What’s best for a beginning RVer, trailer or motorhome?

  By Chuck Woodbury For many RVers, the first big decision is whether to buy a motorized or non-motorized rig. The two most popular types are the travel trailer and the motorhome, with variations including the folding camping trailer (also called pop-up or tent trailer), truck camper and fifth wheeler. There are many considerations to make when deciding which is…

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RV Travel Newsletter April 23-30

Learn about RV camping, RV travel, RV news and much more. This newsletter, now in its 15th year of continuous publication, is funded primarily through advertising and voluntary subscription contributions from our readers. Thank you! Issue 739 • Week of April 23-29, 2016 Editor’s corner With Chuck Woodbury Chuck (at) RVtravel.com I was interviewed by an RV trade magazine earlier…

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Six safety tips for overnight RV parking at casinos

By Jane Kenny Question: Why do you suppose so many RVers are attracted to casino parking lots? Answer: It’s the free overnight parking. RVers looking for a place to “blacktop boondock” (dry camping, parking lot style — overnight) soon discover there aren’t too many places that allow free overnight parking. Most states discourage overnight parking at interstate rest areas, Shopping…

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Driving your RV part 2: Coping with size

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Looking at the RVs owned by some new RVers, you might think they made their purchase at a scratch and dent sale. While RVers, for the most part–including new ones–don’t get in major accidents, “getting too close to something” seems to be a way of life for those getting accustomed to driving a “big”…

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Driving your RV part 3: Passing and being passed

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Driving a big motorhome or pulling a travel trailer, either way, you’ll quickly find out you don’t have the zip you’re accustomed to in your “4-wheeler.” Still, it is possible to pass slow traffic provided the circumstances allow. Commercial truck drivers are experienced in passing slow traffic, and they provide some of the best…

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