Are “maintenance-free” batteries really maintenance free?

Dear Gary, How do I know if I have maintenance-free batteries in my motorhome or if I have to periodically check the water levels? —Kirk P. Dear Kirk, I’m guessing you’re referring to the automotive start battery in your motorhome. Those so-called maintenance-free batteries will have non-removable cell caps or no caps at all. Personally, I believe the moniker “maintenance... Read More

If you live in an RV, can you still be “homeless”?

by Deanna Tolliver What makes an “RV community”? Ten years ago, you might have said meeting fellow RVers, impromptu happy hour get-togethers with the new neighbors, maybe potlucks and outside games. Really, it seems like an RV community evolves anywhere a group of RVers share the same general space and common interests. These days, an “RV community” is no longer... Read More

Today’s music stinks. This song from my past is a true musical masterpiece

Today’s music stinks. It’s boring. It’s just plain terrible! Now, you go back to the music of my day, when I grew up – the music then was real music. The lyrics said something, and it wasn’t just four-letter words (well, maybe in the case of this memorable hit tune it did include a four letter word – that started with... Read More

Video: Driving under the influence of illegal and prescription drugs

Driving “under the influence” doesn’t only mean driving under the influence of alcohol. It can also include drugs, including prescription drugs. In this interview from the community TV studio RVtravel.com shares with My Edmonds News of Edmonds, Wash., host Teresa Wippel discusses the subject of driving under the influence of drugs with Officer Mark Brinkman, a drug recognition expert with... Read More

RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 922

Issue 922 • June 21, 2018 This newsletter is brought to you Monday through Thursday by RVtravel.com and is funded primarily through voluntary subscription contributions from our readers. Thank you! U.S. shoppers: Shop at Amazon.com Canadian shoppers: Shop at Amazon.ca QUICK TIPS How much propane do you have? You can buy a special electronic gizmo that will help you figure it... Read More

RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 921

Issue 921 • June 20, 2018 This newsletter is brought to you Monday through Thursday by RVtravel.com and is funded primarily through voluntary subscription contributions from our readers. Thank you! U.S. shoppers: Shop at Amazon.com Canadian shoppers: Shop at Amazon.ca QUICK TIPS No more ‘fly away’ picnic table cloths “To secure table cloths to picnic tables there are clip-on weights... Read More

RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 920

Issue 920 • June 19, 2018 This newsletter is brought to you Monday through Thursday by RVtravel.com and is funded primarily through voluntary subscription contributions from our readers. Thank you! U.S. shoppers: Shop at Amazon.com Canadian shoppers: Shop at Amazon.ca QUICK TIPS Carry tire balance beads with you, just in case If you need to have a motorhome tire replaced... Read More

Feds may penalize foreign LP cylinder manufacturers

By Russ and Tiña De Maris More RV industry woes: If tariffs on imported steel and aluminum weren’t enough to keep RV manufacturing execs awake at night, now a new worry looms: Propane containers. American RV manufacturers put thousands of imported LP tanks and cylinders into the rigs they build, and now two American LP container manufacturers are crying foul.... Read More