Save propane with CheapHeat electric heating system

The standard way for recreational vehicles of all types to heat their interiors has been by bottled propane (LPG). Now the CheapHeat™ system gives you a choice to change the central heating system between gas and electric with the simple flip of a switch. When you choose to run on electric heat, rather than gas heat, your coach will be... Read More

RV Gadget: keyless lock system by Lippert Components

Many of us have become accustomed to remote control and keyless locks on our cars, but aside from high-end motorhomes that option hasn’t been available for RVs. Recently, Lippert Components introduced the RV Lock keyless lock system for travel trailers and fifth wheels that allows for an easy upgrade to keyless and keypad entry. The battery-powered lock system is a... Read More

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 system... Read More

Decisions based on RV weight? Do you know what yours weighs?

By Steve Savage, Mobility RV Service I don’t understand. Given how simple it is to weigh an RV, whether driven or towed, and how little it costs, why aren’t folks weighing their RVs? On the Internet, I read frequent discussions related to weight: “Can my truck pull this?” “Can my tires carry that?” Yet it is seldom the case that the... Read More

Use bicycle bottles for your handy drinking water suppliers

By Greg Illes After many years of anywhere from serious to casual cycling, bicycle water bottles had become a familiar accessory to us. So it was no leap of imagination when we saw opportunities to use them outside of our cycling activities. We’ve found these bottles to be extremely versatile for many venues. They have so many virtues: •  Inexpensive... 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