There is a superstition that it... Read More