How do I test my propane leak detector?

By Steve Savage, Mobility RV Service People have asked me: “How do I test my propane leak detector?” The short answer is: Most detectors cannot be reliably tested. Some detectors even come with directions noting attempted testing will void the detector warranty. The reason you can’t simply spray propane or butane at the detector is straightforward. Detectors are designed to sample... Read More

Radiant heaters: An alternative to RV forced air furnaces

By Greg Illes Heating in most RVs is with a forced-air, propane-fired system. These heaters are effective at heating up the trailer or coach in short order but they have disadvantages. A forced-air heater is noisy and it uses a 12-volt driven fan to circulate air. If you’re not on shore power, a long cold day could deplete your battery.... Read More