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Mikeís Top 5 Places to Visit in Michiganís Upper Peninsula

Posted by roadtrekingmike, 23 April 2014 - - - - - - · 53 views

Mikeís Top 5 Places to Visit in Michiganís Upper Peninsula If you are a regular reader, you know Jennifer and I love to RV across Michigan’s pristine Upper Peninsula – the UP – where big towns simply aren’t, and the scenery is jaw-dropping gorgeous with lots of forests, lakes and streams and, of course, the Big Lake, Superior, which some say is the coldest, deepest fresh water lake in the...


Roadtrek User Manuals Just a Click Away

Posted by roadtrekingmike, 23 April 2014 - - - - - - · 23 views

Roadtrek User  Manuals Just a Click Away We’ve shared this on our Facebook group but thanks to a reader’s suggestion, I thought I’d better post it here on the Roadtreking blog as well: Roadtrek has made it easy for owners of its various models to keep up with the best operating practices and learn exactly how their motorhomes work by putting new revised editions of its owners m...


RV Must-Do Trip: The Badlands of South Dakota

Posted by roadtrekingmike, 21 April 2014 - - - - - - · 176 views

RV Must-Do Trip: The Badlands of South Dakota It’s easy to see why American Indians and the early settlers called the area of southwestern South Dakota the Badlands.

They are dry, unbearably hot in the summer, rugged, isolated and - in the days before modern transportation – extremely difficult to navigate.

But while it may be an inhospitable place to live,  these days the Badlands...


Roadtreking Sunsets and an Urge to Hit the Road

Posted by roadtrekingmike, 17 April 2014 - - - - - - · 143 views

Roadtreking Sunsets and an Urge to Hit the Road Roadtrekers love to take photos. And while our styles, skills and the things we like to photograph may vary, one thing I bet all of us like to get are images of a sunset.

I’ve used these awkward days of spring before the warm weather travel season really gets under way to organize the thousands of photos I’ve taken over the past two years and...


The Mysterious Death of Meriwether Lewis along the Natchez Trace

Posted by roadtrekingmike, 15 April 2014 - - - - - - · 239 views
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The Mysterious Death of Meriwether Lewis along the Natchez Trace One of the great joys of traveling North America in an RV is the way it connects you to history and the people and places that have shaped us.  So it was for us when we came to a historic site along the famed Natchez Trace where American explorer, soldier, and public administrator Meriwether Lewis – best known for his role as the leader of the...


Where Do You Park Your RV?

Posted by roadtrekingmike, 11 April 2014 - - - - - - · 195 views
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Where Do You Park Your RV? The snow is gone and the 5-foot-high banks that formed a wall along the driver’s side of our Roadtrek eTrek has melted away.

As I look at it sitting there on it’s special little apron in the driveway, I can almost hear it calling: “Take me someplace fun. Now.”

When I snapped this photo yesterday, it got me wondering how and where...


How to Sanitize Your RV Fresh Water Tanks

Posted by roadtrekingmike, 09 April 2014 - - - - - - · 279 views
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How to Sanitize Your RV Fresh Water Tanks Yuck. Nothing tastes worse that the first sip of water through a just de-winterized RV’s plumbing system on the first trip of the year. That’s why it is important to sanitize that fresh water tank. And for that, there are lots of different approaches.

Everybody seems to have their favorite way of sanitizing the fresh water system.

Roadtrek M...


Five Tips to Find a Good RV Mechanic

Posted by roadtrekingmike, 07 April 2014 - - - - - - · 335 views
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Five Tips to Find a Good RV Mechanic I’m lucky. To tend to the mechanical work on my Roadtrek eTrek on the Sprinter chassis, I have two great technicians: Daryl and Josh. Plus Eric, a great service manager who always manages to squeeze me in.

I was just in the other day after a check engine light came on. Wouldn’t you know, it was one of those erratic issues. When I drove it int...


Amateur Radio and the RVer

Posted by roadtrekingmike, 07 April 2014 - - - - - - · 204 views
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Amateur Radio and the RVer Thanks to the Internet and email, text messaging and Facebook updates, it’s easy to stay in touch with friends and family while traveling.

But a very active group of RVers takes such connectivity to a whole new level, out-Interneting even the Internet when it comes to being able to communicate with the world.

They take their own radio stations wit...


Critter Signs Along the Way While RVing

Posted by roadtrekingmike, 02 April 2014 - - - - - - · 224 views
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Critter Signs Along the Way While RVing Over the last week, I’ve been organizing the thousands of photos I’ve taken over the past few years and noticed that I have a pretty good collection of animal crossing signs.

Like a lot of people, I love seeing wildlife while Roadtreking. Somehow, I started taking photos of them as we traveled.

From there, well, it sort of evolved into all s...