The readers write: From poop to gas, some folks came unstuck

  Edited by Russ and Tiña De Maris Gaffer tape gaff? When a gaffer tape manufacturer’s offer to give every reader a roll of its product on request didn’t work right the first week, some of our readers came unstuck. As was noted, some disappointed folks said they were through with us. We’re adhering to your comments – even if... Read More

Are RVers introverts? Our survey says “yes!”

  By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR, RVTRAVEL.COM Are most RVers introverts? Well, that is surely what one of our reader surveys suggests. In fact, it shows that RVers are overwhelmingly introverts — not extroverts, who are much more outgoing. The book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking describes introverts this way: “At least one-third of the people we... Read More

Veteran RVer asks the “how to” of boondocking

  Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Dear Bob, I’ve been RVing for about 8 years and have boondocked only three times because — I’m a little embarrassed to say — I’m not really sure “how to.” Can you give me some of the basics, that is, what accessories can I use when the only power is... Read More

Tuson launches RF Wireless Camera System

  By Bob Difley Tuson RV Brakes announced it is launching its new and improved RF Wireless Camera System for sale immediately. “We now have RF Wireless Camera Systems in stock at our Tuson Vernon Hills, Ill., facility. Tuson RV Brakes has worked hard to improve our RF Wireless Camera System before we decided to release it,” said John Soptich,... Read More

RV Mods: Quiet that noisy water pump

By Russ and Tiña De Maris RVers away from “city water” connections sometimes complain of a noise when using the RV water system. They may not be used to the sounds produced by the RV water pump; other times there are genuine issues that can often be resolved to bring quiet back when running water. “Demand” water pump systems —... Read More

Are all RV power adapters created equal?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris A regular reader sent us this interesting question: “I bought a popup camper a few years back that had the various plug adapters included. Last year I sold the popup and purchased a travel trailer, but kept those electrical adapters. Here is my question: Can electrical adapters be as safe as a dog bone... Read More

Glove up for RV dumping

By Jim Twamley I used to empty my sewer tanks bare handed. I didn’t like wearing the traditional type dish gloves because they are too bulky and I wasn’t crazy about latex gloves because they would easily tear. A few years ago I was strolling down the aisles at Harbor Freight (a tool store) when I noticed nitrile disposable gloves.... Read More

Where can you get your portable LP cylinder requalified?

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Last week, we published news regarding changes made to portable propane cylinder requirements. Again, let’s stress the fact that these new federal regulation changes apply only to PORTABLE propane cylinders – the ones typically found on travel trailers, fifth wheels and truck campers. They DO NOT apply to permanently mounted tanks found on... Read More