Temperature controlled shower unit – high-end but so comfortable

By Greg Illes Many modern homes enjoy the benefits of a temperature-controlled shower. No more hot and cold valves, but rather one handle for setting water temperature, and one handle for controlling the flow. Once hot water reaches the valve, the output temperature never varies, and you never have to “fiddle” with the hot and cold knobs (in fact, there... Read More

Take a really nice shower AND save water

By Greg Illes Before we even took a test drive in our first RV, we knew about “the shower rules” — basically, fast and furious, and be sure to turn it off while you’re soaping up. When I was young, we called this the “GI shower” because military guys with limited water supplies would make use of the same technique.... Read More

Use wireless thermometers to track important areas

By Greg Illes Once upon a time, the only reliable temperature measurement was with a hollow glass rod filled with mercury. As awkward and fragile as these devices were, they were the only choice. Even rough-country explorers had to use them (to measure altitude via the boiling point of water). But today, modern electronics provide not only glass-free thermometers, but... Read More

Safe water made simple

By Bob Difley It’s a vital resource we need to sustain life. For RVers, it’s more critical than for homeowners. It’s water. Permanent home dwellers use just one source of supply for their water (two, if you count bottled drinking water) and, as such, generally know the quality and consistency of the supplier —generally a closely monitored municipal water supply,... Read More

What kind of water filter do you really need?

By Greg Illes We shower with it, flush the toilet, wash dishes, and (most importantly) we drink it. Behind the scenes, it also runs through all of our expensive, hard-to-service plumbing and fixtures. It hardly needs to be said that we want good, clean water in our tanks and pipes. For most folks hooked up to an RV park’s water... Read More