RV quick tricks: Substitute GPS mounting “hardware”

By Russ and Tiña De Maris My, how the times have changed – stacks of those infernally-hard-to-refold road maps have given way to a simple electronic device. For those who used to think that the patron saint of travelers was Saint Christopher now know it’s “Our Lady of the Dashboard.” But if the old hassle of “refolding that confounded map”... Read More

RV fluorescent lights gone dim – What gives?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris An RVer who was hooked up to shore power reported a sudden “dimness” in his fluorescent lights. Then a short time later, they simply failed to turn on. Meantime, his incandescent lamps were shining away brilliantly. At first he wondered if it might be a ballast or tube issue, but since the problem was afflicting ALL... Read More

RV dirty laundry!

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Politicians loathe it because somehow, it always comes out. RVers fight with it, because in a tight space, where do you put it? What is it? Dirty laundry! Where to put the dirty laundry until wash day rolls around. If someone could come up with a “one size fits all solution” they could... Read More

Feds back-step on propane inspection rules

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris In early February we brought out a “heads-up” notice to RVers who use “portable” LP cylinders. These are Department of Transportation-certified cylinders, commonly used on travel trailers, fifth wheels and truck campers. Motorhome LP tanks use a different certification method, and weren’t the owners we were reaching out to. At that time we... Read More

A little fresh air on RV tire life

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris RVers depend on their RV tires — and they’re an expensive thing to replace. We’ve often talked about the matter of safety and RV tires, but this time will highlight finances and what you can do to cut costs. Industry experts, including tire-consuming fleet folks — all agree: “The largest contributing factor [to... Read More

RV Mods: Upholstery foam sagging? Give it the bum’s rush!

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris If you’re an RV manufacturer and need to save a few bucks, where do you shave? One oft’ done area is where the rump meets the road – the quality of foam rubber in cushions. A few years down the road, and sitting down at the dinette may be an exercise where you... Read More