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RV maintenance and repairs, toys and tools for the road, and the joys and tribulations of RVing, all from a man's point of view. Bob's articles have become a favorite of our website visitors.





Solar Power - Celebrating 25 Years of Electricity from the Sun Free electricity from the sun! It was 25 years ago this month that we got our first solar system. It went on the first travel trailer we used for full-time RVing. We are still using most of those components today.

Meet NeeMo, our New RVing Dog: He's the New Pet Addition to our RVing Family We got a new RVing dog: NeeMo. He's black with a white blase on his chest, and little gray around the muzzle and the legs. You get that way when you get a little older, and he is a little older. He has his peculiarities, but he should fit into our household well.

Solar Panels: What Do I Really Need in a Photovoltaic System for RV Electricity? Solar panels and a photovoltaic system are amazing. Use them to maintain your batteries in the off-season, to supplement while occasionally boondocking, or for a full time stand-alone electric system.

The Magic of Solar Panels: Bob's True Fairytale RVing and Photovoltaics Story Solar panels play a big part in our full-time RVing independence. Here's Bob's story -- written as a fairytale, but very true -- of how we became full-timers and how we started with a solar system.

Tools for the Road -- Bob's List of Tools and Related Supplies for the RV There are two things that I've never had too much of … fishing equipment and tools. When it comes to fixing, building, or remodeling something in the RV, I have what I need to get the project done.

Stop and Smell the Roses - God Doesn't Charge Admission Stop and smell the roses. If there are wild ones, that is. One of the free pleasures on the road RVing is getting to see the wonderful flowers that nature offers us. The blooms are really colorful.

My Sea Eagle Boat Is a Lot of Fun, It's Safe, and It Fits In My RV My Sea Eagle boat saved me from being boatless. It's an inflatable, so it packs up to fit in our RV. It's safe and stable. I have a lot of fun with it, fishing, or just being out on the water.

Packing Your Wheel Bearings Is Important for Good RV Maintenance One of the first real automotive jobs I learned to do was to pack wheel bearings. I was exceptionally proud of my accomplishment, even though I had two or three years before I would even be able to drive. Since then, I've been somewhat obsessed with proper bearing care.

Your Electricity Costs Can be Low, Even with Metered Electric Electricity costs for campground owners are constantly rising. It is not unusual to find that they are installing individual electric meters at each site. There are ways you can keep your costs down.

Bob's Tools, Tips, and Thoughts on Needed RV Repair Supplies Tools and repair supplies are usually the first things we put into our RVs. You never know when you are going to have a mechanical breakdown or have something go wrong in the RV that needs fixing.

My Fishing Experience Is Extensive Because Of Our RVing Fishing and RVing are naturals together. Some people only enjoy angling for a single species. Others, like me, like the wide range of fish out there just waiting for someone to try to catch them.

My Dog Has Fleas Yes, my dog has fleas. Being from Alaska, we haven't been bothered with the pesky little critters for the last 10 years. At least in close quarters we noticed them before there was a bad infestation.

A Little Giant Ladder -- Something That's Really Handy When RVing My Little Giant Ladder is a tool I bought about 15 years ago at the Florida RV Super Show. I came across a dealer in the commercial area selling folding ladder systems. I had looked at other brands before, but these were different.

Fishing from a Pier Can be Inexpensive and a Lot of Fun for RVers One of the ways to cut the cost of fishing is to fish from a free public fishing pier. Notice that I said fishing pier. Some piers are open to the public but don't allow fishing, be aware of that.

RV Renovation Comes to Life: Follow Along as We Repair and Remodel a Motorhome RV renovation, repair, and remodeling are part of RVing for us. Whether we get a brand new RV or a new-to-us used RV, there are always things to fix or change in our travel trailer or motorhome.

Motorhome Renovation: The Story of the New Fixer-Upper RV Continues The motorhome renovation story continues…. Wouldn't it be fun to buy a brand new RV instead of a fixer-upper? Oh, wait, we have bought brand new ones and Bob still did major work on them.

Motorhome Renovations: There's a Glitch with "Our New Motorhome" Motorhome renovations ... do they ever go as planned? We hit a snag. We haven't yet started on mechanical, body, or systems problems. There's another issue to be on the lookout for when buying a used RV.

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