Be creative when your RV breaks down

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris None of us like having something break down on our rig. But, hey, it’s reality. Breakdowns happen, and they’re worse when we’re away from home, familiar surroundings, and trusted help. Sometimes you’re stuck – you wind up getting help from people you haven’t dealt with before – and sometimes you can do a... Read More

RVing in the news for July 26, 2017

  Homeless RV population in Portland, Ore., forces police crackdown The Portland Mercury Portland (Oregon) Bureau of Transportation filed 4,111 reports of abandoned RVs in 2016—up from 2,540 in 2014, and has already fielded 4,133 reports about RVs in 2017. Although an exact reason to this RV camping explosion has not been pinpointed, police have begun cracking down; snatching up... Read More

LED bulb replacement dangers

  Replacing tungsten and halogen bulbs with modern LED bulbs is becoming popular with many RV owners since it reduces the power load. However, you have to be careful that you’re installing LED replacement bulbs into DC powered fixtures, and NOT AC powered fixtures. Recently, editor Chuck Woodbury has been receiving letters from RVtravel.com readers about replacement LED bulbs overheating... Read More

Breaking news for RVers, July 25, 2017

  Popular business lot in Portland, Ore., frustrated by homeless RV squatters KGW Portland  Residents in Portland, Ore., are frustrated over an expanding number of derelict RVs parked illegally outside their homes and businesses. Multiple break-ins and robberies have occurred by the homeless tenants of these RVs and are raising concern about the safety of the neighborhood. Parks, campgrounds closed... Read More

National Parks to get millions for maintenance

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Recognizing that U.S. National Parks are in need of an injection of cash to handle deferred maintenance backlogs, it was of interest that Ryan Zinke, U.S. Secretary of the Interior, appeared before the press to announce funding to help cover the backlogs.  Zinke made the reveal July 22, using Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National... Read More

Reservations required to visit a National Park?

In the latest development in the “crowding of America,” Utah’s Zion National Park is now proposing requiring reservations to visit the park. No reservation? Then you don’t get in, or at least you can’t stay and explore. It would still be okay to drive through: Just don’t stop to hike or picnic! Under the proposal, a reservation would be required... Read More