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Sunday, January 19, 2020

A timely warning — trailer hitch breaks apart

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By Russ and Tiña De Maris Many RVers have a safety checklist they go over when pulling out on the road. For some, it's a...

Will “rubber band barriers” save you from death or injury?

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Russ and Tiña De Maris As we rumble along the highway of life, there are plenty of deep, universal questions to be answered. On one...

How to prepare for a roadside emergency

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By Chris Dougherty CERTIFIED RV TECHNICIAN We all love our RVs and the lifestyle, but, on occasion, Murphy's Law takes over. It's inevitable. By being prepared,...

Medications + Driving the RV = No!

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If you’re taking a medication, is it safe to drive your car or RV? Most likely, yes. Still, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

Avoid drowsy driving: It’s a killer

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Driving while drowsy is a formula for disaster. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that each year 100,000 crashes are reported to...

RVer Safety: A case study – Murder on the Bear River

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By Mike Sherman I hesitate to bring up the details of this particularly gruesome crime, so if you are sensitive in that regard you might...

What to do when encountering a bear in the woods

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By Bob Difley You're hiking a woodland trail on a warm sunny day, the forest alive with the twitterings of songbirds, sunlight dappling the forest...

Getting your rig safely to the bottom of that long grade

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By Russ and Tiña De Maris Old trucker's maxim: "You can go down the hill too slow many times. You can go down the hill...

Don’t stand under a tree during lightning! Here’s why. Oh my!

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Here's a video of an impressive (understatement!) lightning strike at Domaine Du Lac Bryson Lake Lodge, Quebec, Canada, in August 2017. Video posted by...

Drive with your hazard flashers on?

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By Russ and Tiña De Maris "Well the midnight headlights blind you on a rainy night  Steep grade up ahead, slow me down, makin' no time,  But...

Can you really be confident of the purity of your RV water supply?

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By Bob Difley In much of the world obtaining safe drinking water is a daily concern. But we RVers are fortunate to be able to...

Keep little kids from falling out your RV’s front door

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Here are two great safety tips from our long-time reader and RVer George Bliss in Saskatchewan, Canada: George wrote: I'd like to pass along these...

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