Tags : class b motorhome

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

Exploring Minnesota and Iowa to Find Unique RV Destinations

Have you ever had a hard time getting out of a state? I felt like I was going to be stuck in Minnesota forever. I kept finding interesting things to do and see. I finally made it. I am just across the border in Decorah, Iowa. I spent a night at the Knife River Campground […]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

The 2015 Pacific NW Get-Together

For this year's unofficial, no-rules Pacific Northwest Roadtrek get-together, our spiritual leader Yan Seiner decided to afflict the comfortable and dragged everyone out to a spot in the national forest, a million miles from nowhere. It's literally a set of GPS coordinates  – 43.046396 N, 121.062860 W.  Very nice coordinates, though, we're in the Oregon […]Read More

Solar Power Revisited: Adding Solar to an Older Class B

Two years ago we added solar to our then 18-year old Roadtrek 190 Popular. We followed the rule of thumb you often hear, “Add 100 watts of solar for every 100-amp hours of battery.” We had one 80-amp hour battery. After much research and a lengthy discussion with the vendor on requirements we bought an […]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

Stow Away an Inflatable Kayak in Your RV

In a few weeks we will start a six-week trip to the western United States, so we have been discussing how to pack a kayak in our Roadtrek RV. The last time we drove west we saw lakes and calm rivers that we would have loved to paddle if only we had a boat. Ingenious […]Read More

Boondocking in the Heat: Tips to Keep Cool in Your RV

Campskunk would say “follow the weather,” but sometimes we have a reason to be somewhere where it is uncomfortably warm – with no access to shore power. We had that experience recently and we learned a few things.  The weather was much nicer at home than at our destination.  The forecast was daily highs from […]Read More

Unconcealed Carry: How to Take Your Bikes When RVing

Many Class B RV travelers enjoy taking their bicycles or motorcycles along with them while they travel. It is rather easy to bring your bikes if you have set up to carry them safely. The chief safety issue is weight. Most bicycles weigh under 30 pounds, so carrying two on the rear or front is […]Read More

Cody, Wyoming: RV to The Perfect Dose of Western Culture

After my lovely Olga got her new oil pan and coolant hose in Colorado Springs, I bade farewell to my gracious hosts, and was on my merry way to Cody, Wyoming. There, I was to meet up with a few of my favorite Roadtrekers. I drove up to Glendo State Park, about 100 miles southeast […]Read More

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