How long can you keep canned food?

By Bob Difley Do your food storage lockers hold hidden contents that were placed there shortly after your rig rolled off the showroom floor? And one day you’re boondocking mucho miles away from the nearest Safeway and have this enormous craving for artichoke hearts? So you dig through your food stores and voila! You discover a can of these delectable... Read More

What are grade signs and what do they mean?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Get out of the flat country and hit the hills, sooner or later you’ll find a sign warning of a “steep grade,” often associated with a percentage number. Road grades seem mysterious at first, but really are simple. Simply put, road grade is the amount of rise or drop over a given distance. A... 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

Should RVers be allowed to run generators in national parks

RVers use generators to provide electrical power to their rigs and to charge batteries. Even though they provide a valuable resource for your camping enjoyment, the sound of a running motor in a pristine natural environment is not always appreciated by your immediate neighbors. What do you think? Are they too noisy? Or are they no big deal? Do people just... Read More

Don’t make this huge buying mistake

It may be hard to believe, but some RV buyers sign on the dotted line and pop down their cash before performing one very important task. What is it? Retract the slideouts! Bring them in, just as they’ll be when you’re traveling down the highway. At RV shows and in dealers’ lots, the slideouts are always in the out position,... Read More

Big box stores and restaurants that welcome RV overnighters

Jim O’Briant of OvernightRVparking runs down the list of popular big box stores (and a restaurant chain) that do or don’t allow overnight stays. Find out which stores where you might be able to stay overnight with your RV. And be sure to check out Jim’s website. It’s the best source of places to stay for free or inexpensively in the... Read More

Make dumping less of a “crappy” situation

Dumping the waste tanks: If you camp, you can’t avoid it. But a few simple techniques can make this aspect of RV life easier and help you avoid unpleasant accidents. These suggestions apply whether you are on hookups at a campground or just emptying your tanks at an RV dump site. First, always start with your black tank followed by... Read More