2015 'The RVer's Friend: North American Diesel/Parking Directory'

2015 ‘The RVer’s Friend: North American Diesel/Parking Directory’

Another great Interstate guide recommended by RVTravel.com is "The 2015 RVer’s Friend: North America Diesel/Parking Directory”.  It lists up-to-date information for RVers, this one on travel centers. This perennial best seller lists 6,700 RV accessible diesel and service travel centers (truck stops) in U.S. and Canada, along with what services each provides to RVers. The guide gives information on which truck stops allow RVs to park overnight, if there is
Belt sander races a hoot in Fulton, Texas

Belt sander races a hoot in Fulton, Texas

Every other Saturday afternoon in Fulton, Tex., several hundred fun-loving people--many of them snowbird RVers--gather at the Legends Saloon to watch other fun-loving folks race belt sanders down a 75-foot track. To read more about these crazy drag races click on "Belt sander races dust up Fulton, Texas" published on RV Short Stops. The races take place October-March on the 1st and 3rd Saturday at 2:00 p.m. behind the Legends Saloon (formerly "Pickled Pelican"
Solo RV snowbird Catherine Woods roams southwest

Solo RV snowbird Catherine Woods roams southwest

"I got into RVing because I thought winter camping would be more comfy in a Scamp than in a tent," said longtime tent camper Catherine Woods of Asheville, NC. This winter has been her maiden voyage in her 2014 13-foot fiberglass Scamp travel trailer. She has spent much of January and February in Arizona's state and county parks. She admits that she has made a few small mistakes. "It has been a challenge," she said, "but I've always liked being challenged
Good neighbors RVers Myron and Alberta Scott travel each winter from Kansas to Gulf Coast

Good neighbors RVers Myron and Alberta Scott travel each winter from Kansas to Gulf Coast

Good fences don't make good neighbors -- good people make good neighbors. This is especially true when your neighbors are within 10-15 feet of your back door. That's what we discovered in our Rockport, TX, RV park on our first winter here in 2011. Alberta and Myron Scott of Hill City, Kansas, were strangers to us when they backed their 28-foot Thor Jazz into the site next to ours in early January. By the next morning Myron was advising us on where to buy wi
2015 'Next Exit' ... always know what's up ahead

2015 ‘Next Exit’ … always know what’s up ahead

Never take a wrong exit off an Interstate highway again. Heralded by RVTravel.com as one of the top selling RV books of any year,  'The Next Exit, The Most Complete Interstate Hwy Guide' lists what you can expect at every exit along every Interstate in the United States. The 2015 edition "details exactly what you will find at each, including: fuel stations (which brands and if they offer diesel), campgrounds, truck stops, casinos, laundries, retail stores (b
2015 'The RVer's Friend: North American Diesel/Parking Directory'
Another great Interstate guide recommended by RVTravel.com is "The 2015 RVer’s Friend: North America Diesel/Parking Directory”.  It lists up-to-date information for RVers, this one on travel centers. This perennial best seller lists 6,700 RV accessible diesel an
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Belt sander races a hoot in Fulton, Texas
Every other Saturday afternoon in Fulton, Tex., several hundred fun-loving people--many of them snowbird RVers--gather at the Legends Saloon to watch other fun-loving folks race belt sanders down a 75-foot track. To read more about these crazy drag races click on "Be
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Solo RV snowbird Catherine Woods roams southwest
"I got into RVing because I thought winter camping would be more comfy in a Scamp than in a tent," said longtime tent camper Catherine Woods of Asheville, NC. This winter has been her maiden voyage in her 2014 13-foot fiberglass Scamp travel trailer. She has spent
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Good neighbors RVers Myron and Alberta Scott travel each winter from Kansas to Gulf Coast
Good fences don't make good neighbors -- good people make good neighbors. This is especially true when your neighbors are within 10-15 feet of your back door. That's what we discovered in our Rockport, TX, RV park on our first winter here in 2011. Alberta and M
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2015 'Next Exit' ... always know what's up ahead
Never take a wrong exit off an Interstate highway again. Heralded by RVTravel.com as one of the top selling RV books of any year,  'The Next Exit, The Most Complete Interstate Hwy Guide' lists what you can expect at every exit along every Interstate in the United S
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Great White Egret having seafood for lunch
While bicycling near Aransas Bay in Rockport, Texas, we spotted a beautiful great white egret with its fresh catch. (Click on photos to enlarge) This great white egret, standing at least 3-feet, is distinguished from other white egrets by its yellow bill and black
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Desert boondocking tips for RVers by Bob Difley
We enjoy dry camping and have nosed out a few fantastic places in Oregon, California and Arizona. (Including the one picture on BLM land north of Lake Havasu City, AZ) Our go-to authority on all things boondocking is Bob Difley. I first met Bob about a dozen years
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2015 guide to firearm laws, state by state
On our travels through the West, it is common to meet RVers who carry a firearm of some type in their RVs, or on their person, for safety. While most gun owners are aware of the gun laws in their home state, many are unaware of local laws which vary greatly state by
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'Winter Texan' RVers are everywhere
A quick look around Rockport-Fulton and other Texas snowbird destination towns such as Bandera, "The Cowboy Capital of the World," the number of Winter Texans, (out-of-state RVers who choose to spend their winters in the Lone Star State) is up this season. It might b
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Whooping Cranes also 'Winter Texans'
It was a heart-stopping moment when I first spotted a family of Whooping Cranes making their way across the south Texas sky. With a slow wingbeat, they gracefully circled, then glided ever-so-gently onto a marshy field just north of Goose Island State Park and south o
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