Opti-Brite LED headlamps: rugged, with stunning engineering

  By Bob Difley Optronics International, a manufacturer of heavy-duty LED vehicle lighting, announced its most advanced Opti-Brite LED Headlamps featuring advanced retroflective LED technology engineered to emit a wider, brighter beam for increased visibility and safety, and an eye-catching LED conspicuity array that enhances the lamp’s style and appearance and sets them apart from other LED headlamps. Beginning with... Read More

Keep dirt out of your RV with a Reversible Awning Leisure Mat

  By Bob Difley Camco’s Reversible Awning Leisure Mats measure 6 x 9 feet and are made of high-quality mold and mildew resistant material, are easily cleaned, and come in green, blue, burgundy, and brown. Included are rust-resistant grommets on each corner and ground stakes to keep them in place. Durable edging helps prevent the mat from fraying. The lightweight... Read More

RV electricity: Reader asks meaning of AC power

  Reader Question: Forgive my electrical ignorance but doesn’t “AC” mean “alternating current”? Does that mean that the hot and neutral wires are constantly reversing? Mike’s response: The “Hot” wire is also known as the “Line”, and it is indeed energized with 120 volts AC (in the USA). The Neutral wire is “bonded” to the earth ground rod(s) at the incoming... Read More

Yikes! A holding tank pyramid!

  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, We’ve been stationary for almost a month, so far. I’ve noticed what I think is a pyramid formed at the pipe base in the black tank. This has occurred twice... Read More

Winterize RV using a “Schrader valve”?

  Dear Gary, I have been hearing about dry winterizing a motorhome using a “Schrader valve” and blowing the water out using an air compressor set on 20-PSI, plus putting some of the pink stuff in the kitchen sink, bath sink and shower drains only. Is this a good idea? If so, how do I find the Schrader valve and... Read More

Changing shocks in these Class C RVs a nightmare

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris If your Class C motorhome is built on a Ford E-350 chassis, you’re far from being alone. There’s just swarms of these venerable RVs out there, and they have their own peculiar praises and faults. Of the latter, you’ll find plenty of E-350 owners who begin to use language that’s not safe for... Read More