Another Indispensible Item for Full-timers

Motorola Talkabout 16-Mile, 22-Channel FRS/GMRS 2-Way Radio (Pair)When we first hit the road one of the must-have items we kept hearing about was a decent pair of walkie talkies. We were told these were vital for communicating to avoid mishaps while backing up the trailer. I’m glad we opted for a decent set of radios, but not so I can hear the navigator telling me to turn right when the trailer needs to point left. She shouts plenty loud enough.

They come in much more handy for weather reports!


Ever since that Wisconsin tornado warning, Rene cannot stand the sound of that voice on the NOAA weather band. But many a time it has saved us getting into a sticky situation. And since we spend our summers in Colorado, with solar panels on the roof of our rig, it has provided ample warning for us to protect them more than once.

Xantrex Solarpack Charges AC Power DevicesWhen boondocking, we’ll often keep the radios charged with our Xantrex solar battery pack accessory charger we won from the fine folks at

That way they’re always ready to pick up the nearest weather broadcast, and keep us informed of impending doom with that ever so soothing voice.

Very rarely have we ever been in a spot where our trusty Motorola Talkabout radios haven’t picked up the local weather report. And with 22 channels to scan, much fun can be had eavesdropping on others trying not to run into each other in a busy RV park.

Keep Motorola TalkAbout Radios in Your RV Toolbox

Do yourself a favor and pick up a pair of radios to make parking easy and keep an eye ear on the weather. Newer models have a range up to 35 miles! Save on these  Motorola radios at Amazon.

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