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.... Read More

How touching your RV could shock or even kill you

  By Chuck Woodbury, editor, RVtravel.com Please watch the short video below by Mike Sokol. Watching it could save your life one day! You may be familiar with Mike from his series on RV electric safety, The No Shock Zone. I highly recommend you read it, start to finish. Mike has now embarked on a video series of the same... Read More

How sewer backflow can get into your fresh water system

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Dear Go-Go Gurus: My husband is a neat-freak. He can’t stand to think about the stuff that lives in our motorhome holding tanks, and thinks that he needs to flush the tanks clean as a whistle every time we get home from an RV trip. I say he’s nuts. How can I get him... Read More

Don’t be zapped by low voltage

By Russ and Tiña De Maris In the classic monster movies, the mad scientist zaps his new “creation” with a huge blast of electricity — and it all goes bad from there. As RVers, the wrong kind of voltage can raise all kinds of problems for us; and it’s not just any voltage to worry about, but low voltage. Old... Read More

Water accessories every RV needs

by Russ and Tiña De Maris If you’ll be camping in a park with “city water,” that is, water from a faucet, there are some good accessories to keep in your RV storage compartment. These can make your visit easier —even safer — for your rig. They’re inexpensive and you’ll bless yourself for having them when you need them. Even... Read More