Roger and Lynn Brucker

http://RedRoverRoadtrek.com

Roger Brucker and his wife Lynn have been Roadtrekkers since 2009. Both are retired, Roger from a Business-to-Business advertising agency and from teaching marketing for 25 years at Wright State University, Dayton, OH. Lynn is an electronics engineer, retired from the USAF Research Laboratory. Roger has authored or co-authored five books on cave exploring. They are cave explorers, kite flyers, and have four Standard Poodles. Their home base is Beavercreek, OH, a Dayton suburb. “We’ve done a lot of camping and long distance tandem bicycle riding, including an unsupported San Diego to St. Augustine ride in 2000,” said Lynn. Roger says, “But we love our 190 Popular Roadtrek because we can go anywhere on a moment’s notice, and stay off the grid for a week.” They are known to many Roadtrekkers for contributing ideas and suggestions on the Roadtrek Yahoo Forum and Cyberrally. Some of their modifications to Red Rover, their Roadtrek, are documented at www.RedRoverRoadtrek.com

Off The Beaten Path: Three Missouri Caves

Missouri is known as the “cave state,” and on our trip down Historic U.S. 66 we passed three well-known show caves – two privately owned and one (formerly privately owned) in a state park. As cavers, visits to show caves can be fascinating or frustrating.  Cave guides can be fountains of scientific knowledge and history […]Read More

Off The Beaten Path: Old Chain of Rocks Bridge

While planning our trip to the Southwestern U.S., we knew the journey was to be enjoyed. It seemed like the logical thing was to drive rather quickly to St. Louis and then meander our way west. We had already visited all the states east of the Mississippi in our Roadtrek, now was the time to […]Read More

Painless Refinishing of Your Older RV’s Wood Cabinets

Our Roadtrek has oak cabinet doors and some oak interior trim. The cabinet walls are mostly a plastic oak veneer over plywood. The lower kitchen cabinets on our 20-year old Roadtrek had some water spots and discoloration.  Several years ago, Roger refinished the two kitchen drawers and the under sink cabinet door so they looked […]Read More

Carrying Your Zero Gravity Chair on an Older RV

Class B owners tend to be experts in compact packing. Among other things we tend to have compact camp chairs. The Pico Telescoping Chair is one favorite small packing chair. And “bag” chairs come in a variety of sizes.  Such chairs can be comfortable or not so comfortable depending on design.  We were always a bit […]Read More

The Perfect Table: Customizing Your Camper

Our Roadtrek friend Sharon stopped by today with her 2013 Roadtrek 190 Popular.  We first met her over a year ago when she was in town visiting her sister. We had previously known her only through the Yahoo Roadtrek email list. We had compared notes and showed each other our Roadtreks. We talked about all […]Read More

RV Awning Tips and Tricks

Most Class B campers come with an awning already installed. It resides in its own garage on the right side above the door and it cranks out from the side of the vehicle. Our third-hand 1995 Dodge Roadtrek 190 came with two self-contained support poles at each outer corner and a third support pole stored […]Read More

Tips: Upgrade Kitchen Lighting Easily

When we bought our 1995 Dodge Roadtrek 190 Popular the kitchen had one feeble incandescent light, so it was too easy to serve the garbage instead of salad. We remedied that by replacing the light bulb with an LED array that fit into the same fixture. That was some better. It saved electricity. Then we […]Read More

Digital Frame All Your RV Photos

We have seen RVs with photos plastered on walls — kids, scenery, friends. Frankly, the pictures look klutzy, although we have seen some nicely done framed photos.  But in a small RV there is little space for photos – and which photo would we pick? One Christmas we received a 12-inch digital photo frame. It […]Read More