What if you have no cellphone signal in your campsite?

So you’re all set up in your new campsite, ready to make some phone calls or browse the Internet. But…no signal! Now What? RVtravel.com editor Chuck Woodbury offers a simple tip (based on experience!) about getting Internet or phone coverage at an RV park. This may seem like common sense, but many novice RVers totally forget about this when settling into... Read More

Personal space: The raison d’être of boondocking

By Bob Difley As campgrounds and RV resorts become more crowded and more expensive, more RVers are starting to think seriously about boondocking, and whether it is something they want to tackle. The answers are not always the same for all RVers. Consider the two primary motivations why RVers boondock – and possibly a third reason. One is financial. With campground... Read More

Difference: boondocking, dry-camping, and pavement camping

          By Bob Difley You’ve probably heard the term boondocking at RV potlucks, campfires, and at rallies. There are also similar terms like dry-camping, blacktop boondocking, coyote camping,  and others. There don’t seem to be any widely accepted definitions separating those terms. Most of the differences are defined by what is most widely used and could vary by region.... Read More

Information you can learn from highway road signs

Do you sometimes wonder whether there is hidden, or at least not explained, information on road signs that may help you on your RV road trips. Maybe it’s information that is of value to long-haul truckers, that would be good to know. Walter Cannon, executive director of the Recreation Vehicle Education and Safety Foundation, offers tips for RV drivers that will... Read More

Why do people choose to travel by RV

People have various reasons for purchasing and using RVs, and in this video Gary Bunzer, the RV Doctor, interviews RVtravel.com editor Chuck Woodbury about the reasons someone would choose to travel with an RV. Woodbury explains the many ways people use their RVs, from weekend camping to traveling with them full time, sometimes pausing along the way to help support their... Read More

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