Pick your next generator carefully

By Greg Illes Before you repair or rebuild that Onan built-in generator, and certainly before you purchase another portable generator, there are some relatively new issues to be aware of and consider. The old Onan 4KW series, and most older portable generators, use a fuel motor (gas/diesel/propane) to drive a motor-generator. This requires that the engine run at a constant... Read More

Don’t forget to pack along the important stuff

By Greg Illes Ready to go? Let’s go! Anything missing? Nah. (Famous last words!) If you’re a quart low on oil, or you forgot that coffee mug on the tree stump, even the camp shovel leaning against the back side of that tree, well, no big deal — you can wander on down the road to your next destination with... Read More

Use a TPMS for easy tire pressure monitoring

By Greg Illes A while back I drove a boat-on-trailer 100 miles at night to the Sacramento River Delta area. We camped overnight to get an early start the next day on the water. Imagine my surprise when I awoke the next morning to find one trailer tire completely shredded on a badly battered rim. The tire had gone flat... Read More