Summer RV Tips to Help Keep You Cool in the Summer

About the only places in North America with temperatures below 90-100 degrees in the summer are on the extreme Northwest or Northeast coasts, in the mountains above 7,000 feet, or in far north Canada or Alaska. If you can’t escape to a great, cool weather place for the summer, here…

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RV Rainwater Collection When Boondocking

I have a simple set up for RV rainwater collection off the roof of the motorhome while boondocking. During a recent desert storm, that lasted half a day, I collected around 25 gallons in 6 blue buckets. I could have collected more if I had the storage! After collecting the…

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10 Tips for RV Water Conservation While Boondocking

Many newbie RVers are disappointed to find that their freshwater only lasts for two or three days. They use it, as if they have an unlimited supply, like at their house, or a full hook up campground. But there are tricks newbie RV boondockers can learn, to make freshwater last…

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Safety Tips for Solo RVing

Taking a few common-sense precautions, and a few “just in case” measures, can go a long way to maintaining your peace of mind, and keeping you safe while RVing. Trust Your Instincts: The most important safety tool you have, are your eyes, ears and common sense. Always be aware of…

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Safety Tips for RV Boondocking in Bear Country

You want to see a bear; they are beautiful, smart and powerful. But bears are also very dangerous. This is especially true when you live in an R.V. Camping in state or national parks, or boondocking on public lands will bring you into bear country. You may have seen videos…

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7 Essential Tips Before You Go RV Boondocking

There are those RVers who are boondocking full time, only occasionally going into an RV park. RVs are designed with campgrounds in mind, with hookups for electricity, water, and sewer. But they can function nearly as well when parked out ‘in the boonies’. If your dream is to boondock in…

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Boondocking Basics

First, let’s define boondocking: RV camping out in the “boonies” (nature) with no designated sites, hookups, or facilities. Newbie RVers can have many fears and questions about boondocking. This isn’t the typical RV park experience! Some common questions and fears are, is it safe? How do you find boondocking spots?…

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EMP Protection For Your Tow Vehicle and RV

Vehicle Micro-circuitry & Computer Chips Will be a Problem During an EMP First of all, most tests performed by the government and by private companies have concluded that most pre-1990 vehicles will largely be unaffected by the EMP. The engine and mechanical parts of a vehicle will remain intact. However,…

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