How to prevent RV rollover accidents

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris If you drive a motorized RV, your chances of a rollover are higher than if you drive a passenger car. Here, from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is advice why rollovers happen and how to prevent them. Rollovers are complex crash incidents and are particularly violent in nature. Rollovers, more so... Read More

Sand driving — don’t get stuck in the muck

By Russ and Tiña De Maris With summertime on us, where do you want to go? To the mountains for fresh air and cooler nights? To the forests with abundant shade? How about the beach? Yeah, break out the umbrellas, the beach towels, and sunscreen – but be careful about the trailer or the motorhome. Every year coastal tow companies... Read More

Seat belt laws in 50 states

Traffic Safety Trends: State Legislative Action 2015 © 2016 National Conference of State Legislatures By Anne Teigen, Douglas Shinkle and Amanda Essex Sources: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 2015; Governor’s Highway Safety Association, 2015. Editor: The following is an excerpt from the above publication. Occupant Protection According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle crashes are a... Read More

Simplify backing into your RV space

By Steve Savage, Mobility RV Service If you tow, I suspect you  have suffered through the stress that comes along with backing into your space in the campground with everyone watching. The yelling matches between spouses can reach divorce-pending proportions and discussions about the best way to communicate between the person driving and the person directing have been going on... Read More

Use the 3/300 rule for happy, safe travel days

By Greg Illes Before I bought my RV, I thought I knew a lot about driving around the country. With almost 50 years of driving experience and several cross-the-U.S. trips, I didn’t think I had much left to learn. Wrong! RVs are different vehicles. Not only do they proceed — shall we say — more sedately, but they coax us... Read More

Keep your RV going straight down the road

By Greg Illes There are a lot of RVs that don’t always drive straight down the road. And it’s not always someone else’s rig. If your rig is squirrelly, you don’t have to just live with it — there are some remedies available to you. Sometimes the cause is a subtle error in driver technique; sometimes it’s chassis issues or... Read More