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Ask Dave: Black water tank is clean but there are still smelly odors. Why?

Dear Dave, After flushing the black water tank, there are still smelly odors like a sewage smell in the bathroom that seems to come from...

RV “chain” as strong as the weakest …

For years we've been talking to the bully pulpit to preach the importance of knowing your weight ratings and scrupulously sticking to them. I...

Ask Dave: How do I drain the old DEF from RV’s tank and dispose of it?

Dear Dave, What do you recommend to remove the DEF from the tank? Any recommendations? My RV has been sitting for quite some time...

RV ‘Gremlins’, Part 2: The mysteries of 12-volt wiring

Before you continue reading, if you missed Part 1 (with an explanation about RV "Gremlins"), read it here.  I don’t know if I can actually...

RV Tire Safety: Correcting misinformation about tire inflation and load limits

Do you run your vehicle at or above engine redline? Why not? OK. As a tire design engineer and someone with RV tire experience,...

Ask Dave: What do you recommend to shine RV’s cabinets and floors?

Dear Dave, What do you think is the best product to shine my RV's floors and cabinets? —Collen, 2019 Coachmen Chaparral fifth wheel Dear Collen, There are...

Ask Dave: What is the best method to insulate my Class C RV’s front cap?

Dear Dave, I would like to add additional insulation to the nose cone over the cab in my Winnebago Aspect to reduce the amount...

Mod your RV for comfort

Awhile back, a couple new to RVing spent a dismaying weekend scouting out an RV show. Rig after rig they visited, and it seemed...

Ask Dave: Should vinyl plank flooring in RV be glued down?

Dear Dave, We're wishing to refloor the RV and intend to use LVP (luxury vinyl plank). The design seems to be snap planks. Is it...

Ask Dave: All about DEF shelf life and how long it lasts in the tank

There have been many questions regarding diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) that is required in diesel units since 2010. Recently we had questions from several...

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