Category Archives: RVing

My new toy – Washing Machine Suitable for a Travel Trailer

Laundry is one of those chores that no one really likes but needs to get done. For the last five years we have collected our laundry until we had nothing left to wear and then made a trip to a … Continue reading

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More Stuff That Works – RV Black Water Macerator Pump

An RV black water macerator pump is not something you use while staying at a typical full service campsite. This device IS beyond handy while parking in places like the driveway of friends and relatives without RV hookups. At our … Continue reading

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Hauling Water

I often get questions about how to haul water when an RV site doesn’t have running water handy. How exactly do you get enough water to fill the tank and how exactly do you store the storage container when you … Continue reading

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Keeping the Cat In ~ Those Really Stupid RV Doors.

It seems that all travel trailers, fifth wheelers and many other recreational vehicles are equipped with these really poorly designed latches. I have yet to meet anyone who likes the stupid doors. Approached from the outside, the latches have a … Continue reading

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Surviving Severe Weather as a Fulltimer Part 5: Tornados and Severe Thunderstorms

  Of all the potential nasty things that mother nature can throw at the full timer, the severe thunderstorm is simultaneously the most common, the most widespread, and the most likely to be deadly. Severe thunderstorms occur in virtually every … Continue reading

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Surviving Severe Weather as a Fulltimer Part 4: Fog.

This is a picture from NOAA with a somewhat better visibility than we had that night on the highway. We have had our fair share of severe weather near misses. Some of those near misses have just been due to … Continue reading

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Surviving Severe Weather as a Fulltimer Part 3: Wildfires.

During our stay in Osoyoos in May 2014 a wildfire in the hills above us created a bit of anxiety for us due mainly to smoke. Our air conditioner/dehumidifier trick worked so we were not forced to leave the exceptionally … Continue reading

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