Sonder: You and everybody else have a rich life story

By Chuck Woodbury I can’t recall ever hearing the word “sonder” before this morning when I read my daily inspirational message from marketing guru Seth Godin. He titled it “Seeking Sonder.” It reads as follows: Sonder is defined as that moment when you realize that everyone around you has an internal life as rich and as conflicted as yours. That... Read More

Explaining converters, inverters and generators – Part 3

Do I need a generator? By Wolfe Rose In my last column, I explained why there just isn’t enough power stored in your batteries to run a sizable inverter for long. The amperage draw is damagingly aggressive, and it’s not realistic to carry the pickup truck full of batteries necessary to replicate an off-grid-house-size battery bank. Since you’re not creating... Read More

Campground bathroom warns: ‘Don’t drink from the toilet!’

This is from the “If you need a good laugh” department. . . RVtravel.com reader Pat Gearty sent along the photo on the right, taken at a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources campground. He wrote, “The DNR park designers don’t give campers much credit for common sense and personal responsibility. I’ve been in many a campground bathroom but never, ever... Read More

RV Electricity Newsletter by Mike Sokol – What’s new, you?

Dear Mike, What’s this I hear you’ll soon be starting your own RV Electricity Newsletter on RVtravel.com? What kind of topics will you be covering?– Mike Sokol Hey Mike, you sure are a good-looking guy… (Sorry, I can’t help myself) By golly, you’re right… I am indeed starting my own monthly RV Electricity Newsletter beginning this November, and need the... Read More

Cart makes easy work of lugging your RV stuff

By Bob Difley One of the things I like about boondocking in undesignated campsites or in some forest service campgrounds is that the picnic-table-outside-recreation-hub isn’t placed just outside my entry door. I like it to be a distance away, maybe in the trees, in the sun, or on a view knoll – not under my neighbor’s window. The problem was... Read More

Move your Pod or fifth-wheeler with Parkit360 power dolly

  Trailerable RVs have never been more popular, especially the new pod campers. But many people have difficulty maneuvering them with a car or truck, especially when backing around corners and into tight spaces. With Parkit360’s Force 5K and Force 10K power dollies, moving a trailer has never been easier. Lightweight and small enough to fit into the back of... Read More

Reader letter: Shortage of campsites is ‘for real!’

Hi, Chuck, I’ve noticed a drastic change in the past two years in campsite availability. We have been RVing since 1981 and usually traveled without reservations. Of course, when staying at Fort Wilderness at Walt Disney World one expects to make reservations almost a year in advance. Since I retired in 1998, we have traveled to specific destinations such the... Read More