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

Dead RV battery issue leaves owner in the dark

By Chris Dougherty Chris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. Here is a letter he received from a reader while he was serving as RVtravel.com’s technical editor. Dear Chris, I have a perplexing issue on my 2012 Holiday Rambler Vacationer. When I put the coach away in storage I carefully make sure the power switch is off for the house... Read More

Parking your RV in Lonsdale: In 22 “simple” pages(!)

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris A new ordinance affecting RV parking in Lonsdale, Minnesota, was designed to clear up parking issues – but a reading of the language may lead some to believe the city is doing an exercise in classic bureaucratic doublespeak. It took city leaders a mere 22 pages to codify their new regulations. First, you... Read More