RV Mods: Improve your fire escape-ability

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Steve Barnes, a regular RVtravel.com reader, took to heart one of our RV safety videos that stressed the importance of regularly checking your RV’s egress windows – fire escapes. Steve reports, “I checked my fire escape after one year. A year ago, when it was brand-new, it was jammed.” Steve took it back... Read More

RV generator blues: High temps and altitudes

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Traveling in Oregon’s high country in the height of summer may be hazardous to your comfort. Well, actually, traveling anywhere at high altitude, in high temps, if you’re depending on a generator to run your air conditioner, can lead to disappointment. We found this out when at 5,000 feet, and 105 degree weather,... Read More

RV product “vanished” from store shelf? Here’s help

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Call us old-fashioned. While it seems every product has to undergo at least one “upgrade” every year, we tend to stick with what we know. When we had to replace a computer some time back, we bought the last Windows 7 computer a major electronics retailer had in stock — we have no... Read More

The readers write: You may not want to hear all of this

  Edited by Russ and Tiña De Maris Ugly fiberglass “paint” problems One of our readers wrote asking for help with a fiberglass siding problem — their paint was getting pretty ugly. We wondered how many had the same problem, and it didn’t take long to hear back from many with the same issue. But along with plenty of complaints... Read More

Full-time RVing — What about your driver’s license?

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Planning on embarking on a lifestyle of full-time RVing? There are lots of considerations and details to be worked out, not the least of these is that little card in your wallet — a driver’s license. How does a full-time RVer who, by nature, doesn’t have a “fixed” address get a driver’s license... Read More

The case of Flo and the swimming motorhome

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Scene: A federal district courtroom in California. Issues: Insurance company essentially asks judge to toss out an RV owner’s loss-by-theft claim. Disclaimer: We don’t know everything about this story (we never claimed to be mind readers), but the facts of the case, lifted from court records, do paint an interesting — if not... Read More