RV parts catalogs and Internet can save cash

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Go into nearly any RV parts house and ask for something other than an ordinary, common part and you’ll be asked to come back to get it the next day. How come? Well, it’s difficult for most mom-and-pop RV supply outfits to stock everything that could be needed – the parts might molder... Read More

New app remotely controls RV thermostat

Dometic’s new CT Bluetooth Thermostat (CTBT) app, for iOS and Android, can control the temperature of Domestic single zone air conditioners and the furnace inside an RV. The CTBT app can be used to monitor and control a CT Bluetooth thermostat from a distance when a device is connected using a Bluetooth connection. The CTBT app allows users to change... Read More

Don’t get stuck — Have a ‘Plan B’ when boondocking

By Bob Difley If you are reading this you might be either (A) a boondocker, or (B) thinking of becoming a boondocker. The very fact that you are/may be a boondocker could also be one of your problems. If you are a boondocker, you are by definition adventurous, curious, bold, a little bit devil-may-care, impetuous, sometimes daring, possibly eccentric and,... Read More

Build an instant campfire with Pull Start Fire

  By Bob Difley This information obtained from manufacturer’s website in no way constitutes recommendation, endorsement, or testimonial by RV Travel. This may be one of the easiest ways yet to build a campfire, assuming you don’t have the ability to shoot flames out of your hand like Iron Man. And there are times – when it’s cold, windy, maybe... Read More

Protect your RV’s electrical system

By Chris Dougherty Chris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. Here is an article he prepared while he was serving as RVtravel.com’s technical editor. A reader wrote in who had heard about RVs getting fried by bad wiring in campgrounds, and asked if I would recommend purchasing a surge protector for an RV to help prevent this. I highly recommend... Read More

Dutch company Epsilon solves RV battery limitations

  By Bob Difley A new lithium battery, developed by Dutch battery expert Super B, offers campers and boaters huge power and energy reserves, so people no longer have to worry about energy provision, charging points or limited power. The Epsilon weighs substantially less and will last five times longer than conventional batteries, is fully charged within one hour and... Read More

RV essential tools: Electrical multimeters

  By Chris Dougherty Chris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. Here is an article he wrote while he was serving as RVtravel.com’s technical editor. There are many brands and kinds of multimeters, from inexpensive dollar store specials to Flukes and Extechs. While I’ll refrain from recommending any particular brand or mode, I will make a few recommendations for features.... Read More

Slide-out drawers add storage space under tables, cabinets

  By Bob Difley If you have an RV that is smaller than a rolling mansion, you likely could use some additional storage space. Like where do you keep your wine bottle opener, the chopsticks when you bring in Chinese takeout, or your favorite chef’s knife? The Add-A-Drawer can put those daily-use items just a slide away from use –... Read More

Sikaflex-221 — the workhorse of RV sealants

  By Bob Difley Sealants should be a part of every RVer’s toolbox. With the beating an RV takes, especially now with America’s roads needing major repairs and pothole fixing, at some point you are going to need to reseal around a vent or a window frame to prevent leaks.  Sikaflex-221 is the most well-known brand of one component polyurethane... Read More