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Thoroughly clean black water tanks with flusher system

Many RVs now come with black tank flushing systems built in at the factory, but some don't — and some folks actually want to...

Three-year old boy killed when he touched RV: Why?

By Chris Dougherty Certified RV technicianAs of 2011, approximately 8.9 million households owned an RV, and with numbers like that RV accidents are very few....

Insect repellent is tough on mosquitoes, other biting bugs

When mosquitoes and other biting insects target you in your campsite or on the trail, you need to get tough. And so should your...

Tools for RVers: Flue brush

By Chris Dougherty Certified RV technicianA tool I have used many times over the years is the flue brush. They come in different sizes and...

Caring for you RV cabinets, furniture and carpet

By Chris Dougherty Certified RV technicianHere are some ideas about caring for your RV's cabinets, furniture and carpetsCabinet and furniture care Hardwood: RV cabinet doors and...

Add a trailer hitch to your. . . trailer!

By Chris Dougherty Certified RV technicianThere are many hitch-mounted bike racks and cargo trays and boxes for the back of your car and truck, but...

Dealing with mold and mildew in RVs

By Chris Dougherty Certified RV technicianMany RVers have a silent, black, smelly enemy — mildew. Mildew is a form of mold that eats organic materials....

Electric jacket keeps you warm, charges your electronics!

By Chuck Woodbury RVtravel.comFor a semi-geeky guy like me, this electric jacket from Milwaukee Tools is about as good as a jacket gets. At the...

See what’s coming out your sewer hose to be sure you’re done

By Chris Dougherty Certified RV TechnicianDumping your holding tanks is as much about art as science. If you want to know if your tanks are...

EZ Oil Drain Valve simplifies oil changes

Have you ever changed your RV's or tow's engine oil? You know what a mess that can be, unscrewing the drain plug from the...

RV technician names favorite glues, sealants and tapes

By Chris Dougherty Certified RV technicianThere are many different types of materials in an RV, from flooring to wood products, plastics to metals. Having the...

Handy RV Gadgets: Extendable cleaning brushes

By Chris Dougherty Certified RV technicianI like a clean RV and anything to help make that process easier is on my radar. My years in...