Archive for category: RVing Tips

Outdoor Cooking Tips

There are as many ways to enjoy food and fun in the great outdoors as there are wonderful things to do and see. Below are some pre-trip ideas, cooking methods, and handy tips to make your next campsite cooking experience an open-air taste sensation. Measure dry goods for each meal, pack in zip lock bags, and label. Chop vegetables (onions, […]

Be a Good Tire Observer

For all that your RV’s tires do for you – such as carrying you, your family and your traveling possessions wherever you care to wander – they don’t ask for much in return. But they do demand a bit of attention, because tires don’t take kindly to neglect. Learn how to be a good tire observer, and take action when […]

Flats happen. Don’t let them ruin your day.

A tire failure on the road can range from a minor inconvenience to a costly event that delays your trip for hours. It all depends on how well you’ve planned for this possibility. Prevention is the best policy. Keeping tires inflated to the pressures recommended for the load they’re carrying — and not overloading the tires — reduces the chances […]

Trailer Tires are Special

Trailer tires are a different animal. Sure, they’re round, black and covered with tread just like the tires on your cars, pickups, and motorhomes. But when it’s time to go to work, trailer tires have a different mission. “Passenger and light truck tires are designed for entirely different applications than a trailer tire,” says Dave Carper, applications engineer at Goodyear. […]

Trailer Brake Basics

Trailer Brakes Play a Vital Role in Your RV Experience. You count on them to help bring your tow vehicle/trailer combination to safe and controlled stops. Even though trailer brakes may be quite effective, braking distances almost always are increased. Maintaining longer following distances is one of the most important towing-related driving habits. Train yourself to watch traffic conditions farther down […]

Check your Tire Pressure

It may be the most effective use of time you can spend in maintaining your RV. The few minutes it takes to make sure your tires are adequately inflated can greatly reduce the chances of tire failure as you’re traveling, and will assure the best performance from your tires. Under-inflated tires are a major concern. Studies regularly show that up […]