RV Travel Newsletter Issue 765

Learn about RV camping, RV travel, RV news and much more. This newsletter, now in its 16th year of continuous publication, is funded primarily through advertising and voluntary subscription contributions from our readers. Thank you! Issue 765 • Week of Oct. 22–28, 2016 Editor’s corner With Chuck Woodbury Chuck (at) RVtravel.com It’s raining in Eugene, Oregon, and I’m typing. I’m... Read More

Enjoy a cozy RV this winter with Mr. Heater

  By Bob Difley Portable Buddy With a larger heating surface, fold-down handle, swivel-out fuel connection, and an easy-start four-position control, the Mr. Heater Portable Buddy sets the new standard for portable radiant heating comfort. With its low-oxygen shut-off and tip-over safety shut-off systems, this heater provides safe, reliable heat anytime, anywhere. How Much Heat Do You Need? You can... Read More

Keep dirt out of your RV with a Reversible Awning Leisure Mat

  By Bob Difley Camco’s Reversible Awning Leisure Mats measure 6 x 9 feet and are made of high-quality mold and mildew resistant material, are easily cleaned, and come in green, blue, burgundy, and brown. Included are rust-resistant grommets on each corner and ground stakes to keep them in place. Durable edging helps prevent the mat from fraying. The lightweight... Read More

Trailer flips over on highway: dash cam captures it

  If you own a travel trailer, watching this video might hurt. Motorists traveling behind a travel trailer watch in horror as the RV gets slammed by a gust of wind and flips on its side out of control, whipping its tow vehicle 180 degrees. The message here: If the wind is strong, pull over and wait for it to calm. And... Read More

Full-time RV travels — Medical care on the road

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Many RVers swear the lifestyle actually improves their health. And there is something to be said about less stress, a change of scenery, fresh air and sunshine — all of which are associated with RVing. Nevertheless, RVing is not a magic elixir of life and, face it, something is pretty likely to happen... Read More

Is it really safe to boondock?

  By Bob Difley I’ve noticed that people who live in metropolitan areas have more uncertainty about their personal safety when boondocking than those who live in rural areas. I’m guessing that city dwellers feel more unsafe because boondocking away from any signs of civilization is a new and unknown experience. It is especially so when the sun goes down... Read More

RV electricity: Reader asks meaning of AC power

  Reader Question: Forgive my electrical ignorance but doesn’t “AC” mean “alternating current”? Does that mean that the hot and neutral wires are constantly reversing? Mike’s response: The “Hot” wire is also known as the “Line”, and it is indeed energized with 120 volts AC (in the USA). The Neutral wire is “bonded” to the earth ground rod(s) at the incoming... Read More

Here’s the Quartzsite show calendar — so far

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris With Labor Day behind us, the snowbirds are beginning to shiver in their skivvies and plan for their winter travels. While this is not a complete list, already many of the big Quartzsite happenings are posting up their dates. Here’s a partial calendar of activities – and remember, if you’re a boondocker, September... Read More