Check out these tips for campground checkout times

By Dave Helgeson There’s much debate these days about staying in full-service campgrounds versus no-cost locations like Wal-Mart, Flying J, etc. Often, RVers en route to a final destination just want a safe place to stay for the night and don’t want to pay for services they won’t use. Many RVers come off the road late in the day, and... Read More

Temperature-controlled shower unit — high-end but so comfortable

By Greg Illes Many modern homes enjoy the benefits of a temperature-controlled shower. No more hot and cold valves, but rather one handle for setting water temperature, and one handle for controlling the flow. Once hot water reaches the valve, the output temperature never varies and you never have to “fiddle” with the hot and cold knobs (in fact, there... Read More

A big TV installation idea for small RVs

By Greg Illes Our RV floor plan had only one TV, and it was mounted up front, high above the captains’ chairs. Even after we replaced the old CRT monster with a modern flat-screen, it was still an impossible situation. We couldn’t view the TV from the captains’ chairs because it was impossibly high above, and we couldn’t view it... Read More

Organize your RV documents. Go paperless

By Greg Illes If you are like most of us, your RV has a huge collection of operating manuals, installation manuals, specifications and other literature. This stuff usually comes with all the appliances and accessories that are part of a trailer or motorhome, such as refrigerators, air conditioners, heaters, TVs, smoke alarms, generators, electrical panels, and on and on. The... Read More

Dry camping? Use smarts when charging your RV batteries

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Some RVers rarely stray from an RV park and that’s a real shame. There’s a lot of beauty that can be reached only when “dry camping” or boondocking. If you’re new to the idea of RVing without hookups, this is a good reminder regarding battery life. RV batteries take a LONG time to charge,... Read More