Wind is your friend – use it

When in your sticks-and-bricks house you probably didn’t think about the wind too much. But when RVing in the great outdoors, wind affects most of what you do, from driving to setting up camp. Here RVtravel.com editor Chuck Woodbury has tips about how to deal with the wind while RVing, both on the highway and in the campground.  Subscribe to the... Read More

How to make leveling your trailer and fifth wheel easy

  Leveling a fifth wheel or travel trailer is something we have to do just about every time we park our rigs. But it’s not difficult. The basic principles apply to all trailers. We’ll cover those, along with some hands-on tips, and we’ll suggest some tools and other items that can make things easier. As we said, the basic approach... 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

Generators vs. solar panels – Which is best for your RV?

Many RV campers enjoy the freedom to explore state and regional parks as well as more remote locations, where hookups are often nonexistent. However, unless dry camping or boondocking stays are limited to no more than a couple of days, an ancillary electrical power supply is essential. There are really only two choices: generators and solar. We’ll briefly examine both... Read More

Where do I put levels and how do I use them?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris   Having your RV level when parked not only makes it easier to get around in, it’s also critical for keeping your RV refrigerator alive. Most RV refrigerators can be damaged if run off-level, so keeping them happy is the priority. Leveling your RV is a lot easier if you have levels mounted outside... Read More

Under-value RV check-in/check-out checklists at your peril

  I know you’re thinking, I won’t forget anything when I arrive at my RV campground or when I pull up stakes and move on. Why would I need a checklist? I’m glad you have a perfect memory and don’t get distracted. But I have known several – lots – of fulltime RVers that have, in fact, forgotten something. And it’s especially... Read More

Protect you and your campground neighbors from a dangerous slideout!

One usually doesn’t think about their slideouts as being dangerous – especially to kids. But though you may not have thought about it, the slideout on your RV that makes your living space so roomy, can also be your – and your campground neighbors’ – enemy. Find out why in this short video by Chuck Woodbury from RVtravel.com. What you... Read More