Towing in the dirt – be careful of your “fog”

By Greg Illes  In 2015, we were fortunate to be able to take off for several months to tour Alaska and Canada. While most of the main roadways were paved for the greatest part of our 14,000-mile journey, there were some stretches of gravel and dirt to contend with. Our towing setup is pretty typical: a motorhome towing a smaller... Read More

Use the 3/300 rule for happy, safe travel days

By Greg Illes Before I bought my RV, I thought I knew a lot about driving around the country. With almost 50 years of driving experience and several cross-the-U.S. trips, I didn’t think I had much left to learn. Wrong! RVs are different vehicles. Not only do they proceed — shall we say — more sedately, but they coax us... Read More

Keep your RV going straight down the road

By Greg Illes There are a lot of RVs that don’t always drive straight down the road. And it’s not always someone else’s rig. If your rig is squirrelly, you don’t have to just live with it — there are some remedies available to you. Sometimes the cause is a subtle error in driver technique; sometimes it’s chassis issues or... Read More

Use an inexpensive inverter to minimize generator runs

by Greg Illes Not very many of us like the sound of a generator — it’s regarded by most as a necessary evil. In some areas, there are significant restrictions on generator-use times. Add to this the need to “warm up” a generator before you put a real load on it, and running a generator becomes even more annoying. But... Read More