Overweight RVs: An industry and consumers’ problem

By Greg Gerber editor, RV Daily Report There has been a lot of discussion in recent years about overweight RVs. Most of the talk centers around RVers cramming too much stuff in their units and exceeding the vehicle’s weight rating. Groups like Escapees Club and FMCA offer the opportunity to have RVs weighed at many events, and most who do... Read More

RV weight limits can sneak up on you

By Greg Illes I‘ve learned to always drive my RV within its specified weight limits. How I learned this is a long and somewhat sordid tale, but I’ll touch on the highlights. First of all, know that “stock” motorhomes do not have a reputation as load-haulers. Manufacturers seem to play a minimalist game, buying a chassis (from Ford or whoever)... Read More

Don’t forget to pack along the important stuff

By Greg Illes Ready to go? Let’s go! Anything missing? Nah. (Famous last words!) If you’re a quart low on oil, or you forgot that coffee mug on the tree stump, even the camp shovel leaning against the back side of that tree, well, no big deal — you can wander on down the road to your next destination with... Read More

Basic tips for “dry camping”

By Bob Difley Dry camping, camping without utility hookups, requires special preparations — and that includes wise use of electricity. Here are a few basic energy-saving tips for getting you started. •When not in use, turn off all appliances, lights, radio, TV and anything else that requires electricity. •Turn off your porch light. •Coordinate your generator use with power-hungry devices.... Read More