Free camping along the Colorado River near Quartzsite

By Russ and Tiña De Maris With summer coming along soon, the snowbirds have flown their winter “coop” in Quartzsite. Yes, the weather is actually warming up, and for those who can’t stand much above 80 degrees, it is time to flee northward. But what about those who are a bit more heat tolerant? Not far west from Quartzsite, the... Read More

Save money at RV surplus and salvage yards

By Chris Dougherty, Certified RV Technician Sad to say, RVs are a lot like cars: As they bounce down the road of life, they wear and tear, and sooner or later you’ve got to replace something. And like cars, parts aren’t usually cheap. But here’s a little secret that many don’t know about RVs: Like cars, you don’t always have... Read More

RV slideout “topper” awning sagging. What to do?

By Chris Dougherty Certified RV technician Chris Dougherty received this question from an RVtravel.com reader when he was our technical editor. Dear Chris,The awning over my slide out is sagging on one end, the other end is tight as both ends should be. Is there a way to adjust the tension on the end of the awning? -Jim Wiles Dear... Read More

Take advantage of other RVers’ wisdom — save bucks

By Russ and Tiña De Maris An old friend of ours who’d recently bought a big motorhome detailed a “tale of woe” he’d experienced while trying to get ready for a road trip. Somehow things went gunnybag with his “pre-owned” rig’s inverter. Aside from having to replace the inverter, he also learned he’d need to have a big, 250 amp... Read More

Smartphone mount aids multiple device charging

by Bob Difley Bracketron’s new TekGrip Power Dock includes a unique hands-free mounting option for drivers as well as device charging capabilities. Perfect for summer road trips, the TekGrip Power Dock has two USB outputs for you and your passenger to plug in and power up, all while using voice commands and GPS from your mounted device. Simply plug TekGrip Power Dock into your vehicle’s... Read More