New park project takes the stink out of the outhouse

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Officials at West Virginia’s Camp Creek State Park may have hit upon an inexpensive and environmentally friendly way of dealing with human waste. At a cost of less than $1,000, park workers are installing so-called micro-flush toilets, doing away with the old-time privy system. Along the way, they’re giving employment opportunities to thousands –... Read More

Reader’s Digest list of the top RV parks in every state

by Deanna Tolliver Do you have a favorite RV park in the different states you travel through? What makes that a favorite park? You can compare notes with a recent article in Reader’s Digest. “The Best RV Parks in Every State” is in the online version of the magazine. The article doesn’t list the qualifications that earned a campground to... Read More

Investigative journalism busts Quartzsite, Arizona?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris A Fountain Valley, California, boating and fishing news media outlet called The Log may have gotten into investigative journalism. Recently, one of the outfit’s intrepid reporters did an exposé that centered on popular snowbird haunt Quartzsite, Arizona. In the amazing reveal, writer Parimal M. Rohit pointed the journalistic finger at one of the little... Read More

Interior Department claims major investment in U.S. parks

By Russ and Tiña De Maris In a “good news, bad news” scenario, the U.S. Interior Department says America’s national parks are looking at a $11.6 billion backlog in maintenance and repairs. The good news? The agency has approved spending to take care of 2.2 percent of the need. Under the banner headline, “Trump Administration Announces $256 Million in Construction... Read More

Inverters 101: Understanding amps and volts

Hi Mike, Here’s a weird one regarding my 2017 F/R 34QS. Some information: I have a Magnum 2,000 watt pure sine wave inverter and four L16-6V 390Ah batteries along with three 160-watt solar panels and a 30-amp Go Power controller. The issue I have when I’m using the inverter (shore and generator not used) is this:... Read More

Increased bear sightings prompt warnings in New Mexico

by Deanna Tolliver The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (NMDGF) has issued a statement warning campers of increased bear activity in the northern part of the state. Multiple bear cub sightings have been reported by campers. Spokesperson Tristanna Bickord says “some may view this as a unique opportunity to view young wildlife; however, it is very important for... Read More