Inverters 101: Understanding amps and volts

Hi Mike, Here’s a weird one regarding my 2017 F/R 34QS. Some information: I have a Magnum 2,000 watt pure sine wave inverter and four L16-6V 390Ah batteries along with three 160-watt solar panels and a 30-amp Go Power controller. The issue I have when I’m using the inverter (shore and generator not used) is this:... Read More

Increased bear sightings prompt warnings in New Mexico

by Deanna Tolliver The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (NMDGF) has issued a statement warning campers of increased bear activity in the northern part of the state. Multiple bear cub sightings have been reported by campers. Spokesperson Tristanna Bickord says “some may view this as a unique opportunity to view young wildlife; however, it is very important for... Read More

Keystone recalls some Montana fifth-wheels for slide-out issue

Keystone RV Company is recalling certain 2018 Keystone Montana fifth-wheel trailers. The switch for the slide-out room may not have circuit protection. Without circuit protection, if the slide-out switch wiring shorts to ground, there would be an increased risk of a fire. Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will install an inline fuse for that circuit, free of charge. The recall... Read More

RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 914

Issue 914 • June 7, 2018 This newsletter is brought to you Monday through Thursday by RVtravel.com and is funded primarily through voluntary subscription contributions from our readers. Thank you! U.S. shoppers: Shop at Amazon.com Canadian shoppers: Shop at Amazon.ca QUICK TIPS Keeping bugs out of your RV  While RVing, our RV got inundated with large black ants. Upon inspecting... Read More

Seattle news outlet blackens RVers’ eyes

By Russ and Tiña De Maris A screaming headline: “Jewish cemetery says it’s time for Seattle to pay up for damages caused by RV campers” from a Washington TV station may get plenty of people upset, but it’s hardly a fair shake for the RV community a whole. Seattle FOX TV affiliate, KCPQ, running a story under its q13fox.com Internet outlet,... Read More

RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 913

Issue 913 • June 6, 2018 This newsletter is brought to you Monday through Thursday by RVtravel.com and is funded primarily through voluntary subscription contributions from our readers. Thank you! U.S. shoppers: Shop at Amazon.com Canadian shoppers: Shop at Amazon.ca QUICK TIPS Easy way to check electrolyte level in “house” batteries  Are your “house” batteries located in such a way... Read More

Steel tariffs: Good news for some, maybe not RV industry

By Deanna Tolliver Associate editor The Trump administration recently announced a 25% tariff on imported steel and  10% on aluminum. Indiana, the RV capital of America, is in the unique position of being both hurt and helped financially by this move. Almost 90% of the RVs manufactured in the U.S. are made in Indiana. They all use steel and aluminum... Read More

RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 912

Issue 912 • June 5, 2018 This newsletter is brought to you Monday through Thursday by RVtravel.com and is funded primarily through voluntary subscription contributions from our readers. Thank you! U.S. shoppers: Shop at Amazon.com Canadian shoppers: Shop at Amazon.ca QUICK TIPS Toilet paper tip If you’re staying put for a long period of time in your RV without traveling,... Read More