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

Mod that wet bed so it stays dry!

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris When you think of mods and upgrades, you may think “big” or “techy!” Well, here’s one that’s less dramatic in approach, but could give you real comfort, particularly if you’re a winter RVer. We RVers sometimes suffer an obnoxious — and health hazardous — problem: water condensation under the bed mattress. Most often... Read More

How to keep your tanks, water lines from freezing

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris With cold weather arriving soon, one RVer asks: “How can I keep my tanks and water lines from freezing up in cold weather?” It’s a good question, and one we learned about early in our RVing days when we woke up one frosty morning to find our water line looked like an icicle.... Read More