TV antenna not pulling in the signal? This may help

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Bless the heart of old John Winegard. A “Depression Era” child, Winegard started his fortune in the 1950s when he designed, marketed and manufactured his first television antenna for home use. But it wasn’t until the 1970s that the Winegard family “discovered” the RV market. The technology for the Sensar TV antenna was... Read More

A reason to boondock: The value of personal space

By Bob Difley There are two primary motivations why RVers boondock. Possibly a third. One is financial. With campground fees reaching into the lower end of motel prices, staying every night in a private campground can take big chunks out of your budget month after month. While most boondocking is free, except for the lower fees paid at primitive dry-camping... Read More

Sticky black water valve perplexes

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, Pulling the black water handle on my 2012 Entegra is getting more difficult compared to the gray water side. Is there any way to ease this or prevent it from getting... Read More

The readers write — Rants and back-pats

  Edited by Russ and Tiña De Maris Rambling Reviews The video feature, A bit of rambling on a Friday Night, took plenty of commentary from readers. Most of it positive, and we’ll acknowledge too, that some with limited Internet bandwidth access feel a bit slighted. Here’s just one of the notes that came in. Pamela had a suggestion on... Read More

Full-time RVing: Self-storage insurance for peace of mind

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris A wannabe full-timer posted this query on an internet forum: “We are planning to RV full time for about a year. When our home sells, we will place our personal effects (furniture, etc.) in storage and go on the road. Our problem is that our insurance company will not insure our goods when... Read More