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

Not all RV antifreeze is created equal

By Russ and Tiña De Maris If your rig is sitting in cold country and you haven’t already done so, it’s high time to get it winterized. We’ve written on this important subject before. Keeping your RV water lines from freezing (and breaking) is serious stuff. One question that pops up when discussing winterizing is this: Is there a difference... Read More

Couple’s “storage turf” battle in a Class B motorhome

Dear RV Shrink: My husband and I recently bought a Class B motorhome van – we like small and maneuverable. Our friends all told us it was too small for spending several months a year on the road. What I didn’t plan on was my husband changing his mind about alternative transportation. Now he has decided to haul his motorcycle... Read More

Carry more stuff with a Vault Cargo Hitch Carrier

By Bob Difley Sometimes there just isn’t enough cargo space in your lockers, especially for bulky items like a cooler, generator or BBQ. But luckily, Vault offers a 60″ x 24″ Cargo Hitch Carrier built with a rugged steel frame to withstand the outdoor elements it encounters. Features: Fits into a 2″ hitch receiver on your SUV, truck, car or... Read More

Can RV parking under power lines cause a dangerous ‘hot skin’ condition?

  Dear Mike, I’ve been reading about hot-skin voltages on your No-Shock-Zone site for a while and have come up with a really strange one. We unplugged from a campground and drove several hundred miles before pulling into a storage facility. But when I got out and knelt on the wet ground to check my tire pressure and touched the... Read More

RV Mods: Stretching your basement storage

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris It seems like we can never have enough “room” to carry all the stuff we find a use for. With the invention of fifth wheels and tall motorhomes, “basement” storage came into vogue. For some, it was like the luggage storage bays on a Greyhound bus! But basement storage, being what it is,... Read More

Combi-Cam Combination Cam Locks secure your outside lockers

    By Bob Difley Your RV compartment locks, if you didn’t already know, are the same as many other RV compartment locks used by manufacturers — which means that there are a lot of people out there that have keys to your locks. Combi-Cam Combination Cam Locks resolve that quandary with combination locks that you can set so that only... Read More