Okay to overnight in an RV at a truck stop?

  Video from the RV Travel Channel. . . Many RVers routinely stay overnight in truck stops. Some do it only as a last resort when an RV park is not nearby. Is staying in these places okay? Jim O’Briant of OvernightRVparking.com says that yes, it is okay to stay at some truck stops, which he names. But there are ways to... Read More

Gun-shy about boondocking near Mexico border

  Dear RV Shrink: This is our first year living in our RV. We are not looking for the next RV resort with a pickleball team; we prefer the wide-open spaces. The problem is one you have talked about before: border safety. We have never camped down near the border on boondock BLM land because of all the stories we’ve... Read More

Brighten or dim your RV’s interior lights with 3-way switch

    By Bob Difley You can now vary the brightness of your cabin lights with the simple flip of a switch – no dimmer required, a press release from SalVinCo reports. Bee Green LED’s new Three Way G4 bi-pin LED bulbs offer you the option to choose among three levels of lighting from one bulb. Just by toggling the... Read More

Full-time RVing: Sell the house to hit the road?

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris One of the critical issues for those considering the full-time RV lifestyle is whether or not to sell the “landlocked” home. It’s not only a financial and physical question, it also touches deeply on the heart. After all, you may have raised the kids here, cultivated friendships, and seen important milestones. Much must... Read More

Volunteer: Save on camping, do good, have fun

  By Bob Difley Camp hosting is not the only form of volunteer position open to RVers. Though there are volunteer positions available to students, retirees, and for seasonal needs, RVers who bring their houses with them are top tier candidates for volunteer positions where local housing may not be available and where there is room to park RVs for... Read More

Airport “insecurity” underscores joy of RVing instead

By Russ and Tiña De Maris If you need another reason to enjoy traveling by RV, here’s another real-life adventure that underscores the point. An RVer, who asked to remain unnamed, recently got news that she was a first-time great-grandmother. To see the new “grand,” she’d have to travel from Arizona to Washington state, and the weather seemed to suggest... Read More

How an automated RV dumping system works

  Doug Swarts, the inventor of the Drain Master electric sewer valve, explains how the system permits an RVer to dump his or her holding tanks remotely from inside the RV. This is the same system that RVtravel.com editor Chuck Woodbury installed in his motorhome. Read Chuck’s essay about his system here and/or watch the video below to see its... Read More

Boondocking Arizona’s Harquahalas

By Dave Helgeson As winter digs in, snowbirds in the Southwest are reveling in 60, even 70 degree days. It’s time for adventuring – and you’ll find some of the most interesting “mountain ranges” in the southwest corner of Arizona in the form of the Harquahalas. The Harquahala Mountains are located between Aguila and Salome, Ariz., south of Highway 60.... Read More

Be careful what you put in your RV’s sewer tank

  By Doug Swarts Drainmaster.com Do you have a question regarding RV waste management? Email it to Doug at doug (at) drainmaster.com or call him at 877-787-8833. * * * RV Travel received this question via email from reader S.M. Jenkins: “I read once again in this newsletter the admonition to not put anything down the RV toilet other than RV toilet paper... Read More