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

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

Wants to boondock but nervous about isolation

  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, I have always wanted to try boondocking, but my husband is nervous about being out in the “boonies” away from all support when we’ve never tried it and don’t know what to expect. Is there a way to... Read More

RV weight terminology you should know

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris When shopping for an RV, everyone has their own ideas of what’s “important.” Be it the floor plan, the electronics gear, the comfort of the bed — tastes matter. Here’s something that we should ALL be concerned about – weight. No, not whether you’ll fall through the floor, but the weight of your... Read More

Leveling vs. stabilizing an RV

  There is a big difference between stabilizing and leveling an RV. You need to know the difference to properly use the equipment on your particular RV. Leveling a coach is to bring the unit to a comfortable level position for camping. This requires lifting the weight of the coach from its normal driving position to a level position. Stabilizing... Read More