Be prepared for cell connectivity problems in Quartzsite

By Russ and Tiña De Maris You may already be in Quartzsite for the rest of the winter, or may be heading there soon. But be prepared for cell phone communication problems caused simply by the number of RV snowbirds flocking to this winter haven. When the snowbirds descend on Quartzsite every winter, capacity is put to the max. Long... Read More

The three evil musketeers – rot, mold and mildew

Don’t wait for your annual inspection (you do have an annual inspection of your RV, don’t you?) to search for leaks or to do something about the ones you know you already have. Ask any RVer that has ever had to deal with rot, mold, or mildew and they will likely regale you with nightmare accounts of serious downtime and scary repair bills.... 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 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 advice... 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

Find public lands boondocking information

  Finding information on dispersed camping (boondocking) campsites in the National Forests and on BLM land is sometimes daunting. It takes a bit of effort through multiple menu dropdowns to track down the information you need. But here is some help in getting there.  In order to find information on BLM (Bureau of Land Management) land you will need to... Read More

How to increase water flow in your RV faucets

By Gary Bunzer Are you experiencing decreasing water pressure from your RV faucets? Here are a couple of things to check. Remove the faucet strainer at the outlet of that bathroom faucet set. It simply unscrews from the outlet. There may also be a flow restrictor component inside, depending on the brand of faucet used in your motorhome. A flow... Read More

Fulltimers are exposed to potentially unsafe water in campgrounds

Most people – RVers included – do not think much about the quality and safety of their water supply. And they also tend to overlook potentially unsafe water supplies when staring them in the face, such as at some RV parks. And fulltimers spend more time (like 24/7) in RV parks than part-time RVers, increasing their exposure to unsafe water. Here is info... Read More

Save on camping fees at Fish & Wildlife refuges

  By Bob Difley One of the advantages of a fulltime RV lifestyle is the ability to abruptly change how you practice that lifestyle. For instance, if you suddenly find yourself a bit short of funds (like during gift-giving seasons, or having to pay for a sudden medical problem) you can find a place to stay for a couple weeks or... Read More