Trailer hitching: Keep your rig where it belongs

By Russ and Tiña De Maris For a “heart sinking into your stomach” experience, there’s nothing like looking in the rearview mirror and finding your travel trailer isn’t there. Friends of ours recall one such occasion when theirs “got loose” and rolled off the road and into the brush. Theirs was a “good” experience of a runaway trailer—nobody got hurt... Read More

Driving your RV part 2: Coping with size

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Looking at the RVs owned by some new RVers, you might think they made their purchase at a scratch and dent sale. While RVers, for the most part–including new ones–don’t get in major accidents, “getting too close to something” seems to be a way of life for those getting accustomed to driving a “big”... Read More

Needless deaths on the RV highway

By Chuck Woodbury editor, RVtravel.com This was originally published in January, 2012 There was a terrible traffic accident last week. A rented motorhome with 13 people on board blew a tire and then veered off the highway into a tree. Two people were killed and nine injured. Two of the passengers were thrown from the vehicle. The group was headed... Read More

Does the AEROplus wind deflector really improve gas mileage?

By Chris Dougherty Certified RV technician When Australian caravan accessories manufacturer Purple Line contacted us to try out their new AEROplus wind deflector, I met the project with a bit of skepticism. After all, I wondered how attaching this thing would improve my fuel economy and handling as the company claimed it would. As I began to learn more about... Read More