How is my RV affected by higher altitudes?

By Russ and Tina De Maris A new RVer was studying his rig’s appliance manuals and came across statements that suggested his LP appliances might not work at higher elevations. How big of a concern is high-elevation operation? Traveling in high places with your rig can mean a few changes, but the drama of “no shower, no cold beer” may... Read More

Campsite checklists: arrival and departure

By Russ and Tiña De Maris  Camping with your RV can seem like a complicated process when you’re first getting started – kind of like flying a plane. Here are two “checklists” that can make your own RV “flight” arrivals and departures easier and safer. RV Arrival Checklist 1. Before you “land” your RV on a site, do a quick... Read More

Always read the fine print – no matter what you’re buying

By Russ and Tiña De Maris  It seems a common thread among RVers is trying to get the most mileage out of the travel dollar. Whether shopping for low gas prices or the lowest rates on RV parks, you can count on RVers to do their shopping. But be careful, not every deal is a great deal – slow down... Read More

Take a factory tour before you buy the brand

The best way to “get to know” a brand-new RV is not by looking on a dealer’s sales lot but by watching it being built at its factory. At least 35 major RV makers, most in the Elkhart, Indiana, area (where 85 percent of all American RVs are made) offer factory tours, and the price is right: free. Airstream, Fleetwood,... Read More