Repair UV damage quickly and easily

By Jim Twamley Look around the RV park and you’ll see examples of UV radiation damage. Window frames, vents and corner pieces that have yellowed are abundant. These items are still serviceable, but they will eventually become brittle and crack, allowing moisture into your RV.   You can purchase new frames and vents (they are inexpensive parts), or you can... Read More

Does your RV bathroom need an assist device?

By Jim Twamley Many RVers need a little assistance in the bathroom, like conveniently placed grab bars which are available at hardware stores. These are the bars you see in handicap bathrooms. Most hardware stores will stock grab bars in white or the silver brushed metal color and they can special order brass and beige. These come in handy when... Read More

RV wind deflectors: Use ’em right or don’t use ’em

By Jim Twamley Just how effective are those RV wind deflectors you see on trucks pulling 5th wheels and travel trailers? Though somewhat technical (what you’d expect from a Professor of RVing), this information could save you some serious cash. Trucks pulling trailers lose a majority of their energy at highway speeds through aerodynamic drag. Using computational fluid dynamics, scientists... Read More

Do-it-yourself RV storage organizer

By Jim Twamley No matter what type of RV you own, storage will always be an issue. I’ve used everything from elaborate storage compartment organization units, to stackable plastic storage bins, and cardboard boxes — because they work. For RV newbies, I suggest starting off with plastic bins and cardboard boxes until you determine what works best for your RV... Read More