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Tips for Viewing the 2017 Solar Eclipse

A total solar eclipse is scheduled to occur Monday August 21, 2017 and is a popular viewing activity for RVers of all ages. A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and earth, partially blocking out the view of the sun until it creates what is referred to as Totality, which…

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RV Fire Extinguisher Use and Maintenance

Most RVers take their fire extinguisher for granted because hopefully, they will never have to use it. But fire is actually an important component in RVing as it’s used to power the motorhome or tow vehicle by use of internal combustion. It’s also used for the LP operation of appliances such as the water heater,…

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RV Fuel Choices and an In-Depth Examination of Ethanol

Most of us “gearheads” grew up with Regular Leaded and Premium gasoline. A product called tetraethyl lead (THL) was added to reduce engine knocks and in 1972 Unleaded gasoline was introduced. The following year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) demanded the immediate phase-out of THL and by early 1980s Regular Leaded Gasoline was gone. Unleaded…

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How to Winterize an RV Generator

Whether putting your RV to bed for a long winter’s nap, or just getting it ready for an extended siesta, it’s important to know how to winterize an RV generator for an extended period of rest. Step One: Fuel Recommendations The first step is to make sure your fuel tank is full before letting it…

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