Replace or repair your damaged RV power cord?

Nothing lasts forever, including most of the parts that make up your RV. For instance, sooner or later, the connection between your RV’s power cord and its plug will begin to separate. When this happens, you have a couple of options, which Gary Bunzer, the RV Doctor, explains. Be sure to subscribe to the FREE RVTravel newsletter for news, how-to... Read More

Why fulltime RVers should choose South Dakota as a homebase

Don Humes of America’s Mailbox explains why many fulltime RVers choose South Dakota as their homebase. America’s Mailbox facilitates many of the services required by full-timers who establish a home base in South Dakota, which Don explains. Learn more at America’s Mailbox. An excellent resource for establishing an RV home base is Choosing An RV Home Base, available at Amazon.com at.... Read More

The easy way to carry bikes on your camping trips

Do you carry bikes with you on your camping trips? If you haven’t, it’s really easy to carry bikes on the back of your RV and have them available for exercise, riding bike trails, going for supplies, riding around your campground, and just for fun. Jim Nelson demonstrates a very clever bicycle rack that uses an RV’s ladder to transport one... Read More

Where do I put levels and how do I use them?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris   Having your RV level when parked not only makes it easier to get around in, it’s also critical for keeping your RV refrigerator alive. Most RV refrigerators can be damaged if run off-level, so keeping them happy is the priority. Leveling your RV is a lot easier if you have levels mounted outside... Read More

How to determine proper RV tire pressure

Correct tire pressure in motorhomes must be calculated – it cannot be “given to you” nor is it some standard setting related to tire size. Determining your RV tire pressure is very different than finding tire pressures on any other vehicle. Just because you regularly check your car’s tire pressures, don’t assume this is similar to motorhomes. Two factors are... Read More

Taking delivery of your new RV: Don’t miss this step!

You bought your first RV. Congratulations!  Before you drive it off the lot, though, you’ve got an important task: the Pre-Delivery Inspection or PDI. Service personnel will walk you through your unit and explain how things work. This is your chance to make sure that everything works and that you know how to work everything. As long as your unit... Read More