Steps to conserving and supplying power for RV boondocking

  Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, My wife and I have boondocked a couple of times and like it, but it seems that we run out of power too soon. What are the best ways for boondockers to increase their available power supply without breaking the bank buying an expensive solar system? —Walt and... Read More

RV Mods: Table drop-leg chewing floor? Here’s a quick fix!

By Russ and Tiña De Maris If you own a “vintage” RV, you probably have a “bag of tricks” you reach into to make your RVing life easier. Older equipment can sometimes act up, and there’s not always a modern fix for problems. Here’s one we ran into. Some RV dinettes are equipped with a single, folding leg. With the... Read More

Is it worth it to inflate tires with nitrogen?

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble Regarding nitrogen (N2) passing through (permeating) tire rubber more slowly than oxygen (O2) due to molecular size, are nitrogen molecules really larger than oxygen molecules? According to the Get Nitrogen Institute in their paper on N2 effusion, “The correct answer, with respect to ‘permeation,’ is yes.” So I imagine your question is: Why... Read More

RV Electricity – Quick Tips #01 – Sparks

Quick Tips #01 – Turn breakers off before plugging or unplugging Contrary to what you might think, the bright yellow and green sparks you see when unplugging an extension cord or the shore power plug are not electrons zipping around, but rather tiny bits of super-heated copper burning in the air. Where does that burning metal come from? Well, it... Read More

RV Electricity – Quick Tips #02 – Lightning Safety

Is it safe to stay in my RV during a lightning storm? I know an automobile or truck is a safe place to be  during a  thunderstorm with lightning, because you are basically in a metal box. How about our fiberglass RVs? Are we protected in any way from lightning or should we head for our vehicle? —Walt L. (Boulder,... Read More

Trim your RV weight and increase storage space, too

By Adrienne Kristine There is a direct connection between reducing the weight inside your RV and increasing the mileage for every gallon of expensive gas you purchase. Storage space is limited, but you can make the best use of the space you have by thinking outside the box or can. When you shop for groceries and sundries for your home,... Read More

Carefree of Colorado rolls out wireless awning control system

Source: news release from Carefree of Colorado (November 22, 2017) — Carefree of Colorado has debuted a wireless awning control system which is Bluetooth-enabled, allowing wireless awning control using the remote fob or Carefree Mobile app from at least 50 feet away without obstruction. The system works with all 12-volt Carefree awnings. The control module is located inside the RV and is the key... Read More

Omni Chill High-Efficiency A/C system enables three A/Cs

GOSHEN, Ind. — Until now it has been impossible to operate three RV air conditioners in “cooling” mode at the same time. With each air conditioner requiring up to 20 amps of power, the electrical demand exceeded virtually all of the RV’s 50-amp capacity. Enter the Fuzion Omni Chill Super High-Efficiency A/C system. Says Fuzion product manager Jeremiah Dumka, “The... Read More

Shurhold offers won’t-scratch sleeves for aluminum handles

  Brush and mop handles can accidentally scratch and mar fine RV finishes. Shurhold Industries’ patented Handle Mate PFD slips over the aluminum shaft of its Telescoping and Fixed Length Handles to protect gelcoat, clear coat, paint, chrome and vinyl graphics. Made from soft, high-quality neoprene, Handle Mate PFD provides a solid, comfortable grip. The durable sleeve is easily installed... Read More

Some household cleaners may not be RV-friendly

Courtesy shurhold.com Editor’s note: The following is information provided by an RV products manufacturer. While there is plenty of product “puffing,” our readers may find some of the non-advertising information useful when working on their RVs.  A clean RV provides the same level of accomplishment and pride as a spotless home, but the products used to get to that point... Read More