Pick your next generator carefully

By Greg Illes Before you repair or rebuild that Onan built-in generator, and certainly before you purchase another portable generator, there are some relatively new issues to be aware of and consider. The old Onan 4KW series, and most older portable generators, use a fuel motor (gas/diesel/propane) to drive a motor-generator. This requires that the engine run at a constant... Read More

Cold weather RVing no-nos

By Steve Savage, Mobility RV Service With winter now upon us, it is time to toss out a couple of things that are not good ideas, if you’re using your RV this winter. Most folks try to save money on propane by using electric space heaters in their campers. Electric heaters also give some respite from those noisy furnace blowers.... Read More

How to locate roof leaks

Here are some tips from Dicor about how to locate roof leaks. Being careful, get on your roof and feel around. Soft spots can indicate loose roofing material and damage to the substrate, composed of anything from 1/4-inch luaun to 3/4-inch plywood layered over trusses. Structural integrity can be seen by looking for low spots or ripples in the roofing,... Read More

Shake, rattle, roll down the road — but the crystal stays put

By Jim Twamley It’s often been said that by driving or pulling our rigs down the road we expose them to earthquake-like conditions. It’s a wonder more stuff doesn’t fall and break! So, how do we secure something like a crystal vase that we want to stay in one place while we travel? The answer is found in products like... Read More