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Wednesday, September 23, 2020
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maintenance and repair

“Keep-on-hand” items for RV repair work

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By Russ and Tiña De Maris If you've been on the road at all, you've experienced it: Something on your rig broke. You can't always...
maintenance and repair

Be kind to your transmission for its long and happy life

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By Greg Illes Most of us check our transmission fluid now and then (don't we?). Some of us even have it changed every once in...

RV service centers and stores are out of parts. Now what?

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By Nanci Dixon A couple of weeks ago I wrote an article about RV dealers running out of RVs and service centers being jammed. There...
Losing cell signal?

Losing cell service? Try these tips to reconnect or keep the signal

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By Nanci Dixon If you are heading out of town, into the mountains or desert or other remote areas, you might start to see your...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: Tires are more than just round black things

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By Roger Marble A question came up about the maximum speed recommendation as published by Goodyear, Michelin, and Bridgestone for tires in RV use. To...
maintenance and repair

Extend your batteries’ life with proper care

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By Greg Illes Battery capacity is a common topic among RVers, with much discussion of LED lighting and various power-saving techniques. But less understood is the...
maintenance and repair

Gearbox broke and our slide is grinding – Help!

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Dear Mark, We are on the road and I think a gearbox broke when we went to deploy our kitchen slide. The slide moved about...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: “Cold inflation pressure” and clarification of tire terms

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By Roger Marble It appears I messed up in my previous post "More on tire cold inflation vs. 'set pressure'." I failed to properly define...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: More on tire cold inflation vs. “set pressure”

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By Roger Marble I got this question from a reader of an RV Forum: Thank you for all of your informed comments regarding proper tire care....
maintenance and repair

When boondocking, do you have a backup plan if something fails in the RV?

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By Dave Helgeson Self-reliance is part of the attraction for many who RV: the ability to go where you want, when you want, taking care...

RV dealers are running out of RVs. Service centers are jammed

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By Nanci Dixon This is RVing during COVID-19. As summer approached, it became clear to many, many Americans that travel by RV was a much...
maintenance and repair

Reader asks: “Fifth wheel tires wearing unevenly. Why?”

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Dear Mark, My fifth wheel has approximately 10,000 miles on it. I've noticed that the tires on the rear axle are wearing unevenly on the...

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