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Bill Tuttle

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RV Recipe - Chopped Greek Salad and Greek Vinaigrette

Posted by Bill Tuttle on Thu, Jan 05, 2017 @ 08:01 AM

Spring is almost here. If you and your RV are lucky enough to be camped in the U.S. Southwest region, temperatures probably are warm enough for eating lunch or dinner outside.

So let’s shed the “weight” of winter and eat lighter with this terrific recipe for chopped Greek salad with Greek vinaigrette, courtesy of the RV Cooking Show’s Evanne Schmarder. (Note: Evanne partnered with her friends at BetterRVing.com to bring you this recipe.)

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RV Window Covering Trends and Options

Posted by Bill Tuttle on Thu, Dec 08, 2016 @ 08:12 AM

When you buy a new RV, the manufacturer generally includes the latest RV window coverings appropriate to the cost and style of your rig. It is important to understand the types of window coverings that are available in case the manufacturer has options available. If your RV has been in use for years, it may need a style update or replacement of window coverings to add to your pleasurable RV travel experience.

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Best RV Destinations in San Diego County

Posted by Bill Tuttle on Thu, Nov 10, 2016 @ 08:11 AM

San Diego is blessed with a lovely, temperate climate the year round, a beautiful coastline, a vibrant theater and arts scene, and plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors on its beaches, mesas, deserts, and mountains. In fact, it is possible to head to San Diego County’s eastern edge in the winter to see snow, and then head back west to go surfing - all in one day.

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RV Battery Types, Typical Problems, Safety and Maintenance

Posted by Bill Tuttle on Thu, Oct 06, 2016 @ 08:10 AM

Your RV lead acid batteries are one of the most important components of your RV. They store the energy needed to start your vehicle and ensure you can enjoy creature comforts like a warm shower, charged cellphone and a cold drink. By learning about and caring for your batteries, you will extend their lifespan.

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How to Select, Operate, and Maintain your RV Awnings

Posted by Bill Tuttle on Thu, Sep 22, 2016 @ 08:09 AM

RV Awnings

One of the greatest joys of camping is enjoying the natural environment of your campsite while in the shade of your patio awning. Your covered patio expands your RV living space and can be a great place to relax or entertain. Awnings can be included as standard equipment with some RVs, as a manufacturer/dealer option at the time of purchase or purchased as after-market add-ons. By understanding the types of awnings available and the care and maintenance needed to protect your awnings, your RV awning decisions will allow you to reap years of reward on your awning investment.

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Ideas for Reducing Your RV Carbon Footprint

Posted by Bill Tuttle on Fri, Sep 16, 2016 @ 08:09 AM

Let’s face it.

RVing isn’t normally found on a list of ideas for green living or how to reduce your carbon footprint. When most people think about the RV lifestyle, they picture mammoth, gas-guzzling vehicles rolling down the nation’s highways.

But, the RV lifestyle can be surprisingly green – especially if you make an effort to limit your impact on the earth’s resources. In fact, this article about ideas for green living provides some excellent comparisons of energy use between typical homeowners and RVers.

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Tags: Full-Time RVing

Choosing a Home Base for Full Time RVers

Posted by Bill Tuttle on Fri, Sep 09, 2016 @ 08:09 AM


Many people are drawn to the relaxing and flexible RV lifestyle. Depending upon your destination, it’s relatively easy to take your home and plop it down in another state within a matter of minutes or hours.

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RV Destinations: Delaware and Maryland Seashores

Posted by Bill Tuttle on Thu, Sep 08, 2016 @ 08:09 AM

So you’re in the Mid-Atlantic region and you want to go to the shore (it’s referred to as the beach on the West Coast, the shore on the East Coast). But because you (secretly) watched too many episodes of Jersey Shore, perhaps you’re hesitant to hit the sands…

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Are You Eligible to Use Military RV Campgrounds?

Posted by Bill Tuttle on Tue, Sep 06, 2016 @ 08:09 AM

Looking for a different camping experience? Military campgrounds can be a great option.

RVers are always on the lookout for reasonably priced camp sites that are secure. That describes military RV campgrounds perfectly. Plus, many of these campgrounds are situated in beautiful settings, located close to hospitals, recreational areas, grocery stores, movie theaters and more. So, it’s no wonder that many campers like military RV campgrounds.

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Explore US National Parks with an Annual Entrance Pass

Posted by Bill Tuttle on Fri, Sep 02, 2016 @ 08:09 AM

Did you know the U.S. government offers money-saving annual passes that give you access to over 2000 federal recreational areas?

A National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass can be a wonderful way to enhance your RV lifestyle. An annual pass covers your entrance fees for 12 months at national parks, wildlife refuges, forests and grasslands.

Anyone who is at least 16 years old can buy a pass. Children younger than 16 are admitted free.

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