Will weight on rear of RV trailer off-balance the rig?

  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, We own a 25-foot 2006 Hi-Lo Classic. I’d like to mount a class II hitch and a two-bike rack on the rear of the Hi-Lo. The hitch can be mounted... Read More

Free RV spot? Try caretaking — trade skills, or your presence

  By Bob Difley Caretaking takes many forms, such as simply camping at a remote location to deter theft or vandalism or staying on someone else’s property while they are away. This could often entail watering plants, feeding pets or gardening. Usually you will stay in your own rig but have access to electrical and water connections and the use... Read More

Perform your own diagnostics on your vehicles with CarMD

  By Bob Difley Using CarMD is like having a crystal ball for your car or light truck. We’ve all had that dreaded “check engine” light suddenly cast its ominous red glow from our dashboard. “When your car’s ‘Check Engine’ light comes on,” says online automotive resource Edmunds.com, “it’s usually accompanied by a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach.... Read More

Forest River’s new policy: Good news or an idiot’s tale?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Perhaps it’s a coincidence, or maybe there really is an RV manufacturer that’s “seen the light” and wants to do something to make peace with the RVing community. Whatever the case, a new move by RV giant Forest River has created a bunch of “unhappy campers” among the ranks of its dealers. At mid-month,... Read More

Plan to RV this Memorial Day weekend?

  By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association sent out a news release Wednesday that said a survey shows that nearly 14.4 million people in 5.8 million RVs will be on the road this Memorial Day weekend, heading into the country’s 18,000-plus campgrounds. Let’s do our own survey. Will you be in your RV all or part of this Memorial Day... Read More

RV Mods: Here’s a use for your fridge front!

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris RVers live in small spaces, and making all that we can of that space just makes sense. Much has been said about increasing kitchen storage capacity by adding extra shelves, conquering “dead space” and using your microwave oven as a storage area. But here’s an area that’s rarely thought of: the front of... Read More

KOA raises $118,000 for children’s charity

  Kampgrounds of America’s (KOA’s) annual Care Camps Big Weekend set a new camper attendance record May 12-13, drawing about four percent more camping families than last year, earning nearly $118,000 for its KOA Care Camps. In 2016, the care camps trust raised nearly $1.4 million through the year.  The Care Camps Big Weekend is in its 14th year and is a major fundraising event... Read More

RVer Horoscopes for June 2017

BY SWAMI HAL Swami Hal is a retired psychic who travels full-time in a 37-foot Pace Arrow motorhome with his considerably younger, full-figured German wife Helga, aka Helga the Magnificent. The couple have two dogs, Brownie and Spotty, and a black cat named Blacky. Swami Hal has won numerous awards (he says), due to his uncanny ability to predict the future with fairly decent accuracy.... Read More