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5,000 Miles Later v. 2.0

Well, with another 5,000+ mile trip under my belt, I learned a few more things and confirmed a few more things. My original plan of boondocking around Ouray was put off due to road construction that had the road south of town closed too much of the time to make it a very workable plan. […]

T@b, Tips and Mods

Walmart Overnight Parking with the T@b

When you are driving from Pittsburgh to Colorado, it takes a couple of days to get there. So, on my most recent trip, I participated in the Rvers rite of passage, I spent a few nights in Walmart parking lots. I had read about this and even watched some videos to prepare myself and finally […]

Fridge, T@b, T@b Basics

Chill Out! Lessons Learned From the Norcold Three Way Fridge

Do you ever feel like people just don’t understand you? I am quite sure the Norcold three-way fridges must feel that way quite often. I used my fridge on propane while boondocking last summer and I marveled at how well it worked. I didn’t always feel that way, though. On my first big trip my food […]

T@b, T@b Basics, Waste and Water

To the Dump!

“To the dump, to the dump, to the dump, dump, dump!” I can still hear my dad singing that to the tune of the William Tell Overture, made popular as the theme of the original Lone Ranger show. Dad was talking about taking our trash to the county dump, but I am thinking of taking […]

Power Management, T@b, T@b Basics

Feel the Power! Do I Need a Surge Protector?

This post was updated on April 14, 2018, to be more clear about the role of an EMS versus a surge protector and to add information pertaining to RV Hot Skin. They aren’t cute, they don’t come in different color choices, and probably aren’t something you would run out and show your friends, but surge […]

Alde, Fridge, Power Management, T@b, T@b Basics

New RV Owners Orientation

New RV owners are often overwhelmed by the things you have to learn about when you decide to join the ranks of those enjoying the RV lifestyle. Conversely, some desire a turnkey operation where they do not need to know much, at all, about their new RV. As a result, there is often anger and […]

Colorado, Ohio, T@b, Travel

Another 5,000 Miles Later: Rest Areas Along I-80 and I-76

  When nature calls or you just need to stretch, the rest areas along interstate highways are a welcome sight for weary travelers. I am just wrapping up another trip and wanted to share some feedback about rest areas along I-80 and I -76 between Pittsburgh and Colorado. I-76 in Colorado When making that diagonal […]

Travel, West Virginia

Dolly Sods Excursion

West Virginia’s tourism-driven tagline is “Wild & Wonderful.” Perhaps no place in West Virginia personifies this description better than the Dolly Sods plateau, which encompasses the Dolly Sods Wilderness Area and the Bear Rocks Preserve and lies within the Monongahela National Forest. If you are unfamiliar with the area, I highly recommend reading about it. […]

T@b, Travel

T@b Travel Trailer Review

Why Did I Choose a T@b? Several years ago, when I ran across a photo of an unusual looking camper that was lightweight and seemed well suited for 1-2 people. It was called the T@b. I believe that I stumbled across the photo just as Dutchman was ending production of the trailers because I could […]