Is having a washer/dryer worth the extra water and weight?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris New RVers contemplating purchasing their first rig often ask how important it is to have a washer/dryer in the rig. Wow, there’s a loaded question if ever there was one. If you opened this one to reader commentary, the answers would likely make your head spin. Consider us agitators, but we tend to buck... Read More

No need to worry about furnishings and equipment when buying an RV

A recreational vehicle is like a small, portable home. But unlike a regular home, RVs almost always come fully furnished. In other words, buying an RV is like buying a house complete with furniture and major kitchen appliances. Here are some of the furnishings and equipment you will find on all but the very smallest motorhomes, trailers, fifth wheelers and... Read More

Outfit your RV and still save money

By Russ and Tiña De Maris  Having an RV is like having a second home. You have a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, living room, etc. Unless you crave the thought of toting stuff back and forth, though, you’ll need to “fit it out” for your RVing trips. Is there a way to handle outfitting your rig without busting the bank? Sure!... Read More

Thinking of bringing your pet camping? Read this first

Most American campgrounds welcome pets. Most often there is no additional charge beyond the regular campsite fee, but many commercial RV parks charge an extra dollar or two a night per pet. While there are few formal rules about camping with pets, most campgrounds do require that pets remain on a leash or be otherwise contained. Many campers bring along... Read More

Carry your bulky gear on a bumper-mounted tray

BetterBilt Solutions shows off its trailer bumper storage and support solutions, which the company claims can not only add 400 pounds of cargo carrying capacity to the average trailer 4-inch bumper but up to 16 square feet of storage space. The system begins with the Mount-n-Lock bumper Safety Strut system that allows a variety of items to be carried, like... Read More