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Love Your RV: 3200 Watt generator review

(June 7, 2018) -- When we started RVing full-time seven years ago, I knew we would like the ability to camp off the grid. For ten years before purchasing our Cougar fifth wheel, we enjoyed many trips into the boonies with our old 1989 Ford campervan. Read More »

Love Your RV: How much did our snowbird trip cost?

(May 28, 2018) -- Well, our 7th snowbirding adventure in a row is in the books. This year we once again visited the southwestern United States spending the bulk of our time in sunny California and Arizona. We spent much of the time off-grid free camping in desert BLM areas and casinos along the way which sure saved on camping fees! Read More »

Love Your RV: RV air conditioner maintenance tips

(May 14, 2018) -- A few months back I went to turn on the trailers AC unit, and it made a funny sound. It was muted compared to normal, and no air was blowing out the vents. I headed up on the roof for a look see. After removing the plastic cover, I had Anne turn on the AC again. Right away I noticed the fan motor wasn’t turning. Read More »

Love Your RV: Dramatic seascapes, pretty water falls

(April 27, 2018) -- As our 2017/18 Snowbird travels draw to a close we’ve spent the last 2 weeks meandering up the Oregon Coast. The weather for April has turned unseasonably mild and sunny. We’ve taken full advantage touring the gorgeous coastline and even up into the rainforest. Read More »

Love Your RV: Beachfront RVing on the Southern Coast

(April 20, 2018) -- As we hit the home stretch of our 2017/18 snowbird adventure, we found ourselves on southern Oregon coast in the town of Brookings. We’ve driven through Brookings numerous times on previous trips, but only every stopped briefly for fuel. This spring we decided to make a point of staying a few nights. Read More »

Love Your RV: DC to DC buck converter mod

(April 9, 2018) -- In this video, I install a device called a “buck converter” in my RV to power my Lacrosse Weather Station display. By doing this, I will no longer need to replace it’s 3 AAA batteries. This will save me money over time and maintain my weather station settings. Read More »

Love Your RV: Slice of RV boondocking life

(March 5, 2018) -- Continuing my 2017/2018 snowbird trip videos, a little slice of our RV boondocker life. In this video, I take you along as we head from our recent boondocking location to dump and fill our tanks at the Saddle Vista Ranch in Tonopah, Arizona. The owner has recently installed an RV dump station to serve the needs of dry campers in the area. Read More »

Love Your RV: Visit to Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Ariz.

(Feb. 26, 2018) -- When Anne and I were camping at Lost Dutchman State Park this past January, several folks online strongly suggested we visit Boyce Thompson Arboretum. They figured it would be right up our alley. A nice hike through nature with abundant photography opportunities. Boy were they right! Read More »

Love Your RV: Saddle Mountain dispersed camping

(Jan. 23, 2018) -- After another enjoyable visit to the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge, we headed east down Interstate 10 around 100 miles to another free 14 day BLM camping location called Saddle Mountain. Last year while camping in the Kofa NWR we met a lady who raved about the beauty and peacefulness of Saddle Mountain. Read More »

Love Your RV: Ogilby and Cibola BLM campsites

(Jan. 16, 2018) --  In this video, I update you on the last few weeks of our South Western snowbird trip. I show our free BLM (Bureau of Land Management) campsites at Ogilby Road near Yuma, AZ and across the street from the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge south if Blythe, CA. Read More »

Love Your RV: State stickers decal map kit for our RV

(Jan. 12, 2018) -- As a fun stocking stuffer, this Christmas Santa delivered a set of US State and Canada Provincial decal maps for the RV. The idea is to add the blank map somewhere on the outside of your RV, and then each time you visit a state or province, it gets added to the map via a sticker. Read More »

Love Your RV: Top 5 on the Christmas wishlist

(Dec. 11, 2017) -- Every year I put together a little Christmas RV wishlist for Santa. Over the years I must have been a good boy as a great many items have been stroked off the list. You would think after full-time RVing this long I’d have everything I could possibly want by now. Read More »