Tire suffered belt separation, not a “zipper” failure

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble Roger read a recent post on an RV forum about a tire that lost its tread (photo below right), and a response from another forum member about “zippering,” as follows: “Your tires look like they threw the whole tread off. I always assumed that the treads I see on the road... Read More

Should you turn off propane when traveling?

  Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, I’m working at a company pumping propane. I’m very shocked at the number of people that travel with propane turned on, seeing that this gas is very volatile and the possibility of an explosion in an accident. It makes me wonder how many RVers are taking their own... Read More

Simpler backing into your RV site

By Steve Savage  Mobility RV Service   If you tow, I suspect you – like most of us – have suffered through the stress that comes along with backing into your space in the campground with everyone watching. The yelling matches between spouses can reach divorce-pending proportions, and discussions about the best way to communicate between the person driving and... Read More

RV Electricity – Can reversed polarity shock you?

  Dear Mike, Your No~Shock~Zone articles are some of the best I’ve ever read about RV electricity. Thanks for educating all of us “non-electrical” types. So here’s my question: During a trip on my boat to the Erie Canal, we had one guy checking electrical outlet polarity, something I never really quite understood. He found many outlets with the wrong... Read More

RV park trend: Luring customers without RVs

By Chuck Woodbury You see the cover of the magazine? That’s Woodall’s Campground Management, the largest publication covering the RV park industry. Notice the headline toward the bottom: “Campgrounds See Growth with ‘Unique Accommodations’ Aimed at non-RVers.” The article runs five pages. It begins: Savvy campground owners understand that those looking to enjoy the great outdoors aren’t necessarily looking to... Read More

Boondock near the highest summit in the Lower 48

By Russ and Tiña De Maris It’s a mountain with an interesting history – and a debatable altitude. The first recorded ascent of this highest peak in the contiguous United States was made by a group – not of mountain climbers – but fishermen. Charles Begole, A.H. Johnson and John Lucas tossed away their fishing poles, made the climb and... Read More

Incredible! RV is being built with 3-D printer

By Russ and Tiña De Maris RV manufacturers are using “high tech” to a higher degree each day. But the average U.S.-based RV builder will have to hurry to catch up with a high tech plan coming out of Canada: Build an RV with a 3-D printer. On Thursday, the public can watch what’s billed as North America’s largest 3-D... Read More