RV Tips

Lessons Learned

These lessons learned were done personally; some were learned by other folks who passed on the wisdom to us. Most of these were those “Ah Ha” moments that we remember oh so well. Awnings I love our awnings. They give us shade and privacy, and occasionally grief. Automatic wind sensors that are supposed to retract …

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RV Show Tips

Here are some RV Show Tips from our experience doing many of them. We love RV shows! They are a wonderful venue in which to get information on many different brands of RV’s, and on lots of RV products and services. Depending on the size of the show, there could be well over a thousand …

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The RV Campsite

The RV Campsite selection process determines a lot of the outcome of your stay at that campground. We have tried to give you the reader the basics as well as wisdom from many of our RVing friends on site selection. RV Campsite Selection The first thing you need to determine is whether you need a …

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Boondocking by phred

Boondocking is not really a good term, but has somehow come into common use. Dry Camping (parking anywhere without or with limited amenities) is more accurate. Independent Parking is the preferred term. It means that you are prepared to dry camp but make use of amenities when they’re available. Being prepared to live independently is what it’s all about, then you’re …

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Storing an RV

Storing an RV, tow vehicle or toad for up to a year or more is fairly simple IF you follow some simple steps, take some basic precautions and avoid the big myth: Updated 4/2002 AN RV IN STORAGEphred Tinseth © 1998-2002 Reproduction PermittedWeb site:  http://www.phrannie.org MYTH: Park the thing and have someone start the engine and run …

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Composting Toilets by phred

This material has been extracted from manufacturer’s literature (SunMar), the “Earth Ship” series of excellent books and information sheets from “Backwoods Solar Electric Systems” (the most knowledgeable dealer). Updated 4/2002 COMPOSTING TOILETSphred Tinseth © 1999-2002 Reproduction permittedWeb site:  http://www.phrannie.org I have used composting toilets on occasion, but do not use a composting toilet in my …

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Electricity from the Sun by phred

Is It For You? The answer is an unqualified “Yes, but….” all things considered, it’s the best way to provide reliable electricity. But, there are many considerations. So here are some “butts” to consider: Updated 4/2002 ELECTRICITY FROM THE SUN — Is It For You?phred Tinseth © 1998-2002 Reproduction PermittedWeb site:  http://www.phrannie.org It’s practical. But, so are wind …

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