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

Buying an RV? Look beyond the obvious

By Steve Savage How do most buyers decide which RV to buy? They focus on interior design and floor plans. Manufacturers know this and go to great lengths in “staging” their various models for photographs used in advertising. Potential owners likewise pick their favorites based on what they see inside and, to a lesser extent, the outside of the RVs... Read More

Own a pickup truck? A fifth wheel might be your best option

If you are one of the millions of Americans whose family “car” is a pickup truck, you hold the key to what is fast becoming the most luxurious recreational vehicle lifestyle in North America! The power and weight-carrying capacity of the pickup make it the ideal tow vehicle for the modern fifth wheel travel trailer. While mini-vans and passenger sedans... Read More

Considering the purchase of your first motorhome? Avoid these mistakes

Are you contemplating the purchase of your first motorhome? RVtravel editor Chuck Woodbury tells the story of his first motorhome, which was challenged both structurally and mechanically. In other words, he says, “it was a dog.” There is a moral to this story, as you will soon learn. Subscribe to the FREE Saturday morning RV Travel newsletter for articles, news,... 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

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

ABCs of RV shopping: Class A and Class C motorhomes (pt. 1)

By Russ and Tiña De Maris If you’re in the market for your first RV, there’s plenty to be learned about the differences in RVs. This is the first installment of a multi-part series to help better acquaint you with your choices. This week we’ll talk about the two most popular kinds of motorhomes. Class A Motorhomes: Often called a... Read More

Always read the fine print – no matter what you’re buying

By Russ and Tiña De Maris  It seems a common thread among RVers is trying to get the most mileage out of the travel dollar. Whether shopping for low gas prices or the lowest rates on RV parks, you can count on RVers to do their shopping. But be careful, not every deal is a great deal – slow down... Read More