Overnight parking at big box stores and restaurants

Overnight parking at Walmart is a well-known possibility for wandering RVers. But are there any more locations where RVers can park overnight? Jim O’Briant of OvernightRVparking.com runs down the list of popular big box stores (and a restaurant chain) that do or don’t allow overnight stays. Find out which stores where you might be able to stay overnight with your... Read More

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