Portable water pump benefits boondockers

  By Bob Difley Boondockers know that being efficient with waste water, electricity and fresh water makes a big difference in how long they can camp without having to dump waste tanks, charge batteries, and replenish their water supply. If you like to boondock, one piece of equipment you can add to your rig’s arsenal is a portable water pump,... Read More

Campground closures? Here’s a work-around

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Major players in public lands recreation across the country are National Forests. Trails, recreation sites and campgrounds, along with a network of roads that makes access to all of these things easier for RVers, are a mainstay for many in the RVing community. But alarm bells just continue to ring that should be... Read More

Charging chassis battery through a lighter socket?

By Chris DoughertyChris 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,Because our chassis battery does not charge when we are plugged into shore power, we plug in a small 12-volt solar panel and set it on the dash when we are parked for... Read More

RV Travel Newsletter Issue 758

  Learn about RV camping, RV travel, RV news and much more. This newsletter, now in its 15th year of continuous publication, is funded primarily through advertising and voluntary subscription contributions from our readers. Thank you! Issue 758 • Week of Sept. 3–9, 2016 SHOP AT AMAZON and help support this newsletter! If you shop at Amazon.com, would you please visit there... Read More

RV and RV-related recalls for August 2016

  WASHINGTON: Here is our monthly summary of RV recalls for August 2016 and related equipment we feel are of interest to our readers. This information has been gleaned from the U.S. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. This is NOT a complete list of all vehicles and related equipment recalled.       UNITED STATES RECALLS RECREATION VEHICLES Cruiser RV... Read More

Your own map of visited states

    By Chris Guld, GeeksOnTour.com Would you like to have your very own map of visited states?  Many travelers include this as part of their email signature, or in their blog posts or on Facebook.  It’s easy and free by going to http://epgsoft.com/.  Just choose ‘Visited States Map’ and ‘Create Map.’  You should now see the choice of Visited... Read More

How to prevent RV rollover accidents

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris If you drive a motorized RV, your chances of a rollover are higher than if you drive a passenger car. Here, from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is advice why rollovers happen and how to prevent them. Rollovers are complex crash incidents and are particularly violent in nature. Rollovers, more so... Read More

Tips for slipping your rig into a narrow campsite

  By Bob Difley You will find many of the most scenic, nature-focused, and “nesty” campgrounds in national and state forests and parks. They often are the least developed, with small pads (but with lots of space), crowded by trees, rocks, bushes, or other natural objects. But that’s why many of us choose these campgrounds — we would rather be crowded... Read More