Letter to editor: Protect Walmart overnight privilege

Walmart and other “free” stay places Dear Chuck, It’s time to go on the offensive. As more people join us full-timers, there are more and more people taking advantage of free overnight stays at Walmart, Cabelas, Bass Pro, etc. Unfortunately, quite a few do not have any respect or thankfulness for those places that graciously allow us to spend a…

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Do “Campground Full” signs really mean it?

Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, Are there any alternatives when road-tripping without reservations if boondocking spots are either not available or not permitted? —Alex Hi Alex, Boondockers don’t make reservations – because they can’t – so most of the time they do not know exactly where they will plop their heads on the pillow…

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How to safely test for a hot-skin condition on your RV

Dear Mike, I’ve been following your newsletter and find it an excellent source of information. We live in the humid environment of southern Georgia and camp around the Southeast, which has been very wet, giving me some concern of the possible shock threat of “hot skin.” I’ve installed a permanent Progressive Industries EMS-HW30C electrical management system into our travel trailer.…

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Are you dumping your black tank correctly?

by Doug Swarts, Drain Master, Inc. Although dumping RV waste is a relatively simple process, it’s important to use both the proper equipment and procedure that ensures you will not cause a spill or get the contents on you or your clothes. The “Old School” or industry standard method has worked for more than 50 years and while it gets…

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Reader’s Digest list of the top RV parks in every state

by Deanna Tolliver Do you have a favorite RV park in the different states you travel through? What makes that a favorite park? You can compare notes with a recent article in Reader’s Digest. “The Best RV Parks in Every State” is in the online version of the magazine. The article doesn’t list the qualifications that earned a campground to…

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Inverters 101: Understanding amps and volts

[Click images to enlarge] Hi Mike, Here’s a weird one regarding my 2017 F/R 34QS. Some information: I have a Magnum 2,000 watt pure sine wave inverter and four L16-6V 390Ah batteries along with three 160-watt solar panels and a 30-amp Go Power controller. The issue I have when I’m using the inverter (shore and generator not used) is this:…

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RV Electricity – Watt’s Up?

Watt’s Up? As promised, here’s the next installment of my Basic Electricity Course. Class is now in session…. If you’ve been reading along this far you already know about voltage (electrical pressure) and amperage (current flow). But one without the other is useless to us. In the end it all comes down to wattage. Get to Work  We’re going to…

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