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

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