New system helps you snag popular campground spots

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Plenty of RVtravel.com readers have complained about the scarcity of overnight camping spaces, even in established RV parks. How about a show of hands of those of you who’ve had trouble getting a spot in something a little more “America the Beautiful,” say a campsite in Zion National Park? When the reservation site opens,…

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RV Electricity – What residential refrigerator do you have?

Dear Readers, As I write in my guest essay in the RV Travel Newsletter, one of my projects for 2019 is a study of the number of solar panels and batteries needed to run a residential-style refrigerator in your RV while dry camping, without using a generator. While propane/electric refrigerators have been the norm in RVs for decades, in the…

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Do not assume you have no water leak just because you can’t see it

Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about RVing.  Hi Bob, I’ve read several frightening accounts of RVers discovering leaks in their RVs that went undetected until severe problems, such as mold and rot in hidden places, were detected. What can I do to catch or prevent these incidents before major damage occurs? —Ben Hi Ben, We all enjoy the…

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Handwoven Ecuadorian blankets make a vibrantly colorful accessory

If you like adding decorative and unique accessories to your RV that also prove to be practical and efficient, look at these Ecuadorian blankets woven by native Otavaleños living in the Andes Mountains. These blankets are as uniquely beautiful as they are warm, and are extra large: approximately 93” x 82”. They are brought to you by Ecuadane, a lifestyle brand…

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Emergency medical transport plan? Watch the fine print!

By Russ and Tiña De Maris It’s your dream trip – traveling across the country in your RV, seeing those places you’ve thought about for years. And it’s all good – until that little pump in the middle of your chest decides to start acting up in the middle of nowhere. After the paramedics get you to the isolated “regional”…

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RV Electricity – No~Shock~Zone by Mike Sokol – Issue 11

Issue 11 • September 30, 2018 MIKE SOKOL, editor Brought to you as a public service by RVtravel.com. Support comes from our sponsors, advertisers and the contributions of readers, who believe that an educated RVer is a safe, happy RVer. Subscribe to one (or more) of our many online newsletters (including this one) about RVing. Welcome …  Stray Voltage Patrol…

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RV Electricity – Pedestal cleanup after a flood

Clean Up, Clean Up, Everybody Clean Up….  This is a really important maintenance procedure that ALL campgrounds should  perform after any flooding that puts their pedestals underwater. Considering all of the campgrounds on the East Coast that were flooded out by Hurricane Florence, it’s an important safety step that shouldn’t be overlooked.  Dear Readers, After seeing all the pictures and…

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Wanted: Your experiences with road service providers

By Russ and Tiña De Maris We’re doing research for an upcoming story on emergency road service programs. We’d like to talk with RVers who have had their road service program provide them with tires, batteries, or other parts in connection with a breakdown. For this particular story, we won’t be able to use experiences of RVers who have simply…

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Opportunities for nudist campers to boondock on public lands

Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, My wife and I are nudists and we are joining the (winter) seasonal RV crowd. We have a home at a nudist resort and stay there during the summer. What are some of the opportunities for nudist campers to boondock on public lands? Are there designated areas for nudist…

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