High altitude fuel-up — low altitude engine knock

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris We got a note from a reader who’d been on a road trip out West. Piloting his pickup with a V-10 engine, towing a travel trailer, he started to encounter severe engine knocking. He got seriously concerned, thinking he’d developed engine problems. Happily, “the light came on,” and it wasn’t that dratted “check... Read More

Add warmth and ambiance to your RV with an electric fireplace

  By Bob Difley If you miss having the warmth and ambiance of a fireplace in your RV, the Dimplex 25″ LED Electric Fireplace Insert may be the next best thing. The simulated fireplace looks like a real fire burning, and also will heat your interior, a pleasant plus for fall and winter camping. Features: LED Technology: Lasts more than... Read More

Dashboard accessories headed for a meltdown?

  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, What is the best way to power all of the 12 volt accessories that I have? I do not want to overload the outlet on the dashboard of my Class... Read More

Pure, tasty water in your RV with Remco’s WaterMaker Five

  By Bob Difley You may have noticed that the water you hook up to at some campgrounds and RV resorts is considerably taste-challenged. Campground water can come from a variety of sources and is not always tested for taste and purity as often as you might like. And you can bet that most of these water sources are not filtering... Read More

Avoid ‘frying’ appliances, electronics at RV parks

  It’s not unusual for your RV to be exposed to faulty campground electrical wiring like open neutral, open ground and reverse polarity. If ignored when hooking up at a campground or RV park, such conditions can damage or destroy appliances and expensive electronics. In this short video, Mark Polk demonstrates how several inexpensive Surge Guard RV Power Protectors can... 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

Prevent thieves from stealing your generator

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris If it’s December or thereabouts, you can be sure that there’s plenty of RVers boondocking on the desert near Quartzsite. And you can also bet good money that the local police agency will be investigating reports of stolen generators from some of those same boondockers. Just what can you do to keep somebody... 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