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Five safety trip tips for RVers

Courtesy Amica Insurance   If you're taking a vacation in your RV this year, you won't be alone. More than 20 million Americans are expected to...
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Maintain a safe onboard RV water supply

By Bob Difley   Spend a lot of time on the road? Travel in sometimes "questionable" locations? Here are some measures that have kept my family free...

Diesel pusher or puller — what’s the difference?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris   A reader asks us, "What's the difference between a diesel pusher and a motorhome with the diesel engine up...

Try water-cruising by kayak

By Greg Illes Everybody has seen the wild-ride, white-water kayaking adventure films, breathtaking and scary with what these world-class athletes put themselves through. But there...

Make a safe U-turn when the road goes the wrong way

By Greg Illes Things that you never even thought about when you were traveling in a car become major events when you're managing a seven-ton...

Is your RV “too old” for the park?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris   An  RVer with a 1989 motorhome tried making a reservation in an RV park. When the reservation clerk learned...

Use chip clips for no-swing hooks to keep things handy

By Greg Illes In a nice, stable house, hooks on the walls hold lots of stuff for display or to have handy at a moment's...

Using a wheel bearing lube system? Maybe not a good idea

By Russ and Tiña De Maris We've written more than one time about the wisdom of pulling your trailer wheels apart every year or two...

De-fog your headlights with bug spray? Maybe not!

By Russ and Tiña De Maris We get a lot of interesting suggestions from readers. One of them offered up hope for defogging headlights. We've...

How to fix a broken RV window

Dear RV Doctor: My living room window was broken when our deck table fell through it during a storm. Do you have to take...

What’s causing noisy RV slideout?

Dear RV Doctor: Our 2007 Winnebago has a living room/dinette booth slide that makes a loud groaning or growling noise when sliding. It has a...

What to do about bird feeder syndrome

Dear RV Shrink: My husband and I have been feeding birds for 40 years in our backyard. When we sold our home and began living...