How to blast away accumulated crud from RV holding tanks

Ever thought of having your gray and black holding tanks power flushed? “Why would you?” To get out all the nasty crud that accumulates over time, that’s why! And all that crud can cause a lot of problems including faulty sensor readings, not to mention producing foul odors that find their way into your RV (and your nose!).  In this video,... Read More

Tour a defective motorhome with a Norse god

  In this short video, the owner of a 2015 Thor A.C.E. motorhome transforms himself into the Norse god Thor to show the many defects that came with his new motorhome and the difficulties of getting them fixed. The RV spent five months of its first year-and-a-half in the shop. Watch as “Thor” describes the hassles he encountered with Thor and the Camping World where he... Read More

Frank Sinatra memorial at garlic stand

  By Chuck Woodbury A few miles south of Gilroy, the “Garlic Capital of the World,” alongside U.S. 101, sits Garlic World, a popular roadside attraction. It celebrates (and sells) “everything” garlic. There’s pickled garlic, garlic olives, garlic mustard, braided garlic, ginger and garlic stir fry — even garlic ice cream. And, most impressive of all, there’s the World’s Largest... Read More

Deep blue Crater Lake a sight to behold

  By Chuck Woodbury If you have never been to Crater Lake, you have not seen the bluest blue on Earth —  its water! It’s amazing. It’s breathtaking. It’s gorgeous! Crater Lake, in south central Oregon, is just shy of 2,000 feet deep at its deepest point, the deepest lake in the United States. No water comes in except snow melt and no... Read More

Very cool RV napkins and drink coasters

  I was very excited to find these drink coaster and cocktail napkins at a kitchen store named the PotRack in pretty Jacksonville, Oregon, right along the main street. To me, the most impressive merchandise in the store besides the coasters and napkins is the big selection of plates, bowls and other kitchen utensils made of Melmac. Do you remember Melmac? It’s... Read More

VIDEO: Buying an RV? Pay attention to its height!

  All but the smallest RVs are nine to 12 feet high, some even higher. If you plan to spend any time on backroads, where bridges may not offer much clearance, a tall RV can force you to take alternative routes, some adding many miles to your trip. Here’s some advice from RVtravel.com editor Chuck Woodbury about why you should... Read More

Four places to see fall colors in California

  Every autumn, diminishing daylight hours and cooler temperatures send a message to California’s broadleaf trees: Unfurl those colors — it’s showtime! Fall’s show is fleeting, so timing matters. Autumn colors travel with the elevations, starting in the highest mountains and descending to the foothills. Wind along California’s roads and trails to the sampling of leaf-viewing sites below, arranged according to... Read More

Confessions of a newbie full-time RVer

  By Mike ShermanHaving full-timed now for 5 months, we have learned a lot. Here’s an overview of our experience and lessons learned. After 30 years of RVing, we finally reached retirement and jumped at the opportunity to sell our home and belongings and see America full time. We started out with a 12′ trailer many years ago and gradually moved up….or... Read More