Let the stars be your road map – Part 1

By Chris Fellows, Serenity Mobile Observatory One of the most common questions I am asked while people look through the telescope is “How do you find this stuff?” The answer to that question is a little complicated because today, with advanced gear and a short alignment procedure, the telescope mount can “find” objects for you. New astronomers are often frustrated... Read More

Don’t miss out! National Fossil Day coming soon

It’s time to honor our fossils! Step into the shoes of paleontologists on October 11 for National Fossil Day to discover how these scientists piece together the ancient past. The National Park Service and partner organizations throughout the country will celebrate with events and programs that promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils. “From remote badlands to people’s backyards, it’s truly... Read More

Travel planning with one app? Not possible

by Chris Guld, GeeksOnTour.com We spend the majority of our life traveling, mostly by RV. I’m starting my plan for 2018 now, yet I’m still filling in the details for the remainder of 2017. I’m not so concerned about turn-by-turn directions – we use a dashboard GPS and enter our destination each day before we get on the road. What I... Read More

Boondockers: Think tote tanks – Don’t leave home without one

By Bob Difley With snowbird season just around the bend, RVers are starting to think about boondocking and tote tanks. Tote tanks? Not usually a popular topic discussed around a potluck campfire. But RVers will be RVers and tote tanks are an important addition to any serious boondocker’s arsenal of tools that will help extend his boondocking days and relieve stress.... Read More

Best demonstration of travel trailer sway danger

Trailer sway is dangerous and can ultimately prove deadly when it results in a crash. Here, we believe, is the best video demonstration of how trailer sway occurs and how to prevent it. Watch as a toy car pulls a trailer on a special treadmill where the load in the trailer can be switched easily from place to place —... Read More

Car alarms – sometimes unnecessary noise pollution

Dear RV Shrink: As many campers have expressed recently, we, too, find generators annoying and always opt for generator-free campground loops when available. Our unit has a generator but even we find it annoying when we have to run it. We would never consider running it around other campers who are enjoying a quiet camping outing. My concern is yet... Read More