Airport “insecurity” underscores joy of RVing instead

By Russ and Tiña De Maris If you need another reason to enjoy traveling by RV, here’s another real-life adventure that underscores the point. An RVer, who asked to remain unnamed, recently got news that she was a first-time great-grandmother. To see the new “grand,” she’d have to travel from Arizona to Washington state, and the weather seemed to suggest... Read More

RV fridge door pop open? Here’s a “quick & dirty” fix

By Russ and Tiña De Maris If you’re the proud owner of a well-loved older RV, you’ll have run across the old “orphan parts” issue. Either the company doesn’t stock your part anymore, or the company doesn’t exist. Either way, when repair issues appear, sometimes you’re left getting creative. Here’s a recent issue for us. At day’s end, we’d open... Read More

RV driving on snow or ice

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Winter is decidedly upon us. If you’re the typical RVer, your rig is probably tucked in, taking a deserved winter’s nap. On the other hand, maybe you’re a snowbird or full-timer, and your rig is probably somewhere in the sunshine. But what if you’re somewhere in between and that nightmare scenario develops: You’re driving... Read More

Full-time RVing: Insurance to meet your needs

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris One of the big questions of folks making the jump from “sticks and bricks” to a “life on the road” is a good, solid, important one: What about insurance on the RV? Sticks and bricks insurance protects you from loss: The house burns, the burglars burgle, the unexpected (and probably) uninvited one trips... Read More

More than free camping from BLM — if you hurry!

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris The Bureau of Land Management provides plenty of free boondocking opportunities on public land throughout the West. But did you know there’s another freebie that the BLM’s California office provides? Every year the California BLM hands out a huge, colorful, 12-month “planner.” These glossy calendars are great wall-hangers and help you keep your... Read More