Gilbert Ray Campground continues as a popular (no reservations) county destination with snowbirds.
RV friends Marc and Joyce Stalnaker recently visited the Gilbert Ray Campground, a county facility near Tucson, and wrote in to let us know it is still a pretty good place to put down stakes for a few nights. "I like this campground because the sites are carefull
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Texas' Davis Mountains offers surprises for RVing snowbirds who love history, wild lands
Out of the past eight years we've headed south in the winter, four of those have been spent in Texas. One of the biggest surprises to this snowbird was the Davis Mountains in Southwest Texas. Jimmy and I stumbled onto the area when we were heading north from Big Bend Na
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Jimmy Smith reflects on 'a tangle of thoughts'
Jimmy Smith, RVer, elk hunter, and introspective thinker shares snippets of his thoughts at this point in the arc of his life. One post begins: "The clouds are caught on all the trees here in our little southern Oregon valley this late November morning." .... An
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Happy Thanksgiving from our tiny home on wheels
We are grateful once again to be celebrating Thanksgiving Day with our fellow Escapee RVers at SKP Timber Valley RV Park in southern Oregon. We will be watching the Macy's Parade and football games on the big screen TV in the Clubhouse and then joining with our neigh
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RVers on the move this Thanksgiving holiday
Drivers will be paying the highest Thanksgiving gas prices since 2014 with pump prices about 40-cents a gallon more expensive than last year, according to AAA. The average retail price for regular unleaded gasoline is around $2.54 a gallon. That said, AAA estimates this
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Winterizing your RV, part 4 — ‘Check for leaks; clean inside of aerosols, food'
This is the final post of a four-part series on 'Winterizing your RV.' Another major concern of storing an RV for months is the rig’s exterior, its roof and sidewalls. After thoroughly cleaning the rig, inspect all sealants for signs of damage or cracking where wat
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Winterizing your RV, part 3 — ‘Check batteries, remove or plug into shore power'
This is the third of a four-part series on 'Winterizing your RV.' “You’ll be amazed at how simple it really is to take care of your own rig,” said Mark J. Polk, host of “Winterizing and Storing your RV” (DVD $24.95, and e-download $19.95) available through
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Winterizing your RV, part 2 — ‘Protect water systems from freezing temperatures'
This is the second of a four-part series on 'Winterizing your RV.' The number one concern during cold weather is the damage that freezing temperatures can inflict on an RV’s water system including its supply lines, holding tanks and hot water heater, said John Mela
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Winterizing your RV, part 1 — ‘Now ... or before first hard freeze'
Some parts of the country are ready experienced very cold temperatures and autumn snow. It is definitely time for RV owners to start thinking about winterizing their recreation vehicles. If you are a new to the RVing lifestyle, this four-part series will help you pro
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Thank you Veterans ... Enjoy your weekend, you deserve it ... and much, much more
One day isn't enough to thank all our veterans, (including James "Jimmy" Wesley Smith, U.S. Coast Guard and Army), for serving our country and us. And, of course, we extend a huge appreciation to all the loved ones who support our veterans and active-duty military wo
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