Winter in McCall Idaho – Brundage Ski Resort

RV’ing AND Skiing all in Winter in McCall After 3 consecutive winters in the small, isolated community of Steamboat Springs, I decided to spend this winter in an even smaller (and more isolated!) town… McCall, Idaho, population about 2900. How remote is McCall? Well, the nearest movie theater is about 30 miles, the nearest Walmart … Read more

Choosing the Right Type of RV – How to buy a RV – Part 3

Choosing the right type of RV – How to buy a RV (Part 3 of a series)   You’ve got choices! Towable (fifth wheel, travel trailer, popup) or Motorized (Class A, Class C, Class B) Which is best for you? Consider the options – start with my video below… Summary points to Choosing the Right … Read more

How to buy a RV – New vs. Used

How to Buy a RV: New vs. Used Welcome to Part 2 in our How to buy a RV Series. This post explores the merits of buying a NEW vs. a USED RV. If you missed part 1, click HERE to access the first post in this series which discusses WHEN to buy a RV. Most … Read more

How to buy a RV – Motorhome, Travel Trailer, or Fifth Wheel

How to Buy a RV – First of a series, When to purchase I’m starting this post on the last day of January. Where I am the snow is about 3 feet deep in town – and deeper on the ski slopes nearby! Yes, I’m an RV’er, yes, I live in my RV all winter … Read more

Your RV Furnace – and cold winter weather… a “how to”

How to keep your RV furnace running in cold winter weather – and why failures are relatively common.   Winters in the mountains are rough on a RV furnace – that’s a fact. Twice in the past 4 years, I’ve had service done on my RV furnace – both due to the stress of “cycling” … Read more

Help! It’s COLD outside but my RV Refrigerator is WARM!!

RV Refrigerator in Winter

RV Refrigerators in Winter One of my neighbors actually expressed this about his Norcold RV Refrigerator in almost those exact words last week. We had several days of temperatures falling to -10F at night and only rising to near 20F each afternoon – and well… he made every mistake in the book!  Watch my video … Read more

Like to Explore? Well worth a few days visit in your RV – or…

Like to explore? Brand new, centrally located, and well worth a few days visit in your RV (or treat yourself to a cabin!)… Boulder Creek Lodge I’m talking about the Boulder Creek Lodge – a very interesting destination located just south of the town of Hall, Montana – within easy “striking” distance of Missoula, Helena, … Read more

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