A Rumpl Puffy hits the spot with the arrival of the winter chill

By Bob Difley I first tried a “puffy” jacket on a trip last winter to Portland, Oregon, for my nephew’s graduation. As could be expected in the Pacific Northwest, the weather dipped and snow fell and I (admittedly a warm weather fan) was without enough layers to stay warm outside, so my brother-in-law offered me his puffy jacket. But I... Read More

RV Electricity – Portable space heater safety, Part 2

By Mike Sokol As promised, here’s Part 2 on space heater safety. Last week we discussed the wattage and amperage draw requirements of various wattage space heaters, and discussed electrical fires that can result from heat-damaged outlets and how using skinny extension cords and outlet strips can cause a fire. You can review Part 1 here.  This week we’ll discuss... Read More

RV Electricity – Electric space heater safety, Part 1

By Mike Sokol This is a special two-part article on a topic that’s not only seasonal, it’s very important to your safety, both in your home and your RV. This is about electric space heaters and how dangerous they can be if not used correctly.  Be sure to answer the poll at the bottom of this story where we ask... Read More

Reader’s Recipe: Julie’s Cast Iron Nachos (over the fire!)

By Emily Woodbury STAFF WRITER I think my favorite thing about moving back to the west coast (besides, you know, the beauty) has been being reunited with good (really good) Mexican food. Sorry, New York, you just didn’t cut it. I’ve been eating burritos, chile rellenos and salsa verde enchiladas like it’s my job and I’m getting paid to do so... Read More

RV Electricity – Discussion of surge protector survey results

By Mike Sokol Last week RVtravel.com ran a survey asking which brand of surge protector you used, or if you used any surge protector at all. In a moment the results of that survey, but first I’ll write about a few comments you posted. (To read the survey click here.) First, Steve noted that even though he had a Surge... Read More

Electric RV heating system auto-adjusts to available power

RV Comfort Systems of Bothell, Wash., has debuted a new “Two Stage 30/50 Add-on Kit” for its new and existing all-electric RV furnace and hybrid systems. The kit will allow RVers to upgrade their system to operate automatically on either 30- or 50-amp shore power. With the kit installed, the heater will automatically know whether an RV is plugged into... Read More

Warm your toes this winter with the Mr. Heater Portable Buddy

  Warm the space you’re in without having to run your propane-gobbling forced air furnace with the Mr. Heater Portable Buddy Heater. This patented radiant 4,000-9,000 BTU liquid propane heater connects directly to a 1-lb. cylinder and is the perfect solution for heating enclosed spaces like large tents and RV rooms up to 225 sq. ft. The expertly engineered size-to-BTU... Read More