How to minimize and manage waste when boondocking

  Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking, and Part 2 of the answer.  Hi Bob, In the past you have probably reflected on various boondocking techniques. If so, some reruns would be appreciated. For a neophyte boondocker interested in staying in the woods like maybe for 2–3 weeks: How to maximize energy usage? Routine for use of... Read More

Full-time RVing: Tips for downsizing your possessions

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Are you preparing to head out into the new world of full-time RVing? Congratulations! But if you’ve been a sticks-and-bricks dweller for many years, you’re probably face-to-face with a BIG problem: What do I do with all this stuff? Yep, accumulations of possessions can be a major issue when moving out of the... Read More

Forest River recalling some 2018 Rockwood, Flagstaff trailers

Forest River is recalling certain 2018 Rockwood and Flagstaff travel trailers equipped with Dexter axles. The spindle nut on the axles may not have been torqued to the proper specifications. The over-tightened nut may cause the hub bearings to fail and the tire and rim to separate from the axle resulting in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk... Read More

“Easy-lube”-ing your RV axle bearings? Take note!

  By Roger Danforth Much has been written about the wisdom of pulling your trailer wheels apart every year or two and taking the time to inspect and repack the axle bearings. Oftentimes you’ll hear a response like: “Why waste the time? Just put on a lube system that allows you to pump fresh grease into the system. No need... Read More

RVers should know about these emergency weather services

By Emily Woodbury STAFF WRITER I wish I didn’t have to write this article, and I wish that half of our “America the Beautiful” wasn’t covered in either water or flames, but, sadly, there’s no stopping Mother Nature when she decides to roar.  As RVers, we often travel in places where disaster may strike, and sometimes we may not even... Read More

Thor recalling 860 trailers for propane hazard

Thor Motor Coach is recalling 860 model year 2018 Four Winds, Chateau and Freedom Elite recreational vehicles. The liquid propane (LP) hose may sag and become pinched between the frame and the leaf spring u-bolts, potentially damaging the hose and causing a propane leak. A propane fuel leak may increase the risk of fire. Thor will notify owners, and dealers... Read More

Fifth wheel travel trailers – inverters and generators

  Dear Gary, Do fifth-wheel travel trailers have inverters? If they do not, then I need one with a generator, right? —Robert P. Hi Robert, Many 5th wheel travel trailers are indeed equipped with an inverter. In some cases, however, they may not power all 120-volt AC loads in the same manner as an on-board generator. Some trailers are equipped... Read More