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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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RV trailer tires: To balance – or not?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Asking your fellow RVer about whether they balance their trailer or fifth-wheel tires is perhaps akin to forgetting to wear your deodorant to a dinner party in mid-summer. Who wants to talk about it? If informal polling holds true, the majority of trailering RVers probably don’t balance their tires. Their argument against it? Many…

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