Is having a washer/dryer worth the extra water and weight?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris New RVers contemplating purchasing their first rig often ask how important it is to have a washer/dryer in the rig. Wow, there’s a loaded question if ever there was one. If you opened this one to reader commentary, the answers would likely make your head spin. Consider us agitators, but we tend to buck... 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

Portable waste tanks a boon for boondockers

If you plan on doing some boondocking, you can avoid moving your rig to dump by using a portable waste tank. Though not required for RVing, they can come in handy under the right circumstances. They make emptying your tanks extremely convenient since you only need to move the wastewater, not your entire rig. In this video from The Fit RV... Read More