Free up stuck hardware, snaps and zippers with E-Z Snap

  By Bob Difley Outdoor storage wreaks havoc on snaps, zippers and hinges. Even after washing off the dirt, they can still be sticky and tough to use. It can get so bad that the fabric will actually tear before they work. Iosso Products’ E-Z Snap frees the most stubborn fastener back to a like-new condition. It’s made in the... Read More

Dealing with ticks — an expert’s advice

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris If your travels take you to tick country, be on the lookout for these biting and often disease-carrying insects. Here are the latest “tick tips” from Amanda Roome, an expert in ticks with Binghamton University. Find ticks on your clothing? Put your clothing in the dryer on high for at least 30 minutes.... Read More

Dometic introduces first pedal-operated macerator RV toilet

  By Bob Difley The MasterFlush 7640 RV toilet is the first pedal-operated macerating toilet in the recreation vehicle industry. Fitting in the same space as older RV toilets, the MF 7640 toilet offers a user-friendly, powerful performance upgrade from typical gravity-flush toilets. It easily replaces many gravity-flush toilets or makes a great “second” toilet without having to locate directly above the waste... Read More

Thinking of full-timing? Some basic advice

  Thinking about becoming a full-time RVer? There are plenty of things to be considered. It can seem overwhelming. Where do you start? Here are some things seasoned full-timers recommend you chew on when making that important decision. On “stuff” You can’t take it all with you. It comes down to a decision as to what’s essential for your new... Read More

Definition of “boondocking” stumps experts

  Edited by Russ and Tiña De Maris Last month we polled readers on what constituted “boondocking.” Last week we published the full results and many comments on the subject. To recap the poll results, here they are again: “In which of these circumstances would you be “boondocking?” 21%   Staying free on public lands (desert, forest, etc.) 14%   Staying anywhere... Read More

The readers write: No-frills RV parking on the cheap

  Edited by Russ and Tiña De Maris Ten Buck Chuck’s After editor Chuck Woodbury suggested what America needs is a chain of no-frills RV overnight spots at a decent price, we had plenty of feedback. Perhaps the defining word came from Edward Price: “You need a snappier name for your chain of bare-bones roadside park-grounds [rather than Chuck’s Super... Read More

RVer wonders if shock from RV is due to reversed polarity

  Hey Mike, I replaced the valve on my black water flush-out system today and noticed that when I touched any metal part of the frame of my trailer, I could feel an electrical current running through it! Not enough to really shock me, but certainly enough to cause some discomfort. It doesn’t matter where on the frame I touch,... Read More

Full-time RVing — Will your rig haul the weight?

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Moving from a sticks-and-bricks home to an RV makes for plenty of challenges. Where will you put all your stuff? That’s a great question, but a critically important related question: Will my rig handle the weight of all my stuff? Do you know how much weight you can carry? Here’s a lift from... Read More