Tips for towing a vehicle behind your motorhome

The first time you tow a vehicle with your RV it will seem a bit squirrely, and it may make you nervous. But you will get used to the feel. But that’s not all you need to know about towing. In this video, Walter Cannon, Executive Director of the RV Safety and Education Foundation, offers advice about safely towing a... Read More

How to adjust your rear and side view mirrors for maximum visibility

All RVers use their side and rearview mirrors, but do you know how to adjust them to provide maximum safety when on the road? Walter Cannon, Executive Director of the RV Safety and Education Foundation, explains why setting your RV’s mirrors properly is important, and how to set them for maximum visibility – and safety. Read More

How to determine proper RV tire pressure

Correct tire pressure in motorhomes must be calculated – it cannot be “given to you” nor is it some standard setting related to tire size. Determining your RV tire pressure is very different than finding tire pressures on any other vehicle. Just because you regularly check your car’s tire pressures, don’t assume this is similar to motorhomes. Two factors are... Read More

Is towing a car necessary when traveling in your motorhome?

  Having a car with you when camping enables you to shop for supplies, go for scenic drives, access hiking trailheads, and do so much more without having up put your motorhome back together and drive it for each trip. But is there an alternative without having to tow a car, making driving, getting gas, and entering a campsite easier as... Read More

What are grade signs and what do they mean?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Get out of the flat country and hit the hills, sooner or later you’ll find a sign warning of a “steep grade,” often associated with a percentage number. Road grades seem mysterious at first, but really are simple. Simply put, road grade is the amount of rise or drop over a given distance. A... Read More

Which hitch position tows my fifth wheel?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Folks new to the fifth-wheeling game sometimes have a little catching up to do. Sometimes even us “old dogs” learn something new. For example, I know plenty of fifth wheel owners who’ve never had the need for a “sliding hitch” because they’ve always towed with a long-bed truck. First, what’s a “sliding hitch”? Specially... Read More