Fall has arrived for many RVers across the country, and with it is the return of the rainy season. Many of today’s RVs, especially travel trailers (mine included), feature a floorplan with a queen bed across the front or rear of the RV. They also come with a storage compartment under the head of the […]
Another Labor Day has come and gone, the kids are back in school, and the weather is turning. For many it is time to winterize the RV and place it in storage for the winter. But wait! College and professional football season has just begun, and that means one thing: RV tailgating! If you have […]
Don’t park on the cheap until you know the pros and cons of free camping in parking lots, driveways and public lands.
Everyone loves a campfire. Sitting around the soft, flickering light while the cool evening nips at your back. Enjoying the company of friends and family while sharing stories and roasting marshmallows. Campfires can be the exclamation point at the end of a fun-filled day. But the last people you want to see at your campfire […]
Ah that “new RV” smell. The aroma of a brand-new trailer, motorhome or truck camper can be intoxicating during the buying process. Unfortunately the scent wafting from the toxic formaldehyde glues holding the units together can also be bad for our health. Today a new generation of eco-smart RV manufacturers are trying to limit our exposure to […]
For years I have shared the benefits of Google Earth to RVers, as the digital images (satellite, street view and user posted photos) can let you know what to expect prior to traveling to an area. Some of the useful advantages include: – Determining the true length of the campsites in advance – Figuring out […]
Think about the last time you tossed an object into the back of your pickup truck and didn’t think twice about it. Most objects stay put but sometimes they don’t. One Canadian recently survived a freak RV towing accident when a flying ratchet tie down caused nearly $6,000 in damage to a truck towing a […]
RV gets stuck on Golden Gate Bridge toll lane. Follow this best tip to drive your RV through highway toll lanes and you won’t end up like he did.
For people who enjoy boondocking away from it all, a lot can go into the decision on where to set up your rig. Where is the ideal view? Is the site flat? Where is the closest fishing hole? But many people don’t think about the overall safety of their chosen campsite until it is too […]
Sooner or later every towable RVer will experience a flat tire on the tow or towed vehicle. Yes, most of us can summon emergency road service (providing you have cell service) and have the spare tire put on if you are willing to wait hours for the service truck to arrive. It really isn’t that […]
Learn how solo RVers clubs help full-time travelers create community on the open road.