RVers — Watch out for “helpful” con artists

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris A few years ago we were parked at a Utah Walmart when a man knocked on our door. He said he noticed we had a serious suspension problem with our trailer, and just wanted to let us know about it. He also helpfully pointed to a nearby service station, where, he said, we... Read More

Need a good meal easy? Tinfoil on the barbie, mate!

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris While traveling does bring out quite an appetite, once you land in camp at the end of a road day, who wants to fiddle around with a lot of meal prep hoopla? It’s so much easier to cruise on into a McDoogie’s, but the nutrition is so questionable. Go some place with better... Read More

RV product “vanished” from store shelf? Here’s help

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Call us old-fashioned. While it seems every product has to undergo at least one “upgrade” every year, we tend to stick with what we know. When we had to replace a computer some time back, we bought the last Windows 7 computer a major electronics retailer had in stock — we have no... Read More

Save $$ on fresh fruits and veggies — Pick your own!

  By Bob Difley Picking your own fruit and vegetables is catching on as health- and taste-conscious consumers seek fresher and healthier food. You can now find everything to pick yourself from apples and nuts to fruits, berries and vegetables. Prices are considerably cheaper since you have eliminated the labor cost of harvesting from the farmer’s overhead. Look along rural... Read More

Don’t let your RV wind deflector be so much hot air

  By Jim Twamley Just how effective are those RV wind deflectors you see on trucks pulling 5th wheels and travel trailers? Though somewhat technical (what you’d expect from a Professor of RVing), this information could save you some serious cash. Trucks pulling trailers lose a majority of their energy at highway speeds through aerodynamic drag. Using computational fluid dynamics,... Read More

RVers: Find TV signals easily with a free app

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris If you’re like us, you probably aren’t a satellite antenna user. Too much junk for too much money. But when you’re traveling and you still want to catch the news, or put your feet up for a little down-time, having the boob-tube is still something we call “a necessary evil.” But at the... Read More

Free RV spot? Try caretaking — trade skills, or your presence

  By Bob Difley Caretaking takes many forms, such as simply camping at a remote location to deter theft or vandalism or staying on someone else’s property while they are away. This could often entail watering plants, feeding pets or gardening. Usually you will stay in your own rig but have access to electrical and water connections and the use... Read More

Full-time RVing: Save on your top three expenses

By Bob Difley Three of the biggest expenses for full-time or near-full-time RVers are fuel, campgrounds, and eating out. But one of the great advantages of RVing is that you can easily change any one or all three of these expense categories to adjust to the changing economy or the fluctuation of your personal finances. To save on the fuel... Read More