Spiff up your campsite patio with a colorful patio mat

Not all RV campsite patios have a nice surface to walk on outside your door. Or maybe you’re tired of the same old green indoor/outdoor artificial grass rug. Well, it may be time for a change. Spiff up your outdoor living area with a new, colorful, easy-maintenance patio mat. This reversible outdoor mat is designed for patios, creating your comfortable…

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Hubby wants to be navigator but forgetfulness causing issues

Dear RV Shrink: My husband likes to be in charge of navigation. He controls the GPS, reads the maps, plots our course, and likes to drive the Blue Highways of North America. The problem I have is his disorganization. He never remembers to set everything up and have all his route information figured out before we shove off. We get…

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Stop losing your hitch pin

RV Intelligence, a manufacturer of aftermarket products and accessories for recreational vehicles, is selling the Hitch PinLeash at select RV accessory retailers. The Hitch PinLeash, RV Intelligence’s fourth product, is a strap designed to easily mount in hitching environments. It provides security against loss of 5/8-inch and 1/2-inch hitch pins and clips, as well as visual confirmation the pin is…

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Can I run my LR-E at 65 psi, or is this overloading the tire?

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble As trailer owners start applying the new Goodyear Endurance ST tire, many are discovering that for some sizes the Endurance tire is only available in a Load Range that is higher than their OE tires. Some are concerned about what inflation to run. I have even seen some claim that running…

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Shurhold’s SMC cleaner does it all

  For many RV owners, time is a precious commodity – they’d rather be out enjoying the road than stuck in the driveway detailing. Professional-grade SMC (Serious Multi-purpose Cleaner) from Shurhold Industries makes short work of a long list of cleaning chores. It’s a powerful degreaser and stain remover that contains no bleach, so it’s safe on a wide range…

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RV Electricity: What’s “the Code”? Find out here

Dear Mike, Everyone says you have to do this or that because its “the Code,” referring to the NEC [National Electrical Code], of course. For RVs, this gets even more interesting. The “Code” has no legal authority unless adopted by a local AHJ, as you are aware. And each AHJ can adopt, reject or modify “Code” provisions at will. Like…

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