What’s In There?
While draining my black-water tank, if I close the drain valve suddenly before the tank is empty, I hear a clanking noise from inside the tank. It sounds like something is floating loose and hitting the tank wall when the flow is stopped. This may have started during the winter.
Whether the entertainment feed comes from an off-air broadcast antenna, through the campground’s cable TV connection, from a satellite antenna, or from a streaming wireless Internet connection, today’s high-tech systems can be a bit bewildering for RV owners. The following will help you understand the basics.
For more than 45 years, Born Free Motorcoach, of Humboldt, Iowa, carved a niche in the recreation vehicle industry with its high-quality Type C Born Free motorhomes.
But long before they became motorhomers, the Bruckers often found themselves in unexpected places and situations, thanks to a shared passion for caving. Lynn borrows a line from “Star Trek” when she says caving offers the chance “to go where no man has ever gone before.”
Bucolic, quaint, charming . . . Petaluma, California, 40 miles north of San Francisco, has lots of descriptions. But as motorhomers, our favorite is “unexpected.” We could have seen most of the town in a day, but the relaxed pace of wandering its lovely streets, sampling its wares, and learning some history filled our need for a great getaway.
San Antonio is considered by many to be the most favored travel destination in the great big state of Texas. The city proudly showcases its past, even as it moves forward to its future. Approximately 30 million people arrive every year to explore the Alamo, stroll along the famed River Walk, shop at the largest Mexican market north of the border, dine in this fast-growing food mecca ….
For us, RVing is the ultimate freedom. As RVers, we have visited every U.S. state, and every Canadian province and territory except Nunavut. We stood at the Arctic Circle with huge, fluffy snowflakes falling on our faces; walked ghost towns in New Mexico; watched wild horses run among the Carolina dunes ….
Speaking of fun times, I want to talk about a once-in-a-lifetime experience that Gloria and I had while we were still out West. One evening in January Gloria said to me, “We have been invited to go with the 4-Wheelers chapter for a ride in the desert at Quartzsite, Arizona.”
The River City Travelers chapter delivered dog food, leashes, cleaning products, and other supplies to Patriot Paws Service Dogs in November 2015. The chapter, based in the San Antonio, Texas, region, selected this organization as its 2015 Christmas project. RCT members collected supplies used in the care and training of the dogs and more than $500 in cash.
Arghhh! No, it’s not talk-like-a-pirate month. But you might hear that sound coming from people who struggle to open jar lids, screw tops, and pull tabs. The 5-in-1 Multi Kitchen Tool was made just for those folks.