The ABCs of LPG: Understanding LP-Gas and Propane Systems in RVs

  A refresher course on LP-gas systems, from DOT cylinders and ASME tanks to OPD valves and TW stamps   In the RV world, LP-gas is a...

RV Basics: Safe Towing

  With a little know-how, pulling a travel trailer or fifth-wheel can be a stress-free experience Towing a travel trailer or fifth-wheel is a skill that...

Hung Out to Dry

As an active outdoorsman and RVer, I often need a place to hang clothes or rain gear to dry. Since our RV does not...

Crank It Up… and Down

Here’s my work-around for a troublesome manual crank to raise and lower the screw-type scissor jacks on my trailer. I bought a reasonably priced...

Cylinder Swap Made Easy

If your RV has dual LP-gas cylinders, you know how difficult it is to remove and replace them when the regulator keeps falling. You...

Understanding and Maintaining Your RV’s Batteries

RV batteries were once considered an option primarily for off-grid camping. With the increasing complexity of RV electrical systems, batteries have become a necessity. Understanding...

Plug That Leak

Flat tires happen at the most inopportune times. Ideally, they should be repaired from the inside out, but in an emergency, that’s not always...

10-Minute Tech: Epoxy Cups

We all need to fix things while on the road (and at home), and quite often this includes needing to mix small amounts of...

10-Minute Tech: Build A Stop

The drawers in our trailer had poor stops, so we made our own. Make a wood stop that’s a little smaller than an Oreo...

Diesel Cooling System Overhaul

  When was the last time you noticed that funny smell and realized there was steam coming from under the engine’s hood? You may not...
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Products

Carefree of Colorado’s Awning Extend’r can be installed on manual or electric awnings. When staked down, the straps not only support the extension canopy but also help stabilize the existing patio awning from the wind.

Made for Shade: Carefree Awning Extend’r

Carefree’s easy-to-install fabric Awning Extend’r can nearly double canopy coverage In one way or another, RVers seem to be in a constant battle against the...

Solar Charged: Victron System from AM Solar

Keeping batteries charged while dry camping can be a challenge unless an AC generator is powered up. A smart alternative is a Victron Complete...

Pump Up the Volume: Flow Max Water Pump

Larger RVs sometimes have issues with good water pressure in fixtures farthest away from the freshwater tank and pump. Duraself’s 12-volt DC Flow Max...