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RV Electricity

Dim interior lights: Battery problem or power converter?

By Steve Savage, Mobility RV Service Here's a common question that's worth sharing. From a reader: Recently my lights in my fifth wheel have started getting...

Use self-fusing tape for weatherproof connections

By Greg Illes Standard vinyl electrical tape has been around for a long time — too long, some would say. The problem with this commonly...

Secure hiding places in your RV

By Peggi McDonald There are many places to create "out of sight" hiding places in your RV. It's difficult to steal something quickly when you...

Receiver hitch recycling

By Jim Twamley Recycling is good for the planet and for the pocketbook. The price of aluminum keeps going up ($1 a pound in Phoenix...

Tailgate open or closed? Which is more fuel efficient?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris It's an age-old campfire discussion among RVers and pickup owners. Everybody wants to save money on gas — do...

Does your refrigerator have indigestion? Burp that baby!

By Steve Savage, Mobility RV Service There was a time when "burping" an RV refrigerator was a standard service technique. Burping has gradually fallen by...

Customized shelving for your RV cabinets

By Dave Helgeson How many wardrobe closets, tall overhead cabinets and floor-to-counter storage areas does the average RV really need? Evidently plenty — based on...
Boondocking

Get started in boondocking with these essentials

By Greg Illes Have you been thinking about going "off the grid" but are unsure how to get started? Like most of us, you don't...

A macerator pump can resolve your sewage issues

By Jim Twamley Shanghaied by sewer problems? What's that? Want to stay on a relative's property in the comfort of your RV but can't because...

Ask the RV Tech: How much value is there in RV forum advice?

Steve Savage Mobility RV Service In my opinion, the more you know, the less value there is in following these sites — and the less you...

Not boondocking? Here’s a way to save some money

By Jim Twamley Liquid petroleum gas (LPG), or propane, is what we full-time RVers try to conserve. Lots of things can run off of propane...

An RV tech answers would-be buyer questions

By Steve Savage, Mobility RV ServiceI try to help readers, rather than hype the RV industry — of which I have been a part...