RVer Darrell Gilmore spent 2017 volunteering for Habitat for Humanity in all 50 United States
Like many new RV retirees, Darrell Gilmore wanted to travel. In January 2017, the former corporate executive and long-time Habitat for Humanity volunteer from Bloomington, Indiana, hitched up his 23-foot Jay Feather travel trailer by Jayco for a year-long journey o
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Holiday gift ideas for RVing pets, # 2: iCalmPet portable, rechargeable music player
It has been reported that somewhere between 50 and 75 percent of pet parents plan to buy holiday gifts for their much loved pooch or kitty. Many of our traveling companions get a little stress while moving down the road.  One product that might be of help is iCalmPe
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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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Stroll Sitka, Alaska, 'Paris of the Pacific'
Sitka, like most southeast Alaska communities, is only reachable by sea or by air.  "Nestled on the west side of Baranof Island, midway between Ketchikan and Skagway, it’s flanked on the east by majestic snow-capped mountains and on the west by the Pacific Ocean on t
Casino Camping, part 4: Where to get more information
This is the last of four posts on Casino Camping. For more information on Casino Camping ... start here: - “Casino Camping: Guide to RV-Friendly Campgrounds," by Jane Kenny, (Roundabout Publications, 8th Edition, 2017, 264 pages). The paperback offers informatio
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Casino Camping, part 1: RVers bank on many Casinos for free overnight blacktop boondocking
The popularity of Recreation Vehicles continues to skyrocket for both retirees and millennials. Many of these RVers are looking for ways to trim their overall cost of overnight campground stays. This is especially true when RVers are traveling long distances and simp
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Remember National Public Lands Day, 'Go. Play.' 'Go. Discover.' 'Go. Help.' - Sat., Sept. 30
"America's state and national park systems are popular destinations for RV trips," according to the Campfire Canvass survey of RV owners by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association. Of the RVers surveyed, "77% percent will visit a state park, and 74% plan to visit
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