RV Tips

Perform an AC Checkup

August 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Perform an AC Checkup

Follow these maintenance tips to ensure that you stay cool and collected during the summer The dog days of summer seem intent on pushing the mercury to new heights. Fortunately, RV air conditioners can turn a potential oven into a cool, comfy refuge. Take the following steps to ensure that your main source of climate [...]

RV Horse Sense: Stop Feeding Horses that Aren’t Working

July 24, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

RV Horse Sense: Stop Feeding Horses that Aren’t  Working

By Gale Banks Today’s gasoline-burning motorhomes are seriously underpowered. Even when outfitted with the most contemporary engines, there doesn’t seem to be an improvement in overall performance. As the engine makers have added power, the motorhome manufacturers have added weight to their coaches. So you have never-increasing, and even decreasing, motorhome performance. This is a [...]

On the Level

July 15, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

On the Level

Leveling & stabilizing your RV is fast and easy with the right equipment. – by Alan Lidstone Longer, heavier chassis have given RVs increased carrying capacity and more living space, with multiple slideouts and full-wall slides even bath-and-a-halfs! New engine and transmission offerings in tow vehicles have increased towing capabilities, allowing RVers with towables to [...]

Ask The RV Doctor – Sinking Roof

July 8, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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, [...]

Rubber Slide Wiper

July 7, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Rubber Slide Wiper

Q: I recently bought a fifthwheel trailer. This is the first trailer I’ve had with slideouts. What purpose do the rubber wipes around the slide-outs serve? I have wipes on the inside and the outside. I can see that a wipe on the outside should stop water, leaves, etc. from coming into the unit when [...]

Improving Your Sleep On The Road

July 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Improving Your Sleep On The Road

By Diane Barnet, R.N. The amount of sleep individuals need can range from five to nine hours, but most of us require seven or eight hours a night. Problems occur when we find it hard to fall asleep, wake up often during the night or awaken too early, resulting in fatigue during the day. Stress, [...]

Weight on Springs

June 16, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Weight on Springs

Q: My brother and I have GM dually pickups and 12ó-foot slide-in campers. My brother feels that when he isn’t using his pickup and camper he should raise the camper up on its jacks to take the weight off the pickup springs. My feeling is that many smaller motorhomes are built on similar chassis and [...]

Defeat the Heat

June 15, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Defeat the Heat

Is Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer? Camp comfortably and beat summer’s heat and humidity with an RV air conditioner that’s in top operating condition. A little preventive care before the really hot days ahead will help ensure that you don’t experience problems with your RV’s cooling system. Air Conditioner Check-up Here are some things [...]

Notes for the Shop – Power Up!

June 5, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Notes for the Shop – Power Up!

Generator Service Keeps the Juice Pumping by Noah Turner  Summer is here once again, and that means ifs time to get your RV in tip-top shape so you can get back out on the road. RVers typically pay attention to every detail of their coach to ensure that ifs road-ready, but all too often, they [...]

Nasty Toilet

May 26, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Nasty Toilet

Q: We recently bought a 28- foot travel trailer, and this is our first experience RV camping. The problem we’re having is that when we flush the toilet it seems like air is coming back through the water, which creates a problem in flushing. It actually splashes hard enough to splatter out of the bowl. [...]

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