Winnebago’s “Revel” aimed at outdoor enthusiasts

  By Emily Woodbury STAFF WRITER This week, Winnebago announced five new RVs at its open house in Elkhart. The Revel, in my opinion, is the most impressive (only because it seems like the perfect fit for my outdoorsy lifestyle). This new, compact class B motorhome makes it easy for people to spend more time “off the grid.” Designed specifically for... Read More

How to safely, quickly and easily hitch a travel trailer

This excellent nine-minute video was recently posted by our friend Gyro Gearloose (aka Wolfe Rose). If you use a sway bar, keep in mind that each end of the sway bar MUST have the appropriate hitch pin installed after the sway bar is popped onto the knob on the trailer and truck; otherwise, it will fail and likely fall off.... Read More

Should you unplug your RV during a lightning storm?

RVtravel.com editor Chuck Woodbury talks with RV electricity authority Mike Sokol of NoShockZone.org about whether it’s a good idea to unplug an RV from electric hookups during a lightning storm. Mike has the answer and an explanation about how a damaging strike can happen even if the strike occurs far away. Be sure to sign up for Mike’s new monthly... Read More

A simple explanation of installing and using RV LED bulbs

This is likely the best video we’ve come across that explains the differences between LED and the standard incandescent bulbs that come with most RVs. So many videos like this are complicated and hard to understand. This one by long-time RVtravel.com reader Wolfe Rose, is easy to follow. It explains the two different types of bulbs including the cost of... Read More

RVing birdwatchers: New app helps identify birds

  For many RVers birdwatching is a popular hobby. While the landscapes and terrain change, so do the birds we see from state to state. Sure, a birdwatching guidebook is a great reference, but what’s the year 2017 without an app for everything? Digital technology is about to add big data to the bird enthusiast’s traditional tools of binoculars and... Read More

Camp with your RV at farms and wineries

  We’ve told you before about Harvest Hosts, a club where members can stay overnight for free in their self-contained RVs at farms, wineries and other non-traditional but interesting locations. RVtravel.com editor Chuck Woodbury ran into Harvest Hosts founders Kim and Don Greene recently and got an update on the organization, which just keeps on getting better. Click the video... Read More