An overview of state firearms laws that will help you to stay legal as you pass across state lines in your RV.
When RV travelers hit the road on their camping trips, they usually start out with everything they need. Here are a number of ideas for great holiday gifts that every RV owner will appreciate and use.
Advice from a veteran RVer that will show you how to enjoy recreational vehicle vacations without spending a lot of money.
Each winter, thousands of RVing snowbirds flock to the Imperial Dam Long-Term Visitor Area on the California–Arizona border for the mild weather. Check here for RV camping information, ideas on things to do, and photographs of Senator Wash Reservoir campground and surrounding areas.
A discussion about specific steps you can take when buying an RV that will protect your interests in the event of post-purchase problems.
Older motorhomes used black-and-white rear monitoring systems. Many of these systems are now going bad and need to be replaced. Here's how I replaced mine.
The price of campsites can vary considerably. You can save some money if you comparison shop during your RV vacations.
If you want to buy an RV, do yourself a favor and take the time to find out which methods and materials manufacturers use. Doing this could save you a fortune!
RV Snowbirds and full time RVers, are you looking for cheap entertainment and fun things to do on a budget? Here are some great ideas for free and cheap things to do during your winter travels to Arizona or the Rio Grand Valley of Texas.
I turn my van into a temporary camper within 30 minutes whenever I have to go away for more than one day. I have a standard set of equipment which covers all that I need on my many trips through my country.
Specific directions for keeping your RV fresh water tank clean and sanitized so that you can avoid contamination when you travel.
If you drive an RV or pull a camper, there are certain critical things about handling one properly and safely. Read this to learn those little secrets about driving a motorhome with confidence.
Information that will help RVers to understand and follow parking laws and avoid having to deal with legal issues that can cost them money and give them problems.
Tricks and tips from a veteran RV traveler about how you can save up to 50% on the fees you pay for campsites. Been there. Done that. It works!
How to troubleshoot common electrical problems that may cause breakers to trip and fuses to blow. This article includes information on fuses and resistors, power drawn by common appliances, and electrical terms and abbreviations.
If the roof-mounted AC on your motor home isn't working right, here is how to troubleshoot it and decide whether to replace a $20 capacitor or the whole thing (plus, how to maintain it properly).
Written especially for those who are trying to decide between buying a travel trailer or a motorhome. This article gives the pros and cons of each type RV.
Have you ever asked yourself, "How do I park my motorhome in a campsite?" If you own an RV, you know how hard it can be to get your rig into a campsite. Read this and you will have a new perspective on how to park your RV.
Find out what really happens when people decide to sell everything and move into a recreational vehicle.
For great off-grid camping, head to BLM land near Quartzsite, Arizona, and use solar energy or wind power for electricity. The best things in life (like sunshine and wind) are free!
Recreational vehicle living: What do you need? What will it cost? What about kids and pets? Find the answers to these questions and more right here.
Rooftop air conditioner maintenance, troubleshooting, and repairs for campers, motorhomes, or any other RV.
This article is a detailed overview of what you can expect if you decide you want to live in a campground in your RV.
Picking a vehicle for full-time living is a difficult decision. In this article, the smaller-to-medium size options are compared. These include cargo van, Class B RV, and travel trailer.
A discussion about the five most well-known camping clubs that will help RV owners choose the one that is best for their individual needs.
Tips for inspecting a used motorhome, travel trailer, or other type of RV before making a purchase. What to look for when comparing different RVs and things to avoid when making a purchase. Checklist included.
Your Airstream rooftop AC has seen its best days and you're ready to replace it with a new AC unit. Newer rooftop RV AC units are more efficient and do a better job of cooling your Airstream.
Basic and emergency RV repairs for RV owners who like to do their own repairs and maintenance. Also includes links to more fully illustrated articles that explain RV repair and maintenance.
A guide for RV shoppers that will help them separate the bad from the good when inspecting recreational vehicles for potential purchase.
How to troubleshoot a generator, and how to replace the fuel filter and fuel pump easily and simply on an Onan Model-5500 RV generator.
Important information for RV owners about our most visited national parks. You don't want to show up only to find there is no campsite available, do you?
Maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair tips for absorption refrigerators that use electricity and LP gas in Airstream travel trailers and other RV's.
Anyone storing an RV at home needs an outlet to plug it into. Here's how to install a dedicated outlet for your RV.
Formaldehyde and ethanol are toxic chemicals found in recreational vehicles that can make people sick or even kill them. Learn about them and what you can do to protect yourself from them.
Tips for how to troubleshoot, repair, or replace the power converter in an RV, camper travel trailer, or motorhome. FAQs and answers to common camper electrical problems.
An honest explanation of two months of significant drops in RV shipments nationwide, and what they can mean to buyers and private sellers if this trend continues.
If you love RV travel and have never heard about vintage Boles Aero travel trailers, you need to read this article.
Simplify your life and downsize your stuff! Whether you are downsizing into an RV for a life of full-time RVing or downsizing to move to a smaller home, here's what to keep, what to donate and what to trash.
If you own a recreational vehicle, this article will show you several options for living totally rent-free all over the US.
How to repair an RV, camper trailer or motorhome roof. Emergency roof leak repairs and permanent RV roof repairs are addressed in this article.
Here are some tips we used when downsizing to live full time in a 19 foot travel trailer, the Intech Sol.
Learn how to set up a campsite properly when it comes to the special equipment needed to enhance your camping experience. Pick the the best gear such as tables, rugs, lanterns, chairs, grills, lights, and more.
This article explains an RV's 110-volt AC and 12-volt DC electrical systems. Troubleshooting tips for finding and repairing electrical shorts and power converter problems.
Suppose you have a camper and you want to trade in the vehicle you tow it with? You will need to understand the regulations for vehicle towing and your vehicle's capabilities and limitations.
There are ways to get rid of an invisible bra on an RV. You can throw money at the problem. Or if you like doing things yourself, you can get the job done very cheaply using good old elbow grease.
RVers have many options for free or cheap camping if they know where to look. RVers on a budget can find many suggestions here on how to find free and cheap places to camp.
Every RVer must eventually deal with dumping their waste water tanks. Here are good tips for keeping RV holding tanks in good working order. Learn when to dump, how to identify RV safe toilet paper and how to maintain black and gray water tanks.
If you want to purchase an RV Camper then you must be a smart RV shopper. Know the ways you and your spouse want to travel and camp, and learn about the differences in the many campers that are on the market.
A complete list of "must have" tools and equipment items every RV owner needs to keep on board to help with basic repairs as well as emergency situations.
This is a Dutchman RV floor repair guide. I've included over 100 questions and answers for all types of motorhome or travel trailer floor repair procedures. Have a question? Ask away!
Want to know the best RV road trip destinations in the U.S.? Come with me! I have been to all of them and can guarantee that you will not be disappointed!
Arranging for a new state residency is one of the first things that new full-time RVers need to do after they sell their homes. Most full time RVers choose one of three states for their legal residence. Here are the advantages of those states and tips on how to go about changing state residency.
The Ice Maker in the 2-Way Fridge in my RV and I repaired it after some research and the discoveries I made that are listed in this article should make the job easier for other RV owners.
RV awnings are more important than people realize, Here is where you'll learn the basics about them, how to care for them and how to understand their benefits.
Learn why RV living does not work out for some people or why, for many, it turns out to be a temporary, rather than permanent way to live.
To get the most out of your batteries and avoid problems, you really need to understand the basics of RV batteries and their care and maintenance.
Complete step-by-step, fully-illustrated article on how to install a Coleman RV rooftop air conditioner. Includes questions and a comment section for any problems you may encounter.
If you want to sell your recreational vehicle and save a ton of money doing it, the best and smartest thing you can do is to avoid the professionals and sell it yourself. It is not hard to do and can save you thousands of dollars. The directions are right here!
RV slide rooms are popular, but before buying a unit that has them, make sure you know both their good and bad sides.
A tutorial that will show you the best methods and materials to use to keep the internal living area of your coach clean and sanitary.
Will a used camper shell fit your truck? This article will help you choose the best shell for your truck and what to look out for in a used shell.
A tutorial that will help RV buyers to understand the difficulties they face when making a purchase and what can happen if a dealership cheats them.
Learn about these top three ways to tow a vehicle behind an RV and learn the standard electrical connectors and cables that are most often used to connect them together.
These days, professional detailers are charging upwards of $39 per linear foot, so it's important to find ways to keep RVs in good condition without spending a fortune to do so. This article provides a safe, effective and easy way for individuals to do this.
Use these proven methods for quickly ridding your motor home, trailer, or camper of those nasty RV smells that make travel uncomfortable and selling impossible.
Important advice about buying previously owned RVs that will help people to avoid problems and financial losses.
This is my personal review that explains why the quality, structure and design of the 1999 Holiday Rambler Motor Home make it a terrific coach to own.
Is placing a motorhome, trailer or camper on your own land legal or even a good idea? Find the answers here.
Fully illustrated with tips and photos to help those who wish to remodel or repair older RVs and travel trailers.
These true stories of vacations gone bad explain what happens to RV travelers when they aren't paying attention to what they are doing.
Learn about the manipulative techniques salesman use to goad you into buying a recreational vehicle.
Before you buy an RV, you need to understand the financials involved in order to get your best deal. This article explains how the different pricings of an RV are determined.
Often, the heat of the summer can be overwhelming. Following these handy tips will give added comfort to everyone by helping reduce excess interior heat.
Looking for the best space heater for your RV this Winter? Follow along with me as I provide research and reviews of the most popular space heater types on the market. Don't spend another frigid night with your old, inefficient space heater.
It is important for RV buyers to understand the values of different types of vehicle designs before they buy a travel unit. Entry doors definitely fall into this category. Choose a coach with the wrong door, and you'll be miserable!
Here are some useful tips to help minimize your power usage in your RV throughout the day, especially on a hot day with kids around.
I've been living inside a travel trailer for most of the past ten years. This page will be about the biggest three problems I encountered with the trailer itself, and then the solutions to those problems.
When you run into weather colder than you expected, there is a lot you can do to plug leaks, insulate your space, and use your heaters wisely.
Boondocking in the Arizona desert is a favorite winter pastime for RVing snowbirds. Here are tips on how and where to boondock in southern Arizona with pictures of some of the most scenic areas.
It's easy to make a mistake when buying an RV, but not so easy to correct it. Learn what you can and cannot do and how to protect your interests in the future.
Follow this step by step guide for; trading or selling your RV, determining NADA pricing, estimating dealer markups, and and estimating what your motorhome is actually worth, as well as how to determine the true value of all motorhomes.
I live in the travel trailer that I'm telling you about in this article. Though some of the appointments of these trailers just aren't built to handle someone living in them full time, luckily for me (and anyone else living on one of these), the problems aren't anything major.
Read how to prepare for your trip in your RV, whether it is a motorhome, a camper, a fifth-wheel, or a pop-up. These are the basic things that you need to do to make sure that your trip is a happy one.
Answers to questions you may have about living in a motor home or camper year round. What does it cost? What is it like? Will I enjoy it? Find out here!
Here are several reasons why people should think twice before buying a motor home or camper. Consider them carefully before spending your money.
Mice are pests that RV owners do not need. Here are instructions on how to prevent mice from entering your camper, and if they do get in, how to get rid of them.
What you need to know before you purchase the RV you plan to use for living and travel so that you don't make a buying mistake.
Advice and detailed directions that will help RV owners to keep their black water tanks sanitized and sweet smelling so that they can eliminate the putrid odors that can result from poor tank care and clogs.
Dumping, cleaning, and maintaining your holding tanks is easy if you follow the right procedures. This guide will help you avoid those nasty accidents and get rid of your sewage efficiently.
RVs are large physical monsters at times and they require special attention when they get dirty. Read this and you will get some great ideas on how to keep your RV clean, cheaply and efficiently. It includes tips and planning methods that should help everyone.
Get rid of the bungee straps on RV tire covers and make the installation and removal process easier and much safer.
This article explains a popular scam that is being perpetrated on owners of expensive RVs and Motorhomes who want to sell. It is basically a check-kiting scam with a twist that is used to bilk Motorhome sellers.