GFCI hums in Class A motorhome — Why?

Dear Gary,I have replaced the Ground Fault Interrupter (GFI) in my Class A motorhome and the new one hums when the inverter is on. Do you know why? —Denise D. Dear Denise,My immediate thought is that the new one simply does not know the words! Or it might have something to do with an internal line balance-detecting transformer (more likely).... Read More

Harbor Freight: Good values or “Chinese Junk”?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris As RVers, we’re all in favor of saving money. And for RVers that handle whatever maintenance and repair work they can, here’s a possible source of big savings. It’s called Harbor Freight Tools. We know, there’s apt to be a little backlash from some. We’ve heard the jeers: “Horrible Freight Tools.” “More Chinese Junk!”... Read More

Sand driving — don’t get stuck in the muck

By Russ and Tiña De Maris With summertime on us, where do you want to go? To the mountains for fresh air and cooler nights? To the forests with abundant shade? How about the beach? Yeah, break out the umbrellas, the beach towels, and sunscreen – but be careful about the trailer or the motorhome. Every year coastal tow companies... Read More