RV Electricity – Start me up … Generators and rooftop air conditioners

Dear Readers, I saw a lot of cool stuff at the Hershey RV show last month, and the manufacturers are sending me demo gear to try out. Pretty cool, as I love setting up experiments, gathering empirical data and coming to meaningful engineering conclusions. I don’t do guesses – I do science.  Here’s a topic that I’ve pondered for years but…

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RV Industry president explains effort to learn RVer buyer habits

Note from RV Travel editor Chuck Woodbury The following message from RV Industry Association (RVIA) President Frank Hugelmeyer was published in the RV Industry Association newsletter RVIA News & Insights. He addresses the changing makeup of today’s consumer and the best ways for the RV industry to connect with new buyers. Translating this, what Hugelmeyer is talking about boils down to…

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Zap that filthy RV awning – with Mr. Clean’s help

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Living in the desert Southwest, dealing with dirt is a way of life. Seems like dust blows nearly year-round, and it finds its way into nearly every place. There’s no such thing as a “clean room” in this part of the country. One spot the dirt seems to congregate is in the folds of…

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Immerse yourself in nature … Volunteer!

The RoVing Naturalist  By Dennis Prichard When I strike out with the fifth-wheel, most of the time I am seeking a new adventure in nature. I like the amenities my RV brings, but I LOVE to learn all about the area I’m in and the critters and natural phenomena that are swirling around just off the last step of my front…

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RV Electricity – Campground power upgrade – expensive but necessary

Dear Readers, I’ve had this discussion both online and offline many times, but here’s the first time I’ve seen what it actually costs to upgrade old and failing power pedestals to modern electrical code in an existing campground. I do harp on campgrounds with failing pedestals due to safety concerns for both you and your RV, and they certainly should…

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