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80 Terms Every RVer Needs to Know

We RVers have a language all our own; time to learn the lingo New-ish to RVing? If so, you’re likely confused by all the terms that go along with it.…
New To RVing, Towing

Answers to Six Urgent RV Rental Questions for Newbies

Looking to take control over your next family vacation? Tired of cruise ship crowds and airport waits? Do you like the idea of saying goodbye to boring hotels but aren’t…
New To RVing

How to Set Up at a Campsite in 12 Easy Steps

  We all have our own way of setting up the motorhome once we get into camp. Some of us have very elaborate and specific rituals that we follow to…
New To RVing

What Do You Need?

A guide to products and services that will make life in your motorhome even better As we all know, a motorhome is a gateway to adventure. Once you’ve purchased one,…
a travel trailer hitched up to a Chevy SUV
New To RVing, Tech, Towing Tips

How to Hitch Travel Trailers and Fifth-Wheels

Trailer Life’s step-by-step guide to hitching an RV trailer or fifth-wheel to a tow vehicle 16 Steps for Hitching Travel Trailers Chock the trailer tires. Insert ball mount into tow vehicle’s…
New To RVing

Which Type is Right For You?

Learn about the different kinds of motorhomes, and what each has to offer, to find out which one’s best for you. If you’re thinking about buying a new, or new-to-you…
Gear, New To RVing

30 Must-Have Accessories for New RVers

First-time RV owners Lorisa and Ron Pierson share their shopping list of essential supplies Trailer Life is fortunate to have an editorial team with decades of RV-camping experience, but not…
DIY, New To RVing, RV Living

Spring Fever

Getting your motorhome ready to roll after winter storage makes for a successful travel season Each year as winter thaws, the first thing most of us think about is getting…
New To RVing

RV Shows Are Great Places to Find the Perfect RV

Here’s what you need to know before you go to an RV show, including tips for RV shopping and advice for the first-timers Every autumn like clockwork, kids head back…
Dinghy Towing, New To RVing, Top Stories

Safe Dinghy Braking

You can’t tow a Dinghy safely if you can’t stop it safely. Here’s the systems that can help you halt your motorhome and what’s behind it The ability to flat-tow…