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Journalist Mike Wendland Travels North America in a Class B Motorhome

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RV Trips: Florida Caverns State Park

The Florida Caverns State Park is one of those perfect half-a-day side trips, offering a guided tour of a fascinating geologic wonder, some nice hikes and an opportunity to kayak and explore a wilderness river that offers up a blue hole as a bonus. And at the end of the exploring, there’s a nice campground available, too, if you’re in need of a place to overnight. Located near the town of Marianna in Florida’s panhandle just off I-10, the underground tour offers inspiring vews of limestone sta

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Farewell to a Friend

"How lucky I am to have known someone who was so hard to say goodbye to.” – Anonymous I write this with tears steaming down my face. Our noble friend and companion, Tai, has crossed the Rainbow Bridge – that sappy, mythical but nevertheless comforting place where much-loved pets go to await their masters. He would have been 12 this December. I debated whether I should do a blog post about this. But Tai was so well known by the Roadtreking community that he was a celebrity in and of himself, of

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Our Roadtreking RV Burglarized in Illinois

Seven minutes is all it took for our RV to be burglarized, to lose $12,000 and counting worth of equipment – just about everything of value inside the motorhome except the dog. Yes, just seven minutes. That’s all it took for the bad guys to come into our space, take our stuff. We know it was only seven minutes, too, from our dash cam recording most of it. But as Jennifer points out, what they physically took are only things. The stuff is just that – stuff. And, yes, it isn’t fun, but it is

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The Bonding Power of the RV Lifestyle

No matter where or how you roll, the one thing all RVers have in common is the way the RV lifestyle seems to bring people together - literally and figuratively. For snowbirds, full-timers, near full-timers like Jennifer and me or weekend campers, it's the sheer joy of getting out and meeting new people or simply spending quality time with your spouse or friends. For families with younger children or grandchildren, it means bonding time away from the distractions of day-to-day living, TV, video

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Dolly Towing With Our Roadtrek

Dolly Towing With Our Roadtrek We had no problems driving our 2015 Roadtrek CS Adventurous E-Trek while towing our Prius 1,900 miles to Arizona. End of story, right? Well, not exactly. Getting to that decision... Roadtreking : The RV Lifestyle Blog - Traveling North America in a small motorhome Source

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The Making of a Roadtrek: The Movie

The Making of a Roadtrek: The Movie If  any of you have been to the Roadtrek factory in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada for a tour, you would have an idea of what it takes to build a Roadtrek,... Roadtreking : The RV Lifestyle Blog - Traveling North America in a small motorhome Source

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Another reason to RV: It saves money

Another reason to RV: It saves money I knew RVing made a lot of sense for us as we travel about North America. It gives us freedom, mobility and we get to bring most of the comforts... Roadtreking : The RV Lifestyle Blog - Traveling North America in a small motorhome Source

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006 RV Podcast: The Migration of the Snowbirds

006 RV Podcast: The Migration of the Snowbirds It’s underway – the annual migration of the Snowbirds , with an estimated 2-5 million RVers  heading to the South and Southwest. That’s the featured topic in Episode 006 of... Roadtreking : The RV Lifestyle Blog - Traveling North America in a small motorhome Source

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Travels with the eTrek: A photo montage

Travels with the eTrek: A photo montage Like a lot of RVers, I’ve been reviewing memories and photographs over the past couple of years. That’s what we do during the down time: Go back and look at... Roadtreking : The RV Lifestyle Blog - Traveling North America in a small motorhome Source

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Protecting your digital assets

Protecting your digital assets In this information age, gathering up and securing the most important information – the critical passwords, user names, insurance, savings and important documents we have – is a vital task... Roadtreking : The RV Lifestyle Blog - Traveling North America in a small motorhome Source

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My RV as a Sag Wagon

My RV as a Sag Wagon After my massage on Tuesday I drove out of San Diego in my cute little Roadtrek, due east towards Yuma, Arizona. It was a beautiful afternoon drive through the mountains... Roadtreking : The RV Lifestyle Blog - Traveling North America in a small motorhome Source

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Climbing Pikes Peak in an RV

Climbing Pikes Peak in an RV I’m often asked about the favorite things we’ve done in our Roadtrek eTrek. At the top of my list is mountain climbing. We used it to drive to the top of Pikes Peak, some... Roadtreking : The RV Lifestyle Blog - Traveling North America in a small motorhome Source

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I Hate it when RVers use construction generators

I Hate it when RVers use construction generators Now I have to admit that I’ve been one of the main encouragers as far as this boondocking movement goes – I have been telling folks to get out of... Roadtreking : The RV Lifestyle Blog - Traveling North America in a small motorhome Source

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Why We Boondock

It sounds like it’s raining. But it’s not. It’s the sound of acorns dropping from the oak trees all around us as we boondock in the middle of the woods overlooking the Rifle River in northern Michigan’s Ogemaw County. This is not a particularly pretty time of the year. The beautiful fall leaves have turned brown and now cover the ground. Only the oaks, with their shriveled up leaves and their dropping acorns, still have a covering. Squirrels are running all over gathering the bounty. Deer, too

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Getting Ready to Roll-Grand Canyon Country Here I Come

Getting Ready to Roll-Grand Canyon Country Here I Come This past week has been a busy one for me. I have been sorting out, packing up and checking that all systems are go in my cute little RV. I... Roadtreking : The RV Lifestyle Blog - Traveling North America in a small motorhome Source

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Why we boondock

Why we boondock It sounds like it’s raining. But it’s not. It’s the sound of acorns dropping from the oak trees all around us as we boondock in the middle of the woods... Roadtreking : The RV Lifestyle Blog - Traveling North America in a small motorhome Source

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RV Minnesota Side Excursions

RV Minnesota Side Excursions The Minnesota wind was howling as we drove along I-90. After more than three hours of white-knuckle driving it was time to find a place to hunker down to wait... Roadtreking : The RV Lifestyle Blog - Traveling North America in a small motorhome Source

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Episode 4 of the Roadtreking Podcast – How and When to Winterize

This is a jam-packed podcast with lots of very practical news and information. In it we talk about another anti-RV town, how and when to winterize, along with lots of practical tips on all sorts of things connected with the RV lifetyle. Last week, we had 41,697 plus downloads of the Roadtreking RV Podcast. I am overwhelmed by your support and kind words. Thank you. If you haven’t already, please subscribe via the iTunes or Stitcher links: Episode 4 of the Roadtreking Podcast – How and When to

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8 Simple & Easy Ideas to Make Small RV Life More Comfortable

8 Simple & Easy Ideas to Make Small RV Life More Comfortable If you’re the new owner of a new or experienced Class B you are probably figuring out how to outfit it for travel. The tendency is to bring too much.... Roadtreking : The RV Lifestyle Blog - Traveling North America in a small motorhome Source

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RV Recipes: Crock pot Tangy Barbecued Chicken Sandwich

RV Recipes: Crock pot Tangy Barbecued Chicken Sandwich My favorite season is fall. Here in Michigan, the temps are crisp and comfortable for walking trails through the woods filled with an array of amber and scarlet foliage. Seeing... Roadtreking : The RV Lifestyle Blog - Traveling North America in a small motorhome Source

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Halloween RV Campouts

The month of October has surprisingly become huge for RV campgrounds, resorts and parks around the U.S. thanks to Halloween. Maybe because for many in the northern states, its a chance to do one more trip before the RV has to be winterized and put in storage. Instead of just one night – Oct. 31 – many parks dedicate the entire two or three weekends before Halloween to the big event. We visited a campground near us this past weekend – Addison Oaks Park in Addison Twp., about 45 miles north of

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RV Restorations

RV Restorations One of the really, really awesome things about going to trade shows is finding the small, out of the way corner where the restoration people live. Some of these are... Roadtreking : The RV Lifestyle Blog - Traveling North America in a small motorhome Source

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Halloween RV Campouts

Halloween RV Campouts The month of October has surprisingly become huge for RV campgrounds, resorts and parks around the U.S. thanks to Halloween. Maybe because for many in the northern states, its a... Roadtreking : The RV Lifestyle Blog - Traveling North America in a small motorhome Source

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