RV and RV-related recalls for January 2018

Here is our monthly summary of RV recalls for January 2018 and related equipment we feel are of interest to our readers. This information has been gleaned from the U.S. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. This is NOT a complete list of all vehicles and related equipment recalled. Tank Sensors Reading Full? Restore them overnight with Caravan Sensor Cleaner Caravan’s... Read More

RV Electricity – Odds and ends

Everyone, There have been so many interesting developments in the last week that I’ve decided to cover several important ones in this column. So buckle up and let’s get to it …. Test voltage before plugging into shore power! Chuck is always on the lookout for important postings on other forums (where does he find the time?) and here’s one... Read More

Inflate from bicycle tires to RV tires with DBPOWER tire inflator

Proper tire inflation is an important regular maintenance requirement to prevent premature tire failure, optimum miles per gallon, and for driving safety. Having an onboard tire pressure gauge and tire inflator from DBPOWER ensures that you will be able to maintain correct pressures wherever you are. The DBPOWER air pump enables the inflation of a mid-sized car tire from 0... Read More

Tire failure could have been prevented with TPMS

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble This tire failure was not a “blowout,” but definitely was a Run Low Sidewall Flex failure. The cause was not having a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). I read the following on an RV trailer forum: “BOOM, it happened again; however, this time it was with the upgraded Maxxis tires. It... Read More

Protect your outdoor fabrics with Iosso Water Repellent

  Modern outdoor fabrics may be tough as nails, but they still need to be protected from dirt, grime, oil, mildew, bird droppings and other environmental contaminants. Iosso Water Repellent forms an invisible shield that safeguards WeatherMAX, Sunbrella, and other solution-dyed acrylics, and keeps them looking their best. It’s equally effective on leather, vinyl, canvas, and laminated and coated materials.... Read More

Engine monitors: Drive with safety – and frugality

By Greg Illes In 1996, the U.S. auto manufacturers began adhering to (another) new standard. This time it was the On-Board Diagnostic port, or OBD interface to the engine electronics. This port (since evolved to OBD-II) allowed access to a host of engine parameters, from water temperature to fuel flow and other critical operating numbers. The OBD also reads the... Read More