Dim interior lights: Battery problem or power converter?

By Steve Savage, Mobility RV Service Here’s a common question that’s worth sharing. From a reader: Recently my lights in my fifth wheel have started getting dim and sometimes flickering. How can I determine whether my problem is a four-year-old battery or the charger or the converter? I have disconnected my negative battery post while plugged into campground service. When... Read More

Secure hiding places in your RV

By Peggi McDonald There are many places to create “out of sight” hiding places in your RV. It’s difficult to steal something quickly when you don’t know where to look. One common “hideout” is small containers buried inside food packages such as coffee, cereal, sugar, rice, etc. Other ideas: • Screw bottle lids to the hidden underside of a cupboard,... Read More

Tailgate open or closed? Which is more fuel efficient?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris It’s an age-old campfire discussion among RVers and pickup owners. Everybody wants to save money on gas — do you drive with the pickup truck tailgate open or closed? Up or down? Driving with the tailgate closed would seem counterintuitive. After all, won’t the wind get “caught” by the tailgate and simply tend to... Read More