Harsh-Riding Tires

Harsh-Riding Tires

May 9, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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 [...]

RV Spring Shakedown De-winterizing a Recreational Vehicle

RV Spring Shakedown De-winterizing a Recreational Vehicle

April 15, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

by Gary Benzer, RV Doctor As memories of a cold, long winter begin to wane, many of us get antsy for that first RV excursion of the season. Holed up all winter, we’ve been making travel plans, waiting for the trees to blossom, the birds to chirp and the campgrounds to open. The majority of [...]

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

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

March 30, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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

Ask The RV Doctor – Power Choices

March 5, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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 – Decal Decay

Ask The RV Doctor – Decal Decay

January 28, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Q. Dear Gary, I own a 2004 Flagstaff fifth-wheel which, as far I know, has always been outside with no protective covering. The decals on all sides have started to curl up during the last couple of years. Is there any way to restore (re-glue) or replace the decals? I have had some people tell me [...]

Ask the RV Doctor – Propane vs. Electric

Ask the RV Doctor – Propane vs. Electric

January 14, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Q. Dear RV Doc, I have a Jayco trailer that has a dual electric/propane water heater. The propane heats the water faster, but the electric is at no cost to us when using the power that our State Park provides. We don’t need hot water right away, so we have been using the electric mode [...]

Updating and Maintaining Your RV Freshwater

Updating and Maintaining Your RV Freshwater

January 2, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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 [...]

Ask The RV Doctor – Sinking Roof

Ask The RV Doctor – Sinking Roof

December 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

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

Ask The RV Doctor – Old Pop-Ups

December 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

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

Ask The RV Doctor – Power Choice

December 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

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 [...]

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