Portable water pump benefits boondockers

  By Bob Difley Boondockers know that being efficient with waste water, electricity and fresh water makes a big difference in how long they can camp without having to dump waste tanks, charge batteries, and replenish their water supply. If you like to boondock, one piece of equipment you can add to your rig’s arsenal is a portable water pump,... Read More

Campground closures? Here’s a work-around

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Major players in public lands recreation across the country are National Forests. Trails, recreation sites and campgrounds, along with a network of roads that makes access to all of these things easier for RVers, are a mainstay for many in the RVing community. But alarm bells just continue to ring that should be... Read More

Charging chassis battery through a lighter socket?

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,Because our chassis battery does not charge when we are plugged into shore power, we plug in a small 12-volt solar panel and set it on the dash when we are parked for... Read More

RV Travel Newsletter Issue 758

  Learn about RV camping, RV travel, RV news and much more. This newsletter, now in its 15th year of continuous publication, is funded primarily through advertising and voluntary subscription contributions from our readers. Thank you! Issue 758 • Week of Sept. 3–9, 2016 SHOP AT AMAZON and help support this newsletter! If you shop at Amazon.com, would you please visit there... Read More

Motorhome braking system options

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris If you’re thinking about a big Class A rig, fired by a diesel engine, listen up. That great big behemoth is mighty comfortable, but once it starts rolling it can be a challenge to slow down. Diesel engines, unlike their “gasser” counterparts, respond a bit differently when you take your foot off the... Read More

Dometic to showcase new products at open house

  By Bob Difley The Dometic Group announced that it will show its new 1400 model 12-volt fan powered vent at the 2016 Elkhart Open House Sept. 19 in Elkhart, Indiana. Using 3 amps or less of energy, its ceiling fan operation, lightweight design, and increased structural support make it not only durable, but also easy to service. The Pop... Read More

RV and RV-related recalls for August 2016

  WASHINGTON: Here is our monthly summary of RV recalls for August 2016 and related equipment we feel are of interest to our readers. This information has been gleaned from the U.S. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. This is NOT a complete list of all vehicles and related equipment recalled.       UNITED STATES RECALLS RECREATION VEHICLES Cruiser RV... Read More

Your own map of visited states

    By Chris Guld, GeeksOnTour.com Would you like to have your very own map of visited states?  Many travelers include this as part of their email signature, or in their blog posts or on Facebook.  It’s easy and free by going to http://epgsoft.com/.  Just choose ‘Visited States Map’ and ‘Create Map.’  You should now see the choice of Visited... Read More