Do you have a backup plan?

By Dave Helgeson   Self-reliance is part of the attraction for many who RV. The ability to go where you want, when you want, taking care of your own needs along the way. Self-reliant RVers have no problem camping without hookups. Many enjoy the benefits and a bit of pride conquering the challenges that come with surviving off the grid.... Read More

Dump station showers

By Dave Helgeson My wife and I love boondocking.  We enjoy the solitude, freedom and unobstructed views— and the price is right, too. However, after days or weeks of no hookups (conserving precious water and holding tank space), we miss being able to take a long, hot shower. Now, many of you might be put off by this tip, but... Read More

Avoid the cordless drill blues

By Dave Helgeson If you are like me, you carry a cordless drill in your RV. They come in handy for a bunch of things including small repairs and campsite improvements. Many RVers even find them useful for raising and lowering the stabilizing jacks on travel trailer and fifth wheels, even though jack manufacturers don’t recommend doing so. Inevitably, the... Read More