Faculty announced for RV education conference

(April 19, 2016) — The faculty and teaching staff has been announced for the upcoming 2016 RV Technical Education and Safety (RVSEF) Conference, co-sponsored by Newmar and Jayco. Designed for RVers wishing to experience the power of education, the annual Conference will be held this year from May 15 – 19 in Elizabethtown, KY. Headlining instructors include Walter Cannon (Director,…

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Can you plug a friend’s RV into yours to charge his batteries?

By Chris Dougherty Certified RV technician Dear Chris, I am a new RVer and have a new Class C motorhome which we purchased this spring. I have a friend that my wife and I boondock with and as fall comes on, his ability to recharge his fifth wheel batteries by solar panel becomes troublesome due to cloudiness or just plain…

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Bagging sewer waste to prevent tank fill-up?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Being an occasional “follower” of various RV discussion groups – forums, if you will – we run across some, shall we say, interesting subjects. No doubt there’s plenty of chatter about the best tow service, clever hints for how to prepare quick meals, and the perennial favorite of what’s the best holding tank treatment.…

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Minding our campground courtesy

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Many of us were taught the “proper” rules for the dinner table. Put your napkin on your lap. Don’t burp. Say “please,” when asking for the condiment dish. Etiquette, says the dictionary, “implies observance of the formal requirements governing behavior in polite society.” We’d like to think that RVers make up “polite society,” but…

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New RVer Asks: What do all these campsite utility designations mean?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Peruse a campground directory, look over information on the Internet, some of the terms used in connections with campgrounds can be a bit confusing, particularly when it comes to “utilities.” If you’re new to RVing, you’ll need to know this when you plan your trips. First, here’s a rundown on what “utilities” there are.…

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