The Columbia River Gorge from Washington state’s scenic Hwy. 14

Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, We’re visiting friends in Portland then on to Idaho. What can you recommend for a route where it won’t be so crowded and maybe with some boondocking along the way? Thanks, Bev and Matt Hi Bev and Matt, The Columbia River Gorge is not to be skipped if you’ve never... Read More

The tooth, the whole (pet) tooth, and nothing but…..

Ask the RV Vet With Dr. Deanna Tolliver, M.S., DVM  YourRVvet@gmail.com Dear Dr. Deanna—We travel with our two dogs, Princess, a miniature poodle, and Ruby, a Boxer. Princess has really horrible breath. Ruby, not so much. My husband thinks that Princess just has “doggy breath” but I think it’s much worse than that. Could she have an infected tooth?—Ramona B.... Read More

RV Electricity – No~Shock~Zone by Mike Sokol – Issue 7

Issue 7 • May 27, 2018 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. Please consider supporting our efforts with a voluntary subscription. Subscribe to one of our many online newsletters (including this one) about RVing. Welcome … By... Read More

Tire info in owner’s manual and on certification label

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble I have been looking at the “Tire Placard” aka Vehicle Certification Label for a number of 5th wheel trailers. I learned a few things. A couple of manufacturers have upgraded the tires on the newer units. Some went from ST235/85R16 LR-E to ST235/85R16 LR-F. The inflation went from 80 to 110... Read More

How to check pedestal power when hooking up

EDITOR’S NOTE: Please pass this article along to the owners of RV parks where you stay or park owners you know By Mike Sokol I believe that every campground operator should get the proper test gear to check each pedestal for correct AC power BEFORE you pull your RV in and hook up. It’s a simple two-step process that should only take... Read More

RV Electricity – Watt’s Up?

Watt’s Up? As promised, here’s the next installment of my Basic Electricity Course. Class is now in session…. If you’ve been reading along this far you already know about voltage (electrical pressure) and amperage (current flow). But one without the other is useless to us. In the end it all comes down to wattage. Get to Work  We’re going to... Read More