Can I paint and paper my RV’s interior?

Dear Gary, Can you paint and or wallpaper the inside of an RV? A service person said it will cause mold under the painted or papered area. I would love to brighten up the interior of a fairly new travel trailer. —Patty K. Dear Patty, Properly prepped, it is quite plausible to paint, tile, refinish or wallpaper inside an RV.... Read More

Tire suffered belt separation, not a “zipper” failure

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble Roger read a recent post on an RV forum about a tire that lost its tread (photo below right), and a response from another forum member about “zippering,” as follows: “Your tires look like they threw the whole tread off. I always assumed that the treads I see on the road... Read More

Should you turn off propane when traveling?

  Here’s a question from a reader of about boondocking.  Hi Bob, I’m working at a company pumping propane. I’m very shocked at the number of people that travel with propane turned on, seeing that this gas is very volatile and the possibility of an explosion in an accident. It makes me wonder how many RVers are taking their own... Read More

RV Electricity – Can reversed polarity shock you?

  Dear Mike, Your No~Shock~Zone articles are some of the best I’ve ever read about RV electricity. Thanks for educating all of us “non-electrical” types. So here’s my question: During a trip on my boat to the Erie Canal, we had one guy checking electrical outlet polarity, something I never really quite understood. He found many outlets with the wrong... Read More

Great RV Accessories Newsletter Issue 65

Posted February 4, 2018 News, information and reviews of great gizmos and gadgets for RVers. Published online once a month by the editors of If you are not already subscribed, click here to sign up now. SHOP AT AMAZON and help support this newsletter! If you shop at, would you please visit there through this link? We’ll get a small... Read More

Thumbs up – January 2018

Positive comments about products, people and places. Here are some recent “thumbs up” letters or comments we’ve received from readers of Asking permission sometimes equals free overnight parking Some of the nicest overnights we’ve enjoyed have been odd parking lots where we called and ASKED PERMISSION. For instance, one night in some small town in Kansas we were finishing... Read More

RV Travel Newsletter Issue 831

Learn about RV camping, RV travel, RV news and much more. This newsletter, now in its 17th year of continuous publication, is funded primarily through advertising and voluntary subscription contributions from our readers. Thank you! Issue 831 • Week of February 3–9, 2018   #rvtravel Receive an email alert for each new issue of this newsletter. Click here. Editor’s corner ... Read More

RV News for January 27 – February 2, 2018

No surprises: RV manufacturers had a bang-up year, pushing 17 percent more units out of factories and on to dealers, comparing 2017 with 2016 statistics. The big winners: Towable units at 17.6 percent, while motorhomes were up 14.4 percent. December finished the year in a similar fashion, overall seeing nearly a 10 percent increase over the previous December, with towables... Read More