New propane tank regulations affect some RVers

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris News floating around the Internet of late may have made it sound as if RVers have new rules about propane cylinder inspections. One source put it this way: “As a result, cylinders must be requalified by proof pressure or volumetric expansion testing every 10 years instead of every seven or 12 years.” On... Read More

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 type of RV is best for fulltiming?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris When the discussion around the potluck switches to what type of RV is best for fulltiming, everyone has their own ideas and preferences. But when taken together, a deeper study could show some surprising results. A poll running on the fulltime RVers’ club, Escapees, website asks: What type of RV do you fulltime in?... Read More

Tips from a newbie fulltimer

    By Mike Sherman Having full-timed now for 5 months, we have learned a lot. Here’s an overview of our experience and lessons learned. After 30 years of RVing, we finally reached retirement and jumped at the opportunity to sell our home and belongings and see America full time. We started out with a 12′ trailer many years ago and gradually... Read More