Exceptional RV Camping near Helena Part 2

If you have not yet seen PART 1 – be sure to visit THIS PAGE first! Devils Elbow Campground Lets begin this post with an overview of Devils Elbow Campground. Naturally the name caught my attention, and I liked the campground even more when I discovered they were “big rig” friendly AND FREE after October 12th! … Read more

Great Camping Experiences In and Around Helena Montana

Great Camping Experiences – Helena Montana Helena, the Capital of Montana is situated in a valley surrounded by spectacular mountains and many lakes – including the headwaters of the Missouri River. Waters that resemble a lake – especially where the river widens and water flow slows to a crawl. Ideal for boating, kayaking and canoeing … Read more

RV Repairs – What to Expect and How to Minimize the “bite” on your wallet

I’m glad I spent this past summer working at an RV dealer (in Wyoming) – it taught me to EXPECT equipment failures in my 5th wheel (as if I didn’t already KNOW it from 3+ years on the road!) As I watched the parade of travel trailers, fifth wheels, and motorhomes pass through our service … Read more

Extended Warranties for RV’s – worth it?

RV Repair in Helena Montana – and – testing out my new Extended Warranty (Extended Service Contract) Its Monday morning (10/12/15) and I awoke early to make a scheduled appointment for a needed repair to my fifth wheel. It is also an opportunity for me to “test out” my (recently purchased) extended warranty (extended service … Read more

RV Solar Power – portable and ON A BUDGET

Solar Power for your RV Solar power with your RV provides the ability to go “off grid”, dry camp, be out in the wilderness – and STILL enjoy some of the amenities of “modern life”. RV Solar power can be a worthy goal, but there are pitfalls. If you read Tom Dansby’s excellent article on the … Read more

Solar Power – guest post by Tom Dansby

DIY Solar install on 2001 American Dream While I am not an electrical engineer, I do enjoy tinkering with all types of hands on tasks. I had previously built a couple of solar panels from parts I bought on ebay and while they did not provide the power I had hoped for, I was really … Read more

In Search Of… The PERFECT Campsite (an unfolding story)

In Search of… The PERFECT Campsite Good to catch up with you again! So much has happened since I left Casper, Wyoming on September 8 after a very successful summer selling (and learning more about) RV’s. In fact it went so well, I’m now heading a new initiative with Stalkups – an Internet Sales division! … Read more

The Beartooth Highway and Yellowstone National Park

My first stop in Montana was Billings. A truly disappointing city. Traffic more resembled Northern New Jersey, but with less finesse (if that is possible!) I only stayed one evening ($48. for just a water/electric site at a campground called Yellowstone – no resemblance to the National Park! My main motivation for visiting Billings was … Read more