RV driving: Understanding grade signs

By Russ and Tiña De Maris If you’re new to RVing, or have spent your time in the Midwest flatlands, first hitting mountain country can be a bit of an eye-opener. Those yellow warning signs that talk about a “steep grade,” often accompanied by a percentage number, can be confusing. Road grades seem mysterious at first, but really are simple.... Read More

Winnebago extends warranty term on diesel motorhomes

  May 17, 2017 — Winnebago is extending its warranty on any new Class A diesel motorhome purchased through August 31, 2017. Called Carefree Diesel Days, the offer extends the warranty on Winnebago “diesel pushers” to three years or 100,000 miles — a significant increase from the standard limited warranty of 12 months or 15,000 miles. “We believe in our... Read More

Full-time RVing: Save on your top three expenses

By Bob Difley Three of the biggest expenses for full-time or near-full-time RVers are fuel, campgrounds, and eating out. But one of the great advantages of RVing is that you can easily change any one or all three of these expense categories to adjust to the changing economy or the fluctuation of your personal finances. To save on the fuel... Read More

Can RV parking under power lines cause a dangerous ‘hot skin’ condition?

  Dear Mike, I’ve been reading about hot-skin voltages on your No-Shock-Zone site for a while and have come up with a really strange one. We unplugged from a campground and drove several hundred miles before pulling into a storage facility. But when I got out and knelt on the wet ground to check my tire pressure and touched the... Read More

All your trailer brakes should lock up at the same point

  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, I have a new Coleman camper that seems to have a brake issue. While it stops okay, one tire seems to lock up first. This happens while adjusting the brake... Read More

Evaluating 303 Products’ Grill Cleaner and Multi-Surface wipes

  By Bob Difley When I recently reviewed Sta-Bil Rust Stopper, a product from the Gold Eagle Company, I found out that the company had quite a variety of products, many of which were formulated for the automotive industry. I found several products in their 303 brand line (they’ve been formulating products since 1980) that would be of interest to... Read More

The readers write: From parking lot camping to the RV industry

  Edited by Russ and Tiña De Maris Here’s our biweekly compilation of your views on a variety of topics. CAMP WALMART Our reader poll article, How often do you stay overnight at Walmart? drew plenty of feedback. The question we posed, “In a typical month’s time, how often do you RV overnight at Walmart?” Here are the results, as of... Read More