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Roads Less Traveled: Wild Burros of the Colorado River

(March 20, 2018) -- Continuing our theme this year of seeking out places where the southwestern deserts and waterways meet, we drove the scenic drive that follows the Colorado River from the town of Parker, Arizona, up to the Parker Dam. Starting in Parker, we went up the California side of the river to the dam and then we came back down the Arizona side to Parker. Read More »

Roadtreking: Add a small inverter

(March 14, 2018) -- Most new RVs come with a hefty inverter. The one in our 2017 Roadtrek CS Adventurous XL 4X4 puts out 2,500 watts! That's great for the microwave and the air conditioner. But the rest if the time, I don't need nearly that much power to charge by cellphone, laptop, tablet or camera batteries. Read More »

Roadtreking: Jennifer’s new camping chair

(March 12, 2018) -- It's the GCI Freestyle Rocker and it rocks because of special springs, which look a lot like shock absorbers. It weighs about 12 pounds, has its own drink holder and it folds up very easy. Just pull a handle and its ready for transport. Read More »

Roadtreking: Our national parks are in crisis

(March 8, 2018) -- Unfortunately, though, the bad news is so bad that it is jeopardizing our much-loved National Parks. Devastating budget cutbacks, staff reductions, inadequate roads, backlogged maintenance and indifferent Congressional inaction have created a crisis that could result in partial shutdowns at many parks. Read More »

Roadtreking: Angels on my shoulder

(March 5, 2018) -- Traveling in our Roadtrek for four and half years, we thought we had had it all. Great experiences, great locations, great people. But recenty we had our first authentic, Roadtrek-to-the-bone-and-reaching-out-into-the-Universe-Roadtrek Experience. Our Dutch friends say we have angels sitting our shoulders when we have good fortune, who knows? Read More »

Roadtreking: Making sense of turnpike tolls

(March 2, 2018) -- As the warm weather starts to arrive, many are planning their cross country RV adventures. Many of those routes will be on toll roads. Do you need to purchase a sticker or toll device for your RV? Which toll stickers are the best to get? What happens when you encounter unmanned tool booths? Read More »

Roadtreking: My fun and expensive trip to the tire store

(March 1, 2018) -- After four years and 56,000 miles, it was time to replace the tires my Roadtrek Sprinter came with. I have a long one-ton chassis in my CS Adventurous, which means dual rear wheels, and I had been fortunate to have the original Continental tires that were supplied with the new vehicle wear evenly and uneventfully throughout their useful life. Read More »

Roadtreking: Meet our new ebikes

(Feb. 26, 2018) -- After a lot of consideration, Jennifer and I finally got eBikes. For some time, Rad Power Bikes have been a sponsor on our RV podcast. We figured we really needed to try them so we knew what we were talking about. Read More »