Here’s the Quartzsite show calendar — so far

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris With Labor Day behind us, the snowbirds are beginning to shiver in their skivvies and plan for their winter travels. While this is not a complete list, already many of the big Quartzsite happenings are posting up their dates. Here’s a partial calendar of activities – and remember, if you’re a boondocker, September... Read More

Changing shocks in these Class C RVs a nightmare

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris If your Class C motorhome is built on a Ford E-350 chassis, you’re far from being alone. There’s just swarms of these venerable RVs out there, and they have their own peculiar praises and faults. Of the latter, you’ll find plenty of E-350 owners who begin to use language that’s not safe for... Read More

Gas pains: Debit card holds at the fuel pump

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris As more RVing snowbirds hit the road, turning the season into “tour time,” there can be an unexpected bit of financial reckoning. Even as gas prices are still pretty reasonable, there’s still a possible snake-in-the-grass waiting for you at the fuel pump: Debit card holds. It works this way: You pull up to... Read More

Beware buying an RV with evidence of water leak

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Among the pet peeves of a prominent RV technician – customers who bring him an RV with a roof leak. No, he’s not upset because your roof developed a leak; that kind of thing can happen. Rather, it’s the customer who recently bought the RV, only to discover the roof leaks. In many... Read More

Choose a Class C motorhome or Class B van conversion?

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Here’s a question that some new-to-RVing wonder about: “I’ve never had an RV before, and I’ll be traveling alone with my dog. I’m intimidated by big vehicles, and I want fuel efficiency but comfort, too. What do you think about a Class B motorhome?” Here are a few things to think about. Depending... Read More