Search and Rescue Support, RV-Style

All I really wanted to do was hide out and avoid the excitement of the upcoming 4th of July weekend.  I failed. I've been camped for three days at the end of Forest Road 2124, a little spur off the Beartooth Highway on the plateau at 10,164 feet along the...
Expediters are RVers… sort of

Expediters are RVers… sort of

I was sure they were RVers. White haired, grandma and grandpa types, driving a Sprinter van – the platform of choice these days for Class B RVs. They were waiting at the Sprinter dealer for service, right next to me. I was there for an oil change before heading...
Dispersed Camping in National Forests

Dispersed Camping in National Forests

I have previously written about national forest campgrounds, an affordable and enjoyable way to camp without the crowds and expense of commercial and national park campgrounds. If your rig has good boondocking capability, there's an even less crowded – and even...
Laura out West: Hot and getting hotter

Laura out West: Hot and getting hotter

It's 100 degrees and going up! I am at 4400 feet and it’s HOT.  But, as we Missourians say, at least it’s dry heat. Doesn’t feel anything like KC (or Houston or Charleston) in the summer where it’s muggy and close and, well, you know.  Here, sweat and hair dry quickly...

Boondocking Basics: Solar Panels

In an earlier post, I covered electrical use while unplugged – how your coach batteries store electricity for use while you're parked and enjoying the scenery in your Roadtrek. There are various ways to get electricity back into them.  All RVs charge the coach...
A Day in the Life of a Roadtrek

A Day in the Life of a Roadtrek

On June 22, 2013 – at sunset local time from coast to coast, across the U.S., into Canada, as far north as Alaska – 19 different Roadtrek owners took a photo of their Roadtrek. Some were parked at campgrounds. Others in their driveway. Some drove to a...
Fulltiming in Our Class B RV With Our Cat

Fulltiming in Our Class B RV With Our Cat

We weren't going to get a cat. Our retirement plans were set – fulltiming in a Roadtrek Class B RV – and our previous cats had just gone to kitty heaven after long and pampered lives. Our minds were made up – no cat.  And then we met Fiona, a...