RV Electricity – Can I add a second surge protector?

Dear Mike, Thanks for your No Shock Zone articles! I am a big fan. I have a technical question based on an issue raised by a fellow camper. I have a Progressive Industries Surge Protector (EMS-HW50C Portable Electrical Management System) on my 50A diesel pusher, and I also use a Camco Dogbone RV Circuit Analyzer with integrated surge protection and fault…

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How to take good pictures of tire tread for a complaint

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble I occasionally see posts from folks complaining about some tread or sidewall condition on their RV tires. Frequently, however, either they can’t properly describe the condition or if they have pictures, the image is too small, poorly lit or from too far away to allow proper inspection of the condition for…

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Northern California placed on high alert Red Flag Warning

Northern California was placed on high alert as Red Flag Warnings fanned out across the region Wednesday, raising fears that a new round of forest fires looms less than two months since the Mendocino Complex became the largest blaze in state history, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning for mountainous areas of…

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Keep your RV alive: Keep water ONLY in its place

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Water – the elixir of life. For humans, perhaps, but for your RV, water has its place – in the plumbing system, but not in structural members. A recent poll tells us more than a third of respondents found out, to their dismay, that water can cause serious damage to your RV. Water damage…

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What to do if a mountain lion is near your campground or hiking trail

Though mountain lions prefer to stay out of sight, can you tell whether they are wandering around near your campground or your favorite hiking trail? Can you tell their tracks apart from dog paw prints, or bobcat tracks? And do you know what to do if you encounter one while hiking in cougar territory? Here’s a handy guide from the East…

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Fifth-wheel takes almost direct lightning strike in Minn. campground

Thunder and dramatic lightning flashes during electrical storms are often fun and exciting to watch, but not for Scott Johnson, who was jarred to full wakefulness when his fifth-wheel was nearly hit by a lightning strike. The late-night rainstorm on Sunday, September 16, startled many in the Grand Marais, Minnesota, campground, but probably none more so than Scott, who said the…

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Thor stock drops after earnings miss, future weakness ahead

Thor Industries (THO) took a big hit on the stock market a day after announcing its purchase of the Hymer RV Group when the company reported a bigger-than-expected fiscal fourth-quarter earnings decline, even though sales weren’t as bad as expected. Thor stock tumbled as the company also warned of weakness in the next two quarters, reports Investor’s Business Daily. Estimates:…

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