Do you balance your fifth-wheel tires?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Have you ever tried to raise the subject of whether to balance your fifth-wheel tires at the potluck or community campfire? Who wants to talk about it? If informal polling holds true, the majority of RVers that tow probably don’t balance their tires. Their argument against it? Many have never thought about doing it. Others... Read More

What are the best batteries for fulltiming?

How many batteries should you have to fulltime and what kind are best? Gary Bunzer, the RV Doctor, answers a question from an RVer during a recent webcast about whether it’s best to replace 12-volt deep cycle RV batteries with six-volt golf cart batteries connected in series.  Subscribe to the FREE RV Travel Saturday newsletter loaded with news, articles, and how-to... Read More

Managing the nail-biting thrill of a crowded fuel stop

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris   +When you became a fulltimer, you probably found yourself driving the largest vehicle you have ever driven. Great for living quarters, but another matter when it’s time to fuel up your rig. Maneuvering in and out of the fuel station can become anything from a challenge to a nightmare. Swinging your rig... Read More

How to find dump stations in unfamiliar territory

By Dave Helgeson Unless you plan to just park in the same RV resorts after becoming a fulltimer, you will more likely be doing some extensive traveling and probably some boondocking. You will experience the freedom to go where you want, when you want, no reservations and no checkout times. However, no matter how large your holding tanks are or how frugal... Read More

Importance of efficient use of the shower for fulltiming

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Moving from a permanent large home to the confines of an RV and fulltime living will result in making many lifestyle changes. One of them is access to hot running water. Sure, you have a water heater in your RV. Typically it’s a six-gallon job, while your old land-based heater was probably 40... Read More

How to recall trips and campgrounds years later

  Fulltimers spend a lot time on the road, in lots and lots of campgrounds, boondocking locations, state and national parks, and numerous other camping locations. You may think that you will have perfect recall when you try to remember exactly where that perfect campground in Montana was a year after camping there. Surprise. You won’t. But Chris Guld has a solution... Read More

Commonsense guidelines for boondocking

One simple way to reduce RVing expenses for fulltimers is to occasionally boondock to save RV resort and campground expenses, but some RVers have been turned off of boondocking by finding many dispersed camping areas to be trashy with the detritus of previous campers.  It seems that many campers might think that when you are boondocking on free public lands... Read More

Should you turn your propane off when traveling?

Whether to travel in you RV with the propane turned on is an oft-heard debate among RVers. In this excerpt from a live webcast of RV Talk Live, former RVtravel.com technical editor Chris Dougherty explains why it’s not a good idea to travel in an RV with the propane turned on. Sponsored by http://RVpowerOutlet.com . Subscribe to this channel: http://youtube.com/rvtravel. Read More