Overnight with prehistoric graffiti near Phoenix

  By Bob Difley Most historic or recreation sites managed by the BLM don’t get a lot of publicity and even less advertising. So you may zip on by such a location and not even know it existed, or that you’ve passed within a stone’s throw from it. Painted Rock Petroglyph Site, about 90 miles southwest of Phoenix, is typical.... Read More

Kidde recalls 5 million combination smoke/CO alarms

  From United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, November 10, 2016: Approximately 5.1 million Kidde NightHawk combination smoke/carbon monoxide (CO) alarms sold in the U.S. and Canada are being recalled. The alarm can fail to continue to chirp when it reaches its seven year end of life if the batteries are replaced, leading consumers to believe it is still working.... Read More

Snowbird RVers can get DSL or cable Internet service

  By Chris Guld, www.geeksontour.com We’ve written a lot of articles here about how RV travelers can get Internet service.  All the options are some type of wireless service (Wi-Fi, Cellular, Satellite) because there is no wire that stretches with your RV down the road! But wired is almost always better than wireless, it’s more reliable, it’s usually faster, *and*... Read More

Mod that wet bed so it stays dry!

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris When you think of mods and upgrades, you may think “big” or “techy!” Well, here’s one that’s less dramatic in approach, but could give you real comfort, particularly if you’re a winter RVer. We RVers sometimes suffer an obnoxious — and health hazardous — problem: water condensation under the bed mattress. Most often... Read More

How to keep your tanks, water lines from freezing

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris With cold weather arriving soon, one RVer asks: “How can I keep my tanks and water lines from freezing up in cold weather?” It’s a good question, and one we learned about early in our RVing days when we woke up one frosty morning to find our water line looked like an icicle.... Read More

Make plug-in electric heaters safer with SmartPlug

  By Bob Difley Portable heaters are a convenient way to ward off the season’s chill, but these devices increase amperage loads that poorly maintained electrical systems can’t handle. SmartPlug Systems, maker of the revolutionary SmartPlug, offers tips to identify potential safety hazards in a shore power system, and ways to safeguard against overheating and possible fire. With a traditional... Read More