Phantom electrical loads can spoil your dry-camping adventure

  By Bob Difley Phantom loads are electrical connections to your batteries that continually draw power, however small. Loads that are run off the house batteries will not be a problem as they are slight. Since you will be charging your house batteries with solar panels or a wind turbine, generator, or by running your engine to keep up with…

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Slide-out drawers add storage space under tables, cabinets

  By Bob Difley If you have an RV that is smaller than a rolling mansion, you likely could use some additional storage space. Like where do you keep your wine bottle opener, the chopsticks when you bring in Chinese takeout, or your favorite chef’s knife? The Add-A-Drawer can put those daily-use items just a slide away from use –…

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More on the gray (legal) area of dumping the gray tank

  In last Saturday’s Ask BoondockBob in the RV Travel newsletter a reader asked about dumping gray water onto or into the ground rather than driving to a dump station when boondocking. Judging from the response to the question and having written about this practice before, it appears that the question (and lack of good answers) is still paramount in many…

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Save $$ on fresh fruits and veggies — Pick your own!

  By Bob Difley Picking your own fruit and vegetables is catching on as health- and taste-conscious consumers seek fresher and healthier food. You can now find everything to pick yourself from apples and nuts to fruits, berries and vegetables. Prices are considerably cheaper since you have eliminated the labor cost of harvesting from the farmer’s overhead. Look along rural…

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