Make your powerful 50-amp service safer with SmartPlug

  By Bob Difley So you have a big box filled with power-hungry appliances like microwaves, lots of bright lights, and a couple of air conditioners and you know how to use ’em. You also know that it takes 50 amps to run them – and that’s a lot of power. But that much power can also overheat connectors and... Read More

Power requirement for a residential style fridge

  Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, In the latest newsletter you talked about boondocking and charging your batteries. We have a residential refrigerator in our 2016 Holiday Rambler Vacationer. It is not a three-way. How do I keep the fridge going while boondocking without harming the batteries? —Judy and Mark  Hi Judy and Mark,... Read More

Defrosting RV fridge makes for icy relationship

  By Chris Dougherty Chris 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, Thank you for all your available helpful advice! Can you please tell me the best and fastest way to defrost the Dometic fridge in our coach? The fins get completely... Read More

How to winterize an RV washer/dryer combo

  Dear RV Doctor: Please tell me the best way to winterize a washer/dryer combo. Thanks! —Jack O. Dear Jack: That’s what I like Jack: short and to the point! You can’t get any more direct than that! The simplest procedure that works best with all washer/dryer combos is to simply drain all the water from the machine and turn... Read More

Cooluli introduces six-can cooler/warmer

  By Bob Difley Cooluli introduces a portable six-can AC/DC electric cooler and warmer that fits in a counter or in a vehicle. The thermoelectric system allows for easy switching from beverage cooler to food warmer. Holds up to six 12-ounce cans or four 16-ounce bottles. The device changes from cooling to heating with the flip of a switch and... Read More