Water heater — electric or propane, or both?

Dear RV Doctor,I have a Jayco trailer that has a dual electric/propane water heater. The propane heats the water faster, but the electric is at no cost to us when using the power that our state park provides. We don’t need hot water right away, so we have been using the electric mode for the first year we have used... Read More

If you camp off the grid you can use one of these

  By Bob Difley If you plan on following the snowbirds this winter to the Southwestern deserts you will have many choices of where to stay. Many RVers pick one spot with the amenities that they want, such as full hook-ups, a recreation room and pool, and organized programs and events, and stay for the season. Others prefer to wander,... Read More

Black streaks from A/C weeping causing weeping

  By Chris DoughertyChris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. Here is a letter he received from a reader while he was serving as RVtravel.com’s technical editor. Dear Chris,I have been RVing since 1974 and one thing really bugs me with every RV we’ve owned. When we are parked for weeks at a a time and running roof air conditioning... Read More

Record your camping trip’s bike rides for later viewing

  By Bob Difley Miniwing has introduced a brand new Bike Camera called the Camile, built specifically for cyclists featuring an integrated GPS Cyclocomputer. Fitted with a 140° wide-angle lens and state-of-the-art EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization) technology, the Camile deals easily with all cycling environments so users don’t lose a single moment’s capture on complex cycling routes. The Camile gives... Read More

Keystone recalls 52,000 trailers due to faulty A/C wiring

  Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain model year 2011-2017 Bullet and Passport recreational trailers. The affected vehicles are equipped with an air conditioner LCD thermostat that may not be properly wired. There are 51,585 trailers involved. If the thermostat is wired improperly, any damage to the thermostat wiring may result in an electrical short, increasing the risk of... Read More

Got enough battery to power that inverter?

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris If you’re considering adding an inverter to your rig, or already have one, it’s important to keep in mind the battery power you have available. Nothing can ruin a spot of boondocking quicker than killing off your “house” batteries. Replacing deep-cycle batteries is an expensive proposition, and a bit of quick math can... Read More