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

Charging chassis battery through a lighter socket?

By Chris DoughertyChris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. Here is a letter he received from a reader while he was serving as RVtravel.com’s technical editor. Dear Chris,Because our chassis battery does not charge when we are plugged into shore power, we plug in a small 12-volt solar panel and set it on the dash when we are parked for... Read More

Three-way LED lights debut for RV interiors

  By Bob Difley You can now vary the brightness of your cabin lights with the simple flip of a switch (no dimmer required), a press release from SalVinCo reports. Bee Green LEDs new Three Way G4 bi-pin LED bulbs offer you the option to choose among three levels of lighting from one bulb. Just by toggling the light off... Read More

Unexpected cause of Dometic fridge fire discovered

By Greg GerberRV Daily Report SUN CITY, Ariz. — An RV technician trying to diagnose a problem with an older model RV watched as the unit’s Dometic refrigerator caught fire. His subsequent investigation traced the source to an electrical problem not related to the gas leak commonly cited as the source of refrigerator fires. The flaw impacts RVs built in... Read More

Drumi: the foot-powered washing machine

By Bob Difley The Drumi is a foot-powered washing machine that uses minimal amounts of water and no electricity. It is compact and easy to maneuver. Each cycle can hold up to five pounds of clothing, or about five to seven personal items (T-shirts, undergarments, baby clothes, etc.). It is not recommended for towels or bed sheets as they are a bit... Read More

All-in-one space-saving food prep set

By Bob Difley This food preparation set offers a modern take on maximum utility with minimum space, perfect for the RV lifestyle, where all space is valuable and should be used to maximum efficiency. Eight durable plastic BPA-free pieces in all necessary sizes for preparing food in your galley/kitchen nest together in a neat stack with a small footprint. The... Read More

Why a young boy died by simply touching the family RV

By Chuck Woodbury, editor I wrote this article two years ago in response to the death of a 3-year-old boy, who was electrocuted by simply touching his family’s Airstream trailer and reprinted the article again in early June, 2016 in the RV Travel Newsletter. The trailer was experiencing what is known as a “hot skin” condition. It can happen to any of... Read More

Replace fluorescent tubes with Cabin Bright LEDs

By Chris Dougherty Low voltage fluorescent lighting has been around the RV industry for many years, allowing for improved task lighting in our RVs from ceiling lights to under-cabinet lighting. Fluorescent lights use quite a bit of power and have a somewhat frequent failure rate as compared to other types of lighting. A recent product on the market has solved... Read More