What if you have no cellphone signal in your campsite?

So you’re all set up in your new campsite, ready to make some phone calls or browse the Internet. But…no signal! Now What? RVtravel.com editor Chuck Woodbury offers a simple tip (based on experience!) about getting Internet or phone coverage at an RV park. This may seem like common sense, but many novice RVers totally forget about this when settling into... Read More

Personal space: The raison d’être of boondocking

By Bob Difley As campgrounds and RV resorts become more crowded and more expensive, more RVers are starting to think seriously about boondocking, and whether it is something they want to tackle. The answers are not always the same for all RVers. Consider the two primary motivations why RVers boondock – and possibly a third reason. One is financial. With campground... Read More

Difference: boondocking, dry-camping, and pavement camping

          By Bob Difley You’ve probably heard the term boondocking at RV potlucks, campfires, and at rallies. There are also similar terms like dry-camping, blacktop boondocking, coyote camping,  and others. There don’t seem to be any widely accepted definitions separating those terms. Most of the differences are defined by what is most widely used and could vary by region.... Read More

Stop those parasitic loads from attacking your batteries

Do you know that your RV can be attacked by parasitic loads even when sitting idle or in storage? What the heck are parasitic loads, you ask? In this segment of “The RV DIY® Project Video Series” Mark Polk, with RV Education 101, demonstrates how-to install the protector – a battery disconnect switch – directly on the deep cycle RV battery... Read More

RV geeks share their knowledge with the rest of us

Technology in the last couple decades has come on by leaps and bounds and has affected all but the most dedicated Luddites living the RV lifestyle. But one thing we technology challenged RVers can be thankful for is having experts in technology also being experts in RVing – and not only tying it all together but sharing their knowledge with the rest... Read More

Gaylord Maxwell inspired many to follow the RV lifestyle

Gaylord Maxwell, author, lecturer, and founder of Life On Wheels, died Sept. 20, 2008. But he will be remembered by legions of RVers that he has influenced and inspired over the years. Here is Gaylord at his best, advising an audience at Life On Wheels to follow their dreams, and not waste any time doing it. This lecture, which Gaylord presented... Read More

Protect tires from UV rays with white? or black? covers

Do you know why you should use tire covers when parked for any length of time? It’s to protect them from the sun’s UV rays, which will deteriorate the tires and shorten their life – even when you have tread left. But which color – black or white – does the best job of protection? Roger Marple answers that question.  Subscribe to the FREE... Read More

Aaargh! Those infernal ants!

If you’ve read Pulitzer Prize-winning biologist, philosophical thinker, and author Edward O. Wilson, you may have a soft spot in your heart for ants. But not in your RV. And if you want to avoid the difficult decision of what to do after they’ve made it inside, listen to Chris Dougherty of RV Medics of New England discussing ways to keep ants out... Read More