Is it time to change to a composting toilet?

  By Greg Illes If there’s one single topic that can sponsor an entire evening’s conversation among RVers, it’s the RV toilet. Everyone has their preferences and their funny/horror stories. The horror part is almost always associated with the dumping process, a noxious affair where days or weeks worth of accumulated, concentrated sewage is carefully deposited deep inside some septic... Read More

Keep your cat (and yourself) warm with a “cat” heater

By Russ and Tiña De Maris   While our own four-footed feline thinks our “cat” heater was made just for her, “cat” stands for catalytic. These flameless heaters are the “cat’s meow” for producing lots of heat with little or no electrical power consumption. They use a specially coated catalyst “bed” or mat to efficiently burn propane. They are flameless... Read More

Swing your wall heater out for better coverage

By Greg Illes We’ve been running non-fan-driven heaters for quite a while now, for all the well-known reasons: outstanding propane efficiency, zero battery usage, silent operation. We’ve used ceramic heaters like Mr. Heater, but those have altitude limitations, and we switched over to a true catalytic heater, the Wave from Olympian. But whether the units were ceramic or catalytic, we... Read More

Do-it-yourself dish drainer

By Cheryl Probst   RV sinks come in awkward sizes, especially when it comes to dish drainers. There’s usually not enough room on the counter for a standard size drainer, so what’s a person to do? One solution is to make your own drainer to fit in the sink. Our version is inexpensive and takes only a few minutes to... Read More

Taking it apart? Tips for putting it back together — correctly!

By Steve Savage RV Mobility Services   For all you do-it-yourselfers out there, here’s something important to remember: Not even those of us who work on RVs for a living know how everything we work on is assembled. It’s a sure bet you don’t either. Most of the calls I’ve received recently have been the result of someone correctly diagnosing... Read More