Snowbird haunts: “Burro” Schmidt’s tunnel

By Bob Difley Editor’s note: As summer draws to a close, the RV snowbirds are beginning to think about their winter getaways. Need a little help with stops along the way to broaden your horizons? Here’s the first of our occasional posts of places to see, things to do in the warmer-during-winter areas of the country.  William Henry Schmidt, born in... Read More

Where you can help Hurricane Harvey victims

Here are many organizations, including online-only organizations, that are actively involved in helping the victims of Hurricane Harvey. They all welcome your support. Of special interest to RVers, Texas State Park camping is free for evacuees; however, be mindful that several parks have closed because of Harvey, and it’s important to call to check availability. * * * The American... Read More

RV essential tools: Rivet guns

  By Chris Dougherty Chris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. Here is a piece he wrote while he was serving as’s technical editor. Many RVs have riveted components including aluminum siding, moldings, hinges, latches, screen doors and more. Rivets are actually pretty easy to work with once you get used to them, and can be carefully removed using... Read More