Park rangers give techno tips to get you out of trouble

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Rangers at Utah’s Zion National Park say that technology has proven a godsend for some visitors who’ve gotten into trouble. No, we’re not talking GPS systems or satellite phones but, rather, the simple use of cellular telephones. Here’s an example: A Virginia man tried descending a steep trail after dark. The man stepped off... Read More

Chilling while driving your motorhome

By Russ and Tiña De Maris A new reader sent us an email with an interesting question: “Can we run the propane generator while driving?” It’s a great question, particularly for folks with larger motorhomes that, while equipped with factory “dash air,” don’t cool down with that comparatively miniscule-scale air conditioner. Really, operating a motorhome’s roof air system while tooling... Read More

Okay to use cruise control while towing?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris When towing a travel trailer, can you use the cruise control? What about an overdrive transmission? These are questions that can puzzle new RVers — and even some veterans. First, let’s talk about cruise control. Here’s a school of thought where most folks who’ve had cruise tend to agree: Towing a trailer with cruise... Read More

Bring the light of day when you poke around under your bed

By Russ and Tiña De Maris We previously wrote a piece about keeping your head safe from bumps and bruises when accessing your RV’s “under-bed” storage. We noted that sometimes the gas struts that are used to hold the bed up aren’t just skookum enough to hold up the weight of the mattress and the bedding. We suggested an add-on support... Read More