Avoid ‘frying’ appliances, electronics at RV parks

  It’s not unusual for your RV to be exposed to faulty campground electrical wiring like open neutral, open ground and reverse polarity. If ignored when hooking up at a campground or RV park, such conditions can damage or destroy appliances and expensive electronics. In this short video, Mark Polk demonstrates how several inexpensive Surge Guard RV Power Protectors can... Read More

Kidde recalls 5 million combination smoke/CO alarms

  From United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, November 10, 2016: Approximately 5.1 million Kidde NightHawk combination smoke/carbon monoxide (CO) alarms sold in the U.S. and Canada are being recalled. The alarm can fail to continue to chirp when it reaches its seven year end of life if the batteries are replaced, leading consumers to believe it is still working.... Read More

Mod that wet bed so it stays dry!

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris When you think of mods and upgrades, you may think “big” or “techy!” Well, here’s one that’s less dramatic in approach, but could give you real comfort, particularly if you’re a winter RVer. We RVers sometimes suffer an obnoxious — and health hazardous — problem: water condensation under the bed mattress. Most often... Read More

Make plug-in electric heaters safer with SmartPlug

  By Bob Difley Portable heaters are a convenient way to ward off the season’s chill, but these devices increase amperage loads that poorly maintained electrical systems can’t handle. SmartPlug Systems, maker of the revolutionary SmartPlug, offers tips to identify potential safety hazards in a shore power system, and ways to safeguard against overheating and possible fire. With a traditional... Read More

RV stove top cover provides more work space

  By Bob Difley Enhance and complement your RV kitchen décor with the Camco RV Universal Fit Black Stove Top Cover that protects and hides burners while adding counter space in your RV. Cover is hinged for easy access to the front burners and acts as a splash guard between the burners and the wall when it is folded back.... Read More

Video: How to use an RV microwave convection oven

  In this video Nikki Wynn shares a few tips on how to use an RV microwave-convection oven combo. Nikki shares how to set the oven for proper cooking including times and temperatures, and shares why a convection oven is perfect for RVers. She also includes advice about choosing the best convection oven bakeware. Watch more great videos about RVing at... Read More

Got enough battery to power that inverter?

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris If you’re considering adding an inverter to your rig, or already have one, it’s important to keep in mind the battery power you have available. Nothing can ruin a spot of boondocking quicker than killing off your “house” batteries. Replacing deep-cycle batteries is an expensive proposition, and a bit of quick math can... Read More

Save space, eat right with a collapsible salad spinner

  By Bob Difley For RVers, eating healthy on the road can be both challenging and adventurous. With a little extra effort you can find farmers markets and roadside stands wherever you travel — if you get off the interstates, of course.  Adding farm-fresh fruits and vegetables to your meals is an easy choice and having the essential tools to prepare... Read More