What can be done about uneven heating in fifth wheel?

By Chris Dougherty Chris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. Here is a letter he received from a reader while he was serving as RVtravel.com’s technical editor. Dear Chris, We have the same problem with our Crossroads 34′ fifth wheel as we had with our Jayco 30′. The furnace (which is located near the steps going up to the front)... Read More

Cool your RV for a penny a day

By Bob Difley Hot summer days are still ahead, resulting in hot, sleepless nights as well. If you are a boondocker/dry camper and don’t always have adequate – or any – electrical hookup to run your power-hungry air conditioner, what to do? Geizeer is a personal, eco-friendly, portable mini-ice cooling with refrigerant device, which consumes less than 1 cent per... Read More

Reminder: Tighten your (hidden) air conditioner bolts

By Russ and Tiña De Maris As Federal Highway Administration funds get tighter, the condition of America’s roads reflects this budgetary bulimia: Potholes and rough roads abound, and you and your RV are the recipients. Those washboard workouts are not only hard on your dentures, but your RV gets thoroughly rattled as well. One area not often thought about: the... Read More

Save propane with CheapHeat electric heating system

The standard way for recreational vehicles of all types to heat their interiors has been by bottled propane (LPG). Now the CheapHeat™ system gives you a choice to change the central heating system between gas and electric with the simple flip of a switch. When you choose to run on electric heat, rather than gas heat, your coach will be... Read More

Catalytic heaters warm your RV without draining batteries

If you’ve become frustrated with the inefficiency of your RV’s forced air furnace, especially when dry-camping and it kills your batteries in record time, you might want to consider adding a catalytic heater. Using no electricity, and therefore not depleting your batteries, the catalytic heat, operates on propane only, has high to low settings, and costs only pennies an hour... Read More