Expensive mistake when installing 30-amp RV outlet at home

  RV Electricity with Mike Sokol Dear Mike, Thank you for bringing the miswiring issue to light. I have been a licensed journeyman electrician for over ten years, but when a customer asked me to install an outside 30-amp outlet for his RV in the driveway, I accidentally wired it up for 240 volts, NOT 120 volts. That was a... Read More

Ancient villages preserved in Colorado monument

  Walk in ancient footsteps. Soak in the silence. Marvel at a night sky overflowing with stars. Hear a lone coyote’s howl. Experience the past at Hovenweep National Monument near Cortez, Colorado. Hovenweep preserves six villages once inhabited by the ancestors of today’s Pueblo people. Once home to more than 2,500 people, Hovenweep includes six prehistoric villages built between A.D. 1200 and... Read More

Why smokers can hurt the health of their pet

  If you’re a smoker, you probably realize the dangers smoking may pose to your health. But have you ever thought about how the habit affects your pet? In the enclosed space of an RV, this can be a special concern. According to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) veterinarian Carmela Stamper, D.V. M., the news is not good. “Smoking’s not only harmful to... Read More

Keeping water lines from freezing during cold winter RV use

  Dear Gary, We have a Class C motorhome. We have used it quite often this winter and have resisted winterizing it because we use the shower and toilet and such. I have heated it through the winter so far without any problems, but during a recent cold snap the bathroom plumbing froze. I believe the problem is where the... Read More

Winegard debuts new gadgets at RV trade show

  News release from Winegard LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 29, 2016 — Winegard announced today that it will display a host of new electronic gadgets at the National RV Trade Show. In the newly-designed booth this year, the company will showcase the Winegard ConnecT Wi-Fi range extender, both the Wi-Fi version that is available now and the WiFi + 4G LTE, which will be... Read More

Full-time RVing — If you solo RV, please do this

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Are you a solo RVer? Here’s a “stop and ponder issue” for you. Every year thousands of RVers descend on the desert southwest, looking forward to a great time of exploration and relaxation. And every year, reports a representative of the Quartzsite, Arizona, fire department, a body is found in the desert, usually... Read More