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A Look At The New 2021 Thor Sequence 20K

The Class B motorhome, or Camper Van, is rather unique among recreational vehicles. That fact was impressed on me over 20 years ago when I took my then 10-year old son, Stephen, along with me on a Class B test. I was making notes inside and Stephen was wandering...

Exterior of Motorhome
Product Reviews

A Look at the All-New 2021 Ram 1500 TRX

It’s always exciting when a new pickup truck is revealed – and I do mean new; not a new trim package or some paint and plastic add-ons. Case in point the Ram 1500 TRX. This is an all-new pickup truck. The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX is a very special pickup. It’s a desert...

Red truck driving through desert dirt
Places to See

The Timeless Landscape of the Four Corners

The high desert of the American Southwest (which includes the Four Corners) is a very popular winter destination for Canadian RVing snowbirds. But for the 2020/21 fall and winter, with the boarders closed and the pandemic situation still unfolding, many travellers...

Camper with beautiful night sky
Product Reviews

A Look At Half-Ton Small Diesels

RVer’s tow – it’s what they do. Because of this, they appreciate the torque and fuel economy a diesel engine powered truck provides. Of course, for decades only large diesels in HD trucks were available. Half-tons were ignored by the manufacturers. That all changed...

Blue Ram Truck
RV Living

What You Need To Know About Towing A Trailer

If you want to hit the road and leave your worries behind, but don’t have an RV, then learning how to tow a trailer is your first order of business. With that move, you can have all the luxuries of an RV in a trailer you can tow behind your current rig. Even...

Truck towing trailer
Product Reviews

Overview of the New 2021 Ford Bronco

The Bronco is back!  Ford has re-introduced a storied name plate from its past and fixed it to an off-road inclined SUV that seeks to blend the modern with a romanticized past. Have a look at the silhouettes of the three models and you’d have to say they may just...

3 Broncos in the sunset
Places to See

Lac Megantic: Phoenix of the Eastern Townships

Too many Canadians have unfounded fears about travelling through French speaking Quebec. They get on the Trans-Canada Highway and motor through La Belle Province end to end without stopping. By blasting past the rural beauty of the rolling landscape in the Eastern...

RV driving down road
Product Reviews

Overview Of The New 2021 Ford F-150

Since 1948, the F-series pickup truck has been a constant in the Ford lineup; and what started as a post-war, work-only vehicle has over the last 70 years morphed into a do-everything-for-everybody phenomena - a vehicle that is now so important to...

Ford truck pulling boat
Product Reviews

An Overview of the 2020 Toyota Tundra

For 2020, Toyota is adding trim packages to the Tundra portfolio. According to Cyril Dimitris, Vice President, Toyota Canada, 2020 sees a total choice of 17 model and trim configurations “making it easier than ever to find the perfect full-size partner” said...

Front end exterior of Army Green Toyota Tundra
Places to SeeRV Living

Nanaimo – The City and the Bar

Thar she blows!  Sure enough, just 200 yards ahead of our zodiac was a small pod of killer whales (Orcas), surfacing repeatedly with spumes of vapour shooting from their blowholes. Rebeka, a very knowledgeable marine naturalist and our tour guide with...

Nanaimo Sign
Gear

RV Camping Essentials: Your Must-Haves for 2020

The coronavirus crisis has forced millions of people worldwide to stay at home. Soon the restrictions will be lifted, and people will be rushing to escape into the Great Outdoors. RVing is the best way to experience nature while remaining comfortable in...

RV with a mountain background
Gear

RV Camping Essentials: Your Must-Haves for 2020

The coronavirus crisis has forced millions of people worldwide to stay at home. Soon the restrictions will be lifted, and people will be rushing to escape into the Great Outdoors. RVing is the best way to experience nature while remaining comfortable in...

RV with a mountain background
GearRV Living

Smartphone Photography Tips

Today’s modern cell phone is more than capable of taking high quality photographs that will satisfy the needs of most vacationers. While some would suggest that an expensive camera is the way to go if heading out on an extended holiday or camping trip,...

GearProduct Reviews

A Look at the New 2020 Nissan Titan

For 2020, Nissan has done a mid-cycle refresh on the Titan. Physically the key change is to the grille and front bumper - taking on what Nissan calls the “Warrior look” (this refers to a Warrior concept truck shown at the Texas Auto Show a number of...

Gear

Gear to Go

As warm weather approaches, we can’t wait for the first camping trip of the season! Here is some great gear to add fun (and convenience) to your adventures, whether you’re planning a weekend trip or a few months on the road. Goal Zero The Goal Zero...

Places to See

The Timeless Landscape of the Four Corners

The high desert of the American Southwest (which includes the Four Corners) is a very popular winter destination for Canadian RVing snowbirds. But for the 2020/21 fall and winter, with the boarders closed and the pandemic situation still unfolding, many travellers...

Camper with beautiful night sky
Places to See

Lac Megantic: Phoenix of the Eastern Townships

Too many Canadians have unfounded fears about travelling through French speaking Quebec. They get on the Trans-Canada Highway and motor through La Belle Province end to end without stopping. By blasting past the rural beauty of the rolling landscape in the Eastern...

RV driving down road
Places to SeeRV Living

Nanaimo – The City and the Bar

Thar she blows!  Sure enough, just 200 yards ahead of our zodiac was a small pod of killer whales (Orcas), surfacing repeatedly with spumes of vapour shooting from their blowholes. Rebeka, a very knowledgeable marine naturalist and our tour guide with...

Nanaimo Sign
Places to SeeRV Living

Coasting Through Oregon

Each fall, my wife Sandy and I head south from British Columbia in our RV to spend the winter in Arizona or California.  Over the years, we’ve taken several routes south through Oregon. However, coastal highway 101, bordered by the Pacific Ocean to...

Places to SeeRV Living

2019 National Rally Wrap Up

Hello fellow RV folks, I wanted to share the fantastic time that we had at the 2019 Explorer Club’s National RV Rally, which was held at Summer House Park (on Miller Lake), near Tobermory and the Bruce Peninsula National Park. This park has something...

Places to See

Surprising Saskatchewan

This is the sixth year that my son Dale and I have spent one week on the road for Canadian RVing, and the first time we are headed out west. I won’t begrudge the reader who might expect that we will be writing about the Alberta Rockies or the forests of...

Places to See

Liard River Hot Springs Provincial Park

Whenever we travelled the Alaska Highway, up or down, the Liard River Hot Springs was a must stop. Sometimes it was just for an hour or two for a quick soak. Other times we stayed for a night or two. (We lived in the Yukon from 1982 to 1998.) The Liard...

Product Reviews

A Look At The New 2021 Thor Sequence 20K

The Class B motorhome, or Camper Van, is rather unique among recreational vehicles. That fact was impressed on me over 20 years ago when I took my then 10-year old son, Stephen, along with me on a Class B test. I was making notes inside and Stephen was wandering...

Exterior of Motorhome
Product Reviews

A Look at the All-New 2021 Ram 1500 TRX

It’s always exciting when a new pickup truck is revealed – and I do mean new; not a new trim package or some paint and plastic add-ons. Case in point the Ram 1500 TRX. This is an all-new pickup truck. The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX is a very special pickup. It’s a desert...

Red truck driving through desert dirt
Product Reviews

A Look At Half-Ton Small Diesels

RVer’s tow – it’s what they do. Because of this, they appreciate the torque and fuel economy a diesel engine powered truck provides. Of course, for decades only large diesels in HD trucks were available. Half-tons were ignored by the manufacturers. That all changed...

Blue Ram Truck
Product Reviews

Overview of the New 2021 Ford Bronco

The Bronco is back!  Ford has re-introduced a storied name plate from its past and fixed it to an off-road inclined SUV that seeks to blend the modern with a romanticized past. Have a look at the silhouettes of the three models and you’d have to say they may just...

3 Broncos in the sunset
Product Reviews

Overview Of The New 2021 Ford F-150

Since 1948, the F-series pickup truck has been a constant in the Ford lineup; and what started as a post-war, work-only vehicle has over the last 70 years morphed into a do-everything-for-everybody phenomena - a vehicle that is now so important to...

Ford truck pulling boat
Product Reviews

An Overview of the 2020 Toyota Tundra

For 2020, Toyota is adding trim packages to the Tundra portfolio. According to Cyril Dimitris, Vice President, Toyota Canada, 2020 sees a total choice of 17 model and trim configurations “making it easier than ever to find the perfect full-size partner” said...

Front end exterior of Army Green Toyota Tundra
Product Reviews

A Look at the 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

For 2020, Ram is offering its new third-generation EcoDiesel in every version of the 1500-series truck it sells. This availability also includes every trim level including the base Tradesman; which is a great price-point advantage when all you want is...

Interior of 2020 Ram 1500 Rebel
GearProduct Reviews

A Look at the New 2020 Nissan Titan

For 2020, Nissan has done a mid-cycle refresh on the Titan. Physically the key change is to the grille and front bumper - taking on what Nissan calls the “Warrior look” (this refers to a Warrior concept truck shown at the Texas Auto Show a number of...

Product Reviews

2020 Canadian Truck King Challenge

The results are in! The Canadian Truck King Challenge focused on testing the midsize truck segment this year. We look at what’s happening in the truck world and test what Canadian truck buyers are most interested in as each model year rolls out, and...

Product Reviews

2020 RV Buyer’s Guide

Whether you’re a couple who only goes for occasional weekend trips or a family who lives on the road, you can find an RV, trailer or camper that provides everything you need – depending on what you can afford.     A long-time luxury leader, the Newmar...

Product Reviews

2020 Jeep Gladiator

Jeep, one of the hottest brands selling today, is doubling down on its success with a brand new midsize pickup truck for 2020. Called the Gladiator (a revived Jeep truck name from the ’60s), it will look to score sales in the rebounding midsize market as well as...

RV Living

What You Need To Know About Towing A Trailer

If you want to hit the road and leave your worries behind, but don’t have an RV, then learning how to tow a trailer is your first order of business. With that move, you can have all the luxuries of an RV in a trailer you can tow behind your current rig. Even...

Truck towing trailer
Places to SeeRV Living

Nanaimo – The City and the Bar

Thar she blows!  Sure enough, just 200 yards ahead of our zodiac was a small pod of killer whales (Orcas), surfacing repeatedly with spumes of vapour shooting from their blowholes. Rebeka, a very knowledgeable marine naturalist and our tour guide with...

Nanaimo Sign
RV Living

4 Fun Card Games to Play While Stuck at Home

Boredom has probably set in. Being home for months on end is harder than anyone anticipated. Finding new things to do is becoming almost impossible. Your closet’s have been cleaned out, that junk drawer you’ve been tossing random pens and elastic bands...

Friends playing cards together
GearRV Living

Smartphone Photography Tips

Today’s modern cell phone is more than capable of taking high quality photographs that will satisfy the needs of most vacationers. While some would suggest that an expensive camera is the way to go if heading out on an extended holiday or camping trip,...

RV Living

Here Are 10 Fun Things to Do While at Home

The spread of COVID-19 throughout Canada and other parts of the world has affected day-to-day life tremendously. In an instant, normal routines have been turned upside down. Now, to do your part to slow the spread, you and your family are being asked to...

RV Living

Make Your Travel-Inspired Oasis Right at Home

Stuck at home when where you really want to be is miles away exploring new sights, sounds, and experiences in your beloved RV? We get it. You were meant to be an explorer. You are someone who likes to be the driver’s seat in your life, charting new...

Galley KitchenRV Living

Bees and RVs

Blame it on the honeycomb display at Tournebroche Bistro in Québec City. We’d spent a few days at Camping Transit RV Park  in Lévis, taking advantage of their complimentary shuttle service to the ferry to the heart of the Old City and to enjoy Chef...

Places to SeeRV Living

Coasting Through Oregon

Each fall, my wife Sandy and I head south from British Columbia in our RV to spend the winter in Arizona or California.  Over the years, we’ve taken several routes south through Oregon. However, coastal highway 101, bordered by the Pacific Ocean to...

RV Living

The Pre-Trip Inspection: Better Safe Than Sorry!

Every RVer knows, in a general way, what a pre-trip inspection is – otherwise, known simply as the “circle check.” It’s a walk around your rig looking, touching and mentally evaluating the road worthiness of your tow vehicle and trailer (or motorhome)...

RV Living

An RV’s Best Friend: Emergency Roadside Service

RVs define the joy of driving. Wherever you travel – mountains, desert or prairies – an RV allows you to experience the countryside in your own time; you always control the next stop, and you are completely free to create your own journey. Protecting...

RV Living

Eco-Friendly RVing

Eco-Friendly RV Cleaning and Maintenance for Nature Lovers Canadians have increasingly embraced sustainability as a core value, with the recently published Global Sustainable Travel Report showing that 84% of Canadian travellers wish to travel in a more...

Places to SeeRV Living

2019 National Rally Wrap Up

Hello fellow RV folks, I wanted to share the fantastic time that we had at the 2019 Explorer Club’s National RV Rally, which was held at Summer House Park (on Miller Lake), near Tobermory and the Bruce Peninsula National Park. This park has something...

RV Living

How to Tow a Car Behind Your Motorhome

Motorhomes are wonderful. They provide travellers with the freedom to go anywhere in comfort. Well… almost anywhere. Anyone who has driven one of these robust mobile homes can tell you that it isn’t easy traversing narrow, winding roads or small towns. Class A...

RV Living

Remodelling your RV

RVs are more than just an escape. In fact, for many, RVs are homes on wheels. So, whether you are part-time or a full-time RVer, eventually décor tastes will change and there is going to be an urge to spice things up. So should you go out of your way to...

RV Living

Boondocking South of the Boarder

Whether you’re taking your RV on a long journey to a particular destination, just aimlessly cruising the highways and byways of America, or just looking for a place to hang out close to home for the weekend, you’ll be in need of free or cheap places to...

RV Living

Renovating One of Canada’s Original Mini RVs!

Mary Lou and I are avid enthusiasts of the vintage Boler Camper Trailer, perhaps one of the smallest and most compact certified RVs ever manufactured. With interior dimensions of just 10 feet long, 6 feet 1 inch high and 6 feet 6 inches wide, we say,...

RV Living

Planning an Extended RV Trip

There are few things in life that are more exciting – and more daunting – than planning for an extended vacation. And while some people choose to leave the finer details to their travel agent, organizing a well-planned vacation is up to you when you own...

RV Living

Hauling the Big Boy Toys

RV travelling is one of the most rewarding experiences that a couple can do in their golden years. Lynda and I have been travelling in an RV for several years, and we are always planning and anticipating our next adventure. Our favorite adventure is our...

RV Living

RVing on the Pacific Rim

RVing on the Pacific Rim Larry MacDonald As I write this, the view from the back window of our fifth wheel is spectacular! A setting sun is casting an orange glow over the seascape, and gentle ocean waves are spilling over rocky islets and cascading...

RV Living

Buying and Maintaining RV Batteries

Buying and Maintaining RV Batteries Your batteries are among the most important components of your RV setup. They’re expensive, so when you need a replacement you want to make sure that you’re buying the right one for your needs, and you want it to be...

RV Living

Our Favourite Place on Earth

It is easy to say that southern Utah is our favourite place to explore and hike, but it is almost impossible to select only one favourite destination in this high desert region of the Colorado Plateau. This is the land of open blue skies and endless...

Money SenseRV Living

Buying an Affordable Pickup Truck

Buying an Affordable Pickup Truck For the past few years the majority of RVs bought in Canada have been of the towable variety. That means, excluding some of the smaller micro-campers and trailers, most RV buyers either already have or are looking to...

RV Living

Buying Your First RV: What You Need to Know

Buying Your First RV: What You Need to Know Now that you’ve decided to buy an RV, you have to determine what type you want. Before you settle on a specific type, think about what you will be using the RV for. Will you be retiring to travel around the...

RV Living

A Walk Above the Trees

With its snow-capped mountains and blue ocean, no wonder Vancouver has been voted one of the best cities in the world to live in. The Capilano River RV Park is situated in the best position for easy exploring. It was hard to believe that only a few...

DIYRV Living

Tire Safety & Maintenance

Your tires are the main support for your RV and help to make sure you travel safely through a multitude of different road conditions each year. But even though they are one of the most important safety aspects of any vehicle, tires are often overlooked...

RV Living

9 Tips for Successful RVing With Kids

9 Tips for Successful RVing With Kids So you’re thinking about buying an RV, or maybe you just have. You’ve been dreaming for a long time of all the great road trips you and your family will take. There’s just one doubt nagging at you, one that haunts...

9 Tips For Successful RVing With Kids
DIYRV Living

Spring Truck Maintenance

Springtime is a busy season for most truck owners across the nation as they begin to prepare for many months of travel and adventure. It’s time to shake off the last of the winter snows and get ready to get out and enjoy the many perks of owning a...

DIYRV Living

Getting Your RV Spring Ready

As the warmer spring weather approaches, most RV owners are feeling that familiar itch to get back out on the open road. But after spending a great deal of time and effort to properly winterize your RV, you may also be dreading the spring maintenance process....

RV Living

A Complete Guide to RV Classes and Types

A Complete Guide to RV Classes and Types Whether you’ve decided to purchase your first RV or just looking to expand your RV knowledge, this guide will breakdown the types of RVs you can find on the road.   Drivable RVs Choose a drivable RV based on...

News

Coronavirus Update

In recent days, we have seen an increased level of concern related to the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We understand that this may be an unsettling time and wanted to provide an update on the actions being taken to ensure the health and...

Galley Kitchen

Eh is for Apples Grown in Canada!

Ah September! The real beginning of the new year for your two teaching Galley Chefs. Things sure look and feel different from this time last year as teachers and students gear up for different ways of learning. What hasn’t changed, though, is the arrival of that...

Pile of apples at at market
Galley KitchenRV Living

Bees and RVs

Blame it on the honeycomb display at Tournebroche Bistro in Québec City. We’d spent a few days at Camping Transit RV Park  in Lévis, taking advantage of their complimentary shuttle service to the ferry to the heart of the Old City and to enjoy Chef...

DIY

How To Service and Operate Universal RV Systems

At its simplest, an RV is a house on wheels, and just like at home you have systems that service your house, water, electric, gas and HVAC. Knowing your systems and keeping them in good repair is vital. Here are basics to learn so you can relax.   THE LP GAS SYSTEM...

Couple sitting outside of their trailer
DIY

How to Repair a Broken Water Line in Your RV

If you have a broken water line in your RV, you must promptly complete repairs before continuing on your travels. Ignoring even the slightest leak can result in a huge mess and severe water damage in a short period of time. Mold could even start to grow, sidelining...

Hands attaching a water line to an RV
DIY

Backing Up Is Hard To Do

The Pandemic has changed our lives this year; that’s a fact. Most would say for the worse, however I’ve found that with the restrictions and resulting slower pace of life, I have more time to invest in the details that I previously skipped over. This...

Black pickup truck towing a trailer
DIYRV Living

Tire Safety & Maintenance

Your tires are the main support for your RV and help to make sure you travel safely through a multitude of different road conditions each year. But even though they are one of the most important safety aspects of any vehicle, tires are often overlooked...

DIYRV Living

Spring Truck Maintenance

Springtime is a busy season for most truck owners across the nation as they begin to prepare for many months of travel and adventure. It’s time to shake off the last of the winter snows and get ready to get out and enjoy the many perks of owning a...

DIYRV Living

Getting Your RV Spring Ready

As the warmer spring weather approaches, most RV owners are feeling that familiar itch to get back out on the open road. But after spending a great deal of time and effort to properly winterize your RV, you may also be dreading the spring maintenance process....

Money Sense

Is 0% Financing Really As Good As It Seems?

As you hem and haw while shopping for your new car, truck, or SUV at the dealership, the salesperson might come by and wave 0% financing around to entice you to sign on the dotted line. You might feel like you’ve just snagged the deal of a lifetime, but the truth...

Money and handing over car keys
Money SenseRV Living

Buying an Affordable Pickup Truck

Buying an Affordable Pickup Truck For the past few years the majority of RVs bought in Canada have been of the towable variety. That means, excluding some of the smaller micro-campers and trailers, most RV buyers either already have or are looking to...

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