Overweight RVs: An industry and consumers’ problem

By Greg Gerber editor, RV Daily Report There has been a lot of discussion in recent years about overweight RVs. Most of the talk centers around RVers cramming too much stuff in their units and exceeding the vehicle’s weight rating. Groups like Escapees Club and FMCA offer the opportunity to have RVs weighed at many events, and most who do... Read More

How to “reserve” your newly occupied campsite

by Greg Illes Everyone’s been there, perhaps many times. You found a good campsite, but you need to leave for a while. Whether it’s getting some groceries, going sightseeing, or just driving that annoying half-mile back to the entrance to register, you have to leave that (great or last) site vacant. Other campers are trouping by, eager for a vacant... Read More

A Benchmark Atlas may change your view of the road

by Greg Illes The Benchmark series of atlases have long been favorites with wanderers, and with good reason. Covering the 11 western states, these tabloid-sized books are a wealth of information and far richer than the typical road atlas. Each one covers one state, and the information is generally provided as two sets of maps: recreation view and landscape. The... Read More