National parks: Did you make your reservation?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Some say America’s national parks are more than beloved – they’re being “loved to death.” The popularity of some parks makes for more than just irritable bears – irritable visitors have become the order of the day as parking spaces are scarce, and the so-called solitude of many parks gives way to shoulder-to-shoulder crowds... Read More

Shurhold offers won’t-scratch sleeves for aluminum handles

  Brush and mop handles can accidentally scratch and mar fine RV finishes. Shurhold Industries’ patented Handle Mate PFD slips over the aluminum shaft of its Telescoping and Fixed Length Handles to protect gelcoat, clear coat, paint, chrome and vinyl graphics. Made from soft, high-quality neoprene, Handle Mate PFD provides a solid, comfortable grip. The durable sleeve is easily installed... Read More

NUBOOM wireless solar Bluetooth speaker delivers powerful sound

  By Bob Difley Wireless indoor/outdoor speakers have evolved and become very popular in the last few years. The quality of the sound (especially the lower tones) has also improved as they have become smaller in size. Such requirements have become demanding if you want to play sound from a movie or streaming music for family outings. Have you experienced... Read More

DIY – Safely welding on your RV

Hello Mike, I recently purchased a travel trailer and need to reweld the bumper support to the frame. Besides unhooking the battery, what other precautions must I take to protect the electrical system on my RV? The welder I’m using is a standard 120-volt unit. Thanks for your help. —Tim Kurta Hi Tim, That’s a great question. And I’m guessing... Read More

Heading to the desert? Read these tips

By Bob Difley If you are planning to head south to the deserts this winter for the first time, here are a few tips to help make your winter escape comfortable, safe and stress-free. • Add a few desert guidebooks to your library, such as Southwest Camping Destinations by Mike and Terri Church, an excellent guide to the RV resorts, campgrounds and... Read More

Have you checked your rig for recalls?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris This could be a cautionary tale for us all. And while the investigation hasn’t closed at this writing, it may be that the experience that befell a North Carolina RVer may actually have been “prophesied,” in a manner of speaking. Joe McPherson of Old Fort, N.C., was piloting his Class A motorhome down a... Read More

How to find boondocking campsites in our national forests

  Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, How do you find places to camp in the National Forests that are not designated campgrounds? —Reggie Hi Reggie, That used to be an easy answer, which was “anywhere that is not prohibited.” But over the last few years the Forest Service has tightened down on the rules... Read More

Did your RV company/dealer follow federal law regarding tires?

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble I’ve been reading a number of posts recently on recalls, violations of federal safety standards in the RV industry and on tire and fire extinguisher recalls. If you have been a reader of my blog, you know that I am a strong proponent of filing complaints on failures of safety-related systems and... 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