Full-time RVing: Compatible with partner?

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris At some point in many RVers’ lifetime, there comes a time when they consider going full-time. And when they do, it can be a long process as there’s much to think about: finances, communications, bill paying, getting rid of “stuff” — the list goes on. One little “item” that’s often forgotten, however, is... Read More

Verizon “dirty tricks” hit RV group below the belt

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Imagine getting mobile Internet service for less than $50 a month — along with a free device to connect you to the network. And tack on a provider who has (reportedly) the best coverage in the U.S. That’s what members (and prospective members) of FMCA (Family Motor Coach Association) got pretty excited about... Read More

Dealing with ticks — an expert’s advice

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris If your travels take you to tick country, be on the lookout for these biting and often disease-carrying insects. Here are the latest “tick tips” from Amanda Roome, an expert in ticks with Binghamton University. Find ticks on your clothing? Put your clothing in the dryer on high for at least 30 minutes.... Read More

Thinking of full-timing? Some basic advice

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Thinking about becoming a full-time RVer? There are plenty of things to be considered. It can seem overwhelming. Where do you start? Here are some things seasoned full-timers recommend you chew on when making that important decision. On “stuff” You can’t take it all with you. It comes down to a decision as... Read More

Definition of “boondocking” stumps experts

  Edited by Russ and Tiña De Maris Last month we polled readers on what constituted “boondocking.” Last week we published the full results and many comments on the subject. To recap the poll results, here they are again: “In which of these circumstances would you be “boondocking?” 21%   Staying free on public lands (desert, forest, etc.) 14%   Staying anywhere... Read More

The readers write: No-frills RV parking on the cheap

  Edited by Russ and Tiña De Maris Ten Buck Chuck’s After editor Chuck Woodbury suggested what America needs is a chain of no-frills RV overnight spots at a decent price, we had plenty of feedback. Perhaps the defining word came from Edward Price: “You need a snappier name for your chain of bare-bones roadside park-grounds [rather than Chuck’s Super... Read More

Full-time RVing — Will your rig haul the weight?

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Moving from a sticks-and-bricks home to an RV makes for plenty of challenges. Where will you put all your stuff? That’s a great question, but a critically important related question: Will my rig handle the weight of all my stuff? Do you know how much weight you can carry? Here’s a lift from... Read More

Before driving RV, please engage brain

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Traveling by car to an appointment in the “big city” of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, we noticed with some alarm as a commercial truck pulled out into the “suicide lane” to pass a vehicle. Since a commercial driver’s license is a pretty-much coveted possession of truck drivers, it seemed to us an unusually... Read More