Power Up

Progressive Dynamics offers a lower section replacement/upgrade converter with a built-in Charge Wizard that constantly manages the RV’s batteries.

article and photos by Bill and Jenn Gehr
July 25, 2014

  Converters are designed to provide 12-volt DC current and charge batteries — but not all are created equal   Power converters fall into the category of “out of sight, out of mind” — literally. In fact, some owners may not even know where the converter is located in their RV. Compact... Read more »

Everything in Its Place

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June 24, 2014

  We wanted to stop things from shifting around in the storage compartment of our RV. After looking at a number of things and throwing around ideas, we saw a package of children’s interlocking foam alphabet mats. They are inexpensive and easy to trim where needed. They also protect the floor and... Read more »

Medicine Cabinet Guard

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June 24, 2014

  Tired of everything falling out of our trailer’s bathroom medicine cabinet every time we moved, I made a simple solution. I purchased a 4-foot-long 1-inch Lexan plastic home wall corner guard from Lowe’s (also available at most other home-improvement stores). I cut pieces to fit each shelf,... Read more »

Outside Shower Solution

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June 24, 2014

I am a camper who uses the outside shower for washing and filling water jugs. Unfortunately, the showers are always on the opposite side from the patio or at the back end. Sometimes these locations at campsites are not very user-friendly. Our new Rockwood camper already had two water fittings plumbed... Read more »

TurboKooling

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June 6, 2014

If you have a small trailer that doesn’t justify the cost or added weight of a roof air-conditioning unit, TurboKool offers an evaporative cooling system (commonly called a swamp cooler) that runs on 12-volt DC power. According to the company, the TurboKool draws as little as 4.6 amps on the high setting,... Read more »

Aftermarket Air Intakes and Low-Restriction Filters

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by Ken Freund
June 4, 2014

  More power out of thin air. It’s something we’d all like to have — right after a personal money tree. But it is possible to increase horsepower with aftermarket air intakes and filters.   To fully understand how this all works, first we need to look at some background information. Atmospheric... Read more »

High-Viz End Cap

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June 4, 2014

  I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve heard about RVs losing bumper end caps. I’ve come up with a solution that also makes it easier to see the rear bumper. I took two red driveway reflectors, cut them short and installed them close to the bumper so they spear through the end cap. They... Read more »

Easy-Access Storage

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June 4, 2014

  Here is a tip for combating compartment storage problems. Using garage-door tracks and hardware, you can make a guide and use rollers attached to the sides of the compartment. The drawer slides in and out of the compartment so you can get a clear view of everything. I made one end shorter so that... Read more »

Roof Air Leak Repair

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by Bill and Jenn Gehr
May 2, 2014

  Water leakage around an air conditioner means it’s time to replace the gasket before damage occurs   Every year, after the first big rain of the season, it’s not uncommon for RV owners to discover that there’s a leak originating from the air conditioner’s inside ceiling assembly.... Read more »

Making the LED Swap

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by Kristopher Bunker
April 3, 2014

  Replacing Traditional Bulbs with New Technology Leads to Improved Efficiency and Longer Light Life   In recent years, the “green” movement has come on strong in the RVing industry. It only makes sense that a lifestyle that promotes communing with nature should advocate preserving the... Read more »

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