RV History: Fifth wheels and the Aerocar

By Al Hesselbart When world champion motorcycle racer and aviation pioneer competitor of the Wright brothers, Glenn Curtiss, conceived an early camping trailer in 1917, he called it his “motor bungalow.” Along with his new trailer he devised an entirely new hitch based on the spare tire or “fifth wheel” of the car. Realizing that motorists already involved with airplanes needed... Read More

Should RV parks offer ‘No campfire’ zones?

With campgrounds increasingly packed with RVers and other campers into ever-smaller campsites to accommodate them, do you believe that areas in the parks should be offered where campfires are not allowed? Many RVtravel.com readers have reported that they are allergic to smoke, and studies show that inhaling it is not healthy. Long ago, hotels, restaurants and other public places banned... Read More

Fulltime RVing – Plan ahead for “hanging up the keys”

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Fulltime RVing is great, with so many places to explore, people to meet, things to learn. Sadly, the clock continues to run during the adventure, and eventually you may need to “hang up the fulltime keys.” So how do you leave the fulltime lifestyle and return to a non-nomadic life? You might think this... Read More

What we learned about you last week (March 10-16)

By Chuck Woodbury RV park owners, take note: We asked our readers to name the top three amenities they prefer when choosing an RV park. Right about one-third answered “extra room between campsites,” followed by “park grounds appearance/cleanliness.” Ten years ago we suspect many would have listed cable TV. But no more: Only 5 percent of you consider that very... Read More