Consider purchasing an extended warranty for your RV

Buying an extended warranty for your RV is a bit like gambling. But unlike most gambling, the odds of a payoff on an RV extended warranty are excellent. The advent of the Internet has made an extended warranty even more desirable thanks to online companies that have deeply discounted their rates because of no middleman. An extended warranty pays for... Read More

Leveling your RV is easy!

Unless you always park in level areas, eventually you will need to level your motorhome when you camp. Sleeping is more comfortable, cooking is easier, and doors will work properly when your coach is reasonably level. Leveling may also prolong the life of your refrigerator. With motorhomes, leveling is usually a simple exercise. Most Class A and larger Class C... Read More

Backing up your trailer will get easier with practice

Whether we tow a fifth wheel or a travel trailer, we all need to back it into a confined space sooner or later. Some folks find backing a trailer intimidating, but it shouldn’t be. Learn a few simple techniques and you will be handling your trailer like a pro. Take your trailer to a quiet parking lot and practice these... Read More

First, do a trial run – Take your RV out for a few days

Congratulations! You did your homework, shopped and talked, wheeled and dealed. Now you’re driving your new RV home and talking about that first outing. Before you get carried away and take off on a two-week or longer trip, it’s a good idea to start a little closer to home with a shakedown trip. Regardless of type, RVs are complex beasts... Read More

Drive your RV safely!

It’s fun traveling with your home as you explore the different regions of the country. However, it can be dangerous if you are not familiar with the differences that the weight, size, and visibility demands of your RV driving. The transition from driving the family car to driving an RV is different, but not necessarily difficult. The points discussed below... Read More

What is a battery disconnect and why do I need one

In this segment of “The RV DIY® Project Video Series” Mark Polk, with RV Education 101, demonstrates how-to install a battery disconnect switch directly on the deep cycle RV battery to prevent the battery from discharging due to parasitic loads. This is a simple installation that should take less than 30 minutes. To learn more about the many educational products... Read More

Preserving frozen food when traveling with fridge off

On this segment of Ask the RV Expert, former RVtravel.com technical editor Chris Dougherty responds to a reader who asks if the food in his RV’s freezer will stay frozen when he is traveling with the refrigerator turned off. Hosted by RVtravel.com editor Chuck Woodbury/  Subscribe to the FREE RV Travel Saturday newsletter loaded with information of interest to RVers. Read More