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Monthly Archives: April 2016

Keep your gray valve open — but the stink away!

By Dave Helgeson You have settled into a full-hookup campsite, hooked up the water, plugged in the power and connected the sewer hose between the...

Be kind to your back with a lumbar support camp chair

By Greg Illes For anyone not familiar with the term, "lumbar" refers to that portion of your back just above your waist. The spinal vertebra...

RV shopping? Run away from water damage!

By Russ and Tiña De Maris  Shopping for a pre-owned RV can make good financial sense. There are plenty of things to look at when...

RV entertainment: Government-provided road signs

By Jim Twamley As a long time RVer I've crossed the country back and forth and enjoy seeing unusual signs. We frequently see signs that...

Can’t get the propane to flow in your motorhome? Check this first

By Steve Savage, Mobility RV Service Sometimes the fix is really simple and this is one of those times. Believe me, I get this question...

Make your mornings peaceful with generator work-arounds

By Greg Illes One of our recent campsites had a campground "quiet time" ending at 8:00 a.m. We could hear folks moving about the camp...

Downsizing your RV (to save money) may cost more than you realize

By Curtis Carper The high cost of fuel has many people thinking twice about investing in a large, comfortable motorhome. Many, with an economical SUV...

Grease up the hitch ball?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris  A new hitch ball is often bright, shiny and chromed. But many RVers have been much dismayed, on lifting...

Seal out the weather — with putty tape

By Russ and Tiña De Maris If you're an RV do-it-yourselfer, chances are good you've already encountered "putty tape." This sticky material is a regular...

Used RV parts: Are they really a bargain?

By Steve Savage, Mobility RV Service Every so often I'll get a call from someone asking about used parts for their RV — whether I...

Hanging cot increases sleeping room in your RV

By doityourselfrv.com RVs are great for living but sometimes, when the grandkids or in-laws show up, things can get a little tight for sleeping. What...
RV Electricity

Why a voltmeter will help you to be a happy camper

By Greg Illes There’s a lot of confusion out there about batteries, not the least of which is how to tell if your batteries are...