The readers write: Gray water, night lights, and more

  Edited by Russ and Tiña De Maris Here’s our semi-monthly digest of reader commentary. Keep ’em coming! Keeping that gray water valve closed Most RVers keep their black water locked up until their tank is almost full. Doug Swarts from Drainmaster.com, our doo-doo specialist, recommended the same be true for the gray water, too. We got plenty of feedback... Read More

Jayco recalls 2017 Eagle 5th Wheels for propane issue

  Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling certain 2017 Eagle fifth-wheel recreational vehicles equipped with the dry camping option. In the affected vehicles, the LP manifold was mounted to the fifth-wheel frame directly above the axle assembly and the suspension U-bolts.  Impact from the axle can crack the LP manifold, and break free the LP lines and fittings. Damage caused by... Read More

New federal regulations have some effect on RVers

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris News floating around the Internet of late may have made it sound as if RVers have new rules about propane cylinder inspections. One source put it this way: “As a result, cylinders must be requalified by proof pressure or volumetric expansion testing every 10 years instead of every seven or 12 years.” On... Read More

Take a load off those tired legs

  By Bob Difley Whether it’s to take a break while waxing an RV or fishing from a secluded bank, everyone needs to take a load off once in a while. Shurhold Industries’ Bucket Seat/Lid turns its World’s Best Rope Handle Bucket, or any ordinary five-gallon pail, into a convenient stool and storage container. Made of durable plastic, the Bucket... Read More

BLM boondocking tips to keep you out of trouble

  By Bob Difley Most boondockers know about the BLM’s Long Term Visitor Areas (LTVA) near popular snowbird locations in Southern California and Arizona. But boondocking is also permitted on most BLM land, even if it is not a designated camping or dispersed camping area. The rule as it now exists allows you to camp/boondock anywhere on BLM land unless... Read More

Combi-Cam Combination Cam Locks secure your outside lockers

    By Bob Difley Your RV compartment locks, if you didn’t already know, are the same as many other RV compartment locks used by manufacturers — which means that there are a lot of people out there that have keys to your locks. Combi-Cam Combination Cam Locks resolve that quandary with combination locks that you can set so that only... Read More

BLM fees for boondocking in the Southwest explained

  Here’s a question from a reader(s) of RVtravel.com about boondocking. Do you have a question for Bob? Email him at bob.rvtravel (at) gmail.com . Hi, Bob, We are new to full-timing and trying to learn about boondocking in the southwest BLM lands. Some people say you need a permit while others say there are time restrictions.  Where do we go to learn more? Thanks. —Mark... Read More