Prevent thieves from stealing your generator

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris If it’s December or thereabouts, you can be sure that there’s plenty of RVers boondocking on the desert near Quartzsite. And you can also bet good money that the local police agency will be investigating reports of stolen generators from some of those same boondockers. Just what can you do to keep somebody…

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How to winterize an RV washer/dryer combo

  Dear RV Doctor: Please tell me the best way to winterize a washer/dryer combo. Thanks! —Jack O. Dear Jack: That’s what I like Jack: short and to the point! You can’t get any more direct than that! The simplest procedure that works best with all washer/dryer combos is to simply drain all the water from the machine and turn…

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Is surge protector’s reading sufficient to be safe from “hot skin”?

  RV Electricity with Mike Sokol Dear Mike, Thank you so much for your discussion of “hot skin.” I recently got a shock touching my small trailer and found out I had a bad extension cord. A question: I use a surge protector between shore power and my trailer. The protector claims to detect lack of power, reversed polarity, open…

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Video: Tour the 2017 Winnebago View/Navion Itasca

  Take a tour of the Winnebago 2017 View/Navion 24G Class C motorhomes in this video from Winnebago Industries. These RV cousins (both from Winnebago Industries), feature a unique two-slideout design on the Mercedes Sprinter Chassis. Winnebago was the first major U.S. RV maker to build motorhomes on the popular Sprinter chassis, and today still builds half the models on…

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Forest River, Jayco and Winnebago issue recalls

  (November 20, 2016) — Forest River, Jayco and Winnebago have recently issued recalls. Here’s a recap: Forest River is recalling certain model year 2017 Vibe trailers manufactured September 20, 2016, to October 20, 2016. The outside of the kitchen stove may have been connected to a 12V D.C. positive circuit, potentially shocking a user that touches it. An energized stove…

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Truma’s decalcification tablets solve water heater issues

  By Bob Difley Truma’s AquaGo hybrid instant water heater has set a new level of excellence in terms of technology, operating ease, safety and design, the company announced. Truma’s new decalcification tablets were developed to extend the life of the AquaGo water heater and to maintain its performance, states a Truma press release. “The Truma AquaGo is the only…

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Popeye is still helping sell spinach

  By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL Popeye is still helping sell spinach. I found this bag in a supermarket in Sacramento. It’s called Popeye Superfood Spinach. I wonder how many people younger than 50 even remember Popeye. Popeye cartoons made spinach popular. In the popular series, when Popeye got into trouble, which usually involved saving his sweetheart Olive Oil from the villain Bluto,…

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