RV Comfort Systems Electric Element Can Lower Heating Costs

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by Bill and Jenn Gehr
December 8, 2013

  Running a typical forced-air furnace on LP-gas is becoming a more expensive proposition, obviously because propane has skyrocketed in price. Many owners who camp with hookups will use portable electric heaters (or heat pumps, if so equipped) to offset some of these costs, as long as the outside... Read more »

Clearing the Air

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by Bob Livingston
December 3, 2013

  Australian tea-tree-oil-based Kanberra Gel is a natural way to control mold, mildew and bacteria — and associated bad odors   After a while, RVs tend to take on an unpleasant odor that can affect the joy of living on the road. Natural odors from wood, carpet, upholstery, cooking and bedding... Read more »

Installing a Dometic SlideTopper Deluxe Keeps the Elements at Bay

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by Bill and Jenn Gehr
October 29, 2013

  Slideout awnings have become a popular RV accessory in recent years, and for some very good reasons. A slideout awning helps avoid having dirt and debris pulled into the living space when the slideout is retracted, and also helps deflect sun and rain when it’s extended. If your RV is not equipped... Read more »

Firestone Air Command

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October 28, 2013

  Obtaining the correct rear suspension adjustment just got easier with the introduction of the Air Command Kit for Android from Firestone Industrial Products. The kit is intended to give users the ability to adjust air helper springs wirelessly using their Android smartphone as the remote control.... Read more »

My Cup of Tea…
or Coffee…or Wine

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October 24, 2013

  Drinking a beverage while reading the newspaper or watching TV was a problem in our RV. There was no place to set a cup or glass when seated at one end of the sofa. We have an assortment of old RV accessories purchased through the years that are no longer needed. One of these items was an oak... Read more »

Sink Cover Storage

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October 24, 2013

  I really like our one-piece molded sink with covers. But when my husband is doing the dishes (and I’m relaxing!) he has to have some place to put the covers so they are out of the way. He came up with a clever idea to do just that — he hangs the covers on a peg that he attached to the cabinets... Read more »

Proper Selection and Maintenance of Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors are Critical for Safe RV Living

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by Kristopher Bunker
October 7, 2013

  Apart from on-the-road hazards and in-camp mishaps, trailer owners need to be especially vigilant when dealing with two potential dangers: fire and carbon monoxide (CO). These dangers can be avoided with smoke and CO detectors. The units are relatively inexpensive and very easy to maintain.In... Read more »

Power Armor Box Dresses Up Any Trailer While Making Batteries More Secure

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by Bob Livingston
October 4, 2013

  Batteries are commonly mounted on trailer A-frames in plastic boxes that are strapped to a couple of lateral channels. While this type of battery storage technically gets the job done, there are a few drawbacks that make this type of system less than optimum. First, the batteries are mounted in... Read more »

Bounce Be Gone

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by Bill and Jenn Gehr
October 4, 2013

  Trailer Flex Air Suspension System replaces the leaf springs, improving towing, handling and ride quality Standard suspensions on trailer and fifth-wheel chassis have looked the same since they first hit the road. Typical configurations enlist leaf springs, shackles and equalizers to tie the axles... Read more »

Leave the Lever Open

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October 4, 2013

  If you have a toilet that flushes using a hand lever, here’s a good way to keep the valve open for those times when you want to top off the black tank before emptying or add water for rinsing out the tank during the dumping process. Just cut a 1-by-2-inch pine furring strip to length and cut... Read more »

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