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 RVtravel.com editor Chuck Woodbury about why you should... Read More

Motorhome braking system options

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris If you’re thinking about a big Class A rig, fired by a diesel engine, listen up. That great big behemoth is mighty comfortable, but once it starts rolling it can be a challenge to slow down. Diesel engines, unlike their “gasser” counterparts, respond a bit differently when you take your foot off the... Read More

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

RV rearview mirror/camera system provides HD recording

By Bob Difley Pyle Audio®, manufacturers of outdoor recreational sports gear and home, car and pro audio equipment, releases the Dual Camera & Monitor DVR System. Designed to offer drivers and passengers a new level of protection, the adjustable, built-in cameras and monitor system mount conveniently on the existing rearview mirror for smarter and safer driving. Drivers may unobtrusively position... Read More

Furkot: A funny name for a great trip planner

  By Chris Guld  GeeksOnTour.com There is no perfect Trip-Planning system, but that doesn’t stop us from continuing to look for one! Here’s a list of systems we have used: Streets & Trips (we even have a full set of tutorial videos on using this one) RoadTrippers – see article Roadtrippers for Trip Planning RVTripWizard – see article RV Trip... Read More