Why RVtravel.com ‘voluntary subscribers’ matter

By Chuck WoodburyEditor, RVtravel.com I wrote in RV Travel newsletter issue 753 about how the voluntary subscriptions to the newsletter help my staff and me place the interests of our readers ahead of advertisers. Here’s an example of why this is important. An acquaintance of mine was recently asked to write a coach review for a large national RV magazine. He drove to a dealer, picked... Read More

All-in-one space-saving food prep set

By Bob Difley This food preparation set offers a modern take on maximum utility with minimum space, perfect for the RV lifestyle, where all space is valuable and should be used to maximum efficiency. Eight durable plastic BPA-free pieces in all necessary sizes for preparing food in your galley/kitchen nest together in a neat stack with a small footprint. The... Read More

Cool your RV for a penny a day

By Bob Difley Hot summer days are still ahead, resulting in hot, sleepless nights as well. If you are a boondocker/dry camper and don’t always have adequate – or any – electrical hookup to run your power-hungry air conditioner, what to do? Geizeer is a personal, eco-friendly, portable mini-ice cooling with refrigerant device, which consumes less than 1 cent per... Read More

Should you electrically insulate (“ground”) your levelers?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Electricity, they say, is a wonderful servant, but a lousy master. Many RVers have concerns about electrical safety in their rigs, and we get occasional letters on the subject. Here’s one we received from a concerned reader: “One item I feel is important and should be passed along to the readers concerns the use... Read More

Alternatives to expensive RV resorts and campgrounds

By Bob Difley It’s easy to find a campground when traveling, even in unfamiliar territory. You simply pull out your Trailer Life or Woodall’s Campground Directory and find one. You can also use the Campground Owners of America directories to find the fanciest of amenity-filled RV resorts or a near-the-freeway overnight mom-and-pop campgrounds with easy in and quick entry back... Read More

Water heater not hot when on electric — What’s wrong?

By Chris DoughertyChris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. Here is a letter he received from a reader while he was serving as RVtravel.com’s technical editor. Dear Chris,I have a hot water tank that runs on electric or propane and after a couple years it no longer heats with electric. Any suggestions? —Barbara Dear Barbara,I am assuming that you have... Read More