Cold Weather Apparel


Stuart Bourdon, Editor-In-Chief
October 29, 2012

Columbia Sportswear Triteca Softshell With autumn in full swing and winter on the way, there’s simply no reason to let the RVing fun stop. We’ve looked into some new, effective and stylish ways to keep your body warm and dry while you enjoy the cooler seasons of the year. Here are a few apparel offerings... Read more »

Good times and good friends rollin’ from Louisville to Daytona

Sheryl Crow at The Rally

Sue Bray
October 11, 2012

The excitement began as 2,033 RVs from all across North America, and even as far away as Australia, rolled into Louisville, Ky., and it continued building over the next few days as thousands of Good Sam Rally-goers attended four days of seminars, ranging from computer technology to traveling to Alaska... Read more »

The Truth About Engine Air Filtration


Jim Allen
October 5, 2012

The basic job of an engine air filter is to supply the cleanest possible air with the least airflow restriction. Air filters don’t stay clean long, though, and as the filter loads up with dirt, restriction increases. Sooner or later, there’s enough restriction to impact power production. Around town,... Read more »

Keep Bees And Insects Out Of Your Bumpers

Bee blocker

September 21, 2012

To keep bees and other nest-building insects out of my bumpers, I designed a bumper cover that’s an effective barrier against bees, wasps and hornets. I took a piece of rain gutter cover and cut it into four 3-by-3-inch pieces. Placing a small screen inside, I used Loctite Construction Adhesive and... Read more »

Full-Time RV Roundup Images & Floorplans


Tom Kaiser, Managing Editor
September 14, 2012

Couples living in their RVs on a full-time basis have an entirely different set of priorities than families using their rigs for the occasional weekend or vacation. When a travel trailer or fifth-wheel is your home for the majority of the year — or more — compromising on tank capacity, fit and finish,... Read more »

Migration, Birding and Binoculars


Stuart Bourdon, Editor-In-Chief
September 6, 2012

Autumn is the perfect time for birding, one of America’s fastest-growing outdoor pursuits. It is also the second of the year’s two migratory seasons, when millions of avian travelers are spending weeks at a time winging their way across the landscape, from southern climes where they were growing... Read more »

Strategic Air Command Museum

Strategic Air Command Museum-04

Russ Steele
August 31, 2012

Having completed 20 years of service in the Air Force, with most of my career in Strategic Air Command (SAC), I collected a number of certificates and plaques that were cluttering up my home office 30 years after retirement. While they were significant to me, recognition of some first-time events in... Read more »

ATV Riding & Trailer Camping in California’s Sand Dunes

Sand Dune Trailer Camping

Tom Kaiser, Managing Editor
August 21, 2012

Our basecamp as seen atop a tall dune along Gecko Road looking toward Brawley. Picturing Southern California conjures up images of Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Newport Beach and San Diego — but there’s so much more to explore beyond the mountains surrounding this cosmopolitan megalopolis. Drive away... Read more »

Chasing Waterfalls near Portland, Oregon


Amanda Lepinski
July 20, 2012

Oregon’s tallest waterfall, Multnomah Falls, reaches nearly 620 feet and is located in the Columbia River Gorge, just east of Portland, Ore. Also billed as the United States’ second-tallest year-round waterfall, Multnomah Falls offers miles of hiking trails with an abundance of striking views. Nearby,... Read more »

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