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Electric brakes — Unintended breakaway switch activation

  Dear Gary, After we set up our 5th wheel at the RV park, the breakaway switch cable got snagged in the truck box and...

RVtravel.com readers grab $63,000 of gaffer tape

  From editor Chuck Woodbury: We issued this news release to the media.   EDMONDS, Wash., Feb. 23, 2017 — Readers of RVtravel.com got a treat...

Thor recalls motorhomes: windshield wipers may fail

  Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling 1,824 model year 2014-2015 Tuscany, Tuscany XTE and Palazzo motorhomes. The windshield wiper systems on these vehicles may...

Keeping your powder — er, paper — dry

By Russ and Tiña De MarisOur first BIG RV, when we moved away from a teeny-tiny truck camper, was an even BIGGER...

Spring RV checklist for boondockers

  By Bob Difley In Alaska, when spring comes and the ice starts to melt, the daytime temperatures become tolerable, and those who have survived cabin...

Newbie tips: Can you drive a Class A RV?

  By Russ and Tiña De MarisMany folks, on "thinking" about getting their first Class A motorhome, are a bit intimidated. After all, they're so...

RV covers — Are they a good thing?

By Chris Dougherty Chris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. Here is a question he received from several readers  while he was serving...

The readers write: From poop to gas, some folks came unstuck

 Edited by Russ and Tiña De Maris Gaffer tape gaff? When a gaffer tape manufacturer's offer to give every reader a roll of...

Get rid of nasty RV toilet odors for about $25

RVtravel.com editor Chuck Woodbury explains to you how an inexpensive 360 siphon vent will virtually eliminate toilet odors in your RV's living space....

Tiffin limits factory service on older motorhomes

  RED BAY, Ala., Feb. 20, 2017 — — Tiffin Motorhomes has advised RV owners of a change to its factory service policy that prohibits...

Postcards: relics of the past

  By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR, RVTRAVEL.COM Go back 100 years. Just imagine: there were no RVs and only a few primitive cars with few...

Are RVers introverts? Our survey says “yes!”

  By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR, RVTRAVEL.COM Are most RVers introverts? Well, that is surely what one of our reader surveys suggests. In fact, it shows that...