Keep your cat (and yourself) warm with a “cat” heater

By Russ and Tiña De Maris   While our own four-footed feline thinks our “cat” heater was made just for her, “cat” stands for catalytic. These flameless heaters are the “cat’s meow” for producing lots of heat with little or no electrical power consumption. They use a specially coated catalyst “bed” or mat to efficiently burn propane. They are flameless... Read More

Lube those awning rafter locks!

By Steve Savage, Mobility RV Service If your RV has manual awning (and, yes, many of us still do), here’s something to put on your maintenance list. Don’t forget to lubricate the rafter locks (those little black knobs) so you don’t break them off when they rust in place. What most folks do is let them go too long until they... Read More

Check your fuel tank plumbing to ensure a fast, easy fill

By Greg Illes For years I struggled with my fuel filling speed. Sometimes, gas would flow into the tank without complaint. Other times, I couldn’t get more than a trickle before the nozzle would auto-shutoff. It was maddening, especially for those 40-gallon fills, which could take (literally) a half-hour. Of course, I checked the filler tube for blockages and kinks — there... Read More

Renting an RV? Questions to ask first

By RVTravel Staff Not everyone owns an RV — perhaps you’re “sticking your toe in the water” first to determine whether or not to jump in. Here are some questions you should ask before renting a recreational vehicle, as reported in Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel magazine (along with some suggestions of our own): 1. Which type of RV is right for me? Motorhome?... Read More