RVing in the news, Aug 17, 2017

  Eleven new Oregon wildfires prompt closures Statesman Journal The western half of the Three Sisters Wilderness in Oregon is closed to the public after 11 different wildfires burning in the central Cascades prompted officials to take action. In addition to the Three Sisters area, 117,139 acres in and around the Mount Jefferson Wilderness are closed as well due to... Read More

Contest Issue 776

  We have a winner. The correct answer is “A” — to create ruffles, etc. What was this device from the late 1800s used for? A. To create ruffles, or flutters, in dress sleeves and skirts. B. Used in shoe making to strengthen and add texture to leather. C. Mothers used it to remove wrinkles from cloth diapers. D. To create edging for pie crust and... Read More

Dim interior lights: Battery problem or power converter?

By Steve Savage, Mobility RV Service Here’s a common question that’s worth sharing. From a reader: Recently my lights in my fifth wheel have started getting dim and sometimes flickering. How can I determine whether my problem is a four-year-old battery or the charger or the converter? I have disconnected my negative battery post while plugged into campground service. When... Read More

How to avoid damaging slides when leveling an RV

So what’s the correct way to level your rig without damaging the slides — before or after they are extended? The safest (and most warranty-wise) answer: “Do what your rig’s manual tells you. Here’s a lift from a Keystone manual: The recreational vehicle must be level to avoid binding the slide-rooms. Remember, stabilizing jacks are not capable of supporting the... Read More