Tailgating has become a staple for Fall activities of all kinds and has become increasingly involved over the years. These days, tailgating is not just reserved for Professional/College Football and NASCAR races. We see people tailgating at concerts, grand openings, and even quilting expos! Whatever activity or hobby you enjoy, getting together with friends and others that share your passion can be an opportunity to tailgate!
If you are like most people, your RV is usually hibernating throughout the fall and winter. As the temperatures start to rise, we look forward to getting our rig ready to go camping, but need to make sure everything is properly running before we get on the road. One of the things you need to
For most RVers, winter means putting our RVs into storage for several months, and in the upper Midwest, sometimes up to 6 months! Hopefully most of us take the typical precautions for winterizing such as adding antifreeze to the fresh water system, emptying out the water heater, and preparing for rodents! However, most RVers walk
Earlier, in Part 1 of this series, we discussed an overview of the 120-volt AC system and how electricity comes in from the shoreline source and supplies the appliances. In this article we will talk about what individual appliances require for electrical power, and how to manage your system to prevent overloading the source. Most
It is important to understand the basics of 120-volt power and how it supplies components in your RV. The power pedestal or “Shoreline Power” at the campground typically has three connections for 50 amp, 30 amp, and 15 amp power. The 50 amp plug in is for larger coaches to supply 240 volts, 120 volts
As we approach the dog days of summer, we find ourselves “recreating” in some extreme temperatures and high humidity conditions. In our homes we can maintain a comfortable temperature just by setting the thermostat and not worry about it. Every time we walk into the house the temperature is the same. Too many new RV
A total solar eclipse is scheduled to occur Monday August 21, 2017 and is a popular viewing activity for RVers of all ages. A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and earth, partially blocking out the view of the sun until it creates what is referred to as Totality, which
Most RVers take their fire extinguisher for granted because hopefully, they will never have to use it. But fire is actually an important component in RVing as it’s used to power the motorhome or tow vehicle by use of internal combustion. It’s also used for the LP operation of appliances such as the water heater,
Is it just me, or do kids these days not seem to have as much of an interest in the fun games and creative outdoor activities that we had during my youth? With so many distractions like smartphones, tablets, video games, and the internet, it’s no wonder the great outdoors don’t seem to hold as
Camping in your RV with no electrical connection takes preparation and planning. Before you venture off the grid, you need to make sure you understand your battery’s condition and function. Once you know how many hours of electricity you have to camp with, you can implement these easy tips to better conserve power.