Tools for RVers: Infrared thermometer

By Chris Dougherty Certified RV technician   I get questions all the time regarding RV temperatures. People ask about their heating and air conditioning, their wheel and brake temperatures, refrigerator temperatures, oven temperatures . . . you get the point. A quick and easy way to see various temperatures is to use an infrared thermometer. These battery-powered units fit easily... Read More

Hygienic care of your RV sewer attachments

By George Bliss Hygiene: “Conditions or practices conducive to maintaining health and preventing disease, especially through cleanliness.” RVers have to travel long distances and often are a distance away from the supply store. If you’re like me, you carry everything you need and more. As far as emptying your grey and black water tanks, you often need various attachments depending... Read More

RV Gadget: Scissor jacks

By Chris Dougherty Certified RV technician I don’t know about you, but one of the setup chores I don’t really like to do is setting the scissor jacks — especially in the rain, or putting them back up when it’s raining and muddy with pine needles sticking to everything. Now, there’s nothing you can do to fix the problem of... Read More

Tools for RVers: IMPELtronics flashlight

By Chris Dougherty Certified RV technician Having a good flashlight in an RV is important, and even a couple of flashlights that serve different purposes is a good idea. Sometimes a flashlight can serve more than one purpose, as is the case with the IMPELtronics magnetic flashlight. Ideal for your RV toolbox, this 4-LED flashlight has magnets on each end:... Read More

Electrical gremlins? Multimeters to the rescue

By Chris Dougherty Certified RV Technician There are many brands and kinds of multimeters, from inexpensive dollar store specials to Flukes and Extechs. While I’ll refrain from recommending any particular brand or mode, I will make a few recommendations for features. AC/DC Amp Clamp: Power is measured by volts (pressure) and amps (flow). Since more than half of the electrical... Read More

Tools for RVers: Battery-powered screw gun

By Chris Dougherty Certified RV technician One of the most useful tools you can carry in an RV is a good battery-powered screw gun. As a professional technician, I use a DeWalt 12-volt screw gun every day. I’m never without it. What’s nice about this tool is it’s lightweight, compact, pretty powerful, has a huge array of bits available and... Read More