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Sunday, December 8, 2019
Home Maintenance & Repair

Maintenance & Repair

Not all RV antifreeze is created equal

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By Russ and Tiña De Maris If your rig is sitting in cold country and you haven’t already done so, it’s high time to get...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: “The tire was defective.” Are you sure?

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with RV tire expert Roger Marble Originally posted by tap4154 on an iRV2.com forum: "They are now defective tires and should be replaced under warranty. Heck,...
RV Doctor

RV’s water pump doesn’t pump

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Dear Gary, I’m having my RV winterized for storage. The dealer called to tell me that the pump doesn't work. It is located underneath the...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: Weighing an RV – 4-corner or CAT scale?

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with RV tire expert Roger Marble I was reading a thread about scale weights on one of the RV forums. Tireman9 here, an official card-carrying...
maintenance and repair

Truck camper owners: Check out your rims!

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By Russ and Tiña De Maris The official language of wheel dealers reads like this: "The load rating of a wheel, as determined by the...
maintenance and repair

Maintain your roof vents – even in winter

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While it may not seem such a critical item in winter, keeping your roof vents clean and fully operational is an RVer's "good thing."...
RV Doctor

RV Doctor: OK to use hydraulic levelers when RV is stored?

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Dear Gary, I'm fairly new to RVing and I bought a 31-foot Class A motorhome that has the HWH hydraulic leveling system. I live in Upstate,...

How to fix a sticking black tank valve

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By Chris Dougherty Chris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. Here is a letter he received from a reader while he was serving as RVtravel.com's...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: Are sidewall cracks a cause of tire failure?

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with RV tire expert Roger Marble I recently read an RV forum post about sidewall cracks. From the picture, it appeared the tire had what...
RV Doctor

How to winterize an RV washer and dryer combo

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Dear Gary, Please tell me the best way to winterize a washer/dryer combo. Thanks! —Jack Dear Jack, That's what I like: short and to the point! The procedure...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: Basic tip about DIY emergency equipment for your RV

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with RV tire expert Roger Marble I was recently following a thread on the use of the special "tire lifts" similar to those seen below. ...
RV Doctor

RV Doctor: Can RV be stored off-level without damaging the fridge?

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Dear Gary, I understand it is recommended that RV refrigerators be level when operating, but how far "off-level" can we keep the RV without damage...

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