Wednesday, November 28, 2007

How-to #20: Understanding RV Insurance Coverage

Insurance for your RV is like the rest of the emergency gear you take camping - you have to have it and hope you don't need it. Finding the right RV insurance takes a little research, which can pay off big in savings on premiums and collecting on a claim.

There are a variety of areas that are covered under specialized RV insurance. Here is what you need to know about these coverages to help ensure you get the right coverage for your RV.

Monday, November 5, 2007

How-to #19: Making Seasoning Packets From Drinking Straws

While not strictly a RV-related how-to, this article is for the adventurous hitting the trails after setting up the RV at the campground.

If you are a backpacker, you know that carrying very small amounts of things like tooth powder, salt, or chili powder can be tricky. Here's a method for packing individual servings using plain old drinking straws. If you can find paper straws, you won't even have to carry out the packaging.

Friday, November 2, 2007

How-to #18: Installing a Brake Controller in Your Tow Vehicle

Installing a brake controller unit isn't very difficult. This task is made even easier if your tow vehicle is a late model and comes with a 7-way connector as part of the towing package.

In this case, installation is as simple as mounting the brake controller in a convenient, easy to reach place, usually under the dash, just above your right leg, and connecting the wires from the brake controller to the wiring harness, and then plugging the harness into the harness located under the dash.

View this video from to see how easy it really is to install and test a brake controller. This video shows the installation of the Valley Odyssey brand of brake controller.

Also, here are some basic steps to take for the three popular late model trucks/SUV's: Ford, GM/Chevy, and Dodge.