Device may transform air to water for boondockers, even in desert

Imagine, boondocking without ever worrying about restocking water even in dry or desert climates, using only the power of the sun. That future may be around the corner, with the demonstration recently of a water harvester that uses only ambient sunlight to pull liters of water out of the air each day in conditions as low as 20 percent humidity,... Read More

A simple explanation of installing and using RV LED bulbs

This is likely the best video we’ve come across that explains the differences between LED and the standard incandescent bulbs that come with most RVs. So many videos like this are complicated and hard to understand. This one is easy to follow. It explains the two different types of bulbs including the cost of purchasing and using them. ##RVT808 Read More

Follow-up on LED bulb replacement dangers

  This week I’m going to circle back and continue the discussion about LED bulbs that were designed for CAN Bus use, and which overheat in an RV interior light application. But first, here’s a quick heads-up on the poll we took last week asking if you’ve ever encountered power at a campground that showed high or low voltage, or... Read More

Would you use this RV park’s toilet?

This is what greeted one RVer upon entering an RV park’s restroom.  It appears there’s some construction going on with the showers. Still, to current park visitors, the privacy afforded one of the toilets leaves much to be desired. So, if the private stall is occupied, and you’ve really, really gotta go, hope you enjoy visiting with your fellow campers... Read More

Public lands management — Does history repeat itself?

  By Bob Difley Editor’s note: In light of the recent push by some agencies of the U.S. government to increase the amount of management of public campgrounds by private concessionaires, it’s interesting to look back to 2010 regarding the same topic. Writing under the headline “Campers express displeasure with public lands campground concessionaires,” Bob Difley presented some interesting notes... Read More

Tayama Thermal Cooker works like a crockpot with little energy

  By Bob Difley Crockpots and slow cookers are nice – if you are plugged into shore power. But when boondocking, not so much. But with the Tayama Thermal Cooker you can prepare those mouth-watering casseroles, stews, soups, veggies, and more with a fraction of the cooking time, and all for just minutes on a burner of your gas stove.... Read More

Campground power pedestal failures (Reader Poll included)

  My column last week on open pedestal grounds (Campsite power pedestal safety: “open ground” danger) must have caused quite a stir with our readers since my inbox has received a bunch of questions and stories about similar incidents around the country. Here’s just one of them: “For the first time in a year of full-timing my EMS protector gave... Read More