How fast can you get your RV ‘ready to go?’

By Chuck Woodbury Editor, Every few years, it seems, America experiences a catastrophic natural disaster. The “Big Four” over the past couple of decades have been earthquakes, hurricanes, floods and wildfires. RVers are typically the “lucky ones” during these times because their rigs can serve as temporary housing — as long as those RVs are “ready to go.” An... Read More

Avoid this dangerous situation when hooking up to sewer

By Chuck Woodbury Editor, Readers Don and Carol Callahan sent me this alarming photo and the message: “Many RV parks have sewer and water connects in dangerous proximity to each other and do not meet any standards of sanitation. It seems that no city, state, or federal health departments regulate this issue.” They didn’t say where they snapped this... Read More

How touching your RV could shock or even kill you

  By Chuck Woodbury, editor, Please watch the short video below by Mike Sokol. Watching it could save your life one day! You may be familiar with Mike from his series on RV electric safety, The No Shock Zone. I highly recommend you read it, start to finish. Mike has now embarked on a video series of the same... Read More

RVs parked too close together: Carbon monoxide fumes kill five

By Chuck Woodbury editor, Originally published in October, 2011 It’s so sad what happened two weeks ago: five people died in a rented RV at a charity event at Tennessee’s Clarksville Speedway. They went to sleep and never woke up. A portable generator hummed outside. Unknown to the RVers, the exhaust was venting into the rig. Friends entered the... Read More

Needless deaths on the RV highway

By Chuck Woodbury editor, 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

Know to plan for specific needs after a disaster

By Chris Dougherty Certified RV technician This is part 2 of a series of articles about Disaster Preparedness for RVers. The key word when planning for specific post-disaster needs is “difference.” We all have varying personal needs for ourselves, our spouses, our children and even our pets. All of these differences make it important for each family to review those... Read More