Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Put some good skid wheels on to protect your rig

By Greg Illes My RV is a 2003 Itasca model, and it came equipped with some simple skid bumpers bolted to the back ends...

Does your RV need “drinking water freshener”?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Perusing the RV accessory shelves at Walmart, we ran across a bottle labeled "CAMCO Drinking Water Freshener." Water freshener? A...

Going solar? Be realistic about your power needs

By Greg Illes So you've decided to "go solar." Congratulations! No doubt you've read a lot about panel types and inverter technologies, and maybe received...

Another fix for “hitch clunk”

By Russ and Tiña De Maris A few months back we talked about an annoying phenomenon that travel trailer RVers sometimes face: hitch clunk. Slop...

Change your brake fluid for reliability and long system life

By Greg Illes Absolutely everybody changes their engine oil and transmission fluid (or has it done). Some folks remember to change differential gear oil. But...

Stay longer with supplemental heat when RV boondocking

By Curtis Carper Setting the thermostat at a comfortable level on your RV's furnace is the simplest way to bring your rig up to a...
RV Electricity

Troubleshooting RV electrical issues? Keep it simple!

by Steve Savage, Mobility RV Service One of the most important rules when troubleshooting anything in your RV is "Keep it simple." This rule is...

Carry some basic tools even if you can’t use them

By Greg Illes Well, that's sort of a joke title — why carry tools if you can't use them? Actually, the answer is simple: you...

Keep a log in your RV

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Do you keep a log in your RV? Before you respond, "Yeah, several, in the basement storage for when...

Eliminating hitch clunk

By Dave Helgeson Clunk! If you pull a travel trailer you are likely to hear this sound being emitted from your hitch after a few...

Climb to your roof easier with a ladder extension

There is a saying that "Sometimes the first step is the hardest." A lot of RVers would agree when it comes to mounting their...

Pick your hoses carefully

By Greg Illes After years of leaks, failures and various disappointments, I've finally gotten a "kit" of hoses in my RV that I'm happy with....

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