How to keep your tires rolling and rolling

When was the last time you checked your tires? Was it last month or last year? Tires are the most vulnerable part of any RV and fail more often than any other RV component. Tires are required to withstand extreme changes in temperature, cushion the rig from potholes and bumps, and provide traction on wet or slippery road surfaces. A... Read More

Don’t stress driving your RV – Helpful tips for staying calm

Prospective or first-time RV owners may be intimidated by the thought of driving and parking a vehicle substantially larger than the family sedan. Without a doubt, some new skills are required, but learning them does not have to be a stressful experience. The fear factor probably rises in direct proportion to the size of the RV. Class B and smaller... Read More

Ever tried a “Navy” shower? Here’s how it’s done

Ever used a gallon of water to shower? Ever thought it was possible? It is! And no, we are not talking about some tiny bathtub in your RV. This technique will help. In our boondocking (dry camping) seminars, we talk about how to conserve fresh-water usage plus decrease the amount of water going into your gray tank. It fills two... Read More

Spend several hours in an RV before buying it

Whether you plan to spend $10,000, $50,000 or $550,000 for that first or fifth RV, you need to look at it “differently” before plopping down your cash. Walk into any new RV and you will likely see various decorative accessories – e.g., vases, scarves, flowers – tastefully placed to enhance the “look.” My RV doesn’t look like that and yours... Read More

Survey results show many owe more on their RVs than they’re worth

More than one out of four RV owners owe more on their RV loans than their vehicles are worth (“upside down”), according to a survey by RVtravel.com. Nearly 28 percent of the more than 2,100 recreational vehicle enthusiasts who answered the survey reported they owed more on their RVs than what they could sell them for. “It’s not uncommon for... Read More

Buying an RV? Look beyond the obvious

By Steve Savage How do most buyers decide which RV to buy? They focus on interior design and floor plans. Manufacturers know this and go to great lengths in “staging” their various models for photographs used in advertising. Potential owners likewise pick their favorites based on what they see inside and, to a lesser extent, the outside of the RVs... Read More