King adding new powerful Wi-Fi extender for RVs

  King, a Minnesota-based designer and manufacturer of satellites and antennas, will begin marketing a powerful Wi-Fi antenna this fall. The King Falcon will be out this October (2017) and is geared for RV, camper, and mobile home owners. The device is part omni-directional antenna, which gathers signals from all around it, and part directional antenna, which points to a... Read More

Stuff this backpack/duffel for day trips and weekend escapes

  By Bob Difley I like containers of all sorts. Big ones, small ones. Plastic bins and large duffels. Hard-sided, and soft. But I especially like soft containers that have divisions or pockets to organize stuff. So when Solo New York asked me to review the Weekender Backpack Duffel I couldn’t resist. This duffel is the perfect size and configuration... Read More

How to minimize and manage waste when boondocking

  Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking, and Part 2 of the answer.  Hi Bob, In the past you have probably reflected on various boondocking techniques. If so, some reruns would be appreciated. For a neophyte boondocker interested in staying in the woods like maybe for 2–3 weeks: How to maximize energy usage? Routine for use of... Read More

Are you a flasher? LumiSign makes it easy

  By Bob Difley LumiSign – The custom color license plate frame that lights up automatically / Installs in seconds / No wires / One frame, endless possibilities with interchangeable inserts. Do you remember when changeable signs that could flash messages to other drivers were popular a few decades ago? LumiSign has come up with the 2017 version: a light-up... Read More

Neophyte boondocker interested in staying long term in the woods

  Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, In the past you have probably reflected on various boondocking techniques. If so, some reruns would be appreciated. For a neophyte boondocker interested in staying in the woods like maybe for 2–3 weeks: How to maximize energy usage? Routine for use of generator and inverter? How to minimize... Read More

RVAA picks Dometic Awning Power Wand for award

  ELKHART, Ind. – August 30, 2017 – Dometic was honored to have its new Awning Power Wand selected as being one of the top three items in the 2017 Product of the Year Awards at the RVAA (Recreational Vehicle Aftermarket Association) Executive Conference in San Diego, California. Trey Miller, Dometic’s Director of Marketing – Americas, commented, “The new Power... Read More

Thinking of camp hosting? Here’s how

  Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, We’ve stayed at a couple of Forest Service campgrounds and like them very much, especially the space, plants, and trees surrounding each site. In one of them, there was a camp host that seemed to be in charge and kept the campground neat and tidy. How does one... Read More

Snowbird haunts: “Burro” Schmidt’s tunnel

By Bob Difley Editor’s note: As summer draws to a close, the RV snowbirds are beginning to think about their winter getaways. Need a little help with stops along the way to broaden your horizons? Here’s the first of our occasional posts of places to see, things to do in the warmer-during-winter areas of the country.  William Henry Schmidt, born in... Read More