Travel with a cat? Here’s a pussycat’s perspective

  Editor’s note: It appears that sometime when one of our staff writer’s laptop was left unguarded, another sort of “lap top” took over the keys to editorialize about the state of affairs of traveling pets. We present it to you for your careful consideration. Dawgs! They seem to be just about everywhere in the RVing community. And that’s all... Read More

High altitude fuel-up — low altitude engine knock

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris We got a note from a reader who’d been on a road trip out West. Piloting his pickup with a V-10 engine, towing a travel trailer, he started to encounter severe engine knocking. He got seriously concerned, thinking he’d developed engine problems. Happily, “the light came on,” and it wasn’t that dratted “check... Read More

The readers write — Security for generators and RVers

By Russ and Tiña De Maris While plenty of folks were out hitting the highways over the long weekend, it seems our readers took their electronic devices along to keep up with the newsletter. Here’s a bit of the feedback we’ve received in the last couple of weeks. Few boondockers? Our man Bob Difley posed the question, “Why so few... 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

Prevent thieves from stealing your generator

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris If it’s December or thereabouts, you can be sure that there’s plenty of RVers boondocking on the desert near Quartzsite. And you can also bet good money that the local police agency will be investigating reports of stolen generators from some of those same boondockers. Just what can you do to keep somebody... Read More

The readers always write – from washers to finding items in RV

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Here’s our every-other-week compilation of highlights of comments from our readers.  It all comes out in the wash In our Issue 768, Chuck mentioned his adjustment to the full-time lifestyle. “I miss having a washing machine. I don’t miss a dishwasher or a garbage disposal, but I do miss the washer. Our RV... Read More