Emergency medical transport plan? Watch the fine print!

By Russ and Tiña De Maris It’s your dream trip – traveling across the country in your RV, seeing those places you’ve thought about for years. And it’s all good – until that little pump in the middle of your chest decides to start acting up in the middle of nowhere. After the paramedics get you to the isolated “regional”…

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RV Electricity – No~Shock~Zone by Mike Sokol – Issue 11

Issue 11 • September 30, 2018 MIKE SOKOL, editor Brought to you as a public service by RVtravel.com. Support comes from our sponsors, advertisers and the contributions of readers, who believe that an educated RVer is a safe, happy RVer. Subscribe to one (or more) of our many online newsletters (including this one) about RVing. Welcome …  Stray Voltage Patrol…

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RV Electricity – Pedestal cleanup after a flood

Clean Up, Clean Up, Everybody Clean Up….  This is a really important maintenance procedure that ALL campgrounds should  perform after any flooding that puts their pedestals underwater. Considering all of the campgrounds on the East Coast that were flooded out by Hurricane Florence, it’s an important safety step that shouldn’t be overlooked.  Dear Readers, After seeing all the pictures and…

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Wanted: Your experiences with road service providers

By Russ and Tiña De Maris We’re doing research for an upcoming story on emergency road service programs. We’d like to talk with RVers who have had their road service program provide them with tires, batteries, or other parts in connection with a breakdown. For this particular story, we won’t be able to use experiences of RVers who have simply…

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Opportunities for nudist campers to boondock on public lands

Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, My wife and I are nudists and we are joining the (winter) seasonal RV crowd. We have a home at a nudist resort and stay there during the summer. What are some of the opportunities for nudist campers to boondock on public lands? Are there designated areas for nudist…

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RV Electricity: Use 50-amp to 30-amp adapter in a pinch?

Dear Mike, I read this on the RV forum I am a member of: “I talked to support at Progressive Industries. His suggestion is to use the 50A outlet whenever possible. The thinking is that often the pedestals are corroded which causes high resistance and heat if drawing high loads. The 50A outlet has heavier wire, bigger contact area on…

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Are “ST”-type tires required on trailers?

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble Question: “My 2012 Airstream Classic came with Goodyear Marathon ST225/75R15 LR-D tires. I would like to tell you how many original installed tires I have had blow out using the original and same size tires as replacements. I even replaced the LR-D’s with LR-E’s and still only get about 3,000 miles…

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Good Sam hits 2 million members: Lemonis lays on the verbal poo poo

By Chuck Woodbury, editor EDITORIAL The writing in italics are my comments. The Good Sam Club, once a thriving RV club with active local chapters, a superb magazine, national rallies, and a staff that did more than just sell things, has hit two million members. In this celebratory video Chairman and CEO Marcus Lemonis touts the occasion as if he…

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