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

Caring for you RV cabinets, furniture and carpet

By Chris Dougherty Certified RV technician Here are some ideas about caring for your RV’s cabinets, furniture and carpets Cabinet and furniture care Hardwood: RV cabinet doors and drawer fronts are often hardwood, while the remaining cabinet parts are particle board covered with a thin lamination. Cabinet parts and dinette chairs that are made of wood (oak, cherry, etc,) and... Read More

Save propane with CheapHeat electric heating system

The standard way for recreational vehicles of all types to heat their interiors has been by bottled propane (LPG). Now the CheapHeat™ system gives you a choice to change the central heating system between gas and electric with the simple flip of a switch. When you choose to run on electric heat, rather than gas heat, your coach will be... Read More

Catalytic heaters warm your RV without draining batteries

If you’ve become frustrated with the inefficiency of your RV’s forced air furnace, especially when dry-camping and it kills your batteries in record time, you might want to consider adding a catalytic heater. Using no electricity, and therefore not depleting your batteries, the catalytic heat, operates on propane only, has high to low settings, and costs only pennies an hour... 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