Which cell carrier will save your day?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris For our readers, staying in touch is a major priority. We surveyed readers back in August, asking, “Which cell phone service do you use?” Before we get to the breakdown, here’s one interesting factoid: NOBODY checked the option “None.” Maybe we shouldn’t be surprised by that, but somehow, you’d think that among those 3,600-plus…

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Our island in the sky – the International Space Station

By Chris Fellows, Serenity Mobile Observatory [Click any image to enlarge.] The first components of the International Space Station (ISS) were launched in 1998 and it has been under perpetual construction ever since. Now about the size of a football field, the ISS is the largest and most expensive single space project ever undertaken by mankind. Costing more than $100…

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RVing dogs be warned: Dog food health alert

Many RVers travel with dogs, and most RVers don’t have kitchens large enough to prep pounds of homemade dog food each week. A new study by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently issued an alert about reports of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs eating certain pet foods containing peas, lentils, other legume seeds, or potatoes as main ingredients.  DCM is a…

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Vintage RV photos: “Harriet” the house car

By Russ and Tiña De Maris We don’t imagine that too many of our readers attended this RV gathering. It was January 10, 1929, in Arcadia, Florida, when “Harriet” the house car attended the Tin Can Tourists convention there. Harriet must have had quite a trip in those days, as the house car apparently traveled down from Brattleboro, Vermont. Originally…

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South Dakota mail forwarding service abruptly shuts down

A South Dakota mail forwarding service abruptly closed last week and began returning mail to senders before announcing to its customers it was doing so. The company, MyDakotaAddress.com, is owned and operated by Jon Knuths and managed by Terri Lund. We called Ms. Lund, who confirmed the closure. Many full-time RVers opt for a South Dakota address because of significant…

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