Put some good skid wheels on to protect your rig

By Greg Illes My RV is a 2003 Itasca model, and it came equipped with some simple skid bumpers bolted to the back ends of the frame rails. I would often notice the horrific Wham! of the skids hitting solid pavement while negotiating a driveway, drainage or other significant ground undulation. I learned to approach those disturbances slowly and “bash”... Read More

How sewer backflow can get into your fresh water system

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Dear Go-Go Gurus: My husband is a neat-freak. He can’t stand to think about the stuff that lives in our motorhome holding tanks, and thinks that he needs to flush the tanks clean as a whistle every time we get home from an RV trip. I say he’s nuts. How can I get him... Read More

Going solar? Be realistic about your power needs

By Greg Illes So you’ve decided to “go solar.” Congratulations! No doubt you’ve read a lot about panel types and inverter technologies, and maybe received a few quotes. You have probably become familiar with the basic arithmetic of energy management by now, too. The advice you’ll typically see is to size your panels according to how much power you use... Read More

Running low on water? Bring it to your rig

By Russ and Tiña De Maris RV boondocking brings great rewards. Wonderful scenery, quiet solitude, the constant search for water — Whoa! That is one of the boondocking drawbacks: Where do you get your water? In the one of the great winter boondocking meccas, Quartzsite, Ariz., RVers have been working that problem out for decades. Like most boondockers, once we... Read More