Tips for Camping Without Hookups

A successful remote camping (a.k.a. "Boondocking") experience requires some preparation and practice. Here are some tips that experienced boondockers use to get the most out of their camping experience. Learn these tips and you too can have the freedom and confidence to camp anywhere?

Components of a Solar Charging System

These are the basic components of a solar charging system. This is fundamentally the same configuration you would use on a off-grid cabin, tiny house or sailboat.

Maximize Your Waste Water Capacity While Boondocking

Even though your RV's gray water and black waste water tanks are roughly the same size, the gray tank will fill up much quicker than your black water tank (which rarely ever fills up). So while boondocking it is important to monitor the level of your gray water tank. Here is how you can use the full capacity of both your black and gray water tank and extend your stay.

How To Connect Solar Panels

How you connect your solar panels on your RV depends on many things. A common question is whether to connect them in a series or parrallel configuration. In this article I'll share some pros and cons of each setup and demonstrate on my solar panels what happens when you connect them both ways.

Camping Along the Columbia River Gorge

My wife and daughter were away for a weekend and instead of staying home doing yardwork I decided to take a boondocking roadtrip along the Columbia River on the Oregon/Washington border. Dams, trails, boondocking, and scenery to boot. Come along on this awesome road trip.

How To Restore Power to your RV When It Goes Out

When the power in your RV suddenly shuts down, you might be wondering "WHAT JUST HAPPENNED?" Follow these steps to get your power back and enjoying your RV.


One way to make your RV feel and sound like home is to upgrade the audio and video components. If you've got an old TV or sound system in your RV, then what are you waiting for? We ditched our old tube TV and haven't looked back. Here are the TV and surround sound upgrades I've done.

Low Power LED Replacement Bulbs

How much more efficient are LED replacement bulbs compared to traditional incandescent bulbs. Here is a side by side power comparison. A second video demonstrates the nice bathroom replacement bulbs we chose that put out just the right light.

What Kind Of Solar Panels Should You Buy?

There are many solar panel options available today. Traditional solar panels are still popular options, but what about semi-flexible solar panels which are lighter and just as powerful? Here is a break down of the various types of solar panel options available today.

2015 Seattle RV Show - Likes and Dislikes

Each year RV manufacturers put their new new RVs on display under one roof in a city near you. We enjoy going to our local RV show just to get DIY ideas for improving our RV. Here are some highlights from our visit to the RV show here in Seattle.