Charge your cell phone with a campfire

By Chuck Woodbury RVtravel.com I suspect that headline grabbed you. It sounds ridiculous! But it’s true. It’s about a device called the Power Pot, which for gadget freaks like me is just about the coolest camping accessory to appear in a long time. The Power Pot uses hot water to generate power — essentially acting as a mini thermoelectric generator.... Read More

There’s more to “RV retirement” than just a lawn chair

By Bob Difley This is the decade when baby boomers start retiring, taking to the highways in search of the “real America,” exploring our national parks, and boondocking in our national forests and in the southwestern deserts. Part of that dream — since you can easily recall how hard you’ve worked all your life — includes snoozing in a camp... Read More

Choose your camera(s) carefully and make great memories

By Greg Illes There are literally thousands of different kinds of cameras, any of which can make digital snapshots to last a lifetime. But, depending on your skills and preferences, there are probably only a few that are just right for you. To help you think about your preferences and your choices, I’m going to share with you my personal... Read More

Losing (RV) weight begins in the galley

By RVtravel.com staff There is a direct connection between reducing the weight inside your RV and increasing the mileage for every gallon of expensive gas you purchase. Gas may be “cheap” now — but hang on, it can change overnight. Storage space is limited but you can make the best use of the space you have by thinking outside the... Read More

If you’re not willing to do two things, don’t buy an RV

By Steve Savage, Mobility RV Service How do buyers decide which RV to buy? They focus on interior design and floor plans. Manufacturers know this and go to great lengths in “staging” their various models for photographs used in advertising. Potential owners likewise pick their favorites based on what they see inside and, to a lesser extent, the outside of the... Read More