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

Pull out storage organizes RV galley

By Duane Curtis Can’t find those things on the back of the deep shelves in your RV kitchen? Here’s our solution, right off the shelves at Lowe’s. At the big-box hardware store we ran across slide out containers. These can be easily mounted with just four screws, and it’s amazing what you can put in them. Our fifth wheel has... Read More

Your RV plumbing: Shake, rattle and roll!

By Bob Difley One major way our RVs differ from our stick houses is the ability to drive them down the highways to a new location. But that also leads to potential problems that you ordinarily don’t have to worry about with your stick house — unless there is an earthquake — and that’s shake, rattle and roll.   The... Read More

Before disconnecting cables or wires, make a diagram!

By Steve Savage, Mobility RV Service Our first service call today was to connect the cables in a set of four 6-volt house batteries in a large diesel motorhome. The first attempt (not done by us) resulted in six hours on-site and ended in frustration with nothing working. Simply put, too much disconnecting and not enough forethought before the task... Read More