Okay to jack motorhome off ground for winter storage?

By Chris Dougherty (posted when he served as the RVtravel.com technical editor) Dear Chris, I live in Canada where the temperatures get well below 0 degrees F at times during the winter. My motorhome is stored outside in the snow. My question is, “Is it okay to use the leveling jack system to level the unit and even to raise... Read More

Fire forces evacuations of popular Glacier Park areas

TUESDAY, Sept. 5, 2017 — Glacier National Park officials ordered everyone to leave areas of the park on Sunday due to the growth of the lightning-caused Sprague fire as it spread into the Lincoln Creek drainage. As of Monday morning the fire had covered more than 13,300 acres. According to KPAX, the current evacuation area includes the Lake McDonald Lodge... Read More

RV oven boil-overs? Fear not, with nonstick mat!

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris One of the “joys” of being the RV hubby is the occasional opportunity to perform in the kitchen. When we get out on the road, hitting roadside farmers’ markets and fruit stands is a mainstay. When we get back to the rig, who can resist building a fruit pie? Nobody – until they... Read More

The readers write – of parts, crooks, & getting hitched

Edited by Russ and Tiña De Maris Do-it-yourself part chasing When Dr. RV Shrink ran into an RVer who kept getting “no” for an answer, he wrote a prescription for walking a little farther than the nearest RV part store. Our readers chimed in with some advice of their own: Richard Davidson‘s own experience yields this comment: “We have found,... Read More

Should you unplug your RV during a lightning storm?

RVtravel.com editor Chuck Woodbury talks with RV electricity authority Mike Sokol of NoShockZone.org about whether it’s a good idea to unplug an RV from electric hookups during a lightning storm. Mike has the answer and an explanation about how a damaging strike can happen even if the strike occurs far away. Be sure to sign up for Mike’s new monthly... Read More

Let National Geographic lead you to 125 wacky attractions

RVers Jimmy Smith and Julianne G. Crane at Carhenge, Alliance, NE By Julianne G. Crane It is not always just the national parks that are remembered at the end of a long family RV trip. Often it is the weird, whimsical or wacky. Geared toward younger travelers, National Geographic Books has recently published the fun, take-along paperback that is perfect for a... Read More