Which hitch position tows my fifth wheel?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Folks new to the fifth-wheeling game sometimes have a little catching up to do. Sometimes even us “old dogs” learn something new. For example, I know plenty of fifth wheel owners who’ve never had the need for a “sliding hitch” because they’ve always towed with a long-bed truck. First, what’s a “sliding hitch”? Specially... Read More

ABCs of RV shopping: Class A and Class C motorhomes (pt. 1)

By Russ and Tiña De Maris If you’re in the market for your first RV, there’s plenty to be learned about the differences in RVs. This is the first installment of a multi-part series to help better acquaint you with your choices. This week we’ll talk about the two most popular kinds of motorhomes. Class A Motorhomes: Often called a... Read More

Helpful “water fitting” accessories for your RV

By Russ and Tiña De Maris  If you’ll be camping in a park with “city water,” that is, water from a faucet, here are some good accessories to keep in your RV storage compartment. These can make your visit easier, even safer, for your rig. Inexpensive, you’ll thank yourself for having them when you need them. Even before you hang... Read More

The ABCs of RV Shopping: Towables (pt. 2)

By Russ and Tiña De Maris In our discussion about towable RVs, we’ve talked about travel trailers and toy haulers. Now let’s talk about two other towables, fifth wheels and pop-ups. Fifth-Wheel Trailers: A favorite among those who take long vacations or even live full-time in their RV, the fifth-wheel trailer is a specialized unit requiring a pickup truck or... Read More

The ABCs of RV shopping: Towables (pt. 1)

By Russ and Tiña De Maris What’s the lure of a towable, non-motorized unit, over a motorhome? One less engine to maintain is a big draw. Finances figure in – non-motorized units generally cost less for equivalent living space. For some, it’s arriving at camp and disconnecting or dismounting the RV from your truck – the RV stays at camp while the... Read More

How to keep your water lines from freezing

By Russ and Tiña De Maris With winter around the corner, it’s smart to be aware of freezing water in your RV water lines. A parked RV is one that’s susceptible to the ravages of Old Man Winter. An area that can hurt you the most: water. RVs are full of water, both in freshwater systems and on the back... Read More