These tips cover the main ways that RV driving is different from driving any other type of vehicle. You’ll want to familiarize yourself with these unique scenarios BEFORE your first solo driving adventure behind the wheel of an RV!
If you don't have a motorhome, a fifth wheel, or a camper, then you probably have an RV travel trailer... or you're looking to buy one. Whether you want a recreational vehicle for full-time RVing or just occasional road trips, here’s what you can expect in most travel trailers. See the differences between 5th wheel trailers and bumper pull trailers... and tips for choosing the right travel trailer for your needs. This is where RVers share their personal experiences with travel trailers -- unique tips & ideas that apply specifically to RV trailers.
RV buying involves making many comparisons to find out which type best matches your needs. Fifth wheel RVs and motorhomes have some dramatic differences that are spelled out for you here. There’s even a video of another option, the Sprinter Van based motorhome.
RV pictures alone just aren’t enough when you want to see details of the many features inside RVs. RV virtual tours make it possible to see all of those special features up close. Watch these RV virtual tours to find your next dream RV.
An RV corners completely different than a car does. In city driving, cars will be crowding you. They may even trap you, causing you to hit them during the corner. This video shows how important it is to understand safe cornering with your RV.
Maneuvering in close quarters when RV parking is an art learned over time with repetition. These 7 tips will get you started. Practice makes perfect — especially when learning how to back up a trailer for the first time.
New RVs don’t magically appear at the RV dealership. RV transport drivers drive the RVs to the dealers’ showrooms directly from the factory. Becoming an RV transport driver is one way to travel in a new RV with someone else paying all the expenses!
Why spend hours walking from one RV to the next. Shopping for your next RV online is so much easier and narrows the field down to only a few when it comes time to make the final decision. This video show how much you can learn about an rv online.
There are many decision that you must make when choosing the best RV for you. Think about your circumstances these other factors and then make a list of pros & cons of each type of RV.
Getting away from it all is even better with a 4×4 RV. Just use caution as going to far can do some serious damage to your RV, and repairs could get costly real quick!
The 5th wheel RV trailer is way out in front in popularity when it comes to full time RVing. You do need to be careful hitching up, because dropping a 5th wheel can cause expensive damage.
Are the noise and confusion of an RV campground too much for you? Try a 4-wheel drive vehicle with a small off-road trailer and get away from the crowds by boondocking!
One of the most versatile rigs on the road today is the toy hauler. Built with the rear portion designed as a garage, a toy hauler allows you to bring along all the toys that will enable you to combine camping with your favorite hobby.
Rather than accepting the quick depreciation that comes with buying a new RV, why not buy a used RV and remodel it to suit your tastes? The money savings alone can be substantial!
Keystone has come out with an RV first: a 2-story travel trailer! Who wouldn’t want to have a second floor bedroom? Actually all of the other features inside the Keystone Outback Loft make it possible to sleep LOTS of people inside!
The whole RV industry is rapidly changing to meet the needs of customers looking for more economical ways to travel. Along the way, many old familiar companies are falling by the wayside like Fleeetwood and Beaudry.
For those on a small budget, a teardrop or other lightweight RV trailer is an excellent option.
When the RV trailer’s load isn’t spread out properly, disaster can strike without warning. Here are the best tips for avoiding trailer sway.
By looking at all aspects of the RV lifestyle ahead of time, when it comes time to sign the contract on that new RV your decision will be based on a clear understanding of the types of expenses associated with RVing as a whole.
After owning numerous larger RVs while we were full timing, now that we only take shorter trips a smaller RV seemed appropriate. We still enjoy RVing, but we no longer need a 37-foot vehicle and multiple slideouts. Our 2007 Dutchmen 18B travel trailer is half the RV we had before. See how it has worked out for us!
Chances are, your Class A motorhome or RV trailer exceeds the maximum width limit for motor vehicles. In most states, anything over 8-1/2 feet wide requires a special oversized load permit every time it will be moved. That is, unless you live very close to a qualifying interstate highway. Some states limit an RV’s width to only 8 feet wide!
A good RV driving school can teach you all the same skills that the professional truck drivers need — including how to make a daily safety inspection to ensure that your RV is ready to hit the road, and how to handle your RV in many different situations. Here’s how you can find RV training schools, seminars, and courses in your area.
Tips for stopping and braking when pulling a trailer, driving at highway speeds, and balancing your RV’s weight distribution. If you’ve never towed a trailer behind a truck or motorhome before, then read this first!
Fleetwood travel trailers have officially become a classic RV vehicle. On March 9, 2009 Fleetwood stopped producing new travel trailers. Fleetwood motorhomes are still going strong, however. Here’s the scoop…
It’s easier — and safer — to buy a new car these days than it is to buy a new or used RV in many cases. Here’s why… and what to look for.
An equalizer hitch is probably the most important part of towing a travel trailer. That, and how well you properly load the trailer. Here are my best tips for loading and towing RV travel trailers.