Travel with an empty fresh water tank? Maybe not a good idea

Do always travel between campgrounds with an empty fresh water tank to cut down on weight and improve fuel mileage? That may not be the best idea. RVtravel.com editor Chuck Woodbury explains why you should always carry at least some water in your RV’s fresh water tank even when you will be fully hooked up at a campground. And don’t... Read More

America’s farms and wineries invite you to stay overnight in your RV

  Harvest Hosts is a service for RVers that enables members to stay free overnight at hundreds of participating farms, wineries, museums and other locations, where they actually want you to come and visit, and stay a spell. In this video, Harvest Hosts owners Kim and Don Greene explain how the program works including benefits for members at farm and... Read More

Campgrounds vary, fancy to barebones

RVers have many choices about where to camp from official, amenity-paced campgrounds to barebones “boondocking” sites in the middle of nowhere. Campsites can cost $50 a night or more, or they can be free. Most are in the $25 to $50 range. Reservations with private campgrounds can be made with individual campgrounds or through a central number for campgrounds with... Read More

Boondocking: Stay longer and cheaper

By Bob Difley Boondocking (living with no hookups) several days simply requires that you approach water conservation differently. Whether you just want to stop for a night’s sleep while meandering cross-country or stay longer in Death Valley National Park, boondocking is easy. Your RV is self-contained – you have everything to live comfortably. Boondocking does not mean living primitively –... Read More

Become a camp host in exchange for free, scenic campsite

Many full-time RVers work part-time and sometimes full-time as camp hosts, usually during the summer travel season. In exchange for a few hours of work a week, camp hosts receive a free campsite, usually with water, utility and often sewer hookups. Camp hosting positions are plentiful, with opportunities in many public and some private campgrounds. Anyone who has done much... Read More