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

Choose a Class C motorhome or Class B van conversion?

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Here’s a question that some new-to-RVing wonder about: “I’ve never had an RV before, and I’ll be traveling alone with my dog. I’m intimidated by big vehicles, and I want fuel efficiency but comfort, too. What do you think about a Class B motorhome?” Here are a few things to think about. Depending... 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 editor Chuck Woodbury about why you should... 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