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How Level Is Level?

May 19, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

How Level Is Level?

How Level Is Level? Q: I’ve read articles about the importance of leveling an RV when operating an absorption refrigerator. This is done to prolong the life of the unit and provide efficient operation. However, in none of the articles does it mention how level is level. It’s virtually impossible to get an RV perfectly [...]

The RV Doctor – Correct Care & Maintenance of Your RV Slideout

May 11, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The RV Doctor – Correct Care & Maintenance of Your RV Slideout

The RV Doctor – By Gary Bunzer One of the more prominent external features on any RV, slide rooms are designed to be more “high tech” than “high maintenance.”  From an RV owner’s perspective, it’s the one advanced feature that requires the least amount of attention, comparatively. However, slideouts can become problematic, especially when totally neglected. But [...]

Proper Jeep Procedure

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Proper Jeep Procedure

Proper Jeep Procedure Q: I’ve read a lot of articles about towing, thinking that I knew almost everything I needed to know. Well, recently I purchased a used 2010 Jeep Wrangler Sport automatic in great shape. I’ve traveled to Florida for the past three years to store my 2010 Sportscoach Cross Country, as we all [...]

Harsh-Riding Tires

May 9, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Harsh-Riding Tires

Q: It’s time for us to replace the tires on our 33-foot Itasca Suncruiser, and I have a couple of questions before I make such a major investment. We took a month-long cross-country trip last summer, and some of the roads were so rough they almost bounced the fillings out of our teeth. We have [...]

Go on a Power Trip…with DC to AC Power Inverters

March 30, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Go on a Power Trip…with DC to AC Power Inverters

Most RV’ers have been in a situation where a power inverter would be quite handy. Perhaps it was when you were dry camping and there was no household electricity available at your site. Or when you want to watch a movie at night but don’t wish to go to the trouble of hauling out the [...]

Ask The RV Doctor – Power Choices

March 5, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Ask The RV Doctor – Power Choices

Q: We recently purchased a 24′ Aerolite RV. We see that many sites offer 30 or 50-amp service and we are uncertain as to which one our RV would require for running a heater, air conditioner, stove, refrigerator and small electric appliances. Can you advise us as to which service to request? —Kathy Cunningham, Cicero, NY [...]

Ask the RV Doctor – Just Add Hot Water

February 12, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Ask the RV Doctor – Just Add Hot Water

by Gary Bunzer Q: I purchased a truck camper recently which does not have a hot water system which I am planning on installing. Could you provide me with a basic RV water system schematic? I have a good idea of the basic layout of water lines and components but I’m not sure where the [...]

No-Fuss Sanitation

January 9, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

No-Fuss Sanitation

Knowing how your RV’s sanitation system operates, and keeping it clean, are critical to keeping you on the road. by Tim Conway If you want to stay on the road, your rig’s sanitation system must be up to snuff. You don’t want your trip cut short because a holding tank became clogged or frozen. While your RV’s waste [...]

Care for Your RV’s Roof

January 2, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Care for Your RV’s Roof

Keep tabs on your RV’s roof to prolong its life RV rubber roofs get punished by the elements on a regular basis. From the sun’s brutal UV rays to the freezing temperatures of winter, Mother Nature has no shortage of weapons to hurl at your prized vehicle. Don’t take it lying down. Instead of resigning [...]

Updating and Maintaining Your RV Freshwater

January 2, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Updating and Maintaining Your RV Freshwater

by Alan Lidstone All RVers are concerned about having safe water for drinking, cooking and personal needs, with adequate water pressure for convenience. Today’s RVs use a demand type water system that generally includes a 12-volt DC electric water pump, fresh water tank, plumbing lines, water heater, water filter system, pressure regulator, faucets and shower [...]

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