RV’s power outlets are melting. Help!

Dear Mike, I noticed the outlet for our microwave in the motorhome had started to melt. Upon removal of the outlet I saw that the wires connections were not screws but pressed into a pronged connection. I replaced the outlet with a standard screw-type outlet. I checked other outlets and discovered the one to the washing machine also was burned... Read More

Why use synthetic blocks under tires on asphalt?

Dear Gary, You have recommended using non-absorbing, synthetic blocks under the footprint of the tires when parked on asphalt. Would you explain why? —Don B. Dear Don, I do tend to favor blocking under the tires, to raise them up off whatever surface you store the rig on, especially if it’s stored on asphalt. Simply put, petrochemicals can be damaging... Read More

Winnebago debuts new way to get parts for its motorhomes

To make it easier for owners of Winnebago motorhomes to get parts and accessories for their RVs, Winnebago has debuted a new online service to help speed the process along. It advises on its website: “Your Winnebago dealer is your first source for genuine Winnebago parts. In addition to an extensive stock of original equipment parts, dealers have the training... Read More

Carefree’s Screen Room adds extra living space to your RV

  With summer on its way, camping season will soon be in full swing. When it gets hot and buggy, or when the grandkids show up for the weekend, you will appreciate an extra screened-in room that fits under your awning. The Carefree Vacation’r Screen Room is a high quality, lightweight room specifically designed to fit nearly all traditional patio... Read More

Refrigerator failure: Replace or repair?

By Tammy Williams www.theladyisatramp.net While visiting Jackson, Mississippi, I noticed things were not as cold in my RV refrigerator or freezer. After an Internet search, I learned about high temperature switches installed on Norcold refrigerators. Apparently some Norcold models had a bad habit of bursting into flames, and this recall box shuts the refrigerator off when the boiler gets too... Read More