Protect your engine and radiator with a grill screen

By Greg Illes We were happily driving along the highway, enjoying the passing scenery, when suddenly a small flock of sparrows crossed our path, darting frantically about in front of our class-A before escaping. Alas, one of the tiny birds was not as adept an aviator as his fellows and I heard/felt a small “thwack.” So we pulled over to... Read More

Fridge not cooling? Diagnosis of problem may be easy

By Steve Savage, Mobility RV Service Do you have an RV refrigerator that’s not keeping its cool? We often make service calls for this very reason — and often the call wasn’t necessary. Why? Many times a customer could make their own diagnosis. Here are a couple of things to look at before calling the service tech, or dragging your... Read More

LP-sniffing bugs — It’s time to watch out!

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Frustrated with a frigid RV furnace, our friend Joe tried everything he could. The thing refused to light and made odd noises. He’d switch it off, wait, and try to relight it. The final relight cycle was the culmination. A hearty “Kaboom!” retorted like a cannon shot. After ascertaining that certain muscles in his... Read More

Repair UV damage quickly and easily

By Jim Twamley Look around the RV park and you’ll see examples of UV radiation damage. Window frames, vents and corner pieces that have yellowed are abundant. These items are still serviceable, but they will eventually become brittle and crack, allowing moisture into your RV.   You can purchase new frames and vents (they are inexpensive parts), or you can... Read More

Making your RV grocery budget stretch

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Aside from fuel, one of the biggest expenses RVers cope with is that of groceries. Tight budget? Here are some food dollar-stretching tips: Don’t go grocery shopping without a list, as you’re more likely to buy things you don’t need. We “word processed” a list of all our frequently purchased grocery and non-grocery items.... Read More

Use the right tools for a cheery (and safe) campfire

By Greg Illes Just about everyone loves a campfire. There’s even a word in Swahili that means “dreaming the fire,” it’s such a compelling experience. Perhaps the first “tool” you need is a deep sense of appreciation — of the beautiful spirit of the fire and of your responsibilities with it. It’s certainly possible to gather a bunch of wood... Read More

Does your RV bathroom need an assist device?

By Jim Twamley Many RVers need a little assistance in the bathroom, like conveniently placed grab bars which are available at hardware stores. These are the bars you see in handicap bathrooms. Most hardware stores will stock grab bars in white or the silver brushed metal color and they can special order brass and beige. These come in handy when... Read More