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

Try this Oregon Coast nesty forest service campground

  Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, We will be traveling down the coast of Oregon this summer and though I know that lots of RVers want to have an ocean view, I thought there might be some interesting campgrounds/boondocking places along the route that don’t have an ocean view but are equally interesting. Can you... 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

FMCA plans return trip to Wyoming in 2018

  The Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA), an international organization for motorhome owners, will hold its 98th International Convention & RV Expo at the Cam-Plex in Gillette, Wyoming, July 18 through 21, 2018. FMCA first held an international convention at Cam-Plex in June 2013, when members in 2,639 motorhomes gathered to enjoy a broad range of activities.  FMCA international conventions include an... Read More

RV driving: Understanding grade signs

By Russ and Tiña De Maris If you’re new to RVing, or have spent your time in the Midwest flatlands, first hitting mountain country can be a bit of an eye-opener. Those yellow warning signs that talk about a “steep grade,” often accompanied by a percentage number, can be confusing. Road grades seem mysterious at first, but really are simple.... Read More