Use wireless thermometers to track important areas

By Greg Illes Once upon a time, the only reliable temperature measurement was with a hollow glass rod filled with mercury. As awkward and fragile as these devices were, they were the only choice. Even rough-country explorers had to use them (to measure altitude via the boiling point of water). But today, modern electronics provide not only glass-free thermometers, but... Read More

Okay to use cruise control while towing?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris When towing a travel trailer, can you use the cruise control? What about an overdrive transmission? These are questions that can puzzle new RVers — and even some veterans. First, let’s talk about cruise control. Here’s a school of thought where most folks who’ve had cruise tend to agree: Towing a trailer with cruise... Read More

Safe water made simple

By Bob Difley It’s a vital resource we need to sustain life. For RVers, it’s more critical than for homeowners. It’s water. Permanent home dwellers use just one source of supply for their water (two, if you count bottled drinking water) and, as such, generally know the quality and consistency of the supplier —generally a closely monitored municipal water supply,... Read More

Bring the light of day when you poke around under your bed

By Russ and Tiña De Maris We previously wrote a piece about keeping your head safe from bumps and bruises when accessing your RV’s “under-bed” storage. We noted that sometimes the gas struts that are used to hold the bed up aren’t just skookum enough to hold up the weight of the mattress and the bedding. We suggested an add-on support... Read More