Thinking of bringing your pet camping? Read this first

Most American campgrounds welcome pets. Most often there is no additional charge beyond the regular campsite fee, but many commercial RV parks charge an extra dollar or two a night per pet. While there are few formal rules about camping with pets, most campgrounds do require that pets remain on a leash or be otherwise contained. Many campers bring along... Read More

Consider purchasing an extended warranty for your RV

Buying an extended warranty for your RV is a bit like gambling. But unlike most gambling, the odds of a payoff on an RV extended warranty are excellent. The advent of the Internet has made an extended warranty even more desirable thanks to online companies that have deeply discounted their rates because of no middleman. An extended warranty pays for... Read More

Leveling your RV is easy!

Unless you always park in level areas, eventually you will need to level your motorhome when you camp. Sleeping is more comfortable, cooking is easier, and doors will work properly when your coach is reasonably level. Leveling may also prolong the life of your refrigerator. With motorhomes, leveling is usually a simple exercise. Most Class A and larger Class C... Read More

Backing up your trailer will get easier with practice

Whether we tow a fifth wheel or a travel trailer, we all need to back it into a confined space sooner or later. Some folks find backing a trailer intimidating, but it shouldn’t be. Learn a few simple techniques and you will be handling your trailer like a pro. Take your trailer to a quiet parking lot and practice these... Read More

First, do a trial run – Take your RV out for a few days

Congratulations! You did your homework, shopped and talked, wheeled and dealed. Now you’re driving your new RV home and talking about that first outing. Before you get carried away and take off on a two-week or longer trip, it’s a good idea to start a little closer to home with a shakedown trip. Regardless of type, RVs are complex beasts... Read More

Make sure your tires are inflated properly and get “free” miles

  One way to stretch your travel budget is to get more miles to the gallon by keeping the tires of your recreational vehicle properly inflated, says the Tire Industry Safety Council. To ensure you’re getting the best mileage possible while on the road, the Council advises that you check your RV tires at least once a month or about... Read More