youtubeWith the interest in RV camping at an all-time high, the competition for campsites with a shore power hookup is fierce. What’s an RVer to do when all the electric campsites are reserved and only “standard” non-utility sites are available at your favorite campground?

youtubeAs I pointed out in my last entry, the surge of people camping and visiting popular outdoor sites, like national parks, is expected to continue into the summer of 2021 due to lingering impacts of Covid-19 and the huge increase of new RVers. You may find yourself asking, where can I take the family camping in the Pacific Northwest that won’t be overrun? In addition to Mission Canyon, covered in the last entry, following is another little known area in the State of Montana that is family friendly and less likely to be crowded.

In this installment we will concentrate on the things to see and do near the hamlet of Nye, Montana.

youtubeIn times of economic downturn, RV industry sales typically take a big hit. However, just the opposite happened in 2020 as a result of a strange combination of factors. In the midst of one of the worst economic crises in nearly 100 years, RV sales are skyrocketing as many people chose safer family vacations that don’t involve airplanes, airports, hotels, and rental cars. Boondocking in remote areas, far away from other campers, remains on the rise and many of these people are choosing to leave their generators at home and go completely solar. It’s been truly fantastic to see how RV solar has evolved and grown over the past few years.

youtubeA Northwest RV blog watcher was asking about the ongoing costs of RV ownership. The reader in question is considering purchasing a Class B van. In this article I will discuss some (but not all) of the financial outlay you can or should expect after purchase.

The question/comment submitted by the reader is as follows:

“I'm thinking of purchasing a B-class van RV. I was wondering about the ongoing costs apart from the purchase price. Things like initial and annual registration, Insurance, AAA membership, annual maintenance, and winter storage. Also, since my neighbors don't really want to stare at an RV parked at my home, and there are city regulations about that, I'd probably need an off-site storage place. I live in Washington, so there are some high registration fees.”

youtubeThe surge of people camping and visiting popular outdoor sites like national parks is expected to continue into the summer of 2021 due to lingering fears of Covid-19. You may find yourself asking, where can I take the family camping in the Pacific Northwest that won’t be overrun?

Over the next couple of months we will focus on little known places in the State of Montana that are family friendly and unlikely to be crowded.

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