What you should know about tire “safety margins”

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble Some people ask “How much Safety Margin should I have with my tires?” While this concept is simple, the reality is quite complex. If you want to skip over “why” safety is complex just jump to the “Bottom Line” below. In engineering it is more proper to talk about “Safety Factor”... Read More

More venues for great outdoor photography

By Russ and Tiña De Maris When you’re home from your RV adventures, there’s nothing like looking back and pondering your travels with pleasure. And a great thing to increase your “ponder factor” is having good photos from your adventures. For many RVers, one thing leads to another – the RV adventure leads to the “photo” bug. Racking out your... Read More

What’s the deal with composting toilets?

  Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, What are your thoughts about using a composting toilet and then combining both the gray and black tanks as a gray tank? I have read that you can dump gray tanks when boondocking onto the local vegetation. Is that true? So, with an ample solar power system, a... Read More

Boondockers: Think tote tanks – Don’t leave home without one

By Bob Difley With snowbird season just around the bend, RVers are starting to think about boondocking and tote tanks. Tote tanks? Not usually a popular topic discussed around a potluck campfire. But RVers will be RVers and tote tanks are an important addition to any serious boondocker’s arsenal of tools that will help extend his boondocking days and relieve stress.... Read More

Dometic chips in to support hurricane victims

Dometic is donating more than $400,000 worth of products to Habitat for Humanity to assist victims of hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, and volunteers working in those areas. Dometic, best known to RVers for its refrigerators, will donate a variety of products that will benefit Habitat for Humanity’s on-site hurricane relief efforts. Among them will be 200 portable... Read More

Forest River recalls trailers for fire risk from LP leak

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling more than 1,700 model year 2015-2018 Vibe, and 2016-2018 Rainier trailers. The liquid propane (LP) line may have insufficient clearance above the axle shackle. Without adequate clearance, the LP line may be damaged, resulting in a propane leak, increasing the risk of fire. Remedy Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will replace... Read More

Heartland recalls trailers for axles installed backwards

Heartland is recalling certain 2018 Sundance XLT TT recreational trailers, models ID221RB, ID241BH, ID273RL, ID281DB, ID283RB and ID291QB. The axles on these vehicles were installed backwards, possibly reducing the braking ability or causing the brakes to temporarily lock up. Improper brake function can increase the risk of a crash. Heartland has notified owners, and dealers will correct the axle installation,... Read More