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Wife wants outdoor activities; husband wants TV

Dear RV Shrink: After my husband retired he bought a TV satellite dish and internet card boosters for our rig and we started traveling full-time....

Where there is smoke, there is “firewood”

Dear RV Shrink: We have our thirteen-year-old grandson traveling with us this summer and my wife and I are enjoying him tremendously. However, we never...

Cooking fires: Bad news. What to do!

From the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA):Cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home injuries. The leading cause of fires...

RVers Tools: Dual foot tire gauge

Maintaining the proper air pressure in your RV's tires is essential, as it is for your tow or towed vehicle. There are lots of...

RV Gadget: Scissor jacks

By Chris Dougherty Certified RV technicianI don’t know about you, but one of the setup chores I don’t really like to do is setting the...

Don’t ignore your RV maintenance!

By Chris Dougherty Certified RV technicianRV maintenance is something many RVers just completely ignore. We want to change that! I was up on the RV...

Use the GOAL method to back up your RV

By Russ and Tiña De Maris  For many new RVers, the greatest challenge of the new lifestyle is that of backing up the rig. Even...

Use a “memory flag” to remind yourself of dangerous conditions

By Russ and Tiña De MarisFor RVers, there's nothing like the heart-stopping feeling you get when you're happily motoring down the road and another...

Sewer extension dilemma solved

By Jim TwamleyRV plumbing is a BIG issue to most RVers. Many travel trailers and 5th wheels have two separate gray water dump valves....

Steps in coating your RV roof

By Dicor CorporationIn coating your RV roof, it is important that the whole cleaning and coating procedure be done in one day. For example,...
Boondocking

Backwoods camping courtesy

By Bob DifleyIf you're not accustomed to boondocking, you might think that when you are truly boondocking — camping out away from any hook-ups...

Planning ahead to stay out of trouble

 By Russ and Tiña De MarisWhen you first start RVing, you have new challenges to face. Not the least of them is that you're...