July 2012

Action Line Cuts to the Chase Again

July 19, 2012 by · 4 Comments 

Action Line Cuts to the Chase Again

Good Sam member Harold Hahny wrote to Action Line asking for help getting his money back from the publisher of a guide to discounted RV camping: I purchased a “membership” from RV Park SuperGuide for $47.77. It was supposed to give half price or greatly reduced camping at RV parks. I received my directory online. [...]

Keep Your Awning Clean

July 18, 2012 by · 3 Comments 

Keep Your Awning Clean

From a few hundred to well over a thousand dollars, RV awnings are an expensive item that’s subjected to the harshest elements encountered while traveling. Whether it’s the heat and dust on vacation or the stresses of mold and moisture while stored, your RV’s awning is subjected to it all while protecting its owners from [...]

Giving Back at the Good Sam Rally

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Giving Back at the Good Sam Rally

Lincolnshire, Illinois (7/18/12) — The Good Sam Club and its members opened their hearts and their wallets for a number of worthy causes at the June 21–24 Good Sam Rally presented by DISH at Louisville’s Kentucky Exposition Center, an event that drew thousands of RVers in 2,033 recreational vehicles. The collective outpouring of generosity resulted in nearly [...]

Beat the Heat! Top Lake Destinations Across the Continent

July 16, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

Beat the Heat! Top Lake Destinations Across the Continent

As the mercury rises to high levels this summer throughout the United States and Canada, it can be tempting to stay inside. However, there are so many activities outside that warrant beating the heat, specifically taking advantage of the abundance of lakes wherever you happen to be. Those traveling through Alberta, Canada should stop by [...]

Water-Pressure Fallacy

July 10, 2012 by · 7 Comments 

Water-Pressure Fallacy

Water-Pressure Fallacy For the sake of Highways readers, please explain that leaving the campground-water supply valve partially open does not keep the pressure lower in the RV. It only affects the volume. Many people in the campgrounds think they can get by without the pressure-reducing valve (PRV) if they open the valve only part way. [...]

Too-Much-Hot-Water Solution

July 10, 2012 by · 6 Comments 

Too-Much-Hot-Water Solution

Too-Much-Hot-Water Solution Bob, I’d like to respond to “Too Much Hot Water” in the January 2007 issue of Highways. I too had this same problem of hot water coming out the cold-water system. I have an outdoor shower that has the hot- and cold-water valves, and it also has a shutoff valve on the showerhead. [...]

Technical Tips from the RV Expert

July 10, 2012 by · 6 Comments 

Technical Tips from the RV Expert

Inconvenient Satellite TV Q: We purchased a 34-foot Cougar fifth wheel and were told by the dealer that we couldn’t hook our satellite TV dish to the exterior hookup on the side of the trailer and have it work on the TV in the living area. It only works on the TV in the bedroom. [...]

Black-water blues, gooseneck-hitch guidance and a fridge fix

July 10, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

Black-water blues, gooseneck-hitch guidance and a fridge fix

Tank Trouble I have a 2003 Coachmen Aurora. I am the second owner of the coach, which was only a little more than a year old when I bought it, and I have had repeated problems dumping the black-water holding tank. This is my fourth RV, and I have never had any such problems before, [...]

Slow LP-Gas Fill

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Slow LP-Gas Fill

Slow LP-Gas Fill solid-state dual-battery isolator fill the horizontal propane tank, even after I depress the red button that’s supposed to let it fill faster. Is there a float in the tank that could be stuck in the full position that isn’t letting propane come in? I finally purchased a 40-pound tank to use rather [...]

Slide-Out Room Care and Feeding

July 10, 2012 by · 4 Comments 

Slide-Out Room Care and Feeding

When the slide-out room was introduced, it revolutionized the RV industry. The benefits were universal—manufacturers could create new and exciting floor plans to attract customers, while potential buyers were lured by the “like home” attributes of these new RVs. Soon came double, triple, quad slide-outs and today, full wall slide-outs have become commonplace. Though slide-out [...]

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