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

Navigating parking lots with a big RV

By Jim Twamley Maybe you’ve had experiences like mine: My very first time out with our new 5th wheel we decided to stop at a Subway sandwich shop. Believing the parking lot was accessible behind the store, I pulled in. It turned out to be a boxed-in parking arrangement and I was stuck. Mrs. Professor had to get out and... Read More

Basic tips for “dry camping”

By Bob Difley Dry camping, camping without utility hookups, requires special preparations — and that includes wise use of electricity. Here are a few basic energy-saving tips for getting you started. •When not in use, turn off all appliances, lights, radio, TV and anything else that requires electricity. •Turn off your porch light. •Coordinate your generator use with power-hungry devices.... Read More