Video: Trailer flips, tumbles on highway

It doesn’t appear any harm came to humans in this travel trailer wipeout, but the RV surely didn’t fare well. You can’t tell exactly what caused this accident, but the driver obviously didn’t deal well with the situation. Let this be a reminder to you why passengers are not allowed to ride in moving travel trailers. Oh, don’t even think about... Read More

Snakes in an RV? Call Samuel L. Jackson, or do this

Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, I read your stories every Saturday morning. My friends were traveling and found one morning they had two snakes in their camper. My questions: How could they get in, and do others have this problem? —Nancy Hi Nancy, Your question reminds me of the Samuel L. Jackson film “Snakes... Read More

RV Mods: Keep the chill from climbing in your window

By Russ and Tiña De Maris When my feet hit the deck one morning in the old RV, I knew something was decidedly wrong. Even with a bit of neuropathy, my sensors indicated that it was one COLD Arizona morning. The recording thermometer confirmed it: 24 degrees in Quartzsite. Yes, folks, it does sometimes get a wee bit on the... Read More

Car doesn’t know whether it’s coming or going

Driving forward or backward isn’t much different with this 1952 Citroen Cogolin, which was operated by the rescue service in Cogolin, France. One night while on patrol, Colonel Hourcastagne came upon a blocked narrow mountain road. Unable to turn the car around, he backed it up down the hill several miles, aided by a fireman with a small flashlight to... Read More

A Rumpl Puffy hits the spot with the arrival of the winter chill

By Bob Difley I first tried a “puffy” jacket on a trip last winter to Portland, Oregon, for my nephew’s graduation. As could be expected in the Pacific Northwest, the weather dipped and snow fell and I (admittedly a warm weather fan) was without enough layers to stay warm outside, so my brother-in-law offered me his puffy jacket. But I... Read More

RV Electricity – Portable space heater safety, Part 2

By Mike Sokol As promised, here’s Part 2 on space heater safety. Last week we discussed the wattage and amperage draw requirements of various wattage space heaters, and discussed electrical fires that can result from heat-damaged outlets and how using skinny extension cords and outlet strips can cause a fire. You can review Part 1 here.  This week we’ll discuss... Read More

Is it safe to camp in a desert wash?

By Bob Difley Setting up your boondocking campsite in a desert wash is considered by many RVers to be foolhardy and should be avoided. Many real-life stories circulate about hikers being washed away in flash floods, and boulders, trees and splintered RVs tumbling down washes ahead of a raging torrent. But these tales do not in themselves prove that every... Read More