Is filling water tank from mountain stream safe?

  Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob — I enjoy your articles and appreciate the insights. You spoke to Dan about conserving water but the truck camper picture prompted yet another question. We are considering using a solar-powered 12-volt DC water pump with an inlet strainer and an inline whole house water filter to refill our fresh water…

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RVing birdwatchers: New app helps identify birds

  For many RVers birdwatching is a popular hobby. While the landscapes and terrain change, so do the birds we see from state to state. Sure, a birdwatching guidebook is a great reference, but what’s the year 2017 without an app for everything? Digital technology is about to add big data to the bird enthusiast’s traditional tools of binoculars and…

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Will weight on rear of RV trailer off-balance the rig?

  By Chris Dougherty Chris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. Here is a letter he received from a reader while he was serving as RVtravel.com’s technical editor. Dear Chris, We own a 25-foot 2006 Hi-Lo Classic. I’d like to mount a class II hitch and a two-bike rack on the rear of the Hi-Lo. The hitch can be mounted…

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Taking photos may enhance a trip experience

That friend of yours who snaps photos of everything on a trip may be enjoying him or herself more than someone who just observes and doesn’t take photos. According to a new multi-university study, reported on Gizmag, taking snapshots can actually make your experiences more enjoyable. The study was conducted by the University of Southern California, Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania.…

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