Jump to content


Icon Welcome to the FMCA Motorhome Forums!

Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and signed in, you will be able to create topics; post replies to existing topics; upload pictures; manage your profile; get your own private messenger; create blogs; and more. Sign up now! Already have an account? Sign in. This message will be removed once you are signed in.


The Roadtreking Blog



Roadtreking Sunsets and an Urge to Hit the Road

Posted by roadtrekingmike, 17 April 2014 - - - - - - · 111 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 - - - - - - · 176 views
lewis and clark
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 - - - - - - · 181 views
rv parking, parking motorhome and 1 more...
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 - - - - - - · 250 views
motorhome holding tanks and 2 more...
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 - - - - - - · 326 views
motorhome service, rv repair
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 - - - - - - · 194 views
ham radio, fmca chapter
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 - - - - - - · 213 views
road signs, animal crossing sign and 1 more...
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...


RVing's Dirty Little Secret: Filthy Campgrounds

Posted by roadtrekingmike, 02 April 2014 - - - - - - · 260 views
rv camgrounds, boondocking and 2 more...
RVing's Dirty Little Secret: Filthy Campgrounds People wonder why we prefer boondocking over campgrounds. Here’s why: Too many campgrounds are dirty.

Not all. But way too many.

In the bathrooms, there are almost always spiders, bugs, things in the toilets and stalls that disgust you, broken windows, mold, rusty pipes, grimy sinks. In Mississippi earlier this year, one of the showers I used this...


If Headed to Florida, Better Learn Pickleball

Posted by roadtrekingmike, 28 March 2014 - - - - - - · 582 views

If Headed to Florida, Better Learn Pickleball Actually, amend that headline. Pickleball is everywhere. In fact, its leading proponents claim it is the fastest-growing sport in North America,.though verifying that is not easy to do.

But there is no doubt that the sport, invented in 1965, is now hugely popular, particularly among retirees and in campgrounds, RV resorts, retirement communities and the...


Protecting Your Sticks-and-Brick House While Youíre RVing

Posted by roadtrekingmike, 28 March 2014 - - - - - - · 552 views

Protecting Your Sticks-and-Brick House While Youíre RVing We’ve been traveling about two weeks out of every month and a nagging worry that doesn’t go away is the safety and protection of our sticks-and-bricks house.

So this past week, I just installed an alarm system on every door, every window, as well as motion detectors, water detectors, freeze monitors and carbon monoxide and fire alarms on both...