RV Tips

Gimme a Brake

August 28, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Gimme a Brake

Braking What’s Behind You Makes Towing Safer Whether you tow a car behind your motorhome or a 5th wheel or travel trailer behind your truck, the weight of the towed item significantly impacts your stopping distance and time, both affecting the safety of your towing arrangement. Laws of Motion The second law of motion states [...]

TV Viewing

August 18, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

TV Viewing

Q: I have a 2003 Class A Georgie Boy motorhome, and the front TV cabinet began to bounce apart. After repairing it, I decided to swap the original 42-pound TV with an LED HD unit weighing 7 pounds. I found a 22-inch Samsung that fit inside the cabinet with space for rubber padding on the [...]

The Leader of the Pack: A Guide to Traveling With Pets

August 7, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The Leader of the Pack: A Guide to Traveling With Pets

by Brent Peterson Anyone who owns a pet probably has no trouble admitting that their four-legged friends (and birds and fish, too) are truly part of the family. And as such, their furry friends are entitled to all the perks and benefits of family membership, including travel. Would you load up the RV for that [...]

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 [...]

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