Park rangers give techno tips to get you out of trouble

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Rangers at Utah’s Zion National Park say that technology has proven a godsend for some visitors who’ve gotten into trouble. No, we’re not talking GPS systems or satellite phones but, rather, the simple use of cellular telephones. Here’s an example: A Virginia man tried descending a steep trail after dark. The man stepped off... Read More

Chilling while driving your motorhome

By Russ and Tiña De Maris A new reader sent us an email with an interesting question: “Can we run the propane generator while driving?” It’s a great question, particularly for folks with larger motorhomes that, while equipped with factory “dash air,” don’t cool down with that comparatively miniscule-scale air conditioner. Really, operating a motorhome’s roof air system while tooling... Read More

RV weight limits can sneak up on you

By Greg Illes I‘ve learned to always drive my RV within its specified weight limits. How I learned this is a long and somewhat sordid tale, but I’ll touch on the highlights. First of all, know that “stock” motorhomes do not have a reputation as load-haulers. Manufacturers seem to play a minimalist game, buying a chassis (from Ford or whoever)... Read More