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Reduce unwanted power draw on your Dometic RV refrigerator

By Neal Weber   Many of the Dometic refrigerators have a heat strip in the door frame at the top of the refrigerator section. This is...

Stop that towed vehicle rattle

By Greg Iles   There are a lot of anti-rattle devices on the market, all aimed at limiting or removing the "clunk" from the loose-fitting tow...

Make your RV screen door a thermal storm door

By Chuck and Mary Culp   Our Keystone fifth wheel always seemed a little dark on those days when it was too cold to open the...

Repairing dripping bathroom faucets

Dear RV Doctor: How do you repair the bathroom faucets? I have a two-handle faucet in the bathroom that looks to be all metal...

Need a new RV water heater? Try this HOT option

By Jim Twamley   We have a standard RV six-gallon electric/propane water heater in our motorhome. It works great and we use it most of the...

Silence that noisy water pump

By Russ and Tiña De Maris   If your water pump reminds you of a jackhammer on a New York City street, you are not alone....

What to do about a very loud water pump?

Dear RV Doctor: We have a new 27-foot travel trailer RV. The first time we used it the water pump was very loud. What can...

Keep your traveling laptop safe

By Russ and Tiña De Maris   Laptop computers are some of the best friends an RVer can have. We have more or less instant communication...

Do you have a backup plan?

By Dave Helgeson   Self-reliance is part of the attraction for many who RV. The ability to go where you want, when you want, taking care...

Balance your RV tires?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris   Tire balance may be one of the most hotly debated subjects among RVers. Motorhomers will agree, balancing tires on...

Use bicycle water bottle racks for rattle-free holders

By Greg Illes I've been using bike bottle racks for a variety of purposes for several years now. They're cheap, solid, rattle-free, easy to install,...

Preventing roof leaks — in a way you may not have considered

Courtesy: Motorhomes of Texas   Just about everyone who owns any type of RV has been told that they must periodically reseal all the areas on...