RV tires: How old is too old? A man goes into an RV dealership, interested in a seven year-old motorhome with 10,000 miles on the odometer. The tires on the rig have plenty of tread left on them, but on learning that they're the original tires, he wonders about them being too old to be safe. The salesman tells the customer that worrying about the age of the tire is nothing more than buying into a myth. Should the customer walk away?
New RVer asks: How can I safely pack my cupboards? "How do you store stuff in your cupboards," asks the new RVer. Fearful that the shifting and bumping of the road would cause grief (and broken crockery) the question becomes, how do you store your stuff safely. Was dining life on the road going to be limited to paper plates, Styrofoam cups, and plastic knives and forks?
Braving the RV shower Accustomed to "endless" water supplies at home, some new RVers are a bit taken aback when taking showers on the road. The typical RV water heater has a six gallon capacity – far, far less than a sticks-and-bricks home version. What's to be done?
Planning ahead to stay out of trouble Got a new RV? With that new size comes a new need: Planning ahead with an exit strategy. We don't mean getting out of the RV lifestyle, but rather, planning ahead to get your RV out of places you might otherwise get stuck in.
Use the GOAL method to back up your RV For many new RVers, the greatest challenge of the new lifestyle is that of backing up the rig. Even experienced RVers can tell you that backing into the campsite is perhaps the most stressful part of the entire trip. With the GOAL method, things can be a bit easier.
ABCs of RV shopping: Slide-in truck campers In our series on the ABCs of RV shopping we've talked about motorhomes and towables of all sorts. While not a "towable" as such, there is one other non-motorized RV that fills a real need for some RVers: Slide-in truck campers