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 »

Vampliers!

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December 3, 2013

  RVs are often short on storage space, so it makes sense to purchase tools with multiple uses, like Vampliers from Vampire Professional Tools International. Sure, they look like ordinary pliers, but Vampliers incorporate a unique, patented design that makes them capable of extracting the toughest... Read more »

SalVinCo’s Comet

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December 3, 2013

  A bright, beautiful downlight adds distinction to the interior of any RV. SalVinCo offers its Comet ceiling lights in both surface and recess-mounted versions, and they’re now equipped with energy-efficient LED bulbs that the company claims produce 20 percent more brightness at a greatly reduced... Read more »

Dual Backup Camera

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October 28, 2013

  Hitching up, and backing up while hitched are two of the biggest challenges facing RVers — but AmeriCam Automotive Cameras thinks it has the solution. The AmeriCam KT41BT kit includes two cameras that work interchangeably; one camera is installed at the back of the trailer, the other on the... Read more »

Box Tops: Products Designed to Keep Your Truck Looking Good and Protect the Cargo

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by Kristopher Bunker
October 24, 2013

  When getting ready to hit the road, RVing is all about space. How much can I bring along? Where will it fit? And where can I store things like an AC generator or firewood that I don’t necessarily want inside the trailer? The answer to that one is simple: the bed of the pickup when used as a... 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 »

Waxing Made Easy

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September 6, 2013

  Shurhold’s Dual Action Polisher uses an oscillating head to prevent damaging burns on painted surfaces and fiberglass Keeping the exterior of a trailer clean and waxed is a never-ending process. Many of us store our trailers outside, subjecting the exterior to harsh elements including dirt,... Read more »

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