Power requirement for a residential style fridge

  Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, In the latest newsletter you talked about boondocking and charging your batteries. We have a residential refrigerator in our 2016 Holiday Rambler Vacationer. It is not a three-way. How do I keep the fridge going while boondocking without harming the batteries? —Judy and Mark  Hi Judy and Mark,... Read More

On-the-go charging with Phoenix Briefcase Generator

  By Bob Difley The Phoenix Briefcase Generator, an all-in-one portable solar power system, was specifically designed for mobile, off-grid and emergency applications. This compact, lightweight backup system combines two highly efficient Renogy 10W Monocrystalline Solar Panels and is capable of expanding up to 120 watts. The Phoenix’s 16Ah Li-ion(NMC) battery is replaceable, offering the capability of limitless power for on-the-go... Read More

Lippert slideout adjustment

  Dear Gary, Can you explain the adjustment sequence on how far the slides go in and out with my Lippert slideout? The manual just says to adjust the jam nuts, but not which way. —Paul. B. Dear Paul, I checked with the Customer Service Manager at Lippert and evidently they’ve edited that user’s guide you sent me, to make... Read More

A little fresh air on RV tire life

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris RVers depend on their RV tires — and they’re an expensive thing to replace. We’ve often talked about the matter of safety and RV tires, but this time will highlight finances and what you can do to cut costs. Industry experts, including tire-consuming fleet folks — all agree: “The largest contributing factor [to... Read More

Fix your own RV? Here are some tips

  By Bob Difley If you find RV repair facilities expensive, you are not alone. And maybe you feel that you don’t have the skills to perform certain repairs yourself, which would save considerably on both parts and labor. Before you take your rig to the shop the next time, consider these steps to determine whether you might be able... Read More