Texting in traffic – coping with a distracted driver

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Keeping your eyes out for road hazards is a full-time business for the RVer. Between potholes and exit signs, our eyes are constantly moving. Then add in the “impaired driver” factor. Weaving between center and fog lines, driving wayyy too fast or slow, they telegraph an unmistakable signal that something’s wrong. What’s often wrong... Read More

Use a TPMS for easy tire pressure monitoring

By Greg Illes A while back I drove a boat-on-trailer 100 miles at night to the Sacramento River Delta area. We camped overnight to get an early start the next day on the water. Imagine my surprise when I awoke the next morning to find one trailer tire completely shredded on a badly battered rim. The tire had gone flat... Read More

Avoid the cordless drill blues

By Dave Helgeson If you are like me, you carry a cordless drill in your RV. They come in handy for a bunch of things including small repairs and campsite improvements. Many RVers even find them useful for raising and lowering the stabilizing jacks on travel trailer and fifth wheels, even though jack manufacturers don’t recommend doing so. Inevitably, the... Read More