Why smokers can hurt the health of their pet

  If you’re a smoker, you probably realize the dangers smoking may pose to your health. But have you ever thought about how the habit affects your pet? In the enclosed space of an RV, this can be a special concern. According to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) veterinarian Carmela Stamper, D.V. M., the news is not good. “Smoking’s not only harmful to... Read More

Winegard debuts new gadgets at RV trade show

  News release from Winegard LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 29, 2016 — Winegard announced today that it will display a host of new electronic gadgets at the National RV Trade Show. In the newly-designed booth this year, the company will showcase the Winegard ConnecT Wi-Fi range extender, both the Wi-Fi version that is available now and the WiFi + 4G LTE, which will be... Read More

Full-time RVing — If you solo RV, please do this

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Are you a solo RVer? Here’s a “stop and ponder issue” for you. Every year thousands of RVers descend on the desert southwest, looking forward to a great time of exploration and relaxation. And every year, reports a representative of the Quartzsite, Arizona, fire department, a body is found in the desert, usually... Read More

Escapees Club to change pet policy

  To protect guests and their pets, the Escapees RV Club will introduce a new pet policy on January 1, 2017. According to a statement, seven Escapees Rainbow Parks will begin asking guests during the registration and check-in process if their pets are up-to-date on vaccinations. Proof of vaccinations are not currently required. “This is to keep the registration as... Read More

Wanted: Person in NW to talk up RVing to millennials

    The MHRV Show Association, which presents the annual Seattle RV Show, is looking for a pleasant and knowledgeable person who is enthusiastic about the RV lifestyle to demonstrate a small, trendy travel trailer to millennials at events around Western Washington. The successful candidate will play a fundamental role in enthusiastically promoting all the things that can be done with an RV along with the benefits that come with... Read More

Never get lost with Avenza maps – use even offline

  By Bob Difley Imagine being out in the boonies somewhere, as we RVers tend to do quite often, and you find yourself just a little lost. So you open your smartphone to get directions and — no Internet connection. Also imagine that you had already downloaded the Avenza Systems map for your area through its free app, and voila!... 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

Full-time RV travels — Heat with gas or electricity?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris For full-timers, keeping an eye on the budget can be critical to your lifestyle. When boondocking, your heating source choices are limited – gas prevails. But if you’re calling an RV park a temporary home – or any other place where you’re paying for electricity – the question is clearly: Which is cheaper, gas... Read More