Take advantage of other RVers’ wisdom — save bucks

By Russ and Tiña De Maris An old friend of ours who’d recently bought a big motorhome detailed a “tale of woe” he’d experienced while trying to get ready for a road trip. Somehow things went gunnybag with his “pre-owned” rig’s inverter. Aside from having to replace the inverter, he also learned he’d need to have a big, 250 amp... Read More

Smartphone mount aids multiple device charging

by Bob Difley Bracketron’s new TekGrip Power Dock includes a unique hands-free mounting option for drivers as well as device charging capabilities. Perfect for summer road trips, the TekGrip Power Dock has two USB outputs for you and your passenger to plug in and power up, all while using voice commands and GPS from your mounted device. Simply plug TekGrip Power Dock into your vehicle’s... Read More

RV industry targeting new breed of young RVers

The South Bend Tribune reported last week that 44 percent of the 1.2 million households in North America that started camping last year were millennials ages 19 to 35, according to the 2016 North American Camping Report, an annual independent study sponsored by Kampgrounds of America. And of that pool of new campers, the study found 18 percent were African-American, 11 percent Hispanic and 10 percent... Read More

What’s a good HDTV antenna for an RV?

By Chris Dougherty Chris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. Here is a letter he received from an RV Travel reader. Dear Chris,I just watched your video on the Rayzar antenna. I have a Roadtrek (camper van) which does not have a Winegard antenna on the roof. Would you have suggestions for an HDTV antenna for this type of RV. —Dave Dear... Read More

How to keep your fridge running smoothly

Before driving off on their adventures this summer, RVers can help avoid problems on the road by properly servicing and maintaining their recreational vehicles’ refrigerators. An expert at Norcold, a leading manufacturer of RV gas-absorption refrigerators, advises an annual checkup at a local dealer or service center to optimize refrigerator performance and help prevent problems on the road. “RV refrigerators... Read More