Do-it-yourself dish drainer

By Cheryl Probst   RV sinks come in awkward sizes, especially when it comes to dish drainers. There’s usually not enough room on the counter for a standard size drainer, so what’s a person to do? One solution is to make your own drainer to fit in the sink. Our version is inexpensive and takes only a few minutes to... Read More

Keep dishes safe while on the move

By Cheryl Probst   We all have nightmares of cupboards coming open and dishes crashing to the floor as our RVs rumble down the road. One solution to this problem is to store your dishes in a dish drainer installed in the cupboard. A standard-size dish drainer should fit in most cupboards, but measure the inside of your cupboard to... Read More

Better pot and pan storage

By Jim Twamley   Imagine having an earthquake at your house for eight straight hours every few weeks. You would eventually learn to make adjustments after the earthquake. Well, that is exactly what happens in your RV every time you travel. If it isn’t tied down it will fall, roll around and make a mess. This twisting and turning, the... Read More

These two inexpensive cleaning agents work great!

By Bob Difley Before buying those high-priced, fancy-packaged, specialized cleaning supplies, try these two items you probably already have in your rig. Even if you don’t have them already, they’re readily available in any grocery store — and you may be pleasantly surprised at their versatility. What are these magic ingredients? White vinegar and baking soda! Don’t believe it? Try... Read More

Chilling while driving your motorhome

By Russ and Tiña De Maris A new reader sent us an email with an interesting question: “Can we run the propane generator while driving?” It’s a great question, particularly for folks with larger motorhomes that, while equipped with factory “dash air,” don’t cool down with that comparatively miniscule-scale air conditioner. Really, operating a motorhome’s roof air system while tooling... Read More

Use wireless thermometers to track important areas

By Greg Illes Once upon a time, the only reliable temperature measurement was with a hollow glass rod filled with mercury. As awkward and fragile as these devices were, they were the only choice. Even rough-country explorers had to use them (to measure altitude via the boiling point of water). But today, modern electronics provide not only glass-free thermometers, but... Read More

Make your mornings peaceful with generator work-arounds

By Greg Illes One of our recent campsites had a campground “quiet time” ending at 8:00 a.m. We could hear folks moving about the camp starting at around 5:30 — doors opening and shutting, muffled instructions to teenagers (sometimes not so muffled), engines starting and RVs departing. But the campers were obedient and not one generator was to be heard.... Read More