Wednesday, September 18, 2019
RV Tire Safety

Tire sidewall “strength” – What does that mean?

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble I note that on many RV forum posts on the topic of tire "blowouts," there are often...
RV Tire Safety

Are some tires from China better than others?

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble Here's another question about tires from China: "Tireman – In the post you linked further up the thread...
RV Doctor

What to do with a bent awning tube

RV Doctor Dear Gary, Is it possible to straighten an awning tube? If so, how? —Steve D. Dear Steve, Love those "to the point" questions, Steve! To my knowledge,...
maintenance and repair

Keep the weather out – 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...
RV Tire Safety

Why not just inflate tires to the certification label level?

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble I continue to read RV forum posts from people asking about what inflation to use. Tire sidewall,...
RV Tire Safety

Why are there no tire comparison reviews?

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble I occasionally see people complaining about the lack of meaningful tire comparisons. I guess they think someone...
maintenance and repair

How to minimize “thermal checking” damage to your RV’s fiberglass

By Floyd Mayberry READER SUBMISSION TO RVTRAVEL.COM I have seen posts on various RV forums inquiring about RV fiberglass damage known as “thermal checking.” I had...
RV Doctor

This is much better than a P-trap

Hey Doc, I was at an RV show recently and I noticed that there wasn't a regular P-trap under the lavatory sink, just a straight...

Refrigerator in Keystone fifth wheel won’t work, flawed design

Roger Ford of Ford's Refrigeration shows you one of his customer's fifth wheel trailers, an Alpine fifth wheel by Keystone, with a refrigerator that...
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Locating 12-volt DC shorts in an RV

Dear Gary, Can my 1986 Yellowstone travel trailer have a positive grounded electrical system? When I wire it as a negative ground, I keep blowing...
RV Tire Safety

Is a “plug” or “liquid sealant” an acceptable tire repair?

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble I got a reply to a post in an RV Forum regarding the use of a "plug...
maintenance and repair

Replacing your RV skylight

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Need to replace your RV skylight? "Why would I ever need to do that?" you ask. You could be...