How to keep your tires rolling and rolling

When was the last time you checked your tires? Was it last month or last year? Tires are the most vulnerable part of any RV and fail more often than any other RV component. Tires are required to withstand extreme changes in temperature, cushion the rig from potholes and bumps, and provide traction on wet or slippery road surfaces. A... Read More

Don’t stress driving your RV – Helpful tips for staying calm

Prospective or first-time RV owners may be intimidated by the thought of driving and parking a vehicle substantially larger than the family sedan. Without a doubt, some new skills are required, but learning them does not have to be a stressful experience. The fear factor probably rises in direct proportion to the size of the RV. Class B and smaller... Read More

Spend several hours in an RV before buying it

Whether you plan to spend $10,000, $50,000 or $550,000 for that first or fifth RV, you need to look at it “differently” before plopping down your cash. Walk into any new RV and you will likely see various decorative accessories – e.g., vases, scarves, flowers – tastefully placed to enhance the “look.” My RV doesn’t look like that and yours... Read More

Survey results show many owe more on their RVs than they’re worth

More than one out of four RV owners owe more on their RV loans than their vehicles are worth (“upside down”), according to a survey by RVtravel.com. Nearly 28 percent of the more than 2,100 recreational vehicle enthusiasts who answered the survey reported they owed more on their RVs than what they could sell them for. “It’s not uncommon for... Read More

Pack your cupboards tight to prevent breakage

By Russ and Tiña De Maris While RV makers typically put strong door catches on cupboards, some new RVers are concerned about what might go on behind those doors. Is there a way to secure your stuff? A new RVers asks: “How do you store stuff in your cupboards?” Fearful that the shifting and bumping on the road would cause... Read More

Dip your toes into the lifestyle by renting an RV

By Russ and Tiña De Maris RVing can be a lot like checking out the swimming pool. Some folks are brazen enough to launch themselves out into the water like a cannonball, others gingerly stick their toes in the water and make a gradual immersion. If you want to try out the RV lifestyle without major financial risk, consider renting... Read More

Which towable trailer is right for you?

Presumably, you are here because you have decided that a towable RV makes sense for your travel style and budget. Leaving aside pop-up campers, which aren’t really in the same class, your choices are travel trailer (TT) and fifth wheel trailer (5er). As with other decisions in the RV spectrum, there is no single right answer. Both have their strong... Read More

Class A, B or C – Which is right for you?

If you are considering the purchase of an RV and you have decided that a motorized unit is more to your liking than a towable, you still have many options to evaluate before taking the plunge. The choices are broadly categorized as Class A, Class B and Class C motorhomes. These classes are described in more detail in other articles;... Read More