Basic tips for “dry camping”

By Bob Difley Dry camping, camping without utility hookups, requires special preparations — and that includes wise use of electricity. Here are a few basic energy-saving tips for getting you started. •When not in use, turn off all appliances, lights, radio, TV and anything else that requires electricity. •Turn off your porch light. •Coordinate your generator use with power-hungry devices.... Read More

Lemon pledge good for wood and the RV toilet

By Jim Twamley Many “old school” RVers keep a spray can of Pledge in their cleaning supply closet. After all, your rig can accumulate a lot of dust on the road. But I keep a can for more than just dusting — it also helps with the toilet. Here’s why: I was at an RV dealership and was talking to... Read More

Do “gas saving” products really help?

The answer is “probably not.” Be skeptical of the following kinds of advertising claims. “This gas-saving product improves fuel economy by 20 percent.” Claims usually tout savings ranging from 12 to 25 percent. However, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has evaluated or tested more than 100 alleged gas-saving devices and has not found any product that significantly improves gas mileage.... Read More