RV industry marketing efforts target three groups

  Based on news release from the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). With deliveries of RVs climbing toward an all-time high, the North American RV industry is planning to accelerate its marketing efforts on three groups of consumers most likely to buy – Active Family Adventurers, Nature Lovers and Kid-Free Adult Adventurers. Combined, they represent 40 percent of U.S. households. According to a news release,... Read More

Add warmth and ambiance to your RV with an electric fireplace

  By Bob Difley If you miss having the warmth and ambiance of a fireplace in your RV, the Dimplex 25″ LED Electric Fireplace Insert may be the next best thing. The simulated fireplace looks like a real fire burning, and also will heat your interior, a pleasant plus for fall and winter camping. Features: LED Technology: Lasts more than... Read More

Dashboard accessories headed for a meltdown?

  By Chris Dougherty Chris 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, What is the best way to power all of the 12 volt accessories that I have? I do not want to overload the outlet on the dashboard of my Class... Read More

Heartland recalls more than two-thousand travel trailers

  Heartland Recreational Vehicles is recalling 2,045 model year 2015-2016 Cyclone travel trailers manufactured July 6, 2014, to September 29, 2015, and 2015-2016 Road Warrior and 2016 Torque trailers manufactured July 18, 2014, to September 30, 2015. The affected trailers are equipped with aluminum black ladders manufactured by Christianson Industries that have retractable hinges, each with a welded ‘top hat’... Read More

The readers write — Security for generators and RVers

By Russ and Tiña De Maris While plenty of folks were out hitting the highways over the long weekend, it seems our readers took their electronic devices along to keep up with the newsletter. Here’s a bit of the feedback we’ve received in the last couple of weeks. Few boondockers? Our man Bob Difley posed the question, “Why so few... Read More

Full-time RVing — If you solo RV, please do this

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Are you a solo RVer? Here’s a “stop and ponder issue” for you. Every year thousands of RVers descend on the desert southwest, looking forward to a great time of exploration and relaxation. And every year, reports a representative of the Quartzsite, Arizona, fire department, a body is found in the desert, usually... Read More

Pure, tasty water in your RV with Remco’s WaterMaker Five

  By Bob Difley You may have noticed that the water you hook up to at some campgrounds and RV resorts is considerably taste-challenged. Campground water can come from a variety of sources and is not always tested for taste and purity as often as you might like. And you can bet that most of these water sources are not filtering... Read More

Avoid ‘frying’ appliances, electronics at RV parks

  It’s not unusual for your RV to be exposed to faulty campground electrical wiring like open neutral, open ground and reverse polarity. If ignored when hooking up at a campground or RV park, such conditions can damage or destroy appliances and expensive electronics. In this short video, Mark Polk demonstrates how several inexpensive Surge Guard RV Power Protectors can... Read More