How touching your RV could shock or even kill you

  By Chuck Woodbury, editor, RVtravel.com Please watch the short video below by Mike Sokol. Watching it could save your life one day! You may be familiar with Mike from his series on RV electric safety, The No Shock Zone. I highly recommend you read it, start to finish. Mike has now embarked on a video series of the same... Read More

Three-year old boy killed when he touched RV: Why?

By Chris Dougherty Certified RV technician As of 2011, approximately 8.9 million households owned an RV, and with numbers like that RV accidents are very few. That said, we were recently reminded that even a safe RV can kill if plugged into a bad electrical source. I was reminded twice. RVTravel Channel viewers saw our special video where we reported... Read More

Improve your RV’s drinking water with Camco filter

The Camco TastePURE KDF/Carbon RV Water Filter is a convenient filter for RVers who want to improve the quality of the water they bring into their RV, at minimal cost. The filter, which the company says will last an entire season, contains KDF, or Kinetic Degradation Fluxion, which creates zinc oxide in the cartridge which kills bacteria, stops it from... Read More

Steel wheel chocks keep you from rolling away

By Chris Dougherty Certified RV Technician Parking an RV on any kind of incline, especially if it’s a trailer, can be a dangerous proposition. In the case of a motorhome, a parking pawl (metal pin or lever) in the automatic transmission and the parking brake are all that’s preventing up to 56,000 pounds of hardware from rolling away and crashing... Read More

Buggy night in camp? Bugout shelter keeps bugs away

When Cam Bresinger incorporated his company Nemo he was still in college. Only two months later, following his graduation, Cam moved it into an historic mill in Nashua, NH with a goal to revolutionize tents. With the credibility gained after successfully introducing his line of tents with Nemo’s air supported technology, he moved on to other products. Bugout was one... Read More

RV Gadget: Scissor jacks

By Chris Dougherty Certified RV technician I don’t know about you, but one of the setup chores I don’t really like to do is setting the scissor jacks — especially in the rain, or putting them back up when it’s raining and muddy with pine needles sticking to everything. Now, there’s nothing you can do to fix the problem of... Read More

How to protect your RV’s electrical system

By Chris Dougherty Certified RV technician A reader wrote in recently 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 surge protectors. I have worked on numerous RVs over the years that suffered electrical problems caused by... Read More