Highway Hostesses: Cleaning America’s gas station restrooms

By Chuck Woodbury Editor, RVtravel.com Before we traveled with our RVs, most of us traveled in cars. If you are older than 60, you likely recall long road trips with overnight stays in motels that were actually called motels — not hotels or motor inns or other fancy names. And what you also remember are those times as you rolled... Read More

RVers are not hoarders.

By Chuck Woodbury Editor, RVtravel.com Have you seen the TV program “Hoarders?” It’s about people with a compulsion to hoard just about everything. Nothing gets thrown away. According to the program, three million people in America qualify as “hoarders.” Horders’ homes become so cluttered that the residents can barely move. One episode profiled a Phoenix woman whose condo was so... Read More

Why outside RV kitchens are a stupid idea

By Chuck Woodbury Editor, RVtravel.com Originally published in March, 2010 The new big thing in RVs is an outdoor kitchen. That’s what the Edmonton Journal reported after visiting an RV show where several were displayed. “Just open a panel and there’s a sink, refrigerator, cooktop or grill, cabinets, and maybe a TV to keep you entertained while you make a... Read More

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

By Chuck Woodbury Editor, RVtravel.com 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, RVtravel.com 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