Use a “memory flag” to remind yourself of dangerous conditions

By Russ and Tiña De Maris For RVers, there’s nothing like the heart-stopping feeling you get when you’re happily motoring down the road and another rig pulls up beside you. It’s when they lean out of the passenger window and start gesturing wildly —pointing at something on your rig — and the wind blows their words away. Oh, the adrenaline,... Read More

Steps in coating your RV roof

By Dicor Corporation In coating your RV roof, it is important that the whole cleaning and coating procedure be done in one day. For example, when coating EPDM roofing, the cleaner/activator not only cleans the roof surface, it also opens the pores in the EPDM membrane for about five to six hours. Once the cleaner/activator is rinsed off the roof,... Read More

For your generator’s good health — excercise it!

By Onan Generators Do diesel generators need exercising like gasoline generators? Yes, regular exercise helps lubricate the seals and engine components and keeps carbon from building up. Regular exercise also heats up the generator windings and removes or expels excess moisture. In sets equipped with brushes, exercising helps prevent corrosion buildup on the slip rings. How often should I run... Read More

Hitch your trailer without help with magnetic hitch alignment kit

Are you sometimes frustrated that you have to distract your co-pilot just to hook up your trailer? If you could do it yourself — every time — wouldn’t that be a great skill to master? Luckily it doesn’t take great skill to master the one-person hitch-up. Camco’s Magnetic Hitch Alignment Kit is designed for one-person hook-up on the first try... Read More

New RVer asks: What do camp site length restrictions mean?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris “We are transitioning from tent camping to towing a travel trailer this year. We will be towing a 19.5′ travel trailer with a 19′ pickup truck. The overall length being approximately 38.5′. Does the RV length limit listed for a campground (especially national parks) include the tow vehicle and the travel trailer?” Here’s a... Read More