Don’t let your RV wind deflector be so much hot air

  By Jim Twamley Just how effective are those RV wind deflectors you see on trucks pulling 5th wheels and travel trailers? Though somewhat technical (what you’d expect from a Professor of RVing), this information could save you some serious cash. Trucks pulling trailers lose a majority of their energy at highway speeds through aerodynamic drag. Using computational fluid dynamics,…

Read More

Bavarian tiny homes debut in Washington RV park

  By Emily Woodbury The Thousand Trails Leavenworth RV Campground in Washington is introducing the latest Petite Retreats Tiny House Village with a “Tiny Open House” event Saturday, June 24th. The 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. event will include lunch for attendees.  The five individually designed, Bavarian-themed tiny houses (named “Adeline,” “Belle,” “Hanna,” “Otto,” or “Rudolf”) are surrounded by nearly seven miles of hiking…

Read More

Reader seeks help with Keystone trailer problems

  From editor Chuck Woodbury I received this email from reader Peter Morgenstern about several unresolved issues with his Keystone Cougar travel trailer and lack of acceptable response from Keystone. I am sharing it with you to see how many others have had the same experience. Please leave a comment if you have encountered similar defects in your Keystone trailer. How did…

Read More

Beware of Electric Shock Drowning — Critical information!

  You’ve most likely read my articles and watched my videos about RV hot-skin conditions. But for those of you who boat or swim around boat docks, there’s another dangerous shock condition that claims dozens of lives a year. It’s called Electric Shock Drowning (or ESD for short), and it occurs when a boat or dock is powered by an…

Read More

It’s roll-out time for your RV awning — Is it ready?

  By Chris Dougherty Chris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. Here is an article he wrote while serving as RVtravel.com’s technical editor. With summer here, you may have already rolled out your RV awning. It’s a great addition to any RV and with a little care it will provide many years of service. But just what kind of care…

Read More