Did RVers buy “too much” motorhome?

  Dear RV Shrink: I think we bought too much motorhome. It makes my husband nervous to drive. He’s always saying, “I just want to park this sucker.” We are now headed south for the winter and he will only drive on interstate highways, stay in commercial campgrounds with pull-thru sites and use truck-stop-sized gas stations. Today was our most... Read More

Video: 2017 NeXus Maybach Class A gas motorhome

  NeXus RV company owners Claude Donati and Dave Middleton demonstrate their 37-foot Class A gas motorhome, built in many ways similar to their higher-end diesel coach, but costing far less. Options and features are shown and demonstrated. The one-and-a-half bath coach is built on a rail chassis with durable, high strength, low alloy steel cage construction. It has a large windshield... Read More

Video: 2017 Winnebago Paseo Class B packs in features

  The 2017 Winnebago Paseo Class B motorhome is the first in its class to be built on a Ford Transit Van chassis. It features a spacious floor plan with an expansive rear dinette that converts to a 53 x 72-inch sleeping surface, equipped for cross-coach and longitudinal sleeping. The gas engine gets about 15 miles per gallon. Inside, it features... Read More

Trailer flips over on highway: dash cam captures it

  If you own a travel trailer, watching this video might hurt. Motorists traveling behind a travel trailer watch in horror as the RV gets slammed by a gust of wind and flips on its side out of control, whipping its tow vehicle 180 degrees. The message here: If the wind is strong, pull over and wait for it to calm. And... Read More

Changing shocks in these Class C RVs a nightmare

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris If your Class C motorhome is built on a Ford E-350 chassis, you’re far from being alone. There’s just swarms of these venerable RVs out there, and they have their own peculiar praises and faults. Of the latter, you’ll find plenty of E-350 owners who begin to use language that’s not safe for... Read More

Beware buying an RV with evidence of water leak

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Among the pet peeves of a prominent RV technician – customers who bring him an RV with a roof leak. No, he’s not upset because your roof developed a leak; that kind of thing can happen. Rather, it’s the customer who recently bought the RV, only to discover the roof leaks. In many... Read More

Seeing through campground reservation “smoke and mirrors”

  Dear RV Shrink: We are in Yellowstone National Park and are finding our RV is too big to camp in some of the campgrounds. We tried to make a reservation today at Madison Campground and they tell us we will only fit into a 40-foot-plus site, but there are none available. They combined our total rig length (motorhome and... Read More