Immerse yourself in nature … Volunteer!

The RoVing Naturalist  By Dennis Prichard When I strike out with the fifth-wheel, most of the time I am seeking a new adventure in nature. I like the amenities my RV brings, but I LOVE to learn all about the area I’m in and the critters and natural phenomena that are swirling around just off the last step of my front…

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RV Electricity – Campground power upgrade – expensive but necessary

Dear Readers, I’ve had this discussion both online and offline many times, but here’s the first time I’ve seen what it actually costs to upgrade old and failing power pedestals to modern electrical code in an existing campground. I do harp on campgrounds with failing pedestals due to safety concerns for both you and your RV, and they certainly should…

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Guide to maintaining the RV heating system

If you are a serious winter RVer or if you travel in your coach during the chilly fall or early spring months, then you fully understand the importance, convenience and comfort of having a fully functioning RV heating system. If not, spend an involuntary cold night in temperatures near freezing or below without heat and you’ll soon wish you did…

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RV Electricity – What residential refrigerator do you have?

Dear Readers, As I write in my guest essay in the RV Travel Newsletter, one of my projects for 2019 is a study of the number of solar panels and batteries needed to run a residential-style refrigerator in your RV while dry camping, without using a generator. While propane/electric refrigerators have been the norm in RVs for decades, in the…

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Astronomy for RVers – The Big Picture (part 1) – From rocks to stars

By Chris Fellows, Serenity Mobile Observatory (click any image to enlarge – except Chris’s 😉 ) In my travels and conversations with folks during star parties and coffee table discussions I have noticed that there is some confusion about the general structure and scale of this wonderful universe we live in. I am going to cover this in a few…

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Do not assume you have no water leak just because you can’t see it

Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about RVing.  Hi Bob, I’ve read several frightening accounts of RVers discovering leaks in their RVs that went undetected until severe problems, such as mold and rot in hidden places, were detected. What can I do to catch or prevent these incidents before major damage occurs? —Ben Hi Ben, We all enjoy the…

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RV and RV-related recalls for September 2018

Here is our monthly summary of RV recalls for September 2018 and related equipment we feel are of interest to our readers. This information has been gleaned from the U.S. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. This is NOT a complete list of all vehicles and related equipment recalled. Do you shop at Amazon? If so, would you use one of…

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