Tags : campervan

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

Choosing an RV? How We Chose our Class B.

As we planned for both of us to retire we talked about getting an RV. We had two friends with RVs, one with a big Class A and one with a Class B. We sure didn't want to be bus drivers, but a van seemed awfully small. However, small was appealing. Our experience may be […]Read More

RV Tire Inflation on the Go: Portable Air Compressor

When we purchased our used Class B motorhome it needed new tires. The tires had plenty of tread but had “aged out” at over 6 years of age. In addition a close inspection revealed small cracking in the sidewalls. Our local tire shop had several options for the correct Load Range E tires our camper […]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

Our RV Space Program: Space Makers & Space Killers

Space is at a premium in any Class B RV. Our experience with our own 190 Popular Roadtrek and visiting many other Class Bs is this: It pays to think seriously about the space you have, and how to make it feel bigger. For us, we saw two kinds of space — apparent space and […]Read More

RV Toilet Seal Replacement

It was a hot fall day when we first noticed the smell. There was no doubt about the source – we had dumped far too many black tanks to have any question. The odor definitely came from the toilet. We checked the blade seal on toilet flap. Yes, it held water in the toilet bowl […]Read More

Killing Tumbleweeds

It was time to hit the road from Tucson, AZ to Las Cruces, NM. I’d had a wonderful week in the area, which is worth a separate article. But now I was headed to another famous park, Bosque Del Apache Wildlife Refuge, which is famous among birders. I wanted to stop, again, at the KOA […]Read More

Packing your Clothes: Divide, Roll, and Conquer

Class B campers allow notoriously little room for packing lots of clothes. So we borrowed an old sailboat trick.  We divided the clothes cupboard to make 8 cubbyholes on the bottom shelf for Roger's clothes and 8 cubbyholes on the middle shelf for Lynn's clothes. Then we roll our clothes tightly and slip them in […]Read More

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