Before driving RV, please engage brain

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Traveling by car to an appointment in the “big city” of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, we noticed with some alarm as a commercial truck pulled out into the “suicide lane” to pass a vehicle. Since a commercial driver’s license is a pretty-much coveted possession of truck drivers, it seemed to us an unusually... Read More

Why to keep your RV’s gray tank closed when hooked up

  RV waste management expert Doug Swarts of Drainmaster.com explains why RVers should not only keep their black (sewer) tanks closed when hooked up in campgrounds, but their gray water tanks as well. Open both tanks to dump when they’re two-thirds full, but do not keep either open until then. You’ll be surprised to learn why the gray tanks (sink... Read More

Why a young boy died by simply touching the family RV

By Chuck Woodbury, editor I wrote this article two years ago in response to the death of a 3-year-old boy, who was electrocuted by simply touching his family’s Airstream trailer and reprinted the article again in early June, 2016 in the RV Travel Newsletter. The trailer was experiencing what is known as a “hot skin” condition. It can happen to any of... Read More

Avoid this dangerous situation when hooking up to sewer

By Chuck Woodbury Editor, RVtravel.com Readers Don and Carol Callahan sent me this alarming photo and the message: “Many RV parks have sewer and water connects in dangerous proximity to each other and do not meet any standards of sanitation. It seems that no city, state, or federal health departments regulate this issue.” They didn’t say where they snapped this... Read More

RVs parked too close together: Carbon monoxide fumes kill five

By Chuck Woodbury editor, RVtravel.com Originally published in October, 2011 It’s so sad what happened two weeks ago: five people died in a rented RV at a charity event at Tennessee’s Clarksville Speedway. They went to sleep and never woke up. A portable generator hummed outside. Unknown to the RVers, the exhaust was venting into the rig. Friends entered the... Read More