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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...

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...

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...

Do tips for fending off sleep while driving really work?

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By Bob Difley Safety is the number one objective when driving your rig on the nation's roads, not only for your own safety but for...

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...

RVer Safety: Safety tools for boondockers: satellite messenger service

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By Mike Sherman Modern technology is amazing. Now you can communicate with just about anyone from anywhere regardless of cellular availability ... via satellite. Introducing...

Be prepared for lightning-caused or other RV fires

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By Mike Sokol The headlines read, "Lightning strike causes fire, consumes three RVs in mobile park." And nothing strikes fear in the hearts of RV...

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...

Graphic helps sort out hazard flasher driving laws

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By Russ and Tiña De Maris A short while back we posted a story, "Drive with your hazard flashers on?" pointing to a situation many...

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...

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...

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