Missing or damaged roof vent? “Spacey” suggestion to the rescue!

By Russ and Tiña De Maris We recently told you about a video on using reflective emergency blankets. Reader Astrid Bierworth was quick to let us in on yet another use for these easy-to-store “space” blankets. “While in Utah recently, we were hit by a sudden, damaging hailstorm. Several RVs in the park where we were sustained damage. The hail... Read More

Pick your next generator carefully

By Greg Illes Before you repair or rebuild that Onan built-in generator, and certainly before you purchase another portable generator, there are some relatively new issues to be aware of and consider. The old Onan 4KW series, and most older portable generators, use a fuel motor (gas/diesel/propane) to drive a motor-generator. This requires that the engine run at a constant... Read More

Cold weather RVing no-nos

By Steve Savage, Mobility RV Service With winter now upon us, it is time to toss out a couple of things that are not good ideas, if you’re using your RV this winter. Most folks try to save money on propane by using electric space heaters in their campers. Electric heaters also give some respite from those noisy furnace blowers.... Read More

How to locate roof leaks

Here are some tips from Dicor about how to locate roof leaks. Being careful, get on your roof and feel around. Soft spots can indicate loose roofing material and damage to the substrate, composed of anything from 1/4-inch luaun to 3/4-inch plywood layered over trusses. Structural integrity can be seen by looking for low spots or ripples in the roofing,... Read More