RV Electricity – Quick Tips #02 – Lightning Safety

Is it safe to stay in my RV during a lightning storm? I know an automobile or truck is a safe place to be  during a  thunderstorm with lightning, because you are basically in a metal box. How about our fiberglass RVs? Are we protected in any way from lightning or should we head for our vehicle? —Walt L. (Boulder,... Read More

Carefree of Colorado rolls out wireless awning control system

Source: news release from Carefree of Colorado (November 22, 2017) — Carefree of Colorado has debuted a wireless awning control system which is Bluetooth-enabled, allowing wireless awning control using the remote fob or Carefree Mobile app from at least 50 feet away without obstruction. The system works with all 12-volt Carefree awnings. The control module is located inside the RV and is the key... Read More

Shurhold offers won’t-scratch sleeves for aluminum handles

  Brush and mop handles can accidentally scratch and mar fine RV finishes. Shurhold Industries’ patented Handle Mate PFD slips over the aluminum shaft of its Telescoping and Fixed Length Handles to protect gelcoat, clear coat, paint, chrome and vinyl graphics. Made from soft, high-quality neoprene, Handle Mate PFD provides a solid, comfortable grip. The durable sleeve is easily installed... Read More

Some household cleaners may not be RV-friendly

Courtesy shurhold.com Editor’s note: The following is information provided by an RV products manufacturer. While there is plenty of product “puffing,” our readers may find some of the non-advertising information useful when working on their RVs.  A clean RV provides the same level of accomplishment and pride as a spotless home, but the products used to get to that point... Read More

Find RV roof leaks? Here’s what’s next

Editor’s note: This information is provided by roof membrane manufacturer Dicor. While there’s plenty of “promotion” for their product included, some of the information and principles may be of assistance to our readers. RV roof sealant repair and touch-up is a key part of roof maintenance that most people can do with a bit of care. Given the way your... Read More

How to avoid damaging slides when leveling an RV

By Russ and Tiña De Maris So what’s the correct way to level your rig without damaging the slides — before or after they are extended? The safest (and most warranty-wise) answer: “Do what your rig’s manual tells you.” Here’s a lift from a Keystone manual: “The recreational vehicle must be level to avoid binding the slide-rooms. Remember, stabilizing jacks... Read More