December 2012

Do It Yourself Roof Vent Installation

December 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Do It Yourself Roof Vent Installation

Replacing a standard ceiling vent with a fan-powered vent gives you more ways to keep your RV interior comfortable in any weather. Here’s how you can do it yourself and save:  How To Do It 1. Make sure the vent location is at least 3 feet away from any sewer system roof vent, if the [...]

Touring Texas

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Touring Texas

RVing through the Lone Star State by Lee Barnathan Stop for a moment and play a word-association game. The word is Texas. What comes to mind? Probably a thousand different words, but very likely something related to the enormity, vastness and gigantic expanse of our nation’s 28th state. At 266,807 square miles, it’s larger than [...]

Ensuring A Smooth Ride

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Ensuring A Smooth Ride

Servicing your trailer’s wheel bearings is one of those periodic maintenance chores that should not be neglected. Properly maintained and lubricated wheel bearings can help keep you from being stuck on the side of the road when you’d rather be on your way to the fun How it’s Done The job may be a little [...]

Add Outdoor Living Space to Your RV

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Add Outdoor Living Space to Your RV

Turning your RV patio into an outdoor room is easy with an add-on screen room. The fine mesh screen lets air through to keep the area cool while keeping flying pests out. You can enjoy outdoor dining, watching TV at your outside entertainment center or just relaxing in a screen room. Most screen rooms also [...]

The Great Smoky Mountains

December 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Great Smoky Mountains

Take in the natural splendor at one of the nation’s most-visited national parks. by Betsy Model Some of the greatest songwriters and recording artists of the last century—names like Tennessee Ernie Ford, John Denver, Patsy Cline and Dolly Parton—have sung the praises of Appalachia and the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains. Located on the [...]

Keep Your Cool

December 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Keep Your Cool

By Gary Bunzer As RV enthusiasts, we all appreciate fresh, chilled food and cool beverages from the refrigerator. We also enjoy the cool comforts of air conditioning, especially while traveling through hot, dry climates. But what exactly are these appliances really doing? What exactly is refrigeration? Refrigeration or “cold” is simply the absence of heat. But how does [...]

Ask The RV Doctor – Tight Spot

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Ask The RV Doctor – Tight Spot

Tight Spot Q: I have a 2000 Fleetwood 5th wheel and I have to fit it into a very unique spot but can’t utilize my pop-outs because of the height. Someone told me that I can remove the tires, axle and leaf springs and set it down on blocks. I’m a single mom with no [...]

Preparing for the Holidays in Your RV

December 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Preparing for the Holidays in Your RV

The approaching holidays are sure to bring smiles, laughter and the opportunity to make lasting memories. But for RVers, the holidays can also present challenges as they deal with limited space for gifts (and gift-wrapping), a small kitchen for preparing an oversized potluck dish or entire meal and perhaps wishing they could make it to [...]

Getting Hitched

December 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Getting Hitched

Understanding the difference and the advantages of different hitch types is essential to choosing a towable RV by Noah Turner The right hitch and accessories makes towing a trailer or 5th wheel safe and easy, leveling the truck and trailer, equalizing the load, and controlling sway. When you think of RVing, what image comes to [...]

Ask The RV Doctor – Sinking Roof

December 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Ask The RV Doctor – Sinking Roof

Sinking Roof by Gary Bunzer Q: I have a roof air conditioner that is causing the RV roof to sink in.It’s on an older RV and water is pooling around the base and causing a leak. What can I do to re-brace the roof and raise it back to normal? —Tom Scot, Shinglehouse, PA A: Tom, [...]

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