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RV Travel – March Spring training Cactus & Grapefruit league

March is just about here and with it comes major league baseball spring training camp in the sunny south. What a great way to spend a warm sunny afternoon! the cactus league Where else can you go and see half of the Major Leagues' 30 teams play without ever having to drive more than 47 miles, and often times much shorter distances? That would be the Cactus League, where 15 teams prepare for the season in a relatively tight radius surrounding Phoenix, Ariz. It is here where the ballparks Read more [...]

How to keep fit while RV traveling.

I am on vacation can't I take a break from working out? If you are on vacation for a week or two maybe you can take a break, but if you're retired and travel for a couple of months at a time as we do, you need to exercise to keep your good health.             As everyone seems to be aware of these days our North American sedentary lifestyle and our high fat diet is causing people to leave this planet far too early. It is so important for Read more [...]

RV – Camping clubs – are they worth it?

Have we got a deal for you Many clubs and associations have cropped up over the years under the premise of saving us, the consumer money. While many of them may save a little there isn't too many that actually deliver on their promise. Most of us buy many things on a whim, things we may not truly need, but we want it. The only way any of us actually save money on something is if we need the item or service and we manage somehow to get a deal.           A Read more [...]

RV travel – Items that need attention.

A continuation of my previous article on getting ready for the season. A system check must be done to ensure when you head out there are no disappointing surprises. I have covered the basic systems in a previous article RV Travel Preparation click here. Most of the system checks are easily accomplished and will save you a bundle. The Roof Probably one of the most neglected systems on any RV is the roof, outa site outa mind. Obviously it is very important not only to keep you dry Read more [...]

Rv Travel – fall, winter & spring

 Skiing anyone? Your RV is much more than a summer toy or just for a snowbird escape. It can be used all year long, a four season toy. You say," no way its too cold and what are we gonna do when it rains." Many people use their RVs in the winter, for skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, hunting or  to attend an out of town convention, or a weekend tournament their grand child is participating in. It's a hotel on wheels that enables you to do things that otherwise may be too costly.   City Read more [...]

Snowbirds – the route home.

    Its February and some snowbirds from the central states have either left their winter home in the south or are thinking about the trek north. When you head out don't forget about road side assistance coverage click here to check out Good Sam, they saved our bacon. I am not sure why they leave so early, the best weather in the south doesn't start till March. That's when we head for an RV resort for some pool time, as the temperature creeps into the 80'sF, 30'sC, and the Read more [...]

RV Retirement Travel – buying a US RV

So this is quite a subject, bring stuff across the US border doesn't normally seem to be a problem if you follow all the rules. The length of time you are out of the country along with the value of the goods you want to bring back to Canada. Heads Up There is a little known fact that the CBSA (the guy in the booth can pull), if you have bought something that is worth more than your allowable limit, you cannot combine it with your wife's, or who ever is with you. You have to pay duty on Read more [...]

RV Travel – desert boating & fishing

Boating  and fishing in the desert..............I know..... what have I been smokin. Well believe it or not during the winter months there is some excellent boating and great fishing in the southwest desert. Many "lakes" most are man made reservoirs. Dams have been built to redirect the water for irrigation or for flood control and the result is some good size bodies of water. Some of the reservoirs water levels are down in the fall but are pumped full in the spring to allow for irrigation Read more [...]