Holiday greetings to all boondockers, wherever you are

  Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, My husband and I and our nearest neighbors (about 50 yards up the road from us) are boondocking in Arizona and enjoying the beautiful desert stretched out before us, but we were talking a few nights ago that sometimes we feel isolated from the holiday spirit and the... Read More

How do you know if you have a (dangerous) miswired power pedestal?

Hey Mike, I didn’t see anything about phase protection in your last article. I realize on a 30-amp service it’s not an issue, but people should know on a 50-amp service it’s a big deal – because without it (phase protection) a miswired shore power pedestal can cause a serious overload on the neutral leg. How do you know when you... Read More

Echolocation technology enables safer backing up

Rear View Safety, a distributor of vehicle safety solutions, is looking toward 2018 with the release of the RVS-112-W Waterproof Backup Sensor Reversing System. An upgraded version of the flagship RVS-112 Backup Sensor Reversing System, all components of the RVS-112-W are waterproof, allowing the operator to install the control module outside the vehicle. This innovative feature gives the user flexibility... Read More

High-tech accessory has the power to be a lifesaver

Though the threat of being attacked in a campground or while boondocking is minimal, the threat still exists. And even just having a defensive device with you can provide confidence in your ability to protect yourself. The Defense Alert Device (D.A.D.) in this press release can be such a device – and it works on bears too. Unique features of... Read More

Propane exchange could be an expensive pain

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Look outside nearly any hardware store, supermarket or Walmart, and there’s the enticing offer: Bring in your empty propane cylinder and “trade it in” for a refurbished full one. With the number of live “filling stations” said to be decreasing, and the “convenience” of nearly 24-hour access to propane, it may seem a real... Read More

Southwest snowbirds — Beware the wind of many names

By Bob Difley When snowbirding in the Southwestern deserts this winter, be careful not to allow yourself to be lulled into complacency when you take off for a day of exploration and the desert is calm with nary a breeze. Desert winds (also called chubascos, Santa Anas and dust devils) can come up quickly and unexpectedly – and blow strongly... Read More

Keystone issues recall on more than 1.2 million RVs

Keystone RV Company is recalling more than 1.2 million 2003-2018 Coachmen, Dutchmen, and Keystone RVs equipped with Kidde Plastic-Handle or Push Button ‘Pindicator’ Fire Extinguishers. The extinguishers may become clogged, preventing the extinguisher from discharging as expected or excessive force may be needed to activate the extinguisher. Additionally, in certain models, the nozzle may detach from the valve assembly with... Read More

Thor recalling 110,400 towable RVs and motorhomes

Thor Motor Coach (Thor) is recalling various 2003-2018 motorhomes and towables RVs. Fifty different makes and models are involved in the recall which is critical to protection from a fire. See a list below of the RVs involved in the recall. The recreational vehicles were originally equipped with Kidde Plastic-Handle or Push Button ‘Pindicator’ Fire Extinguishers.  These extinguishers may become... Read More

How to find a dark sky location for spectacular stargazing

By Chris Fellows, Serenity Mobile Observatory Embrace the Darkside For those of you who follow me on my Facebook page, you already know that I have been frustrated over the last month by the terrible light pollution in Yuma, Ariz. I complained with almost every post about my inability to see even the brightest of celestial objects and the disappointing... Read More