Beware of Electric Shock Drowning — Critical information!

  You’ve most likely read my articles and watched my videos about RV hot-skin conditions. But for those of you who boat or swim around boat docks, there’s another dangerous shock condition that claims dozens of lives a year. It’s called Electric Shock Drowning (or ESD for short), and it occurs when a boat or dock is powered by an... Read More

RV Travel Newsletter Issue 798

  Learn about RV camping, RV travel, RV news and much more. This newsletter, now in its 16th year of continuous publication, is funded primarily through advertising and voluntary subscription contributions from our readers. Thank you! Issue 798 • Week of June 17–23, 2017 Editor’s corner With Chuck Woodbury Chuck (at) RVtravel.com Voting is closed for favorite RV names. Winners... Read More

RVer wonders if shock from RV is due to reversed polarity

  Hey Mike, I replaced the valve on my black water flush-out system today and noticed that when I touched any metal part of the frame of my trailer, I could feel an electrical current running through it! Not enough to really shock me, but certainly enough to cause some discomfort. It doesn’t matter where on the frame I touch,... Read More

Handling “needy” RV campground neighbors

  Dear RV Shrink: We have been full-time RVing for about seven years. We have met many wonderful people. However, occasionally we meet a stalker. It is usually a single person, perhaps lonely. The latest example happened in the Everglades National Park at Flamingo Campground. I called him “Ears.” My husband could not step foot out of our motorhome before... Read More

Furnace gobbles electricity when boondocking: Try this instead

  Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, Our RV’s furnace, though powerful and keeps us warm, uses a lot of electricity while booondocking. Is there a better way to stay warm? —Karen and Thelma Hi Karen and Thelma, I remember having the same question when I first started boondocking many years ago. Today, a lot... Read More

Gulf Stream recalls Vista Cruiser, Vintage Cruiser trailers

  Gulf Stream Coach, Inc. (Gulf Stream) is recalling 272 model year 2015-2017 Vista Cruisers and 2016-2018 Vintage Cruiser travel trailers. The tire identification label incorrectly states that the trailers are equipped with ST215/75R 14 load range C rated tires when actually they have ST205/65R 14 Load Range D rated tires. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the... Read More