Sun gone. Now lightning, rain, hail, freezing temps

  It’s Thursday evening. We’re holed up in Seligman, Arizona. Two days ago in Camp Verde, the afternoon high was about 80. Today, it never reached 50. It’s dipping into the 20s tonight. Seligman is near the western edge of the largest remaining passable stretch of Route 66, about 87 miles. The town of about 450 was the inspiration, in part, for Radiator Springs in the... Read More

Make your powerful 50-amp service safer with SmartPlug

  By Bob Difley So you have a big box filled with power-hungry appliances like microwaves, lots of bright lights, and a couple of air conditioners and you know how to use ’em. You also know that it takes 50 amps to run them – and that’s a lot of power. But that much power can also overheat connectors and... Read More

Wife is sleepless thanks to hubby’s “stealth camping”

  Dear RV Shrink: We have just started living the RV lifestyle and immediately the price of camping caused sticker shock. My husband now wants to do what he calls “stealth camping.” He likes to park in crazy places when we are traveling that cost little or nothing. I know many people spend nights at Walmart and other retailers who... Read More

Water, water, everywhere. Do you have enough to drink?

  By Bob Difley The top three reasons — maybe four — why you may have to abandon your boondocking campsite are all the result of diminishing resources: (1) Your freshwater tank is sucking air, (2) Your black water holding tank is backing up into your toilet, (3) Your gray water tank is backing up into your shower, and (4)... Read More

Find your stuff with TrackR bravo

    By Bob Difley With so much to remember these days, the deluge of information flooding our email inboxes, news updates, and virtual megaphones from all directions, remembering where I put my stuff is becoming harder and more complicated. Luckily a couple of guys (who haven’t even come close yet to experiencing senior moments’ memory lapses) have invented what... Read More