Basics

PLU code literally means, Price Look Up code!

While you are out on the road, you may be shopping at some stores with which you may not be familiar.   

It's in the produce area that you will want to know what kind of veggies and fruits they are offering.

Believe it or not, the stickers on your fruits and vegetables at the grocery store are more than just to tell the checker how much to charge.    The PLU code,  (p...


THERE ARE ANTS IN MY RV!

If you are RVing anywhere in nature, you're going to find ants.  Bless their tiny little bodies that work so hard for their queen, but they cannot be tolerated in your RV.



Ants send out scouts who scour the area, looking for suitable food and water sources. If one crawls up your RV tire, water hose, power cable, etc and eventually finds something inside your rig, he leaves a little smell trail of pheromones. &nb...


BEFORE YOU GO

It's time for that planned vacation and you're about to hit the road.   Besides packing your rig with food and clothing, you will want to check out the rig itself to make sure everything is in perfect working order.




Here's a great post with a list of things you should check and re-check before you leave.
http://blog.bestoftheroad.com/new-rver/rv-maintenance-and-repair/

*Photo is taken at Pillar Point RV Park in Half Moon Bay...

CBP Reminds Travelers What to 'Know Before You Go'

How to Speed Through CBP Processing


 

WASHINGTON— Summer is one of the busiest international travel times in the U.S. and with the start of the travel season this Memorial Day, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding travelers of some important tips.  With increasing passenger volumes due to a nine percent increase in travel and tourism since February 2011, there are things r...

A first time RVer asks:

We parked at a friends house this weekend, but now we are driving home and unsure about where to dump!! What do you do when you are not at a park with dump facilities??
We are driving home and the smell in the toilet is terrible!! Maybe you are not supposed to drive w stuff in your black tank...?

Good question!   We went through the same thing when we started RVing...

There is a deodorizer you put in the tank after...
  RVing for the first time...

WHAT DO I BRING?

This week we met a delightful young family who had just bought a brand new 29 foot RV and were taking it out for their first weekend ever!   The mom said she really didn't know what she should bring and there was nowhere on the internet that she could find any suggestions.   So, Allison, I write this for you and all the other new RVers out there who are in or will be or hope to be ...

AutoMD.com provides guide for safe towing as Spring/Summer road trip season approaches

Over 15,000 people have been killed in crashes involving passenger vehicles towing trailers since 1975(1) with more than 65,000 crashes involving passenger vehicles towing trailers occurring in one year alone.

Lack of knowledge of correct towing techniques is clearly a contributing factor - in fact, a recent study revealed that 71% of American...

RVers’ Boot Camp at Escapade!

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to build or refresh your RV knowledge. Escapees RV Club is proud of its highly acclaimed RVers’ Boot Camp program; a course that builds confidence and self-esteem. Whether you’re a seasoned RVer looking for a refresher or a new RVer, RVers’ Boot Camp will build your confidence and enhance your knowledge by teaching you what you need to know about RV systems, maintenance, and ...

 RV Education 101 introduces a comprehensive process to step-by-step RV learning through a new DVD seminar series. The two most recent DVD titles added to the RV seminar series, "RV Safety Features, Tips & Tricks" & "RV Awning Use, Care & Accessories", brings the company's training library to a total of fourteen RV instructional videos.

Mark and Dawn Polk wanted to make the process of educating RVers highly accessible through DVD and instant dow...



Here are some websites about people and their experiences and how they have customized their own vehicles or made a small space the most productive.   Please add your own website or RV/Camping tips here, we'd love to hear from you!



TIP NUT
http://tipnut.com/camping-treats/
Tips, Tricks and Recipes

ORGANIZING YOUR KITCHEN
http://www.andybaird.com/Eureka/pages/kitchen.htm
Click on their contents link and find even more space saving tips in other ar...
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