RVers: Can you get the lead out?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris On August 30, all Detroit public schools shut off drinking water due to elevated levels of copper and/or lead. Prior to that, the Flint, Michigan, water crisis spotlighted the dangers of lead in drinking water. Even though the city’s water supply has now been declared safe, some residents may still be stuck getting their…

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RV Electricity – No~Shock~Zone by Mike Sokol – Issue 10

Issue 10 • August 26, 2018 MIKE SOKOL, editor Brought to you as a public service by RVtravel.com. Support comes from our sponsors, advertisers and the contributions of readers, who believe that an educated RVer is a safe, happy RVer. Subscribe to one of our many online newsletters (including this one) about RVing. Welcome to RV Electricity Issue #10 (or should…

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2018 RV Electrical Safety Seminars update

Dear Mike, We want to thank you again for the electrical safety seminars you presented at our 2018 [Holiday Rambler Recreational Vehicle Club] rally.  They were a major highlight of the rally, and they focused on subjects too frequently ignored. We had many compliments on their inclusion, and on the professional, entertaining way in which you presented the material.  Please…

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When should you replace your tires? How old is “too old”?

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble A lot of folks talk about tire age and when they “age out.” Here is what a few tire companies have to say about passenger and light truck tire service life: Japan Automobile Tyre Manufacturers Association (JATMA) recommendation: At 5 years have tires inspected by “Qualified tire service person,” and no…

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Plumbing inspection not high on RVers’ lists

By Russ and Tiña De Maris If you’re old enough to remember The Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew mysteries, perhaps you’ll recall “The Mystery of the Crappy Crapper.” No? Okay, so we made that one up. After all, most of us were born after the advent of indoor plumbing, and we all just take “the throne” for granted. Flush it,…

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