What’s best for a beginning RVer, trailer or motorhome?

  By Chuck Woodbury For many RVers, the first big decision is whether to buy a motorized or non-motorized rig. The two most popular types are the travel trailer and the motorhome, with variations including the folding camping trailer (also called pop-up or tent trailer), truck camper and fifth wheeler. There are many considerations to make when deciding which is... Read More

Six safety tips for overnight RV parking at casinos

By Jane Kenny Question: Why do you suppose so many RVers are attracted to casino parking lots? Answer: It’s the free overnight parking. RVers looking for a place to “blacktop boondock” (dry camping, parking lot style — overnight) soon discover there aren’t too many places that allow free overnight parking. Most states discourage overnight parking at interstate rest areas, Shopping... Read More

Boondocking 101: Solar power for your RV

By Russ and Tiña De Maris For those who haven’t experienced boondocking, a question often pops up: “Where do you get the stuff you need to make your trip fun, and not a bunch of misery sitting around a candle every night when the sun goes down?” For the boondocker, electricity has to come from somewhere. For some, a mechanical... Read More

Driving your RV part 2: Coping with size

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Looking at the RVs owned by some new RVers, you might think they made their purchase at a scratch and dent sale. While RVers, for the most part–including new ones–don’t get in major accidents, “getting too close to something” seems to be a way of life for those getting accustomed to driving a “big”... Read More