Tuesday, December 1, 2020
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Should you buy a damaged RV and fix it up yourself?

Steve Savage submitted this article to RVtravel.com when he was a Master Certified RV Technician with Mobility RV Service. For the majority of folks, buying...

Try this! Labeling your supplies will save you lots of time

By Nanci Dixon We store a lot of our cleaning supplies, spray lubricants, fluids, etc., in a large plastic container in one of the storage...
maintenance and repair

LP alarm goes off even when LP tanks are closed

Chris Dougherty responded to this reader when he was RVtravel.com's technical editor. Dear Chris, My LP tanks are shut off. The LP alarm activates and will...
maintenance and repair

Change your brake fluid for reliability and long system life

By Greg Illes Absolutely everybody changes their engine oil and transmission fluid (or has it done). Some folks remember to change differential gear oil. But...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: People still erroneously blame “defective” tires for “blowouts”

By Roger Marble Here is a post from July 22, 2012. The owners of this Airstream continue to use the word "defect" but also fail...

Dirty RV windshield? Here’s a quick cleaning tip

By Nanci Dixon My husband had just washed and waxed our motorhome, which gave me a sparkling clean windshield to watch the desert sunrise through,...

Really? Does your RV’s bathroom sink drain into the sewer tank?

Most RVers assume the sinks in their RV drain exclusively into a gray holding tank. The toilet, most RVers believe, drains exclusively into the...
maintenance and repair

Another fix for “hitch clunk”

By Russ and Tiña De Maris We recently talked about an annoying phenomenon that travel trailer RVers sometimes face: hitch clunk. Slop in the hitch...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: “The tire failed because it is defective.” Maybe not…

By Roger Marble "The tire is defective." I hear that statement quite often and will admit it is a bit of a "hot button" for...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: What does the pressure number on tires refer to?

By Roger Marble A clarification about the pressure number on a tire might be of help. The pressure number molded on the sidewall of tires is...

Every RVer should have one of these portable air compressors

By Nanci Dixon As full-timers, we gradually accumulate gear. After a rear dual tire lost its valve stem and the tire had to be replaced,...
maintenance and repair

Wiring diagrams can save your sanity

By Russ and Tiña De Maris It wasn't but a few minutes after we'd been doing a little roof work on our "camper project" that...

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