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An alternative to duct tape

By Russ and Tiña De Maris   We know we may be stepping onto hallowed ground: RVers love their duct tape. It's the greatest thing for...

Keep your generator linkage clean to prevent stoppages

By Greg Illes Onan generators, typically 4000W (3600W for propane), are often a feature on mid- to large-size RVs. You can recognize these ubiquitous products...

Tools and techniques for a great campfire

By Greg Illes Everyone loves a crackling fire. The Africans of the 13th century had a Swahili phrase for "dreaming the fire," an exquisite encapsulation...

Who makes the best RV?

By Steve Savage, Mobility RV Service   Given that I spend a good deal of time working on RVs, I'm often asked who makes the best...
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How to keep rattlesnakes away from your RV

By Eric Brotman Staff writer RVer Tim Slack emailed us recently from Arizona with a question we hadn't heard before: “Are there any reasonable ways to...

Stop fiddling with that *$#&! propane retaining bar!

By Jim Twamley   If you are like me, you fuss with that pesky propane retaining bar, squirreling it around until you can get at your...

Use your cruise control or overdrive while towing?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris   When towing a travel trailer, can you use the cruise control? What about an overdrive transmission? These are questions...

How useful are king pin stabilizers?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris   One fifth wheel owner we know refuses to set foot in her fiver unless the front end is "supported"...

Fifth wheel hitching: an old-timer’s advice

By George Bliss   From several years of observations at campgrounds, it seems most RVers don’t know the importance of hooking up the umbilical cord from...

Save $$$ on three of RVers’ biggest expenses

By Bob Difley   Three of the biggest expenses for fulltime or near-fulltime RVers are fuel, campgrounds and eating out. But one of the great advantages...

Where do you go, when you gotta go?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris   When we take on the RV lifestyle, we also put on some new "hats" for the roles we assume....

“To sleep, perchance to dream …” — but not on the highway

By Greg Illes (with apologies to Billy Shakespeare) Healthy sleep is one of the most talked-about subjects in many walks of medicine, and with good...