RV driving: Understanding grade signs

By Russ and Tiña De Maris If you’re new to RVing, or have spent your time in the Midwest flatlands, first hitting mountain country can be a bit of an eye-opener. Those yellow warning signs that talk about a “steep grade,” often accompanied by a percentage number, can be confusing. Road grades seem mysterious at first, but really are simple.... Read More

RV quick tricks: Substitute GPS mounting “hardware”

By Russ and Tiña De Maris My, how the times have changed – stacks of those infernally-hard-to-refold road maps have given way to a simple electronic device. For those who used to think that the patron saint of travelers was Saint Christopher now know it’s “Our Lady of the Dashboard.” But if the old hassle of “refolding that confounded map”... Read More

Stupid RVer trick: Or is this just plain sad?

  This has to be high on the list of Stupid RVer tricks. In this case, it’s not just a trick, but an misguided attempt by a couple of English guys to tow a travel trailer (or a caravan, as they call them there) through a narrow passageway. If this weren’t so stupidly funny, it would be sad. Click the video. It’s only... Read More

Geritol posse rides again — as parking lot enforcement

  Dear RV Shrink: My wife and I spent a wonderful few days in one of Arizona’s most beautiful “Sky Islands” high above Green Valley, Arizona. Being winter, we enjoyed sunny, warm days and cold nights in Madera Canyon’s Bog Springs National Forest Campground. We love these out-of-the-way, hard-to-reach NF campgrounds for the solitude they offer, the beautiful locations and... Read More

How do you perceive your RV driving safety?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris How do you as an RVer perceive yourself as a driver? If you’re anything like respondents to a 2015 U.K. survey, you probably feel pretty confident, and fairly safe on the roadway. Still, that’s not the perception that “other guys” have of RVers, at least, not across the pond. RV insurance company Shield Total... Read More

Wire-free camera helps prevent collisions, provides safety

  By Bob Difley Hyndsight Vision Systems is taking a big step forward in the consumer vision industry with the introduction of their new portable, wire-free rearview vision system called Journey. This versatile system is ideal for RV drivers who require clear rear view visualization to help prevent collisions and provide safety monitoring. The system is comprised of a custom... Read More