Low-cost RVing at nearby wildlife refuges

  By Bob Difley Be on the lookout for Fish and Wildlife refuges, both national and state, for good boondocking and cheap camping opportunities. When there is no hunting season active, these refuges can be deserted. Though policies vary with each state, generally you can camp either free or very cheap. Some refuges can be quite scenic, on ponds maintained... Read More

How generator neutral-ground bonding for an RV works

  Hi Mike, First off, let me thank you for all the hard work you’ve put into No~Shock~Zone. It has been so educational as a new trailer owner and a new father who will soon be taking my son camping for the first time. Thank you! I am an electrical utility worker in a power plant and have a decent... Read More

Transition to RV solar with low-cost task lights

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Many RVers that are new to boondocking shudder at the expense of putting in a solar charging system. They love getting away to the back country, enjoy the solitude and quiet, but find it hard to cough up the big bucks. Here’s a thought on how you may be able to still enjoy... Read More

Full-time RVing: Don’t ignore these health signs

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris When we got into the full-time RVing lifestyle, we spent more and more time away from our “usual haunts,” including the doctors we’d developed relationships with over years of “landlocked” living. When you’re on the road, it’s sometimes easy to lose track of regular health maintenance. For those without any ties to the... Read More

Hikers: Do your feet hurt? Try this solution

  By Bob Difley I suppose you could say there are two types of RVers, one that sits in front of the TV most of the day, and the other who is out exploring, hiking, bird and wildlife watching, and stalking the wild asparagus (remember Euell Gibbons’ book?). My wife Lynn and I fall into the latter category and in... Read More

The readers write: Fun (or not so fun) and games

  Edited by Russ and Tiña De Maris We often get piles of mail regarding a particular article that sets readers’ mental wheels spinning. In this installment we’ve also had some thoughts come in, not based on any particular story, but which still caught our attention. Here are a few to start. Volunteers – or slaves? Arthur Jacobson wrote, “We... Read More

Sta-Bil Rust Stopper stops rust and corrosion

    By Bob Difley Of the many gremlins that attack your RV, like mold, mildew, leaks, and black streaks, rust is the gremlin that will attack your hand tools, spare parts, door hinges, and other vulnerable metal surfaces and moving parts over time. STA-BIL® Rust Stopper is a part of the large family of Gold Eagle fuel additives and aerospace... Read More

Boondocking: Shake, rattle and roll

  Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Dear Bob, I’ve just begun boondocking and have traveled down some bumpy dirt roads looking for boondocking campsites, but it occurred to me that my motorhome is taking more of a beating than just driving on highways. Are there any critical problems that this kind of use could cause that I... Read More