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Use your RV air conditioner in low-power situations

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By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR (BELOW: see the video from RV electricity authority Mike Sokol on how to install the SoftStartRV on a Dometic Penguin II air conditioner.) As...
RV sewer hose gadgets

My two favorite black tank dumpin’ gadgets

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By Tony Barthel Dealing with the black tank is one of the least enjoyable parts of the RV lifestyle. When a product comes along that...

Why you should NOT refill disposable propane cylinders, with an exception

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By Russ and Tiña De Maris If the measure of how much Americans love the land were based on how many disposable propane cylinders are...
hitch extension

Improper trailer hitch extension – A disaster in the making

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By Russ and Tiña De Maris A sharp-eyed Mike Gardner, an RVtravel.com reader, sent us this photo he’d taken. If you look closely and count,...

Winter driving: Forget snow chains, use socks!

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By Russ and Tiña De Maris With winter having a definite firm grip, you may have decided, maybe, maybe, it's just best to "stay in...

We tried an RV roof coating — Here’s our six-year report

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By Russ and Tiña De Maris EPDM rubber is a persnickety product. The use of petroleum-containing chemicals or citrus-based cleaners on a rubber roof is...

A very different all-electric refrigerator

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By Greg Illes The vast majority of RVs are equipped with the familiar dc/propane fridge, also sometimes called a "recombinant gas" fridge. It's an archaic...

The truth about Butt Wipes and RV holding tanks

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By Emily Woodbury It was a Tuesday and I got a knock on my door from my trusty (and well-loved) Amazon delivery man. I didn't...

OK to use cruise control while towing?

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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...
Zip Ties

27 ways to use zip ties you probably haven’t thought of

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By Gail Marsh Move over duct tape and make room for zip ties! Many RVers carry these handy little ties because they can be used...

Dometic’s new compressor-run refrigerator. Is it right for you?

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By Russ and Tiña De Maris Need a new RV refrigerator – or just tired of your old-style absorption unit? Dometic may have what you...

One-touch automatic leveling system for travel trailers

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By Bob DifleyLippert Components' newest leveling system, Ground Control® TT, is the industry’s first ever one-touch automatic leveling system designed for travel trailers.Fifth wheels...

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