We tried an RV roof coating — Here’s our six-year report

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris To hear RV manufacturers talk, EPDM rubber roofs are the greatest thing since sliced bread. Problem is, even sliced bread eventually gets stale. After a few years in the elements, rubber roofs take the hit of weathering and exposure to UV radiation. From personal experience we can say that a non-maintained rubber roof... Read More

Child dies from touching the family RV

  By Chuck Woodbury Chuck (at) RVtravel.com Please answer our poll below: Have you ever been shocked by touching an RV (UPDATE, MAY 12, 2017) — I wrote this article three years ago in response to the death of a 3-year-old boy, who was electrocuted by simply touching his family’s Airstream trailer. The trailer was experiencing what is known as a “hot skin” condition.... Read More

Thor recalling some Venetian and Tuscany motorhomes

  Thor Motor Coach is recalling certain 2016-2017 Venetian and Tuscany motorhomes equipped with Cummins ISL engines. The vehicles, built on a Freightliner chassis, have a power steering hose that may be routed incorrectly, and, as a result, the hose may rub against the power stud on the starter motor, possibly causing electrical arcing and a power steering fluid leak.... Read More

Seattle KOA sets bad example for others

By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR It’s difficult to find an RV park in Seattle. There are few to begin with, and the good ones are booked much of the year. One park close to downtown Seattle is the KOA in nearby Kent. I visited it twice last month after hearing reports from readers that it was not up to KOA standards. They were correct. I have stayed in... Read More

High-torque Brush Hero powers through cleanups

  By Bob Difley I was asked to review Brush Hero, a device that attaches to the end of a garden hose that can be used to clean “virtually anything,” as the packaging states. Of course I was skeptical – until I actually tried it out. My initial reservations included: did I have to wear a swimsuit when using it, what... Read More

RV Mods: Stretching your basement storage

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris It seems like we can never have enough “room” to carry all the stuff we find a use for. With the invention of fifth wheels and tall motorhomes, “basement” storage came into vogue. For some, it was like the luggage storage bays on a Greyhound bus! But basement storage, being what it is,... Read More

This RV resort is going to pot — deliberately

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Please take our 10-second survey. See below. As more and more Americans are lighting up marijuana legally, the combination of pot smoking and recreation was bound to happen. Cannabis consumers can rent vacation homes, tour and toke with fellow travelers, even whitewater raft with your reefer. But park your RV and puff the magic dragon?... Read More

Hooking up 50-amp trailer to 30-amp service at campground

  Hello Mike, If you have a 50-amp trailer and 30-amp service is the only service available at the campground post, can you show me a wiring schematic of the adapter pigtail I would use to adapt from 30-amp service to a 50-amp trailer. When we run across this situation I am always curious how this adapter can supply power... Read More