Getting along — Pointers for a great RV partnership

By Greg Illes It is said that wherever your relationship is going, traveling together in an RV will take it there sooner. Here are some thoughts and pointers for traveling (and living) in close quarters with your loved one. “Right” and “Wrong” — get rid of them Does your brain work like this: “If I think one thing, and somebody…

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Be kind to your back with a lumbar support camp chair

By Greg Illes For anyone not familiar with the term, “lumbar” refers to that portion of your back just above your waist. The spinal vertebra in that area are relatively inflexible, and they put a lot of pressure on spinal discs when they are stressed. This seemingly minor physiological anomaly leads to one of the most common ailments in the…

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Make your mornings peaceful with generator work-arounds

By Greg Illes One of our recent campsites had a campground “quiet time” ending at 8:00 a.m. We could hear folks moving about the camp starting at around 5:30 — doors opening and shutting, muffled instructions to teenagers (sometimes not so muffled), engines starting and RVs departing. But the campers were obedient and not one generator was to be heard.…

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Why a voltmeter will help you to be a happy camper

By Greg Illes There’s a lot of confusion out there about batteries, not the least of which is how to tell if your batteries are properly charged or not. Pretty much the only handy, inexpensive way to do this is with a (good) voltmeter. Let’s make sure we have the basics down pat: A fully charged battery will measure approximately…

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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”…

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