Washington Post travel writer Andrea Sachs stands outside of her rented RV Saturday, September 19, 2020 at a KOA campground in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Marine & RVs

Why Are RVs So Ugly?

If your favorite colors are brown and beige or you reminisce about designs from the ’70s or ’80s, you probably have no issue with the looks of today’s RVs. After all, not much has changed, and those who loved RVs then still love them now. But a growing population of RV’ers thinks recreational vehicles are …

A white trailer RV with the pop-up extended sits on a trial with a family sitting under the exterior awning.
Marine & RVs

A Holiday RV Donation Can Help Disaster Survivors Transition Back Into Life

Natural disasters are awful things to experience. Fires, hurricanes, and earthquakes can rattle people’s emotions and also destroy homes. Consequently, places to stay after a disaster fill up fast. However, thanks to people’s generosity, a Colorado-based charity is helping disaster survivors’ transitional housing needs with donated RV units.  An RV as a home for the …

Cutting through roof of white metal camper van conversion to install ventilation window
Marine & RVs

Why Do RV Roofs Always Seem to Leak?

Most people who own a recreational vehicle know that RV roofs leak. It is one of the most common problems in the industry, yet many first-time buyers aren’t even aware of this ongoing issue. While a car can go a lifetime without a leaky roof, that isn’t the case for recreational vehicles. Most RV roofs …

A black and white RV sits on a shore line with the awning deployed on a sunny day.
Marine & RVs

Reasons You Should Not Buy a Motorhome

Motorhomes are the equivalent of apartments on wheels. They allow the owner to get away from hotels, airports, bus terminals, and other crowded places in the comfort of a home away from home. Some of them can be pretty opulent, providing indoor furnishings that are better than any hotel, and some homes. As attractive as …

Angry trucker
Marine & RVs

Do Truckers Hate RV Travelers?

Sometimes RV travelers and truck drivers cross paths, and sometimes the interactions aren’t exactly comfortable. You may feel unwanted by truckers as you park your recreational vehicle at a truck stop. This could make you wonder if truckers are dangerous or where you should park your RV. So, let’s explore the beef between campers and …

Motorhomes at an RV salvage yard
Marine & RVs

Trash To Treasure: RV Salvage Yards Are a Thing

Pop-up campers, travel trailers, fifth-wheel, and motorhome RVs are great for socially distanced vacations. Their function as apartments on wheels provides a vacation sanctuary away from crowded airports, bus stations, and cruise ships. Sadly, however, every good recreational vehicle’s life degrades until it is not useful, or it becomes damaged beyond repair. That is where …

Washington Post travel writer Andrea Sachs stands outside of her rented RV Saturday, September 19, 2020 at a KOA campground in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Marine & RVs

Why Are So Many RVs Made in Indiana?

Recreational vehicles appear to be filling a void for people bored with at-home activities. Instead, those people are hitting the road in record numbers. According to industry leader Kampgrounds of America, even the prospect of cold weather isn’t slowing the urge to cruise in an RV. The experts at KOA predict the number of travelers …

RVs parked at a lot by the ocean
Marine & RVs

Keeping the Holidays Fun In An RV

The holidays are commonly a time of spreading cheer . . . or trampling shoppers. But, I digress. One thing that helps get people giddy with excitement for the holidays is decorating their homes and participating in neighborhood activities. However, life in an RV can be a little different during the holidays. So, below are some ways to bring …

A Winnebago Navion RV sits in a valley on a nice blue-sky day.
Marine & RVs

What Are RV Black Water and Gray Water Tanks?

Not everybody is familiar with a recreational vehicle. Instead, some people are just RV curious. So, many terms tossed about in brochures and websites may be unfamiliar to them. That is okay. Everybody starts learning somewhere. For example, the terms black water tanks and gray water tanks are often used in connection with RVs. Below …

A Winnebago Navion RV sits in a valley on a nice blue-sky day.
Marine & RVs

Tricks to Get Around the 10-Year RV Rule

I recently posted an article about the infamous ten-year RV rule. The article pointed out that there are multiple reasons a campground may institute a policy barring recreational vehicles more than ten years old. But, different things can be done to get around the RV age rule. Problems with the 10-year RV rule At the center of the …

1964 Clark Cortez Coach RV
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This Rare Vintage RV Oozes Charm

RVs have been on a tear lately. The ability to travel with a sense of safety and comfort has become one of the most valuable things during Corona times. RVs allow us to isolate ourselves on the move. So, with this boom in RV sales and rentals, new markets have opened up to give people …

A Newmar Corp King Aire RV has all its storage compartment door open on the bottom of the bus.

How Much Is a High-End RV?

RV models vary significantly in length, weight, and price, so deciding on the best motorhome for you gets tricky. Although, say you want to explore the extravagant end of the spectrum. How much is a high-end RV? How much you can expect to pay for a high-end RV Size matters, of course. The type of motorhome …