Pack those RV cabinets so contents don’t escape

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris “How do you store stuff in your cupboards?” asks the new RVer. Fearful that the shifting and bumping of the road would cause grief (and broken crockery), the question becomes, “How do you store your stuff safely?” Will dining life on the road be limited to paper plates, Styrofoam cups and plastic knives... Read More

Current Northwest wildfires seem unstoppable

  By Emily Woodbury RVtravel.com So far this year, 39,000 wildfires have burned 5,899,245 acres in the United States. With hundreds of campground closures, hiking trail closures and smoky-window views, people are asking, “What are the causes of all these fires and when will they stop?” Record dry conditions (“rainy” Seattle just broke its all-time record for days without rain),... Read More

Rand McNally introduces three new RV dashboard devices

  SKOKIE, Ill., Aug. 8, 2017 – Six years after launching the first navigation unit designed specifically for RVers – and pioneering that category – Rand McNally today announced a new line-up of RV devices that go far beyond GPS and navigation. Leading off the new line is the OverDryve™ 7 RV, an all-in-one dashboard device that combines RV-specific navigation,... Read More

Campground power pedestal failures (Reader Poll included)

  My column last week on open pedestal grounds (Campsite power pedestal safety: “open ground” danger) must have caused quite a stir with our readers since my inbox has received a bunch of questions and stories about similar incidents around the country. Here’s just one of them: “For the first time in a year of full-timing my EMS protector gave... Read More

The readers write — with power!

  Edited by Russ and Tiña De Maris Electric pedestal fears not groundless Mike Sokol, RVtravel.com’s resident electrical safety expert, had sent a response to an RVer concerned about a missing ground on an RV park power pedestal. This energized a number of readers to write their own comments, a portion of which we present: Tommy Molnar wondered about theft... Read More

Watch out for bears, Washington officials warn

Washington state officials are telling campers not to fear bears they may encounter in the wild, but to be aware. According to the Yakima Herald, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife estimates roughly 25,000 to 30,000 black bears live in Washington, often roaming the same areas of the Cascades as hikers or other outdoor enthusiasts. Black bears are smaller... Read More

RV parts catalogs and Internet can save cash

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Go into nearly any RV parts house and ask for something other than an ordinary, common part and you’ll be asked to come back to get it the next day. How come? Well, it’s difficult for most mom-and-pop RV supply outfits to stock everything that could be needed – the parts might molder... Read More