Tech Tips

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 [...]

Ensuring A Smooth Ride

December 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

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 [...]

Ask The RV Doctor – Tight Spot

December 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

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 [...]

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, [...]

Ask The RV Doctor – Old Pop-Ups

December 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Ask The RV Doctor – Old Pop-Ups

Old Pop-Ups by Gary Bunzer Q: Dear RV Doc, I have a 1969 Apache pop-up that I am trying to bring back from the dead. I have a question on electrical power. I would like to keep the 12-volt DC and 120-volt AC systems separate. I am thinking that I can take a 30-amp shoreline [...]

Ask The RV Doctor – Power Choice

December 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Ask The RV Doctor – Power Choice

Power Choice by Gary Bunzer 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 [...]

Water-Pressure Fallacy

July 10, 2012 by · 7 Comments 

Water-Pressure Fallacy

Water-Pressure Fallacy For the sake of Highways readers, please explain that leaving the campground-water supply valve partially open does not keep the pressure lower in the RV. It only affects the volume. Many people in the campgrounds think they can get by without the pressure-reducing valve (PRV) if they open the valve only part way. [...]

Too-Much-Hot-Water Solution

July 10, 2012 by · 6 Comments 

Too-Much-Hot-Water Solution

Too-Much-Hot-Water Solution Bob, I’d like to respond to “Too Much Hot Water” in the January 2007 issue of Highways. I too had this same problem of hot water coming out the cold-water system. I have an outdoor shower that has the hot- and cold-water valves, and it also has a shutoff valve on the showerhead. [...]

Technical Tips from the RV Expert

July 10, 2012 by · 6 Comments 

Technical Tips from the RV Expert

Inconvenient Satellite TV Q: We purchased a 34-foot Cougar fifth wheel and were told by the dealer that we couldn’t hook our satellite TV dish to the exterior hookup on the side of the trailer and have it work on the TV in the living area. It only works on the TV in the bedroom. [...]

Black-water blues, gooseneck-hitch guidance and a fridge fix

July 10, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

Black-water blues, gooseneck-hitch guidance and a fridge fix

Tank Trouble I have a 2003 Coachmen Aurora. I am the second owner of the coach, which was only a little more than a year old when I bought it, and I have had repeated problems dumping the black-water holding tank. This is my fourth RV, and I have never had any such problems before, [...]

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