You don’t have to “be” a newbie RVer to “do” the newbie RVer

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Many new RVers are deathly afraid of doing something dumb, particularly in front of more experienced RVers. The first time backing the trailer into an RV site is perhaps the most terrifying of all experiences for a new RVer. We’re here to tell you that even “seasoned” RVers can do some completely off-the-wall things,... Read More

Boondocking 101: Solar power for your RV

By Russ and Tiña De Maris For those who haven’t experienced boondocking, a question often pops up: “Where do you get the stuff you need to make your trip fun, and not a bunch of misery sitting around a candle every night when the sun goes down?” For the boondocker, electricity has to come from somewhere. For some, a mechanical... Read More

Driving your RV part 2: Coping with size

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Looking at the RVs owned by some new RVers, you might think they made their purchase at a scratch and dent sale. While RVers, for the most part–including new ones–don’t get in major accidents, “getting too close to something” seems to be a way of life for those getting accustomed to driving a “big”... Read More

Driving your RV part 3: Passing and being passed

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Driving a big motorhome or pulling a travel trailer, either way, you’ll quickly find out you don’t have the zip you’re accustomed to in your “4-wheeler.” Still, it is possible to pass slow traffic provided the circumstances allow. Commercial truck drivers are experienced in passing slow traffic, and they provide some of the best... Read More