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Stripped threads on RV water heater anode

  Hi Gary, This pertains to a  Suburban water heater, specifically the anode rod threading. I cannot get the new anode rod threading to "catch"...

Keep the warm air inside with a vent insulator

  By Bob Difley RVs are meant to be used not just in summer and not just when it is warm and sunny. Achieving comfortable living...

Shoosh bugs away from the front of your rig

By Bob Difley Spring is here and along with the flowering trees and shrubs come the inevitable bugs — hundreds of which decide to end...

Can black tank left open for years on seasonal RV be cleaned?

By Chris DoughertyEditor's note: Chris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. Here is a letter he received from a reader while he was serving...

Out-of-kilter RV slideout

  By Chris Dougherty Chris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. Here is a letter he received from a reader while he was serving as...

Perform your own diagnostics on your vehicles with CarMD

  By Bob Difley Using CarMD is like having a crystal ball for your car or light truck. We've all had that dreaded "check engine" light suddenly...

Eliminate smelly kitchen towels

By Rene Agredano If you've ever had an unpleasant whiff of mildew on a kitchen wash cloth or sponge, you know that humidity and a...

Washing your RV when on the road

By Russ and Tiña De MarisIf you pull your rig in the wintertime, you know the drill: Doesn't matter what color your rig was...
RV Doctor

Stymied RVers can’t find water leaks to fix them

RV Doctor Dear Gary, Apparently my husband did not properly winterize our Southwind motorhome. When we fill the fresh water tank we have no problems, but...
Boondocking

Catalytic heater is a good alternative to forced air furnace

Here's a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, We like to boondock in the national forests of the West in summer but find...

Warm your toes this winter with the Mr. Heater Portable Buddy

  Warm the space you're in without having to run your propane-gobbling forced air furnace with the Mr. Heater Portable Buddy Heater. This patented radiant...

Do-it-yourself dish drainer

By Cheryl Probst   RV sinks come in awkward sizes, especially when it comes to dish drainers. There’s usually not enough room on the counter for...