The July/August issue of RV Enthusiast magazine is now available. Highlights in the current issue include:
Using Artificial Intelligence to Plan the Ultimate Road Trips – Putting together an RV vacation oftentimes requires jumping between upwards of a dozen different websites. AdventureGenie is the first “smart” browser-based system capable of recommending complete itineraries based upon a user’s evolving wants and needs. It’s also the first “adventure planning tool” to take advantage of emerging AI in the travel sector.
Keeping the Air Flowing Freely – Regular air-conditioner maintenance will keep air flowing and cool — while failure to assure proper function will lead to poor efficiency and reduced cooling. Fortunately, the maintenance checklist isn’t that long — and many do-it-yourself RVers can get it done themselves. Keep the A/C clean can result in big performance gains. Or, you can just sweat it out in the heat.
Keeping Cool – The latest crop of RV air-conditioners no longer belongs to your parents’ generation. Advances in power efficiency — including easier starting — combined with noise mitigation allow RVers to take hot summer days and nights in stride. Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about keeping cool, from A/Cs to portable fans — and there’s even a look at evaporative coolers.
What’s the Hang-Up? – There is only so much room for “stuff” in an RV — but chances are, you’ll end up needing something the first time you leave it behind. As we discovered, though, one way to maximize the space available is to add hooks to your storage compartment to hold cordless tools (and even shovels and brooms) while freeing up the floor of the compartment for other necessities.
What’s on Tap? – Pure water is no longer guaranteed, especially when visiting unfamiliar places. Problems can and do sometimes crop up as RVers embrace boondocking and set up camp well away from campgrounds fed by city water systems. Fortunately, water purification and filtration systems for RVs have reached new levels and will keep you safe while controlling noxious odors and taste.
Galley Appliance Upgrades – Being able to camp with all of life’s basic necessities has fueled the RV lifestyle. That holds especially true of galley equipment. Being able to grab a cold one from the refrigerator or cook a hot meal in an oven or on a cooktop makes the outdoors more livable — when everything works as advertised. But extending the life of your kitchen equipment isn’t difficult.