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

Rein in unnecessary electricity usage

  By Bob Difley One of the skills for making boondocking enjoyable if you haven’t installed solar panels is the efficient use of your available electricity, which will reduce the length of time you need to run your generator or engine to recharge batteries. Recharging batteries always takes longer than you think, and the sound of a running engine can... Read More

City water inlet regurgitates — help!

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, I have an issue with the fresh water from my fresh water holding tank shooting out the city water inlet connection when I turn on my freshwater tank pump. There is... Read More

Your safety while boondocking — your responsibility

By Bob Difley One of the many joys associated with boondocking is finding those pristine, backwoods campsites or forest service campgrounds that have a minimal connection with civilization. Lots of birds, wildlife, trees, canyons, wild rivers and tumbling streams. And along with those amenities comes difficult access, no cell phone signal, no TV or radio reception, and little, if any,... Read More

Newbie tips: Understanding your propane regulator

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Unless your RV is a motorhome, chances are good it has an automatic changeover regulator. We say that, as motorhomes come equipped with a single propane tank; all others commonly have two removable LP cylinders. We’ll use the terms “LP” and “propane” interchangeably. Having two removable containers is really a blessing. If one goes... Read More