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Beat the heat: How to keep your RV cool this summer

By Julie Chickery Summer is quickly approaching and it's the most popular time of year to hit the road in your RV. The problem is...
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A quick guide to troubleshooting RV furnace problems

Steve Savage submitted this article to when he was a Master Certified RV Technician with Mobility RV Service. When winter arrives, most service calls...

Have an electric fireplace? Here’s a simple trick to get more heat

By Nanci Dixon When we bought our motorhome it came with an electric fireplace. I thought, "What a ridiculous thing to put in an RV!"...

How well is your RV air conditioner working?

Steve Savage submitted this article to when he was a Master Certified RV Technician with Mobility RV Service. One of the calls we often...

Protect your furnace vent from LP-sniffing bugs

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Frustrated with a frigid RV furnace, our friend Joe tried everything he could. The thing refused to light and...

RV Electricity – Start me up … Generators and rooftop air conditioners

Dear Readers, I saw a lot of cool stuff at the Hershey RV show last month, and the manufacturers are sending me demo gear to...
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Guide to maintaining the RV heating system

If you are a serious winter RVer or if you travel in your coach during the chilly fall or early spring months, then you...

Which heater is best: Forced air, ceramic or catalytic?

By Greg Illes We were up on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, boondocking out in the Kaibab Forest at around 8,500 feet elevation....

Catalytic heater is a good alternative to forced air furnace

Here's a question from a reader of about boondocking.  Hi Bob, We like to boondock in the national forests of the West in summer but find...

Why does our A/C unit freeze up?

Dear Gary, We have a 15 kBTU ducted Duo-Therm roof-mounted air conditioner on our coach. No heat pump. Here in Texas, when temperatures are over...

Keeping cool in a spring desert

By Bob Difley Some snowbirds like to stick it out in the desert until the increasing heat thoroughly thaws out their bones before moving north....

This cold winter a propane heater may provide welcome warmth

  The Mr. Heater is "the most popular portable propane heater in North America." This patented radiant 4,000-18,000 BTU liquid propane heater connects directly to...