Breaking news for RVers, July 27, 2017

  Popular business lot in Portland, Ore., frustrated by homeless RV squatters KGW Portland  Residents in Portland, Ore., are frustrated over an expanding number of derelict RVs parked illegally outside their homes and businesses. Multiple break-ins and robberies have occurred by the homeless tenants of these RVs and are raising concern about the safety of the neighborhood. Parks, campgrounds closed... Read More

National Parks to get millions for maintenance

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Recognizing that U.S. National Parks are in need of an injection of cash to handle deferred maintenance backlogs, it was of interest that Ryan Zinke, U.S. Secretary of the Interior, appeared before the press to announce funding to help cover the backlogs.  Zinke made the reveal July 22, using Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National... Read More

RV through the parks that built America

  As the weather gets cooler and daytime exploring becomes possible, point your RV’s GPS towards some of America’s lesser-known national parks, the ones that tell a story of what it means to be “made in America.” There is nothing more special than America’s national parks. Each of the 417 national parks tells a story of America’s history, innovation, ingenuity,... Read More

Reservations required to visit a National Park?

In the latest development in the “crowding of America,” Utah’s Zion National Park is now proposing requiring reservations to visit the park. No reservation? Then you don’t get in, or at least you can’t stay and explore. It would still be okay to drive through: Just don’t stop to hike or picnic! Under the proposal, a reservation would be required... Read More

RV Mods: Improve your fire escape-ability

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Steve Barnes, a regular RVtravel.com reader, took to heart one of our RV safety videos that stressed the importance of regularly checking your RV’s egress windows – fire escapes. Steve reports, “I checked my fire escape after one year. A year ago, when it was brand-new, it was jammed.” Steve took it back... Read More