RV Electricity – Start me up … Generators and rooftop air conditioners

Dear Readers, I saw a lot of cool stuff at the Hershey RV show last month, and the manufacturers are sending me demo gear to try out. Pretty cool, as I love setting up experiments, gathering empirical data and coming to meaningful engineering conclusions. I don’t do guesses – I do science.  Here’s a topic that I’ve pondered for years but…

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Tips for RVing comfortably in the cold and snow

With some preparation, you can continue to enjoy the RVing lifestyle even in the cold and snow. While most coach owners who live in cold-weather locales either head to warmer climates for the winter or park the RV for the season, there are those brave souls who still do go RVing even during wintry conditions. Then there are the full-time…

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Zap that filthy RV awning – with Mr. Clean’s help

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Living in the desert Southwest, dealing with dirt is a way of life. Seems like dust blows nearly year-round, and it finds its way into nearly every place. There’s no such thing as a “clean room” in this part of the country. One spot the dirt seems to congregate is in the folds of…

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Guide to maintaining the RV heating system

If you are a serious winter RVer or if you travel in your coach during the chilly fall or early spring months, then you fully understand the importance, convenience and comfort of having a fully functioning RV heating system. If not, spend an involuntary cold night in temperatures near freezing or below without heat and you’ll soon wish you did…

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Do not assume you have no water leak just because you can’t see it

Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about RVing.  Hi Bob, I’ve read several frightening accounts of RVers discovering leaks in their RVs that went undetected until severe problems, such as mold and rot in hidden places, were detected. What can I do to catch or prevent these incidents before major damage occurs? —Ben Hi Ben, We all enjoy the…

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Winterizing an RV washer/dryer

Dear Gary, Please tell me the best way to winterize a washer/dryer combo. Thanks! —Jack Dear Jack, That’s what I like: short and to the point! The simplest procedure that works best with all washer/dryer combos is to simply drain all the water from the machine and turn off the water supply at the spigot for the washer fresh water…

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RV Electricity – No~Shock~Zone by Mike Sokol – Issue 11

Issue 11 • September 30, 2018 MIKE SOKOL, editor Brought to you as a public service by RVtravel.com. Support comes from our sponsors, advertisers and the contributions of readers, who believe that an educated RVer is a safe, happy RVer. Subscribe to one (or more) of our many online newsletters (including this one) about RVing. Welcome …  Stray Voltage Patrol…

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