RV Electricity – No~Shock~Zone by Mike Sokol – Issue 2

Issue 2 • December 31, 2017 Brought to you as a public service by RVtravel.com. Support comes from our sponsors, advertisers and the contributions of readers, who believe that an educated RVer is a safe, happy RVer. Please consider supporting our efforts with a voluntary subscription. Subscribe to one of our many online newsletters (including this one) about RVing. From editor Mike... Read More

Thumbs up – December 2017

Positive comments about products, people and places. Here are some recent “thumbs up” letters or comments we’ve received from readers of RVtravel.com. Something worthwhile to do with your “free time” How about joining us Care-A-Vanners through Habitat for Humanity and building houses for worthy persons who qualify for a house? That’s what we do and it keeps us very busy... Read More

2018 Next Exit highway guide published

The ever-popular Next EXIT Directory, a motorists’ guide to services located along U.S. interstate highways, is now available. The Next EXIT 2018 is the 27th updated edition of the iconic USA directory, which in its 508 pages lists gas stations, food, lodging, shopping, hospitals, RV parks and other services. Even motorists with GPS devices or mapping apps swear by this... Read More

Fulltiming doesn’t have to mean major eating change

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Despite the fact that a lot of “high end” motorhome builders have eliminated the “old fashioned” oven, it seems many fulltimers still eat much as they did before they went on the road. In a question posted on a fulltimer’s forum, a huge majority of respondents said they pretty well stuck with the way... Read More

Forest River recalls some motorhomes for fire risk

Forest River is recalling certain 2016-2018 Berkshire XLT motorhomes. Incorrect circuit breakers were used that may not contact the electrical sub-panel correctly. If the circuit breaker’s internal spring retention mechanism does not properly contact the sub-panel, the condition could cause excessive heat which could increase the risk of fire. Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will replace the incorrect circuit... Read More

Are public land boondocking options in jeopardy?

  Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, It looks to me like the trend in the uses of public lands like the Forest Service and BLM is leaning toward commercial ventures and away from recreational. Examples are the Forest Service’s new Travel Management Plan restricting boondocking to only approved areas, the reduction of the size... Read More