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 RVtravel.com’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

RVers — Watch out for “helpful” con artists

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris A few years ago we were parked at a Utah Walmart when a man knocked on our door. He said he noticed we had a serious suspension problem with our trailer, and just wanted to let us know about it. He also helpfully pointed to a nearby service station, where, he said, we... Read More

The readers write – catching us off guard

Edited by Russ and Tiña De Maris Our every-two-week synopsis of reader responses.  Brutal full-time truths A piece on full-time RVing from Melissa Dohmen, one of our newest contributors, drew quite a response. Here are just a few of the feedback letters: Says Robbie, “We’re into our 12th year of full timing, and have to agree with everything you said... Read More

Need a good meal easy? Tinfoil on the barbie, mate!

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris While traveling does bring out quite an appetite, once you land in camp at the end of a road day, who wants to fiddle around with a lot of meal prep hoopla? It’s so much easier to cruise on into a McDoogie’s, but the nutrition is so questionable. Go some place with better... Read More

An RV curse: Mold and mildew

By Chris Dougherty Chris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. Here is a piece he wrote while he was serving as RVtravel.com’s technical editor. Many RVers have a silent, black, smelly enemy — mildew. Mildew is a form of mold that eats organic materials. It is a sign of moisture and water intrusion in the RV and can do a... Read More

Full-time RVing — Can you afford to keep working?

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Some who dream of the full-time RV lifestyle never get further than the dream. Some are halted in mid-stride by the thinking, “I can’t afford it — I have to work!” But here’s a question — Is it really paying you to work? For some, “maintaining a career” is actually costing them more... Read More

Public lands management — Does history repeat itself?

  By Bob Difley Editor’s note: In light of the recent push by some agencies of the U.S. government to increase the amount of management of public campgrounds by private concessionaires, it’s interesting to look back to 2010 regarding the same topic. Writing under the headline “Campers express displeasure with public lands campground concessionaires,” Bob Difley presented some interesting notes... Read More