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

Parking your RV in Lonsdale: In 22 “simple” pages(!)

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris A new ordinance affecting RV parking in Lonsdale, Minnesota, was designed to clear up parking issues – but a reading of the language may lead some to believe the city is doing an exercise in classic bureaucratic doublespeak. It took city leaders a mere 22 pages to codify their new regulations. First, you... Read More

National park campground alternatives: Joshua Tree

By Russ and Tiña De Maris We never thought we’d see the day when it would be nearly impossible to find a spot for our RV in one of this California park jewels’ campgrounds. But the phrase we’ve been hearing so much lately, “Our national parks are being loved to death,” might apply to this Southern California not-so-quiet-anymore place. We... Read More

RVer attractions: Low advertising budget equals low costs

By Bob Difley Many RVers focus on the destination and forget the trip. Think of all the great attractions you pass when you have the blinders on barreling down the interstate. Many of these attractions, whether scenic, historic, or of unique interest, are free, and since they would therefore not have big advertising budgets, like large commercial attractions, you can... Read More

RV Mods: Key helper makes compartment access a breeze

By Jim Twamley Jim Twamley’s writings were a favorite among our readers for many years. Jim’s health finally forced him to “hang up the keys,” but we like to dip into the archives and pull out pertinent “oldies” to share. Here’s one of them: One time we were RVing at the Oregon coast, and while visiting a local store I... Read More

Not-so-happy camper jacks customer needs help

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 camper with electric HappiJac camper jacks controlled by a remote attached to an expandable cord, and when I hit the up/down button all I get is a click... Read More