Michael Swanson

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Do These 10 Things, And Trump Will Be Toast

Friends, I welcome you to <b>“The Michael Moore Easy-to-Follow 10-Point Plan to Stop Trump.”</b><p>First, let’s acknowledge what we all know to be true: Trump is in deep, deep trouble ― in the pocket of Russians, surrounded by alt.right idiots, alone in his bathrobe in a mostly-empty White House ― and caught …

We can’t succeed if we are tied to generations of unpopular Democratic party leaders<p>If the last week has shown us anything, it’s that Donald Trump has power, but he doesn’t have much of a mandate yet.<p>We need to keep it that way — and be wary of the bad political leadership and strategy that can …

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The Most Unique Natural Wonder in Each State

You don't have to travel far to find some truly magical landscapes.<p>Typical tourist destinations like theme parks and resort towns certainly have their charms, but sometimes, Mother Nature creates jaw-dropping attractions of her own. From caverns that feel like a cathedral to mesmerizing springs, …

National Parks

National Park Basics For RVing Newbies

Before you head out for the first time onto national park roads, such as the Kolob Terrace Road in Zion National Park, with an RV, do a little …

How to Unclog Your RV Toilet. It's Not as Tough As You Think.

<b>Toilet paper clogged our pipes.</b><p>I didn’t notice the problem until we were rushing out of an RV park early yesterday morning trying to get to a job …

Tips and Tricks for Cold Weather RVing

Introduction<p>RVers generally are an inventive and self-reliant bunch. One thing that really gets their creative juices flowing is trying to live in an …

Twelve-Volt RV Circuits 102 - Adding A 12-Volt Outlet

Share Email Comments<p>Fellow truck camper and 12-volt sharp shooter, John Wells, returns with a step-by-step article on installing a 12-volt outlet. …

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How to Replace Incandescent and Halogen Bulbs With LEDs in Your RV

<b>LED lighting is all the rage right now.</b><p>In this article you’ll learn how to change out your incandescent and halogen bulbs and replace them with …

Twelve-Volt RV Circuits 101: Down To The Wire

100 Shares<p>Share Email Comments<p>Pondering adding a 12-volt device or outlet to your camper? John Wells gives us an overview on power sources, safety, …

Motorhome Battery Primer | MotorHome Magazine

Understanding how motorhome batteries operate, and how to maintain them, can lead to EASIER travels<p><b>When all goes well on an RV trip, we rarely stop</b> …

Introduction to RV Solar Panel Kits and Systems

More and more RVers are considering adding solar power to their rigs.<p>Maybe it’s the result of a cultural shift toward green energy or simply the …

RVs

RV DIY® Article – RV Power Cord Preventive Maintenance

Today I want to talk about getting electricity from the campground pedestal to the RV itself. In your house electricity comes from the pole to the …

Ten Helpful RVing Tips and Tricks

Use Cordless Drill for Rear Stabilizer Jacks<p>My Keystone Cougar fifth wheel trailer has manual crank rear stabilizer jacks. By using my cordless drill …

How I Back Up a Fifth Wheel Trailer

Introduction<p>One of the biggest fears I had when we first got our brand new Keystone Cougar fifth-wheel trailer was how the heck would I back this …

Summer Travel Safety Tips

Final school bells are ringing, graduations underway, summer weather and vacations are on tap.<p>Drive with care and arrive at your destination safely. …

50 Spectacular RV Trips

You might have read it or flipped through it or seen it on a shelf and thought, “I should pick that up.”<p>A Blue Ridge Parkway experience is unlike any …

The real (and unspoken) rules of US roads

The United States is a very large place so driving cultures can be surprisingly, even hilariously diverse. Regional driving aptitude and situational awareness can range from commendable to terrifying, so stay on your toes when venturing into unfamiliar territory.<p>Knowing the local driving laws and …

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Inflate, Rotate & Evaluate: Tips For National Tire Safety Week

As RVers take to the open road this spring and summer, checking the condition of tires before leaving home is critical.<p>Inflate, Rotate & Evaluate: …

RV101® – RV Lead Acid Battery Maintenance Tips

RV battery maintenance<p>Today I want to talk about one of the most important and most neglected components of your RV’s electrical system. The RV …

RV Height Issues: Do You Know Your RV's Clearance Level? | The RVing Guide

Nothing would ruin your day faster than the instant you realized that your RV was too tall to fit below the bridge you just went under.<p>Every state is …

Power Up - ANYwhere

A Portable Generator Extends Energy Options when hookups are not available<p>Part of the appeal of the motorhome lifestyle is having all the comforts of …

Colorado's best scenic drives

Colorado has 25 nationally designated Scenic & Historic Byways, and a number of mind-blowing drives that didn’t make the list, but should definitely make yours. Some will take all day and have you discussing the blows of history and time; others are short hops to lonely mountain passes that are …

18 Road Trip Hacks That Will Actually Make Your Trip Awesomer

The Great American Road Trip can become even greater when you tweak a few simple things about your approach.<p>Heed our advice, grab a couple close friends, and get out there on the best trip of your life.<p><b>1. Make a plan, but not a rigid one.</b><p>If you’ve got a time limit (as most road trippers do), it’s …

Winterizing your RV, part 1 — ‘Now … or before first hard freeze’

Some parts of the country are ready experienced very cold temperatures and autumn snow. It is definitely time for RV owners to start thinking about …