Going solar? Be realistic about your power needs

By Greg Illes So you’ve decided to “go solar.” Congratulations! No doubt you’ve read a lot about panel types and inverter technologies, and maybe received a few quotes. You have probably become familiar with the basic arithmetic of energy management by now, too. The advice you’ll typically see is to size your panels according to how much power you use... Read More

Help your fridge do its best work with a circulation fan

By Greg Illes A lot of us have seen the after-market circulation fans for RV refrigerators. They are small, battery-powered units that purport to help keep the inside of a fridge at uniform temperature. The premise is accurate and air circulation provides several benefits such as even temps, reduced humidity, less ice and so forth. But, unfortunately, the after-market products... Read More

Take your entire library on the road

By Greg Illes By now, most folks know about e-books (electronic books), those microscopic packets of electrons that blossom magically into entire books in full color. E-books are sometimes embraced, sometimes hated, and nearly universally misunderstood to some extent. For RV life, electronic books are a huge blessing, virtually eliminating any space or weight taken up by conventional tomes. So... Read More