Figuring out generators, CO detectors, fumes – and safety

Exhaust, generator noise, carbon monoxide detectors – Greg tries to figure it all out and not get asphyxiated in the process.  By Greg Illes Contributor, RVtravel.com My generator is quiet, but never quiet enough. I usually run it on a long cord, away from “Howie,” our motorhome. In fact, I run it very rarely: Our solar system usually keeps our batteries... Read More

Results of 6-year rubber roof coating experiment

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris To hear RV manufacturers talk, EPDM rubber roofs are the greatest thing since sliced bread. Problem is, even sliced bread eventually gets stale. After a few years in the elements, rubber roofs take the hit of weathering and exposure to UV radiation. From personal experience we can say that a non-maintained rubber roof... Read More

The three evil musketeers – rot, mold and mildew

Don’t wait for your annual inspection (you do have an annual inspection of your RV, don’t you?) to search for leaks or to do something about the ones you know you already have. Ask any RVer that has ever had to deal with rot, mold, or mildew and they will likely regale you with nightmare accounts of serious downtime and scary repair bills.... Read More

What are the best batteries for fulltiming?

How many batteries should you have to fulltime and what kind are best? Gary Bunzer, the RV Doctor, answers a question from an RVer during a webcast about whether it’s best to replace 12-volt deep cycle RV batteries with six-volt golf cart batteries connected in series.  Subscribe to the FREE RV Travel Saturday newsletter loaded with news, articles, and how-to advice... Read More