When, how and why to use a dehumidifier

  Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Dear Bob, (Edited for brevity.) I am a fairly new RVer (and) have been reading up on dehumidifiers. Is it recommended to have one? How often do you use it? Should I keep one on while it is parked in the driveway? And when do I use it when traveling?... Read More

Newbie tips: Can you drive a Class A RV?

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Many folks, on “thinking” about getting their first Class A motorhome, are a bit intimidated. After all, they’re so BIG! However do you pilot that big thing down the road? How could you ever get comfortable maneuvering so much mass? Here’s some advice from those who’ve made the big leap and now are... Read More

Veteran RVer asks the “how to” of boondocking

  Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Dear Bob, I’ve been RVing for about 8 years and have boondocked only three times because — I’m a little embarrassed to say — I’m not really sure “how to.” Can you give me some of the basics, that is, what accessories can I use when the only power is... Read More

Who can perform a PDI? Who certifies RV technicians?

  Dear Gary, Thank you for the seminars you present.  I find them interesting and informative, especially your advice on getting a PDI (pre-delivery inspection) by a certified inspector. My questions for you are: 1)  Who certifies these inspectors? 2)  What is the difference between a Certified and a Master Certified inspector? Thank you. —Bob M.  Dear Bob, Any Certified or... Read More

Glove up for RV dumping

By Jim Twamley I used to empty my sewer tanks bare handed. I didn’t like wearing the traditional type dish gloves because they are too bulky and I wasn’t crazy about latex gloves because they would easily tear. A few years ago I was strolling down the aisles at Harbor Freight (a tool store) when I noticed nitrile disposable gloves.... Read More

BLM fees for boondocking in the Southwest explained

  Here’s a question from a reader(s) of RVtravel.com about boondocking. Do you have a question for Bob? Email him at bob.rvtravel (at) gmail.com . Hi, Bob, We are new to full-timing and trying to learn about boondocking in the southwest BLM lands. Some people say you need a permit while others say there are time restrictions.  Where do we go to learn more? Thanks. —Mark... Read More

Ask BoondockBob: Do you leave your porch light on?

  Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking. Do you have a question for Bob? Email him at bob.rvtravel (at) gmail.com . Hi, Bob, In last Saturday’s RV Travel newsletter, Chuck mentioned that his neighbor leaves his RV’s outside lights on. He commented, “I don’t think he had given any thought to other campers who might enjoy something at night other than... Read More

Newbie tips: Understanding your propane regulator

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Unless your RV is a motorhome, chances are good it has an automatic changeover regulator. We say that, as motorhomes come equipped with a single propane tank; all others commonly have two removable LP cylinders. We’ll use the terms “LP” and “propane” interchangeably. Having two removable containers is really a blessing. If one goes... Read More

Cheap device prevents accidental RV sewer overflow

  Doug Swarts (Drainmaster.com) and Chuck Woodbury of RVtravel.com discuss how a simple, inexpensive device can save the day (as well as a lot of money on a major repair) when cleaning out an RV’s black (sewer) tank. A variety of the devices mentioned in the video are available for around $10 to $20 at Amazon.com. ##RVT776 Read More