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Use wireless thermometers to track important areas

By Greg Illes Once upon a time, the only reliable temperature measurement was with a hollow glass rod filled with mercury. As awkward and fragile...

Choosing an RV dealership – Part 1

by Steve Savage, Mobility RV Service One of the recurrent questions asked by folks considering the purchase of an RV is very basic: Where should...

Choosing an RV dealership – Part 2

by Steve Savage, Mobility RV Service In my last installment, I gave three good ways to look for an RV dealership. If you haven't seen...

Nifty do-it-yourself bike rack saves money

By Jim Twamley No need to spend wads of cash for a commercial bike rack for your rig. My friend Ed Grabman used a little...

RV weight limits can sneak up on you

By Greg Illes I've learned to always drive my RV within its specified weight limits. How I learned this is a long and somewhat sordid...

Toilet can’t be disassembled to repair

Dear RV Shrink: I guess we live in a throwaway society. My motorhome is only five years old and the toilet slide valve stopped closing...

Troubleshooting RV furnace problems

By Steve Savage Mobility RV Service When winter arrives, most service calls I get are for furnace repair. So let's review the do's and don'ts. First of...

Sleep better when it’s noisy outside

By Russ and Tiña De Maris While most of us associate the RV lifestyle with "getting away from civilization" and back to nature, sometimes we...

What’s the best generator: Propane, gas or diesel?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Having a generator in your RV can be a great blessing. In hot country and away from hookups, there's...

Why do RV generators surge?

Dear RV Doctor: I recently purchased a toy hauler with a generator with only 27 hours on the meter. At first the governor appeared...

Tire covers: Which protects best, black or white?

Russ and Tiña De Maris We recently wrote about helping your rig be safe when stored in a hot, sunny climate. One of the points...

Okay to use cruise control 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...