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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

A timely warning — trailer hitch breaks apart

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Many RVers have a safety checklist they go over when pulling out on the road. For some, it's a...

Will “rubber band barriers” save you from death or injury?

Russ and Tiña De Maris As we rumble along the highway of life, there are plenty of deep, universal questions to be answered. On one...

How to prepare for a roadside emergency

By Chris Dougherty CERTIFIED RV TECHNICIAN We all love our RVs and the lifestyle, but, on occasion, Murphy's Law takes over. It's inevitable. By being prepared,...

RVer Safety: A case study – Murder on the Bear River

By Mike Sherman I hesitate to bring up the details of this particularly gruesome crime, so if you are sensitive in that regard you might...

What to do when encountering a bear in the woods

By Bob Difley You're hiking a woodland trail on a warm sunny day, the forest alive with the twitterings of songbirds, sunlight dappling the forest...

Getting your rig safely to the bottom of that long grade

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Old trucker's maxim: "You can go down the hill too slow many times. You can go down the hill...

Don’t stand under a tree during lightning! Here’s why. Oh my!

Here's a video of an impressive (understatement!) lightning strike at Domaine Du Lac Bryson Lake Lodge, Quebec, Canada, in August 2017. Video posted by...

Can you really be confident of the purity of your RV water supply?

By Bob Difley In much of the world obtaining safe drinking water is a daily concern. But we RVers are fortunate to be able to...

All about RV park pedestals and their dangers

Our RV electricity expert Mike Sokol explains what every RVer should know about the power pedestals they plug into at RV parks and other...

RVer Safety: Be prepared for a tornado

By Mike Sherman Perhaps you have seen disaster movies featuring a vivid display of nature's power. The special effects can be dazzling, no doubt about...
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Novel approach to fridge placement could lead to disaster

By Russ and Tiña De Maris An RVer asked if it was possible to install an LP-fired RV refrigerator in such a way that the...

RVer Safety: Safety tools for boondockers: satellite messenger service

By Mike Sherman Modern technology is amazing. Now you can communicate with just about anyone from anywhere regardless of cellular availability ... via satellite. Introducing...
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