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SmartPlug connector reduces fire/electrocution problems

By Bob Difley As part of its ongoing product evolution, SmartPlug Systems has incorporated several upgrades into its 30A connector. The BF30 30A Retro-fit...

RV and RV-related recalls for May 2016

WASHINGTON: Here is our monthly summary of RV recalls for May 2016 and related equipment we feel are of interest to our readers. This...

Seat belt laws in 50 states

Traffic Safety Trends: State Legislative Action 2015 © 2016 National Conference of State LegislaturesBy Anne Teigen, Douglas Shinkle and Amanda EssexSources: Insurance Institute for...

Use an axle greasing “system” or do it by hand?

By Russ and Tiña De MarisA friend of ours who's an RV newbie spent a weekend on a busy beach, loaded with RVers. He...

Not wearing gloves while dumping? Big mistake!

By Russ and Tiña De MarisIn this day of fastidiousness and the injection of antibacterial chemicals in nearly every product, there's a strange movement...

RV water heater won’t stay lit. RVer asks for help

This is a question from a reader to Chris Dougherty, Certified RV Technician, when he was our technical editor Dear Chris,My automatic ignition hot water...
Boondocking

Where do you carry your sewer tote?

By Russ and Tiña De MarisIf you're a serious boondocker – or want to be one – you know that one of the more...

Good and bad news about prescription refills on the road

By Russ and Tiña De MarisNot long ago, we ran a video tip showing how easy it is to get drug prescription refills while...

Norcold refrigerators recalled for spontaneously catching fire

(May 30, 2016) — We’ve told you about this before, but this is so important it’s worth another reminder. Many RV refrigerators manufactured by...
Boondocking

Beware of battery-draining phantom loads

By Russ and Tiña De MarisPhantom loads are electrical connections to your batteries that continually draw power, however small.Loads that are run off the...

RV Travel Newsletter May 28 – June 3

Learn about RV camping, RV travel, RV news and much more. This newsletter, now in its 15th year of continuous publication, is funded primarily...

Can you seal over old RV roof sealant?

By Chris DoughertyChris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. Here is a letter he received from a reader while he was serving as RVtravel.com's...