Using a wheel bearing lube system? Maybe not a good idea

By Russ and Tiña De Maris We’ve written more than one time about the wisdom of pulling your trailer wheels apart every year or two and taking the time to inspect and repack the axle bearings. Each time we do, we hear from somebody who says, in effect, “Why waste the time? Just put on a lube system that allows... Read More

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