Keep your RV going straight down the road

By Greg Illes There are a lot of RVs that don’t always drive straight down the road. And it’s not always someone else’s rig. If your rig is squirrelly, you don’t have to just live with it — there are some remedies available to you. Sometimes the cause is a subtle error in driver technique; sometimes it’s chassis issues or... Read More

Basic tips for “dry camping”

By Bob Difley Dry camping, camping without utility hookups, requires special preparations — and that includes wise use of electricity. Here are a few basic energy-saving tips for getting you started. •When not in use, turn off all appliances, lights, radio, TV and anything else that requires electricity. •Turn off your porch light. •Coordinate your generator use with power-hungry devices.... Read More

Use an inexpensive inverter to minimize generator runs

by Greg Illes Not very many of us like the sound of a generator — it’s regarded by most as a necessary evil. In some areas, there are significant restrictions on generator-use times. Add to this the need to “warm up” a generator before you put a real load on it, and running a generator becomes even more annoying. But... Read More

Don’t be zapped by low voltage

By Russ and Tiña De Maris In the classic monster movies, the mad scientist zaps his new “creation” with a huge blast of electricity — and it all goes bad from there. As RVers, the wrong kind of voltage can raise all kinds of problems for us; and it’s not just any voltage to worry about, but low voltage. Old... Read More