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What to do about a very loud water pump?

Dear RV Doctor: We have a new 27-foot travel trailer RV. The first time we used it the water pump was very loud. What can...

Use bicycle water bottle racks for rattle-free holders

By Greg Illes I've been using bike bottle racks for a variety of purposes for several years now. They're cheap, solid, rattle-free, easy to install,...

Stop fiddling with that *$#&! propane retaining bar!

By Jim Twamley   If you are like me, you fuss with that pesky propane retaining bar, squirreling it around until you can get at your...

Charge all your portable devices with a few simple accessories

By Greg Illes Cell phones are only one of the many devices we routinely have to charge up. From PDAs to iPods to tablets —...

Can flea collars keep pests out of your RV?

By Cheryl Probst The next time you’re buying a flea collar for your dog or cat, throw one in for your RV. It could save...

Alternative fix to broken Norcold fridge hinge saves money

By Dick Wright Norcold refrigerator doors are notorious for the bottom hinge breaking because they are plastic. While you could replace the piece on the...

Use an engine monitor to drive safer and cheaper

By Greg Illes In 1996, the U.S. auto manufacturers began adhering to (another) new standard. This time it was the Onboard Diagnostic Port, or OBD...

Stretch your battery endurance with LED lighting

By Greg Illes Back in the late '90s, small, unknown companies were about to make electronic history. New developments heralded a sea of change in...

Power inverters — take shore power with you

By Russ and Tiña De Maris   In our traveling tool box, battery-powered portable tools have a favored place — what would you do without that...

USB flash drives bring music to your RV or tow vehicle

By Russ and Tiña De Maris   Car and RV stereo systems are turning to newer digital methods of playing music. While CDs aren't yet a...