RVs and WD-40: Unusual combinations that work!

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Seems like every RV has at least a can or two of WD-40 for lubricating various parts. But there’s more use for old WD-40 than just the occasional thread loosening. Here are a few tips that may make for slicker RV trips. Galley and household tricks: Why on earth do RV manufacturers use light-colored... Read More

RV Mods: A place to carry your “grass carpet”

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Plenty of RVers carry a “grass carpet” with them to stick out under the awning. It’s great to simulate a little green when parked at some high-class RV park where your parking area is solid concrete and the nearest green is at the shuffleboard court. Problem is, how do you store your grass... Read More

Low-cost RVing at nearby wildlife refuges

  By Bob Difley Be on the lookout for Fish and Wildlife refuges, both national and state, for good boondocking and cheap camping opportunities. When there is no hunting season active, these refuges can be deserted. Though policies vary with each state, generally you can camp either free or very cheap. Some refuges can be quite scenic, on ponds maintained... Read More

Transition to RV solar with low-cost task lights

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Many RVers that are new to boondocking shudder at the expense of putting in a solar charging system. They love getting away to the back country, enjoy the solitude and quiet, but find it hard to cough up the big bucks. Here’s a thought on how you may be able to still enjoy... Read More

Take care with campfires

  By Chris Dougherty Chris Dougherty is a certified RV technician and former professional fireman. Here is an article he wrote while he was serving as RVtravel.com’s technical editor. Campfire safety is something I think most RVers are cognizant of but, as I have seen a number of burned awnings over the years, it’s worth mentioning here. First, many wildfires... Read More

Full-time RVing: Don’t ignore these health signs

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris When we got into the full-time RVing lifestyle, we spent more and more time away from our “usual haunts,” including the doctors we’d developed relationships with over years of “landlocked” living. When you’re on the road, it’s sometimes easy to lose track of regular health maintenance. For those without any ties to the... Read More

The readers write: Fun (or not so fun) and games

  Edited by Russ and Tiña De Maris We often get piles of mail regarding a particular article that sets readers’ mental wheels spinning. In this installment we’ve also had some thoughts come in, not based on any particular story, but which still caught our attention. Here are a few to start. Volunteers – or slaves? Arthur Jacobson wrote, “We... Read More

Boondock for the love of RV sunsets

By Dave Helgeson RVers boondock for a variety of reasons. Some for the cost savings, others for the solitude, some for the freedom, many like myself would say yes to all these plus many other reasons. One of my favorite things about boondocking is unadulterated sunrises and sunsets. In the boondocks there are no power lines, buildings or street lights... Read More

Dead RV battery issue leaves owner in the dark

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, I have a perplexing issue on my 2012 Holiday Rambler Vacationer. When I put the coach away in storage I carefully make sure the power switch is off for the house... Read More