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6 Itinerary Tips: Planning a Safer, Smoother Trip

March 31, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

6 Itinerary Tips: Planning a Safer, Smoother Trip

Spring is in the air, and unless you live in the Sunbelt, you’re just now gearing up to hit the road for RV adventures. Of course, you’ve de-winterized your RV to make sure your vehicle is ready for the road. But even if your RV is in tip-top shape, you still need to draw up [...]

Go on a Power Trip…with DC to AC Power Inverters

March 30, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Go on a Power Trip…with DC to AC Power Inverters

Most RV’ers have been in a situation where a power inverter would be quite handy. Perhaps it was when you were dry camping and there was no household electricity available at your site. Or when you want to watch a movie at night but don’t wish to go to the trouble of hauling out the [...]

Exercise Your Brain

March 15, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Exercise Your Brain

Surf the Internet Pick a topic and be amazed at how much you can learn. Read Books, Magazines and Newspapers Newspapers and periodicals provide stimulating in-depth information that you can gather at your own pace. Crossword Puzzles Pick up a crossword puzzle book or visit Thinks.com/daily_crossword.htm, and boatloadpuzzles.com/playcrossword. Like Numbers? Try Sudoku If you’re a number person, [...]

Ask The RV Doctor – Power Choices

March 5, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Ask The RV Doctor – Power Choices

Q: We recently purchased a 24′ Aerolite RV. We see that many sites offer 30 or 50-amp service and we are uncertain as to which one our RV would require for running a heater, air conditioner, stove, refrigerator and small electric appliances. Can you advise us as to which service to request? —Kathy Cunningham, Cicero, NY [...]

Where the Rubber Hits the Road

March 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Where the Rubber Hits the Road

Taking care of your tires for a smoother and safer ride Tire failure is one of the most common maladies to befall RVs. It’s also one of the most preventable. Taking a few simple steps can make the difference between a smooth drive and a potentially dangerous flat on the highways. Improved safety isn’t the [...]

Grasping Solar Power

February 17, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Grasping Solar Power

If you enjoy boondocking, tailgating or visiting areas where pedestal power is not available or generator use is prohibited, then clean, quiet solar power may be the energy source you’ve been seeking. A solar power system lets you enjoy the benefits of clean, quiet, portable power that will last over 20 years with only minimum [...]

Ask the RV Doctor – Just Add Hot Water

February 12, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Ask the RV Doctor – Just Add Hot Water

by Gary Bunzer Q: I purchased a truck camper recently which does not have a hot water system which I am planning on installing. Could you provide me with a basic RV water system schematic? I have a good idea of the basic layout of water lines and components but I’m not sure where the [...]

Ask The RV Doctor – Decal Decay

January 28, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Ask The RV Doctor – Decal Decay

Q. Dear Gary, I own a 2004 Flagstaff fifth-wheel which, as far I know, has always been outside with no protective covering. The decals on all sides have started to curl up during the last couple of years. Is there any way to restore (re-glue) or replace the decals? I have had some people tell me [...]

Eating Healthy through the Winter

January 15, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Eating Healthy through the Winter

Eating a wide variety of fruits and vegetables helps provide essential nutrients and maintain a healthy weight Unless you enjoy year-round tropical sunshine, during the winter your stored serotonin, the brain’s “feel good” chemical, may decline. You may crave carbohydrates as comfort food and exercise less. Though cold, gloomy weather alone doesn’t increase calorie need, [...]

Ask the RV Doctor – Propane vs. Electric

January 14, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Ask the RV Doctor – Propane vs. Electric

Q. Dear RV Doc, I have a Jayco trailer that has a dual electric/propane water heater. The propane heats the water faster, but the electric is at no cost to us when using the power that our State Park provides. We don’t need hot water right away, so we have been using the electric mode [...]

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