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Solar RVing in the shade

By Bob Difley   If you like to boondock away from the beaten track, summertime camping often means looking for a bit of shade to help...

Take a really nice shower AND save water

By Greg Illes Before we even took a test drive in our first RV, we knew about "the shower rules" — basically, fast and furious,...

Alternative fix to broken Norcold fridge hinge saves money

By Dick Wright   Norcold refrigerator doors are notorious for the bottom hinge breaking because they are plastic. While you could replace the piece on the...

Enjoy your portable generator — safely

By Russ and Tiña De Maris   Having a portable electric generator with you on a backwoods trip can be a lifesaver. Sudden heat waves can...

Use an engine monitor to drive safer and cheaper

By Greg Illes In 1996, the U.S. auto manufacturers began adhering to (another) new standard. This time it was the Onboard Diagnostic Port, or OBD...

Stretch your battery endurance with LED lighting

By Greg Illes Back in the late '90s, small, unknown companies were about to make electronic history. New developments heralded a sea of change in...

Tuck some drawers under your dinette for small-item organization

By Greg Illes Every once in a while, you run across a really handy little accessory that makes RV life just a little bit better....
RV Electricity

Golf cart batteries your solution?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris   Many RVers swear by the use of golf cart batteries over conventional RV deep cycle batteries. There are some...

Simple shade cuts temperatures inside your RV

By Jim Twamley   One of the easiest ways to stay cool in your RV is to extend your awning. Reflecting the sun away and shading...
Boondocking

Power inverters — take shore power with you

By Russ and Tiña De Maris   In our traveling tool box, battery-powered portable tools have a favored place — what would you do without that...

USB flash drives bring music to your RV or tow vehicle

By Russ and Tiña De Maris   Car and RV stereo systems are turning to newer digital methods of playing music. While CDs aren't yet a...

Better pot and pan storage

By Jim Twamley   Imagine having an earthquake at your house for eight straight hours every few weeks. You would eventually learn to make adjustments after...