A fact of traveling by RV: breakdowns

By Chris Dougherty Chris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. Breakdowns happen no matter what form of “transportation” you use. Whether it’s a car, plane, cruise ship, yacht or RV, there’s always the possibility you could get stuck on your vacation. As Forrest Gump said, “It happens.” I have had a number of breakdowns over the years and have taken... Read More

Van conversions: an RV and a passenger vehicle

A growing number of value-conscious consumers looking to travel in comfort but with plenty of cargo space and room for extra passengers are choosing van conversions. Van conversions are vans originally manufactured by automakers and then modified by specialized companies. Custom windows, luxurious carpeting, designer wall treatments, plush seats and sofas that convert to beds are some of the most... Read More

“Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footprints,” please!

By Russ and Tiña De Maris A columnist in an Idaho newspaper has a few gripes about bad campground behavior. Trash in fire rings, dog poop on trails, and the other usual suspects. Sometimes bad behavior is just that – a person with a nasty attitude. Other times it’s just a matter of education. How’s your campground courtesy knowledge? Here... Read More

Where do I put levels and how do I use them?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris   Having your RV level when parked not only makes it easier to get around in, it’s also critical for keeping your RV refrigerator alive. Most RV refrigerators can be damaged if run off-level, so keeping them happy is the priority. Leveling your RV is a lot easier if you have levels mounted outside... Read More