How to keep your tires rolling and rolling

When was the last time you checked your tires? Was it last month or last year? Tires are the most vulnerable part of any RV and fail more often than any other RV component. Tires are required to withstand extreme changes in temperature, cushion the rig from potholes and bumps, and provide traction on wet or slippery road surfaces. A... Read More

Don’t stress driving your RV – Helpful tips for staying calm

Prospective or first-time RV owners may be intimidated by the thought of driving and parking a vehicle substantially larger than the family sedan. Without a doubt, some new skills are required, but learning them does not have to be a stressful experience. The fear factor probably rises in direct proportion to the size of the RV. Class B and smaller... Read More

What’s the point of a brake controller?

A New RVer reader asks, “I’ve been looking into buying a travel trailer for taking my family camping. I keep running into information about brake controllers. I’ve towed boats on trailers for years without any such thing as a brake controller; what gives? And how do they work, anyway?” Smaller boat trailers with typically light loads don’t usually require trailer... 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

Make sure your tires are inflated properly and get “free” miles

  One way to stretch your travel budget is to get more miles to the gallon by keeping the tires of your recreational vehicle properly inflated, says the Tire Industry Safety Council. To ensure you’re getting the best mileage possible while on the road, the Council advises that you check your RV tires at least once a month or about... Read More

Drive your RV safely!

It’s fun traveling with your home as you explore the different regions of the country. However, it can be dangerous if you are not familiar with the differences that the weight, size, and visibility demands of your RV driving. The transition from driving the family car to driving an RV is different, but not necessarily difficult. The points discussed below... Read More