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Be kind to your differential – It’s all you have

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By Greg Illes Deep down under your rig, far behind the driver's seat and usually caked with dirt, grease and road grime, is one of...

Towing a dead vehicle – Are you prepared to be dragged out of trouble?

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By Greg Illes After more than 50 years of driving, and a lot of it off-road, I've had a bit of experience towing "dead" vehicles....

Move your RV TV for comfort

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By Greg Illes Maybe you're one of the lucky ones and your TV is perfectly situated in your RV for the best viewing comfort. But...
maintenance and repair

Keep your water pressure under control

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By Greg Illes RV water systems are designed for modest water pressure. The typical built-in 12-volt pump produces a maximum of 45 psi or 55...

Use wireless thermometers to track important areas of your RV

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By Greg Illes Once upon a time, long before wireless thermometers, the only reliable temperature measurement was with a hollow glass rod filled with mercury....

Use self-fusing silicone tape for weatherproof connections

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By Greg Illes Standard vinyl electrical tape has been around for a long time – too long, some would say. The problem with this commonly...
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Going solar? Be realistic about your power needs

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By Greg Illes So you've decided to "go solar." Congratulations! You need to be realistic about your power needs, and no doubt you've read a...
maintenance and repair

Change your brake fluid for reliability and long system life

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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...

Some basic tips for winter RVing

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By Greg Illes Winter can be cold, rainy, snowy and miserable. Many of us choose to "run and hide" from the winter, fleeing into more...
maintenance and repair

An easy fix to stop towed vehicle rattle

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By Greg Illes There are a lot of anti-rattle devices on the market, all aimed at limiting or removing the "clunk" from the loose-fitting tow...
maintenance and repair

Keep your generator linkage clean to prevent stoppages

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By Greg Illes Onan generators, typically 4000W (3600W for propane), are often a feature on mid- to large-size RVs. You can recognize these ubiquitous products...

Flagpoles: They can be useful or a nuisance

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By Greg Illes Anybody who has been to an Off-Highway-Vehicle (OHV) camp, or to Quartzsite or other big gathering, has seen the tall flagpoles reaching...
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