Distracted driving is deadly driving

By Russ and Tiña De Maris April is Distracted Driving Awareness month. Is the situation of such serious concern that it needs its own month? Consider: Every day across the U.S. about nine people die in traffic incidents related to distracted driving – that’s pushing 10 percent of the total auto incident death toll. Yep, about as serious as a…

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Trailer breakaway switch operation, and inverter questions

Dear Gary, I have several questions about the breakaway switch on a travel trailer. First, thank you so much for all of your time at the Hershey Shows. You always go way beyond what is expected to answer questions. My wife, Jayme, and I have attended several of your sessions over the years. I have always learned something from each…

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New product detects objects in driver’s blind spot

Just in time for spring, Rear View Safety has unveiled its new microwave blind spot sensor system designed for RVs and other large vehicles. The RVS-122 Microwave Blind Spot Sensor System, which places sensors behind the side paneling of the vehicle, requires no drilling to install. When activated, the driver is given visual and audio alerts when an object enters…

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Hubby wants to be navigator but forgetfulness causing issues

Dear RV Shrink: My husband likes to be in charge of navigation. He controls the GPS, reads the maps, plots our course, and likes to drive the Blue Highways of North America. The problem I have is his disorganization. He never remembers to set everything up and have all his route information figured out before we shove off. We get…

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Simpler backing into your RV site

By Steve Savage  Mobility RV Service   If you tow, I suspect you – like most of us – have suffered through the stress that comes along with backing into your space in the campground with everyone watching. The yelling matches between spouses can reach divorce-pending proportions, and discussions about the best way to communicate between the person driving and…

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Engine monitors: Drive with safety – and frugality

By Greg Illes In 1996, the U.S. auto manufacturers began adhering to (another) new standard. This time it was the On-Board Diagnostic port, or OBD interface to the engine electronics. This port (since evolved to OBD-II) allowed access to a host of engine parameters, from water temperature to fuel flow and other critical operating numbers. The OBD also reads the…

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Keep that RV going straight down the road

By Greg Illes There are a lot of RVs that don’t always drive straight down the road – and it’s not always someone else’s rig. If your rig is squirrelly, you don’t have to just live with it – there are some remedies available to you. Sometimes the cause is a subtle error in driver technique; sometimes it’s chassis issues or…

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Allstays Camp & RV – the Best App – is Not on Google Play Store?

by Chris Guld, GeeksOnTour.com If you’ve attended any of Geeks on Tour’s seminars at RV rallies, you know that our favorite app for RVers is Allstays Camp & RV. It is simply the most complete collection of information about places for RVs to park in North America. You don’t need separate apps for Campground reviews, Rest Areas, Walmarts, Passport America…

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