Sunday, September 27, 2020

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

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?”

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...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: Leaking valve stems – Does your tire dealer know what it’s...

By Roger Marble I recently got this question from a reader: "I just replaced 6 235/80R 22.5 XRV Michelin tires on my 2013 Monaco Monarch Class...

Stupid RV tricks we’d rather forget

By Russ and Tiña De Maris If you've spent any kind of time as an RVer, you have one (or, sadly, more) experience you'd just...

Will moth balls repel mice from your RV? Here’s the verdict

Theories abound about ways to keep mice and other rodents out of your home or RV. Some RVers say dryer sheets like Bounce will...

Fridge not cooling? Diagnosis of problem may be easy

Steve Savage submitted this article to RVtravel.com when he was a Master Certified RV Technician with Mobility RV Service. Do you have an RV refrigerator...
maintenance and repair

Ask the RV tech: “I smell mold in my RV. What should I do?”

RV Tech Corner with Mark Gorrie Dear Mark, I opened one of the cabinets next to my bed in my travel trailer and smelled the unmistakable odor...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: Bad ride? Can’t “balance” your tires? Maybe it’s something else

By Roger Marble I can't remember the number of times I have seen someone post about the "bad ride" they had in their motorhome. They...

Our electrical near-disaster yields lessons

By Russ and Tiña De Maris A few weeks ago, in the height of the Desert Southwest summer, we were trying to relax under the...

Seal out the weather – with putty tape

By Russ and Tiña De Maris If you're an RV do-it-yourselfer, chances are good you've already encountered "putty tape." This sticky material is a regular...

How to fix problem from neglected water heater element

RV Tech Corner with Mark Gorrie Dear Mark, I replaced the electric heating element in my seven-year-old Atwood ten-gallon water heater. As I loosened the element for...
rat, mouse

Will dryer sheets keep mice and rats from your RV?

Through the years, we've received emails from RVtravel.com readers asking us how they can keep rodents out of their RVs. Other times, readers have...

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