Sagging slideout topper – What’s an RVer to do?

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, The awning over my slideout is sagging on one end, but the other end is tight as both ends should be. Is there a way to adjust the tension on the... Read More

Awning Side Sun Shades help keep your campsite cool

  You are probably daydreaming of summer right now, and its bright blue skies and sunny warmth helping you recover from the bone-chilling cold, rain and snow of winter. But before long, you will be seeking shelter from a hot summer sun. You may not want to think about that yet, but having efficient, properly placed protection from the direct... Read More

Southwest snowbirds — Beware the wind of many names

By Bob Difley When snowbirding in the Southwestern deserts this winter, be careful not to allow yourself to be lulled into complacency when you take off for a day of exploration and the desert is calm with nary a breeze. Desert winds (also called chubascos, Santa Anas and dust devils) can come up quickly and unexpectedly – and blow strongly... 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

RVAA picks Dometic Awning Power Wand for award

  ELKHART, Ind. – August 30, 2017 – Dometic was honored to have its new Awning Power Wand selected as being one of the top three items in the 2017 Product of the Year Awards at the RVAA (Recreational Vehicle Aftermarket Association) Executive Conference in San Diego, California. Trey Miller, Dometic’s Director of Marketing – Americas, commented, “The new Power... Read More

It’s roll-out time for your RV awning — Is it ready?

  By Chris Dougherty Chris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. Here is an article he wrote while serving as RVtravel.com’s technical editor. With summer here, you may have already rolled out your RV awning. It’s a great addition to any RV and with a little care it will provide many years of service. But just what kind of care... 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