Starting battery croaks in campground

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, Speaking of batteries — how come my under-the-hood engine battery keeps going dead when I am hooked up to an electric post at campgrounds? I have a Class C Jayco 32-foot... Read More

Full-time RVing: Insurance to meet your needs

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris One of the big questions of folks making the jump from “sticks and bricks” to a “life on the road” is a good, solid, important one: What about insurance on the RV? Sticks and bricks insurance protects you from loss: The house burns, the burglars burgle, the unexpected (and probably) uninvited one trips... Read More

More than free camping from BLM — if you hurry!

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris The Bureau of Land Management provides plenty of free boondocking opportunities on public land throughout the West. But did you know there’s another freebie that the BLM’s California office provides? Every year the California BLM hands out a huge, colorful, 12-month “planner.” These glossy calendars are great wall-hangers and help you keep your... Read More

Save dollars with PennySavers

By Bob Difley In just about every large- or medium-sized urban area you can find locally printed giveaway publications called the PennySaver or something similar that lists coupons and ads for local restaurants, services, and retailers. Often you can find two-for-one or early bird discount restaurant coupons or businesses offering a discount or free gift for visiting their establishment. Look... Read More

Travel with a cat? Here’s a pussycat’s perspective

  Editor’s note: It appears that sometime when one of our staff writer’s laptop was left unguarded, another sort of “lap top” took over the keys to editorialize about the state of affairs of traveling pets. We present it to you for your careful consideration. Dawgs! They seem to be just about everywhere in the RVing community. And that’s all... Read More

RV moisture misery

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, Condensation forms inside both the wardrobe and the cabinets on my slide-outs only, not in any other storage compartment in my travel trailer when the temperature gets down to the lower... Read More

Does your insurance policy offer vacation liability coverage?

  By rvtravel.com staff Does your RV insurance policy provide vacation liability coverage? Vacation liability coverage, sometimes called “campsite” liability coverage, protects you if someone (other than a family member) is hurt at your campsite, or in your RV, while it’s parked. If you travel with pets, this coverage can be especially important in case Fido gets out and injures... Read More

High altitude fuel-up — low altitude engine knock

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris We got a note from a reader who’d been on a road trip out West. Piloting his pickup with a V-10 engine, towing a travel trailer, he started to encounter severe engine knocking. He got seriously concerned, thinking he’d developed engine problems. Happily, “the light came on,” and it wasn’t that dratted “check... Read More