Big box stores and restaurants that welcome RV overnighters

Jim O’Briant of OvernightRVparking runs down the list of popular big box stores (and a restaurant chain) that do or don’t allow overnight stays. Find out which stores where you might be able to stay overnight with your RV. And be sure to check out Jim’s website. It’s the best source of places to stay for free or inexpensively in the... Read More

Do you have the right kind of fire extinguisher in your RV?

Mac the Fire Guy (Mac McCoy) is a veteran firefighter and expert on all things connected with firer. When Mac talks, people listen. In this video Mac discusses RV fire extinguishers. The one that came with your RV is typically not sufficient. Some RVers buy another, but is it the right kind? It may, in fact, be toxic. This is excellent... Read More

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

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

Replace or repair your damaged RV power cord?

Nothing lasts forever, including most of the parts that make up your RV. For instance, sooner or later, the connection between your RV’s power cord and its plug will begin to separate. When this happens, you have a couple of options, which Gary Bunzer, the RV Doctor, explains. Be sure to subscribe to the FREE RVTravel newsletter for news, how-to... Read More

Why fulltime RVers should choose South Dakota as a homebase

Don Humes of America’s Mailbox explains why many fulltime RVers choose South Dakota as their homebase. America’s Mailbox facilitates many of the services required by full-timers who establish a home base in South Dakota, which Don explains. Learn more at America’s Mailbox. An excellent resource for establishing an RV home base is Choosing An RV Home Base, available at Amazon.com at.... Read More