Put some good skid wheels on to protect your rig

By Greg Illes My RV is a 2003 Itasca model, and it came equipped with some simple skid bumpers bolted to the back ends of the frame rails. I would often notice the horrific Wham! of the skids hitting solid pavement while negotiating a driveway, drainage or other significant ground undulation. I learned to approach those disturbances slowly and “bash”... Read More

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