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RV Doctor

Potential problems with plastic bypass valves

RV Doctor Dear Gary, I own a 36-foot Holiday Rambler Ambassador. The day before we left on our last trip, the temperature here dipped to about...
maintenance and repair

Spartan opens seasonal maintenance service in Florida

(January 14, 2019) — Spartan Specialty Vehicles, a business unit of Spartan Motors, has expanded its factory service availability to RV owners for winter...

RVer’s almost-new roof needs $12,000 repair. Dealer won’t help

We established the group RV Horror Stories a few months ago and it has grown to nearly 11,000 members. The idea is to provide...
RV Electricity

Would you attend this RV electricity seminar? Please tell us

RV Electricity by Mike Sokol Dear Readers, I recently received the email below (at the bottom of this page) from a reader who goes into specific detail...
RV Tire Safety

Did you really read your RV owner’s manual?

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble Yeah, I know that if you are like me you were given a stack of owner's manuals...
maintenance and repair

Our bathroom sink P-trap froze!

RV Doctor Dear Gary, We were recently caught in an arctic freeze. We went to ready our RV today for a trip next week and found...
RV Electricity

RV Electricity – The ABCs of campground power and grounding – Part 2

by Mike Sokol Dear readers, As promised, here's Part 2 of the ABCs of RV grounding. But first you should re-read Part 1, since we'll be...
RV Tire Safety

RV tires: “safety factor” versus “reserve load” – What’s the difference?

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble The dictionary offers this definition of "safety factor": "The ratio of the maximum stress that a structural...
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...
Reader Poll

Reader Poll: Do you carry an air compressor in your RV?

Air compressors can come in handy when you least expect it. Do you carry one with you in your RV while out on the...

Safe water made simple

By Bob Difley It's a vital resource we need to sustain life. For RVers, it's more critical than for homeowners. It's water. Permanent home dwellers use...
RV Electricity

Welcome to RV Electricity Issue 14

By Mike Sokol            Dear Readers, Here's a quick update on my residential refrigerator test and what it takes to boondock on solar...