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Journalist Mike Wendland Travels North America in a Class B Motorhome

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My Giant Permanent RV Bed

My Giant Permanent RV Bed One thing about full timing is that you have ample opportunities to evaluate the comfort of your RV’s sleeping arrangements. In our 2003 190 Popular with the dinette setup, we... Roadtreking : The RV Lifestyle Blog - Traveling North America in a small motorhome Source

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Roadtrekingmike

 

A Visit to the RV Museum: When did Class Bs Start?

A Visit to the RV Museum: When did Class Bs Start? Recently we spent nearly an entire day at the RV/MH Museum in Elkhart, IN, soaking up history of our favorite travel vehicle. They have on display over 35 recreational vehicles... Roadtreking : The RV Lifestyle Blog - Traveling North America in a small motorhome Source

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Roadtrekingmike

 

The highs and the lows of the RV market

The highs and the lows of the RV market While at the  recent Pomona, CA show, I decided to explore the limits of the RV market.  Specifically, to find the most expensive and the cheapest trailer and coach. Elite... Roadtreking : The RV Lifestyle Blog - Traveling North America in a small motorhome Source

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Roadtrekingmike

 

Cool things seen at the Pomona RV show

Cool things seen at the Pomona RV show The 2014 Pomona RV show in California has lots to see. Here – in reverse order – are five things I thought were really cool when I visited last weekend. ... Roadtreking : The RV Lifestyle Blog - Traveling North America in a small motorhome Source

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Episode 3 of Roadtreking the RV Podcast

It’s time for Episode 3 of Roadtreking - The RV Podcast. I continue to be overwhelmed by the positive reponse we’ve had to the first two episodes. I hope you enjoy thosn one even more. After you’ve listened, will you do me a favor? Please consider rating and gving us a review on iTunes or Stitcher. Notes for Episode #3 of Roadtreking – The RV Podcast: Episode released Oct. 15, 2014 OPENING DISCUSSION: We had an in-depth conversation about free places to stay overnight and how many communiti

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Episode 3 of Roadtreking the RV Podcast

Episode 3 of Roadtreking the RV Podcast It’s time for a new edition of Roadtreking- The RV Podcast. I continue to be overwhelmed by the positive response we’ve had to the first two episodes. I hope you... Roadtreking : The RV Lifestyle Blog - Traveling North America in a small motorhome Source

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Roadtrekingmike

 

Latest in Class B RVs on display at Pomona

Latest in Class B RVs on display at Pomona All the major Class B manufacturers are here at Pomona: Roadtrek, Pleasureway, Leisure Travel, Airstream, Sportsmobile, Winnebago.  I walked through and sampled the models on display.  Every manufacturer offers something... Roadtreking : The RV Lifestyle Blog - Traveling North America in a small motorhome Source

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Roadtrekingmike

 

Pomona RV Show

Pomona RV Show I’ve been hanging out at the Pomona RV show here in sunny California.  As with most trade shows, it’s stocked with the really cool, the really impressive, and the really... Roadtreking : The RV Lifestyle Blog - Traveling North America in a small motorhome Source

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Roadtrekingmike

 

Devils Tower

Devils Tower My wife, Kris, came up with the idea of visiting Devil’s Tower in Wyoming while we were enjoying Custer State Park in South Dakota. The best thing about unstructured traveling... Roadtreking : The RV Lifestyle Blog - Traveling North America in a small motorhome Source

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Roadtrekingmike

 

How to Help Build Your Own RV

How to Help Build Your Own RV I was given a unique opportunity over the past few months. I had been hanging out at the Roadtrek factory last fall and this spring, and Jim Hammill the president... Roadtreking : The RV Lifestyle Blog - Traveling North America in a small motorhome Source

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Episode 2 of Roadtreking – The RV Lifestyle Podcast

Episode 2 This has been such a blast to do. I’m thrilled by the response from so many who listened to our first podcast. I have dozens more planned! This week, we have released two episodes, to get the ball rolling. Starting next week, a new podcast episode will post every Wednesday morning. Jennifer joins me in this episode to help answer some questions. Each episode of these podcasts comes as a direct result of our travels across North America in a small motorhome, reporting about the inte

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Episode 1 – The Roadtreking RV Lifestyle Podcast

Here it is, the first of what will be a weekly program: The Roadtreking RV Lifestyle Podcast. Episode 1 - Roadtreking the RV Lifestyle Podcast This has been a lot of fun to do. This is a show that celebrates the RV lifestyle. Whether you have in a Class B motorhome like the Roadtrek Jennifer and I travel in, a Class C, a Class A, a Fifth Wheel, a Pop-up, heck, even if you dry camp out of your car, or tent and are just thinking about getting an RV, this show is for you. We talk about the RV l

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Essential Cooking Supplies for your RV

Essential Cooking Supplies for your RV We do not eat out a lot when traveling, and when the weather does not cooperate for cooking on the grill, or we are in need of restocking the refrigerator/freezer,... Roadtreking : The RV Lifestyle Blog - Traveling North America in a small motorhome Source

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Roadtrekingmike

 

Episode 2 of Roadtreking – The RV Lifestyle Podcast

Episode 2 of Roadtreking – The RV Lifestyle Podcast This has been such a blast to do. I’m thrilled by the response from so many who listened to our first podcast. I have dozens more planned! This week, we... Roadtreking : The RV Lifestyle Blog - Traveling North America in a small motorhome Source

Roadtrekingmike

Roadtrekingmike

 

A Dog’s Life

A Dog’s Life Rambling Ruka Robinson here, on the road again, with my chauffeur/minion/BFF Laura. I love to travel and have already marked routes all the way to Idaho,Oregon, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and... Roadtreking : The RV Lifestyle Blog - Traveling North America in a small motorhome Source

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Roadtrekingmike

 

Episode 1 – The Roadtreking RV Lifestyle Podcast

Episode 1 – The Roadtreking RV Lifestyle Podcast Here it is, the first of what will be a weekly program: The Roadtreking RV Lifestyle Podcast. This has been a lot of fun to do. This is a show... Roadtreking : The RV Lifestyle Blog - Traveling North America in a small motorhome Source

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Roadtrekingmike

 

How We Roll – Where We Store Stuff

There’s never enough room. That’s the first thing about RVing we all think when we start RVing, isn’t it? But there really is. No matter what size RV we have, we all want to bring too much stuff. Once we discover that, it’s a little easier to pack the essentials. Still, some times, you need a little more storage space. That’s why we recently replaced one of the two back seats with a custom sized armoire. It is a perfect match with the rest of the wooden cabinets inside our Roadtrek eTrek. And

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Spontaneous Roadtreking

Spontaneous Roadtreking We’re the traveling trio- Olga, Laura and Ruka. Olga (stands for Old Ladies Get Aound)  is my comfy-ever-ready-super-cool-traveling machine that makes me feel a little bit like Dr. Who?, because... Roadtreking : The RV Lifestyle Blog - Traveling North America in a small motorhome Source

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Roadtrekingmike

 

Here’s your chance to try out winter camping

Here’s your chance to try out winter camping Announcing, the first annual Winter Wonderland Roadtreking No Rules Rally,  to be held Jan 23-25 at the very snowy Tahquamenon Falls State Park. Last time I camped there that time... Roadtreking : The RV Lifestyle Blog - Traveling North America in a small motorhome Source

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Roadtrekingmike

 

Campskunk’s back on the road in a new RV

Campskunk’s back on the road in a new RV After many long months, I was finally able to give my captors the slip and am now safely across the border at Port Huron and proceed west a few miles... Roadtreking : The RV Lifestyle Blog - Traveling North America in a small motorhome Source

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Roadtrekingmike

 

In the Black Hills: Custer State Park

In the Black Hills: Custer State Park Custer State Park was our favorite spot when traveling the Black Hills of South Dakota. If you want to see an abundance of wildlife along with great scenery, this is... Roadtreking : The RV Lifestyle Blog - Traveling North America in a small motorhome Source

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Roadtrekingmike

 

Apps to help you find fall colors

Apps to help you find fall colors The annual fall foliage show is now underway as trees across North America begin turning color. I have some online resources available that can make your fall color RV travels... Roadtreking : The RV Lifestyle Blog - Traveling North America in a small motorhome Source

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Roadtrekingmike

 

Our Most-Asked Roadtreking Question

I love getting reader mail and I do my best to answer them. But lately, as the fall RV RV shows start getting underway and lots of people are thinking about purchasing a motorhome and more new people are discovering this blog, the questions are somewhat the same. So I thought I’d share here the answer to the one question we get asked the most. Q: WHAT WOULD YOU AND YOUR WIFE DO DIFFERENTLY IN BUYING AN RV NOW THAT YOU’VE BEEN DOING THIS FOR A WHILE? A: The short answer is…nothing. We now have

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Our most-asked Roadtreking Question

Our most-asked Roadtreking Question I love getting reader mail and I do my best to answer them. But lately, as the fall RV RV shows start getting underway and lots of people are thinking... Roadtreking : The RV Lifestyle Blog - Traveling North America in a small motorhome Source

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