Should you turn off propane when traveling?

  Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, I’m working at a company pumping propane. I’m very shocked at the number of people that travel with propane turned on, seeing that this gas is very volatile and the possibility of an explosion in an accident. It makes me wonder how many RVers are taking their own... Read More

RV Electricity – Can reversed polarity shock you?

  Dear Mike, Your No~Shock~Zone articles are some of the best I’ve ever read about RV electricity. Thanks for educating all of us “non-electrical” types. So here’s my question: During a trip on my boat to the Erie Canal, we had one guy checking electrical outlet polarity, something I never really quite understood. He found many outlets with the wrong... Read More

Great RV Accessories Newsletter Issue 65

Posted February 4, 2018 News, information and reviews of great gizmos and gadgets for RVers. Published online once a month by the editors of RVtravel.com. If you are not already subscribed, click here to sign up now. SHOP AT AMAZON and help support this newsletter! If you shop at Amazon.com, would you please visit there through this link? We’ll get a small... Read More

Thumbs up – January 2018

Positive comments about products, people and places. Here are some recent “thumbs up” letters or comments we’ve received from readers of RVtravel.com. Asking permission sometimes equals free overnight parking Some of the nicest overnights we’ve enjoyed have been odd parking lots where we called and ASKED PERMISSION. For instance, one night in some small town in Kansas we were finishing... Read More

RV News for January 27 – February 2, 2018

No surprises: RV manufacturers had a bang-up year, pushing 17 percent more units out of factories and on to dealers, comparing 2017 with 2016 statistics. The big winners: Towable units at 17.6 percent, while motorhomes were up 14.4 percent. December finished the year in a similar fashion, overall seeing nearly a 10 percent increase over the previous December, with towables... Read More

Manually overriding the RV’s slideout system

Dear Gary, I have a 2011 Jayco trailer with a slide. The owner’s manual states that the slide can be manually operated in an emergency but doesn’t say how. Could you help me with this? —Paul G. Here you go Paul … MANUALLY OVERRIDING YOUR SLIDEOUT SYSTEM Your Power Gear slideout system is equipped with a manual override that allows... Read More

RV and RV-related recalls for January 2018

Here is our monthly summary of RV recalls for January 2018 and related equipment we feel are of interest to our readers. This information has been gleaned from the U.S. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. This is NOT a complete list of all vehicles and related equipment recalled. Tank Sensors Reading Full? Restore them overnight with Caravan Sensor Cleaner Caravan’s... Read More

RV Electricity – Odds and ends

Everyone, There have been so many interesting developments in the last week that I’ve decided to cover several important ones in this column. So buckle up and let’s get to it …. Test voltage before plugging into shore power! Chuck is always on the lookout for important postings on other forums (where does he find the time?) and here’s one... Read More