How to determine proper RV tire pressure

Correct tire pressure in motorhomes must be calculated – it cannot be “given to you” nor is it some standard setting related to tire size. Determining your RV tire pressure is very different than finding tire pressures on any other vehicle. Just because you regularly check your car’s tire pressures, don’t assume this is similar to motorhomes. Two factors are... Read More

Taking delivery of your new RV: Don’t miss this step!

You bought your first RV. Congratulations!  Before you drive it off the lot, though, you’ve got an important task: the Pre-Delivery Inspection or PDI. Service personnel will walk you through your unit and explain how things work. This is your chance to make sure that everything works and that you know how to work everything. As long as your unit... Read More

How to control or eliminate trailer sway?

Trailer sway is not only frightening for RVers, but if not controlled can cause an accident. But is there anything you can do to prevent or at least minimize trailer sway? The first step is understanding the causes of trailer sway, or fishtailing. Weight distribution is a primary factor: You need at least 10-percent of your trailer’s total weight “on... Read More

Campgrounds vary, fancy to barebones

RVers have many choices about where to camp from official, amenity-paced campgrounds to barebones “boondocking” sites in the middle of nowhere. Campsites can cost $50 a night or more, or they can be free. Most are in the $25 to $50 range. Reservations with private campgrounds can be made with individual campgrounds or through a central number for campgrounds with... Read More