Shurhold’s Bucket Grate improves RV washing

  By Bob Difley Everyone has a favorite item to clean their RV with, be it a wash mitt, sponge or brush. All of these tools pick up dirt and debris that eventually collect in the bottom of a wash bucket. Shurhold Industries’ new Bucket Grate sits in the bottom of a standard five-gallon pail and allows contaminants to settle,... Read More

High altitude fuel-up — low altitude engine knock

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris We got a note from a reader who’d been on a road trip out West. Piloting his pickup with a V-10 engine, towing a travel trailer, he started to encounter severe engine knocking. He got seriously concerned, thinking he’d developed engine problems. Happily, “the light came on,” and it wasn’t that dratted “check... Read More

Add warmth and ambiance to your RV with an electric fireplace

  By Bob Difley If you miss having the warmth and ambiance of a fireplace in your RV, the Dimplex 25″ LED Electric Fireplace Insert may be the next best thing. The simulated fireplace looks like a real fire burning, and also will heat your interior, a pleasant plus for fall and winter camping. Features: LED Technology: Lasts more than... Read More

The readers write — Security for generators and RVers

By Russ and Tiña De Maris While plenty of folks were out hitting the highways over the long weekend, it seems our readers took their electronic devices along to keep up with the newsletter. Here’s a bit of the feedback we’ve received in the last couple of weeks. Few boondockers? Our man Bob Difley posed the question, “Why so few... Read More

Full-time RVing — If you solo RV, please do this

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Are you a solo RVer? Here’s a “stop and ponder issue” for you. Every year thousands of RVers descend on the desert southwest, looking forward to a great time of exploration and relaxation. And every year, reports a representative of the Quartzsite, Arizona, fire department, a body is found in the desert, usually... Read More

Pure, tasty water in your RV with Remco’s WaterMaker Five

  By Bob Difley You may have noticed that the water you hook up to at some campgrounds and RV resorts is considerably taste-challenged. Campground water can come from a variety of sources and is not always tested for taste and purity as often as you might like. And you can bet that most of these water sources are not filtering... Read More

Avoid ‘frying’ appliances, electronics at RV parks

  It’s not unusual for your RV to be exposed to faulty campground electrical wiring like open neutral, open ground and reverse polarity. If ignored when hooking up at a campground or RV park, such conditions can damage or destroy appliances and expensive electronics. In this short video, Mark Polk demonstrates how several inexpensive Surge Guard RV Power Protectors can... Read More