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Ask Dave: Why does my RV’s freezer ice over so quickly?

Dear Dave, Why does my RV's freezer get frost in it after a couple of days? The freezer is on top. It started about two...

Ask Dave: One truck camper jack is weaker and slower than others

Dear Dave, I am having trouble with my electric leveling jacks on my truck camper. They are working, but one of them seems to be...

Ask Dave: My RV’s refrigerator won’t turn on when using battery power. Why?

Dear Dave, My fridge will not turn on when using battery power. What am I doing wrong? —Mark, 2015 Winnebago View Dear Mark, According to the specs...

Ask Dave: When on shoreline power, can I turn off my somewhat-loud converter?

Dear Dave, My camper is plugged in all the time. Do I still need to have the converter on? It makes a somewhat loud...

Ask Dave: How can I tell if my converter is charging?

Dear Dave, I noticed that my house batteries do not seem to be charging when I am plugged into power in a campground or at...

RV Tire Safety: What is the “root cause” of a tire failure?

"Root cause" is the initiating condition or first cause. Someone having a temperature is not a root cause or proof of an infection, but...

Ask Dave: What is the best roadside assistance and insurance for my RV?

Dear Dave, I have had AARP roadside assistance since 2005, but it let me down last summer on I-10 in just my car. Which roadside...

What you need to know about resealing your RV’s exterior

By Dustin Simpson, California RV Specialists Manufacturers recommend that you check your RV's roof and body sealants every 90 days. Resealing and caulking your RV helps to...

Ask Dave: Where do I reset my RV’s 120-volt outlet?

Dear Dave, Where can I find the control panel for 120-volt outlet reset? —Jonathan, 2021 Winnebago Adventurer 36Z Dear Jonathan, It depends on which 120-volt outlet you...

Ask Dave: Why won’t air blow through RV’s AC ceiling ducts?

Dear Dave,  I had a loose wire in my rear air conditioner and had to remove the duct from the AC downdraft to check...