Tags : campervan

Small Person Driving Big

It is hard to believe that I have owned my Roadtrek SS Agile campervan for close to six years. It is even harder to believe that I have been full timing it with Elsie the Cat for over two years. Where does the time go? What do I do next? How long do I want […]Read More

Living the Full Time Life

I have been living in my Roadtrek SS Agile Class B campervan for over two years now. As the seasons roll into winter I take time to ponder what is good and not so good about this lifestyle. How long do I want to do this? Where is my next stop? Do I want to […]Read More

Dog Proofing your RV

We have traveled in our Class B motorhome with 2 to 5 dogs.  They are all ~50 lb. Standard Poodles, so shedding was not a problem, but dirty paws were. And the seats in our Roadtrek were in perfect condition when we bought it. The carpet was in not so perfect condition. We started with […]Read More

How to Test a Battery Isolator

Nearly every motorhome owner will at sometime experience a charging problem with their house battery. Note that even if you have two (or more) house batteries we will use the single term battery in this article.  It is important to be able to do some basic troubleshooting yourself to fix the problem.  Your will need […]Read More

Replacing the Headbanger Light

Eight years ago we began changing out the old light bulbs in our Roadtrek for LED bulbs.  In an older RV with a single battery, the change to LEDs is a significant power saving.  We changed everything but the fluorescent light over the dinette.  It was not quite the power hog as the incandescent bulbs […]Read More

Campskunk’s Nuremberg Visit

We said farewell to the Rhine and its castles and headed east from Wiesbaden on E45, the Interstate 40 of Europe. It was full of big trucks with German, Polish and Romanian tags. Driving was a bit harrowing as there were several spots where they were doing road construction (it's summer, the best time for […]Read More

Maximizing Storage: Above the Door Shelf Ideas

We always admired Roadtrek's above-the-door pocket shelves (or rail pockets or whatever they're called) used on any of the Chevy or older Dodge models. They are so handy for so many things. People find a wide variety of uses  for these storage compartments. Here we cover what we do with them. The first thing we […]Read More

Tough Choices in the Life of an old RV

Our Roadtrek had been running great. We had passed our 200,000 mile service with no issues. Our transmission had been rebuilt at 172,000 miles (a bit short of the expected 200,000 miles) and was ready for at least another 172,000. Several friends and acquaintances were approaching 300,000 miles – which is the expected life for […]Read More

Is My Battery Charged?

“What is wrong? My battery was low, so I turned on my generator, and 20 minutes later the battery was full, so I turned off the generator. But 20 minutes later my battery is low again!”  We have seen questions like this for years from new RV owners. Most likely there is nothing wrong with […]Read More

RV Closet Contents Revealed

RV closets are dimly-lit spaces jam-packed with clothes. And the smaller the RV, the more packed the closet.  The wardrobe closet in our 19.5 foot Roadtrek 190 Popular is 16-inches wide x 49-inches tall And 18-inches deep. The first trick we learned is although you can use regular size plastic clothes hangers you must insert […]Read More

Free as a Bird – We Have our Campervan. In Europe.

We have finally reunited with our Roadtrek CS Adventurous, nearly a month since we dropped it off with the shipper in Baltimore for transport to Europe. The pickup day kept changing – cargo ship schedules are an art, not a science – but we showed up at the port in Antwerp, Belgium after three days in […]Read More

On the Road: Microwave Replacement

Why don't things quit working before we hit the road? We had just headed out in our winterized Roadtrek for a 10 day trip when we found the microwave oven would not work. We checked the outlet and circuit breakers and fiddled with the door latch on the 22 year old Panasonic microwave. It was […]Read More

Gadgets: Your RV’s Own Aurora Borealis

Your RV exterior at night can be the Black Hole of Calcutta or Times Square on New Years Eve. There are two reasons to think about night lighting: decorative entertainment and safety. The possibilities for outdoor lighting entertainment must have occurred to everybody who has seen Niagara Falls at night. The first time Roger saw […]Read More

Meals & Cleanup in a Winterized RV

Many people park their motorhomes in the winter. And of those that still use them, many do not cook in them except for perhaps using the microwave.  This is understandable since cleaning up is more of a challenge without running water, using the gray tank and having an operating water heater, but it is not […]Read More

Beebe Bridge Park in Chelan Falls, WA

This is a wonderful campground on the banks of the Columbia River east of the Cascades in Washington state that Sharon and I discovered a dozen years ago, and resolved to revisit. Back then we didn't have an RV and I was still working, so our trips out west were whirlwind tours with no time […]Read More

Transforming RV Closet Into Organized Storage

We have long recognized that closet organization is a good way to obtain more storage, find things easily, and rid life of cluttered stuff. Our Roadtrek closet is 15-1/2″ wide x 22″ deep, and like most Class B closets, space is scarce! From time to time we have added useful improvements. Notice the two cargo […]Read More