Want to boondock in CA this fire season? Go West!

Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, Making camping location decisions has been especially hard this year with the wildfires. Can you recommend anywhere we can boondock in the West (we’d prefer to stay in California if possible) that won’t be so smoky or where we won’t be driven out by the fires? —Bud  Hi Bud, As…

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Is advanced pedestal testing feasible?

Dear Mike, It may be best to check pedestal voltage under load before plugging in. Is there an easy way to do this? —Don/Piano-tuna Dear Don, That’s a great idea, but likely beyond the scope of most RV owners. That’s because meaningful load testing can be time-consuming and complicated. Here are the basics. There are at least two different types…

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Internal vs. external TPMS comparison – Hot ambient temperature

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble Since March I have been conducting a comparison of a couple different Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS). One from TST has internal sensors, as seen below right. Please note this shot shows the TPM sensor and the steel band retainer. I was in the process of removing the extra band material…

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How long do animals live?

The RoVing Naturalist  By Dennis Prichard Animals’ Ages How old do animals get? That is a good question – one that’s not easily answered. Different methods are used to tell each animal’s age, and then these methods don’t always hold true. Of course those animals living in zoos have exact ages known, but these are not truly natural life spans, being free…

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OverKill trailer ready for the rough life

By Russ and Tiña De Maris If RVing for you doesn’t equate to “glamping” somewhere in a high-end resort, but on the other end of the spectrum, there may be an RV for you. The “OverKill” touts itself this way: “Adventure comes from new experiences. Danger comes from being unprepared for them. Whatever your journey throws at you, your OverKill…

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Vintage RV photos: “Harriet” the house car

By Russ and Tiña De Maris We don’t imagine that too many of our readers attended this RV gathering. It was January 10, 1929, in Arcadia, Florida, when “Harriet” the house car attended the Tin Can Tourists convention there. Harriet must have had quite a trip in those days, as the house car apparently traveled down from Brattleboro, Vermont. Originally…

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