Okay to jack motorhome off ground for winter storage?

By Chris Dougherty (posted when he served as the RVtravel.com technical editor) Dear Chris, I live in Canada where the temperatures get well below 0 degrees F at times during the winter. My motorhome is stored outside in the snow. My question is, “Is it okay to use the leveling jack system to level the unit and even to raise... Read More

Fire forces evacuations of popular Glacier Park areas

TUESDAY, Sept. 5, 2017 — Glacier National Park officials ordered everyone to leave areas of the park on Sunday due to the growth of the lightning-caused Sprague fire as it spread into the Lincoln Creek drainage. As of Monday morning the fire had covered more than 13,300 acres. According to KPAX, the current evacuation area includes the Lake McDonald Lodge... Read More

Should you unplug your RV during a lightning storm?

RVtravel.com editor Chuck Woodbury talks with RV electricity authority Mike Sokol of NoShockZone.org about whether it’s a good idea to unplug an RV from electric hookups during a lightning storm. Mike has the answer and an explanation about how a damaging strike can happen even if the strike occurs far away. Be sure to sign up for Mike’s new monthly... Read More

Let National Geographic lead you to 125 wacky attractions

RVers Jimmy Smith and Julianne G. Crane at Carhenge, Alliance, NE By Julianne G. Crane It is not always just the national parks that are remembered at the end of a long family RV trip. Often it is the weird, whimsical or wacky. Geared toward younger travelers, National Geographic Books has recently published the fun, take-along paperback that is perfect for a... Read More

RV park floods with little warning. Residents flee

SEPTEMBER 1, 2017 — Dozens of people in Goodlettsville, Tenn., had to evacuate after their RV park was flooded with five feet of water. About 90 percent of the Grand Ole RV Resort was underwater overnight. The remnants of Hurricane Harvey hit middle Tennessee with a vengeance on Thursday night, causing road closures, power outages and flash flooding in several... Read More

Thousand Trails announces new member option

(August 31, 2017) —Thousand Trails has announced a new limited release reciprocal program for current camp pass and upgraded Thousand Trails Members. According to a news release, the Trails Collection will provide existing Thousand Trails members with the opportunity to camp at more than 100 Encore Parks nationwide, most with no nightly fee (18 properties will charge $20 per night).... Read More

Texas RV parks open up to Houston evacuees

The Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO) has identified 41 campgrounds and RV parks with space available for Hurricane Harvey evacuees, including parks in Houston and Galveston. “Texas park owners have opened their hearts and their parks. They are receiving countless evacuees and helping them while the storm passes and the cleanup begins. It will be a long process but... Read More