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

Is AGM or lithium in your RV battery future?

By Greg Illes If you thought you knew a lot about batteries, be prepared to go back to school in the near future: The world is changing. Once upon a time, RV batteries came from familiar factory names such as Lifeline, Trojan, Interstate, and the like. They were 12V, or better yet 6V “golf cart” styles, made with 19th-century lead-acid... Read More

Why a voltmeter will help you to be a happy camper

By Greg Illes There’s a lot of confusion out there about batteries, not the least of which is how to tell if your batteries are properly charged or not. Pretty much the only handy, inexpensive way to do this is with a (good) voltmeter. Let’s make sure we have the basics down pat: A fully charged battery will measure approximately... Read More