Generators vs. solar panels – Which is best for your RV?

Many RV campers enjoy the freedom to explore state and regional parks as well as more remote locations, where hookups are often nonexistent. However, unless dry camping or boondocking stays are limited to no more than a couple of days, an ancillary electrical power supply is essential. There are really only two choices: generators and solar. We’ll briefly examine both... Read More

Keep your RV safe with this checklist

Safety should be your first priority, both to yourself and to you family and guests. With a few minutes of your time and a safety checklist, you can prevent many accidents and dangerous practices before they become a serious problem. This checklist is a good start. 1. Tires – Inflate properly and frequently inspect for potential damage. I started this... Read More

Custom RVs available for the physically challenged

Here, courtesy of GoRVing, is a list of RV manufacturers, equipment suppliers, and clubs that serve RVers with physical challenges. Besides standard RV conveniences and amenities from power and plumbing systems to the latest in kitchen appliances and entertainment options, typically accessible RV modifications or accessories include: Wheelchair lifts or ramps Lower kitchen counters and cabinets Widened entrances Roll-in showers... Read More

Boondocking: Stay longer and cheaper

By Bob Difley Boondocking (living with no hookups) several days simply requires that you approach water conservation differently. Whether you just want to stop for a night’s sleep while meandering cross-country or stay longer in Death Valley National Park, boondocking is easy. Your RV is self-contained – you have everything to live comfortably. Boondocking does not mean living primitively –... Read More

Become a camp host in exchange for free, scenic campsite

Many full-time RVers work part-time and sometimes full-time as camp hosts, usually during the summer travel season. In exchange for a few hours of work a week, camp hosts receive a free campsite, usually with water, utility and often sewer hookups. Camp hosting positions are plentiful, with opportunities in many public and some private campgrounds. Anyone who has done much... Read More