Tech Tips

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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

May 11, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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 [...]

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