Pack your cupboards tight to prevent breakage

By Russ and Tiña De Maris While RV makers typically put strong door catches on cupboards, some new RVers are concerned about what might go on behind those doors. Is there a way to secure your stuff? A new RVers asks: “How do you store stuff in your cupboards?” Fearful that the shifting and bumping on the road would cause... Read More

Dip your toes into the lifestyle by renting an RV

By Russ and Tiña De Maris RVing can be a lot like checking out the swimming pool. Some folks are brazen enough to launch themselves out into the water like a cannonball, others gingerly stick their toes in the water and make a gradual immersion. If you want to try out the RV lifestyle without major financial risk, consider renting... Read More

Is having a washer/dryer worth the extra water and weight?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris New RVers contemplating purchasing their first rig often ask how important it is to have a washer/dryer in the rig. Wow, there’s a loaded question if ever there was one. If you opened this one to reader commentary, the answers would likely make your head spin. Consider us agitators, but we tend to buck... Read More

Which towable trailer is right for you?

Presumably, you are here because you have decided that a towable RV makes sense for your travel style and budget. Leaving aside pop-up campers, which aren’t really in the same class, your choices are travel trailer (TT) and fifth wheel trailer (5er). As with other decisions in the RV spectrum, there is no single right answer. Both have their strong... Read More

Class A, B or C – Which is right for you?

If you are considering the purchase of an RV and you have decided that a motorized unit is more to your liking than a towable, you still have many options to evaluate before taking the plunge. The choices are broadly categorized as Class A, Class B and Class C motorhomes. These classes are described in more detail in other articles;... Read More

How to make leveling your trailer and fifth wheel easy

  Leveling a fifth wheel or travel trailer is something we have to do just about every time we park our rigs. But it’s not difficult. The basic principles apply to all trailers. We’ll cover those, along with some hands-on tips, and we’ll suggest some tools and other items that can make things easier. As we said, the basic approach... Read More

Styles of RVs and how to tell them apart

What’s a recreational vehicle? Although the term can be loosely stretched to include just about any vehicle that is used for recreational purposes, a recreational vehicle (RV) is generally a transportable, motorized or non-motorized vehicle that contains, at the very least, a bed for sleeping. Most RVs, however, also contain a kitchen area, bathroom, dinette and often an area with... Read More

No need to worry about furnishings and equipment when buying an RV

A recreational vehicle is like a small, portable home. But unlike a regular home, RVs almost always come fully furnished. In other words, buying an RV is like buying a house complete with furniture and major kitchen appliances. Here are some of the furnishings and equipment you will find on all but the very smallest motorhomes, trailers, fifth wheelers and... Read More