Gimme a Brake

Gimme a Brake

August 28, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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

TV Viewing

August 18, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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 [...]

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

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

July 24, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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

On the Level

July 15, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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

Rubber Slide Wiper

July 7, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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

Weight on Springs

June 16, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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 [...]

Nasty Toilet

Nasty Toilet

May 26, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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?

How Level Is Level?

May 19, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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

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

May 11, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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 [...]

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