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Budget woes: How can we afford to follow our RV dream?

Dear RV Shrink:  We have been planning our retirement and mostly full-time RV travel for several years. Everything was on schedule until the bubble burst...

Making your RV grocery budget stretch

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Aside from fuel, one of the biggest expenses RVers cope with is that of groceries. Tight budget? Here are...

Taking care of batteries, high-tech style

By Greg Illes Sometimes batteries seem ridiculously simple — we tend to see them as either working or dead. But there is way more than...

Beware of RV bumper junk

By Jim Twamley In my RV travels I have seen all kinds of "bumper junk" attached to both the front and rear of RVs. It's...

Full-time RVing husband driving wife crazy

Dear RV Shrink:We have just started full-time RVing. There has been a lot more adjustment than I expected. My husband worked in an auto...

Getting ready to apply a new RV roof coat

Courtesy Dicor Corporation Just like painting, much of the work in coating an RV roof is in the preparation. Roof coating is a multi-step process,...

Temperature controlled shower unit – high-end but so comfortable

By Greg Illes Many modern homes enjoy the benefits of a temperature-controlled shower. No more hot and cold valves, but rather one handle for setting...

Avoiding white-knuckle mountain pass driving

By Jim Twamley The mountain passes of the Western United States are breathtaking for beauty, but often dangerous for unprepared RVers. If you're not accustomed...

Can your “other half” handle the rig?

By Bob Difley Though becoming more balanced among couples, more men still drive their RVs than women. If you are the female half of a...

Can a 2-way RV fridge be converted to a 3-way?

Dear RV Doctor: We just replaced our Dometic refrigerator with a new one. On our old refrigerator we had an aftermarket 3-way switch put in...

Adding RV batteries

Hey, Doc: I just recently purchased a used Class A Newmar coach. Where do I find out what rating of battery needs to be used...

More security for RV bed-lifting gas struts

By Russ and Tiña De MarisMany RV beds double as storage units: Pull the mattress board up and down inside, under the mattress, is...