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The Interstate 80 Road Trip Guide

By |2021-06-18T19:59:57-05:00June 18th, 2021|Spring RV Escapes|

Other cross-country routes are more famous, but Interstate 80 is one of our most vital east-west arteries. As a matter of fact, it stretches from San Francisco almost to New York City as a smooth, continuous connection through 11 different states. So buckle up and settle in for a tour of one of the longest thruways in the United States. Let’s explore! The History of Interstate 80 Interstate 80 was part of the original plans for the Interstate Highway System when it was established in the 1950s. Construction of I-80 […]

How to Introduce a New Partner to Your Parents

By |2021-06-04T16:51:48-05:00June 4th, 2021|Tech Tips|

Introducing a new love interest to your mom and dad is nerve-wracking, whether it’s the first or ninth time you’ve done it. What if they don’t like your new boyfriend? What if your new girlfriend doesn’t like them? We can’t stop you from bringing home a stinker, but we can try to help make this meeting go smoother—and keep the peace if it doesn’t. Orchestrate a few mini-meetups If you live far from your parents, FaceTime them while you’re hanging out with your boo. Swivel the phone a little and […]

The Pros And Cons Of Living In A Camper Full-Time

By |2021-06-02T20:08:40-05:00June 2nd, 2021|Tech Tips|

The Pros And Cons Of Living In A Camper Full-Time Living in any RV requires a commitment to a more minimalistic lifestyle whether you’re in a 45-foot diesel pusher or a small truck camper or camper van. There are a couple of reasons a trailer or camper might not be the best choice for full-time living, but it’s worth noting that NO recreational vehicle is built and sold for the purpose of becoming a full-time residence. If you talk to the manufacturers and dealers, they all affirm that RVs are […]

Why Pitbulls Can’t Swim, and Other Things to Know Before Taking Your Dog in the Water

By |2021-06-02T16:52:17-05:00June 2nd, 2021|Tech Tips|

Photo: stodolskaya2 (Shutterstock) Everyone loves a dog in a pool. Watching a pup paddle around, snout just above the surface, is a pastime so adored we’ve even named a swimming stroke in its honor. However, that doesn’t mean you should assume you can toss any dog into a pool without a life jacket, thinking natural instincts will take over—it turns out not all dogs swim easily, and there are a number of things you have to consider before lounging with your pooch by the pool, choreographing a summer photo op […]

How Much Interest You Actually Pay, Based on Your Credit Score

By |2021-05-27T13:52:05-05:00May 27th, 2021|Tech Tips|

Photo: Stokkete (Shutterstock) Your credit score is important to lenders, as it helps them assess you as a credit risk, but it’s important to you, too, because it ultimately determines the interest rates you pay on credit cards and loans. While I knew this in my early twenties, the significance didn’t really sink in until I thought of it in terms of pure cash —how much more or less was I spending on interest alone, based on my credit score? Here’s a look at how that might break down for […]

The Case for Peeling Garlic Before You Roast It

By |2021-05-27T10:51:56-05:00May 27th, 2021|Tech Tips|

Photo: Claire Lower I love the drama of serving a whole head of roasted garlic . It’s a little parcel of flavor that never fails to impress, but extracting the cloves can be a little messy (even with a pickle fork ), and (unless you use an air fryer ) roasting it to that soft and spreadable stage takes at least 50 minutes. Fortunately, you can cut that time in half by peeling the garlic before you roast it. You’ll get a slightly different flavor profile, but it will still […]

Former FIA president Max Mosley dies aged 81

By |2021-05-24T14:10:13-05:00May 24th, 2021|Tech Tips|

Max MosleyRV Racing Press Former FIA president Max Mosley has died aged 81. Mosley was in charge at FIA between 1993 and 2009 and his death was confirmed in a short statement by his family. "The family of Max Mosley can confirm that he died last night after a long battle with cancer," read the statement. "They ask to be allowed to grieve in private." Bernie Ecclestone , who worked alongside Mosley as the pair completely transformed Formula 1 during their respective careers and paid him a heartfelt tribute. "Really, […]

This Tiny Camper Fits in a Garage (And You Can Stand Inside It)

By |2021-05-24T08:06:36-05:00May 24th, 2021|Tech Tips|

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A camper you can stand in that fits in a garage?! While it sounds too good to be true, it does exist. If you’re looking for a small camper that fits in your garage but won’t cramp your style, the MeerKat trailer might be just what you’re looking for. This tiny camper is big on features! And it can be towed by almost any car. Let’s learn more about the MeerKat trailer and take a virtual tour here. The MeerKat Trailer: A Camper You Can […]

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Is It Legal to Ride eBikes in National Parks?

By |2021-05-24T08:06:32-05:00May 24th, 2021|Tech Tips|

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Is It Legal to Ride eBikes in National Parks? Electric bikes, or ebikes, are becoming more popular with RVers, but can you take yours into a National Park? There are many fun ways to experience national parks, and one of them is on two wheels. We also see lots of ebikes cruising along the streets and trails these days. The increased use has pushed the federal government to some new regulations in place. In this article, we’ll take a look at what they are allowing […]

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May 24, 2009: Space Shuttle Atlantis Lands on Edwards AFB

By |2021-05-24T05:06:46-05:00May 24th, 2021|Tech Tips|

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EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif — After completing a successful 13-day mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope, Space Shuttle “Atlantis” touched down on Runway 22 at 0830L. Atlantis’ mission (STS 125) covered nearly 5.3 million miles and “rejuvenated” the Hubble space telescope with state-of-the-art science instruments designed to enhance its capabilities by as much as 70 times, while extending its service life through at least 2014. Atlantis’ landing on this day was the 53d Shuttle landing to occur at Edwards AFB. Space Shuttle Atlantis […]

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Elevated RV / glamping brand Camp Collective to launch in 2021

By |2021-05-24T05:06:45-05:00May 24th, 2021|Tech Tips|

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US: “Elevated RV and glamping destination” brand , Camp Collective, is set to launch in prime destinations and urban locations around the United States this year. The new branch of Missoula-based firm Q Hospitality Management has been established in recognition of the burgeoning interest in recreational vehicle [RV] travel and it is setting its sights of becoming a leading system of high-end RV resorts in the coming years, as well as bringing a “different dynamic and unique experience” to the RV and glamping destination parks […]

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A small view from our campsite at Kodachrome basin in UT. More about this when I’m back.

By |2021-05-24T02:06:40-05:00May 24th, 2021|Tech Tips|

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How Much Does it Really Cost to Live in a RV?

By |2021-05-24T02:06:39-05:00May 24th, 2021|Tech Tips|

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Living in an RV fulltime allows you to see the world and experience true freedom—but it’s not free. Find out how much cash you need to be a full-time RVer. Living in an RV may seem like a dream—and for some, it’s a reality. Living in an RV lets you see the country or world while living in your own portable home. However, is it cheaper than living in a brick and mortar home? These full-time RVers shed light on how much it really costs […]

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Best handheld vacuum for car

By |2021-05-24T02:06:37-05:00May 24th, 2021|Tech Tips|

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Remove the floor mats of your vehicle and shake or beat them to get rid of larger pieces of debris. After that, go over them with a handheld vacuum to lift any remaining debris. (BestReviews) Cleaning your car or truck can be a drag when you don’t have the right tools. A handheld vacuum makes the task much easier. Handheld vacuums for cars make quick work of lifting debris from nooks and crannies around seats, trunks and everywhere in between. These devices often come with […]

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RV with rear entry door?

By |2021-05-24T01:51:30-05:00May 24th, 2021|Spring RV Escapes|

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I wonder if anyone has ever seen an RV with an entry door on the back – not a flip down ramp style door, but a regular entry door. A while back I was sitting at an intersection and saw one drive by. At the time I tried looking it up but was unable to find the floor plan online. I don’t remember who made it and I’ve also forgot whether it was a bumper pull or a 5th-wheel, but it had both a regular […]

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Small payload, waaaay under Gross Axel Weight Rating

By |2021-05-23T23:06:38-05:00May 23rd, 2021|Tech Tips|

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I have a 2017 F250. Ford advertises big towing capability, but I don’t see how it’s possible to accomplish the big numbers with the payload and GVWRs.. their towing chart says my truck with a 3.55 axle should have a 15,100lb gooseneck capacity towing. GVWR of 10,000lbs Sticker says 2,146lbs max payload of occupants and cargo. Cat scales got me in at 8,400lbs…. So I can only have a payload of 1,600lbs?? My rear gross axel rating is 6,340lbs. Tire index on each is about […]

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Three injured in I-24 crash

By |2021-05-23T23:06:38-05:00May 23rd, 2021|Tech Tips|

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Interstate 24 was backed up for several miles Sunday afternoon near Oak Grove following an accident that injured three people. Christian County Sheriff’s Deputy Andy Spann says a dump truck towing a motor vehicle was heading east near the 90 mile marker when the driver lost control and broke through the cable barriers in the median. The towed vehicle came loose, scattering debris and the load in the median and the rear axle came off. The axle struck a westbound RV and another passenger vehicle […]

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Curious, has anybody had any experience with a window mounted or side mounted AC unit in a travel trailer during the summer months? I am looking at a travel trailer and always wondered how efficient side mounted ac units were in the summer.

By |2021-05-23T22:50:44-05:00May 23rd, 2021|Tech Tips|

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I installed a window unit in the rear of my 35′ bunkhouse. We were full timing in a single location. Moving with it installed was not an option. Fitting the unit in the window with the insulation in the gaps is critical to keeping it efficient enough to make sense. I had created some extra space between the bottom of the window and the a/c unit by tucking the power cord under and out the window. I used the 15 amp outlet on my shore […]

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I read something about a device to put in your RV to monitor the a/c for your pets. I have looked and can’t find it. Anyone know??

By |2021-05-23T22:50:38-05:00May 23rd, 2021|Tech Tips|

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