Why outside RV kitchens are a stupid idea

By Chuck Woodbury Editor, RVtravel.com Originally published in March, 2010 The new big thing in RVs is an outdoor kitchen. That’s what the Edmonton Journal reported after visiting an RV show where several were displayed. “Just open a panel and there’s a sink, refrigerator, cooktop or grill, cabinets, and maybe a TV to keep you entertained while you make a... Read More

How fast can you get your RV ‘ready to go?’

By Chuck Woodbury Editor, RVtravel.com Every few years, it seems, America experiences a catastrophic natural disaster. The “Big Four” over the past couple of decades have been earthquakes, hurricanes, floods and wildfires. RVers are typically the “lucky ones” during these times because their rigs can serve as temporary housing — as long as those RVs are “ready to go.” An... 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

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

Hibernating in your RV. Others ask ‘Is anyone in there?’

By Chuck Woodbury editor, RVtravel.com My long time buddy Dave Williams wrote something in his blog this week that got me thinking. Dave wrote: “People in campgrounds and RV parks must think I’m weird. Maybe even scary. They’ve got to be suspicious. I’m pretty sure they warn their kids to stay away from me. I arrive alone, hook up to... Read More

‘Live Rattlesnakes,’ read the sign by the lonely road. A vanishing America

Chuck Woodbury editor, RVtravel.com I love this photo. I snapped it a long time ago somewhere in New Mexico. It was along a rural highway. Just down the road was the small, tacky souvenir shop with the snakes. The store sold the regular stuff — jackalopes, toy Indian drums, assorted tee-shirts, snow globes, and scorpions preserved for eternity in clear... Read More