Online resource explains motorhome electrical systems

  A new e-learning video is now available from Progressive Dynamics, Inc. as part of its Online Learning Center. Available on the company’s website, the informational and interactive video features electrical systems and components of standard RVs and motorhomes.  A layout for a standard RV/motorhome is available with each component labeled and with the ability to click each component for... Read More

Take care with campfires

  By Chris Dougherty Chris Dougherty is a certified RV technician and former professional fireman. Here is an article he wrote while he was serving as RVtravel.com’s technical editor. Campfire safety is something I think most RVers are cognizant of but, as I have seen a number of burned awnings over the years, it’s worth mentioning here. First, many wildfires... Read More

Tiffin recalls motorhomes: steering could fail

  Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc. (Tiffin) is recalling 154 model year 2017 Allegro Breeze motorhomes. The ball joints on the independent front suspension (IFS) modules can loosen and separate, leading to a partial loss of steering. If loose ball joints are not detected, they may eventually separate from their mating part, which could result in a loss of steering control. This... Read More

Full-time RVing: Don’t ignore these health signs

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris When we got into the full-time RVing lifestyle, we spent more and more time away from our “usual haunts,” including the doctors we’d developed relationships with over years of “landlocked” living. When you’re on the road, it’s sometimes easy to lose track of regular health maintenance. For those without any ties to the... Read More

Early-bird discount available for July FMCA rally

    Plans are taking shape for Family Motor Coach Association’s 96th International Convention and RV Expo, scheduled for July 12 through 15, 2017, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds and Event Center in Indianapolis. An early-bird discount of $30 is available on registrations before May 13. An FMCA convention and RV expo features displays of the latest motorhomes and nearly... Read More

Hikers: Do your feet hurt? Try this solution

  By Bob Difley I suppose you could say there are two types of RVers, one that sits in front of the TV most of the day, and the other who is out exploring, hiking, bird and wildlife watching, and stalking the wild asparagus (remember Euell Gibbons’ book?). My wife Lynn and I fall into the latter category and in... Read More

The readers write: Fun (or not so fun) and games

  Edited by Russ and Tiña De Maris We often get piles of mail regarding a particular article that sets readers’ mental wheels spinning. In this installment we’ve also had some thoughts come in, not based on any particular story, but which still caught our attention. Here are a few to start. Volunteers – or slaves? Arthur Jacobson wrote, “We... Read More