It pays to stop at tourist bureaus and visitor centers

  By Bob Difley All area attractions at one time or another offer either discounts, free days, two-for-ones, or other incentives. Always check at every tourist bureau and visitor information location you find and ask about your specific interests – as well as some things you may not have an interest in at present yet you may find interesting and... Read More

Solar flashlight and multi-function safety tool from Renogy

By Bob Difley With the spate of emergencies that are plaguing communities this year from hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, it would pay to make sure we are prepared for our own emergencies, though trivial they may be compared to the living conditions suffered by residents of Puerto Rico, Houston, and other areas following their disasters. Putting together an emergency... Read More

Losing water from fresh tank vent on steep grades?

  Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hello Bob, You gave me some great advice a few months ago when I asked about boondocking during our trip from FL to CA. We had a GREAT time! Now, here is a question for a situation that came up during that trip. We have a 30-gallon fresh water holding... Read More

Cart makes easy work of lugging your RV stuff

By Bob Difley One of the things I like about boondocking in undesignated campsites or in some forest service campgrounds is that the picnic-table-outside-recreation-hub isn’t placed just outside my entry door. I like it to be a distance away, maybe in the trees, in the sun, or on a view knoll – not under my neighbor’s window. The problem was... Read More

Move your Pod or fifth-wheeler with Parkit360 power dolly

  Trailerable RVs have never been more popular, especially the new pod campers. But many people have difficulty maneuvering them with a car or truck, especially when backing around corners and into tight spaces. With Parkit360’s Force 5K and Force 10K power dollies, moving a trailer has never been easier. Lightweight and small enough to fit into the back of... Read More

What’s the deal with composting toilets?

  Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, What are your thoughts about using a composting toilet and then combining both the gray and black tanks as a gray tank? I have read that you can dump gray tanks when boondocking onto the local vegetation. Is that true? So, with an ample solar power system, a... 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

Is filling water tank from mountain stream safe?

  Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob — I enjoy your articles and appreciate the insights. You spoke to Dan about conserving water but the truck camper picture prompted yet another question. We are considering using a solar-powered 12-volt DC water pump with an inlet strainer and an inline whole house water filter to refill our fresh water... Read More

Leaf peeping – and camping – in Connecticut

By Bob Difley The New England states are famous for their spectacular fall colors, and Connecticut is not lacking when it comes to vibrant autumn foliage. Like the tourism promotion folks say, “When it comes to autumn, Connecticut is much more than seemingly limitless shades of reds, oranges and yellows waving in the trees and wafting to the ground –... Read More