Camping in the Eye of Beholder

CNN looks at the contrasting styles of camping, from tents to RVs, and even dips into the question of what is true camping. Regardless of your preference, there are plenty of people getting back to nature. Some 42.5 million Americans went camping in 2011, according to a U.S. camping industry-sponsored survey that covers all varieties […]

RV comeback drives hiring increase

An upbeat article from NBC on the rebounding RV market. Not to pre-recession levels, but very encouraging overall. In Elkhart Indiana county, where a majority of RVs are built, unemployment was a staggering 20.9 percent in March 2009, compared to the nationwide unemployment of 8.7 percent. As the economy recovers, sales have come roaring back, rebounding 72 […]

Warning Campers of Carbon Monoxide Dangers

A report that the Tennessee Fire Marshal wants campers and RVers to be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) got me thinking about the CO detector in the Winnebago View/Navion. Carbon monoxide is colorless and odorless, and according to the article, is “created when fuels (such as kerosene, gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, […]

Indoor RV Park

Interesting concept of an indoor RV “park” that might be the first of it’s kind. Some enterprising business men in the construction industry saw an opportunity in the housing shortage due to South Dakota’s oil boom. They noticed thousands of RV’s coping with the harsh elements in the open that were providing temporary housing for […]

Upcoming Free Spirit SS is Class B Sprinter Van Slideout

Looking forward to seeing the upcoming 2013 Leisure Travel Van Free Spirit SS, a Class B RV with a slideout, based on the fuel efficient diesel MercedesBenz Sprinter van. The pictures and video show an incredible amount of storage, an actual real bathroom, and beautiful high-end cabinetry and decor. They’ve managed to make it look […]

Yosemite Hantavirus Death

UPDATE: 8/29/12 Read more about the concerns of multiple cases clustered together. UPDATED 8/28/12 A second person has died of the hantavirus disease after visiting Yosemite National Park in June. There is one other confirmed illness, and a forth potential illness is being investigated. These visitors stayed at the “Signature Tent Cabins” in the park’s Curry Village […]

Solo Women RVers Featured on CBS

Lee Cowan goes looking for RV adventures in Arizona, probably in the Quartzsite area, and finds a group of older women who aren’t afraid to travel alone for their adventures. There are 9 million RVs in America now, which is a million more than in 2005. Of the many interesting women he meets, Jaime Hall […]

Best Retractable Dog Leash To Take Camping

My vote for the best dog leash to keep in the RV for camping is the Bags on Board retractable leash. A roll of bags tuck into a dispenser below the handle so you never have to worry about being caught without a bag when your dog surprises you. There are three sizes, but I’ve […]

eReader Comparison

E-readers have exploded into the market this past decade and finally provide a real alternative to physical books. In an RV, every inch and pound matters so e-readers are a perfect fit for carrying anywhere from 1,200 to 6,000 books. But wait, it’s not just ebooks – you can have newspapers, magazines, and your favorite […]

Handling an RV Tire Blowout

A couple on I-95 is lucky to be alive after flipping their RV when a tire blew. The couple was outside of Jacksonville, Florida driving a class A and pulling a truck when it flipped and crashed into the guardrail. They and their dogs survived the crash, apparently without any serious injuries. Their story reminded […]