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.... Read More

Managing the nail-biting thrill of a crowded fuel stop

By Russ and Tiña De Maris If you’re a fulltimer, or even if you’re not, you may be 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... Read More

How to interpret highway “road grade” signs

By Russ and Tiña De Maris If most of your RVing has been in the Midwest or South, you have likely seen very few “steep grade” signs. But when the wanderlust of the open road grasps your adventurous spirit and you head bravely for the mountainous West, these signs will pop up with increasing regularity, and often include a percentage... Read More