RV’s power outlets are melting. Help!

Dear Mike, I noticed the outlet for our microwave in the motorhome had started to melt. Upon removal of the outlet I saw that the wires connections were not screws but pressed into a pronged connection. I replaced the outlet with a standard screw-type outlet. I checked other outlets and discovered the one to the washing machine also was burned... Read More

RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 898

Issue 898 • May 10, 2018 This newsletter is brought to you Monday through Thursday by RVtravel.com and is funded primarily through voluntary subscription contributions from our readers. Thank you! U.S. shoppers: Shop at Amazon.com Canadian shoppers: Shop at Amazon.ca Quick Tips Helpful advice in case of emergency while away from rig Reader Pat Mitchell suggests if you’re concerned about... Read More

Why use synthetic blocks under tires on asphalt?

Dear Gary, You have recommended using non-absorbing, synthetic blocks under the footprint of the tires when parked on asphalt. Would you explain why? —Don B. Dear Don, I do tend to favor blocking under the tires, to raise them up off whatever surface you store the rig on, especially if it’s stored on asphalt. Simply put, petrochemicals can be damaging... Read More

RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 897

Issue 897 • May 9, 2018 This newsletter is brought to you Monday through Thursday by RVtravel.com and is funded primarily through voluntary subscription contributions from our readers. Thank you! U.S. shoppers: Shop at Amazon.com Canadian shoppers: Shop at Amazon.ca Stinky holding tank odors? Here’s the solution Eliminate disgusting tank odors for less than $1 per treatment with formaldehyde-free Unique... Read More

RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 895

Issue 895 • May 7, 2018 This newsletter is brought to you Monday through Thursday by RVtravel.com and is funded primarily through voluntary subscription contributions from our readers. Thank you! QUICK TIPS Keep your generator fumes away from neighbors Keep annoying–and potentially deadly–generator fumes away from your patio and avoid annoying your neighbors as well at dry-camping rallies or when... Read More

RV Travel Newsletter Issue 844

Learn about RV camping, RV travel, RV news and much more. This newsletter, now in its 17th year of continuous publication, is funded primarily through advertising and voluntary subscription contributions from our readers. Thank you! U.S. shoppers: Shop at Amazon.com Canadian shoppers: Shop at Amazon.ca Issue 844 • Week of May 5–11, 2018   #rvtravel Editor’s corner With Chuck Woodbury... Read More