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

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

Truma water heaters, furnace debut in Airstream’s Basecamp

  ELKHART, Ind., April 19, 2017 —  The Airstream Basecamp will now use the Truma Combi as its combination water heater and forced-air furnace appliance. “We needed systems on the Basecamp to be robust, reliable, efficient and provide an Airstream level of comfort,” said Bryan Melton, GM of Travel Trailers for Airstream. “The Combi’s small footprint and combined furnace and... Read More

Sta-Bil Rust Stopper stops rust and corrosion

    By Bob Difley Of the many gremlins that attack your RV, like mold, mildew, leaks, and black streaks, rust is the gremlin that will attack your hand tools, spare parts, door hinges, and other vulnerable metal surfaces and moving parts over time. STA-BIL® Rust Stopper is a part of the large family of Gold Eagle fuel additives and aerospace... Read More

Boondocking: Shake, rattle and roll

  Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Dear Bob, I’ve just begun boondocking and have traveled down some bumpy dirt roads looking for boondocking campsites, but it occurred to me that my motorhome is taking more of a beating than just driving on highways. Are there any critical problems that this kind of use could cause that I... Read More