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Is your engine in good shape? Pay attention now, or pay the price later

By Kate Doherty I grew up listening to the ’70s and '80s Fram oil filter ads with varying messages around the tag line, “You can...

EZ Lynk being sued. EPA says no more “rolling coal” and modifying emission controls!

By Tony Barthel Owners of diesel pickup trucks sometimes modify those trucks with a system that either offers better performance, improved fuel economy or some...

Here’s why diesel pusher radiators overheat… Don’t let this happen!

By Kate Doherty Last summer, our ’08 diesel pusher with a rear-facing radiator kept overheating, especially when climbing small hills. Initially, we rationalized that the...

RV review: 2021 Newmar Canyon Star 3719 Front Diesel Motorhome

These RV reviews are written based on information provided by the manufacturers along with our writer's own research. We receive no money or other...

Will California’s diesel law affect you as an RVer?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Back in 2008, California's controversial California Air Resources Board (CARB) formulated new regulations for heavy (over 14,000 pound gross...

How to figure mpg when generator and engine use same fuel tank

Dear Gary, We have a diesel generator on our motorhome. The generator uses the same fuel and same tank as what runs the motor. How...

Dueling dual batteries? Here’s a fix for your tow vehicle

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Many diesel tow vehicles have dual starting batteries — it takes a lot of muscle to turn over that...

Four major cities to ban all diesel vehicles

  That diesel motorhome or truck you’re driving may be a dinosaur in the making. The leaders of four major cities, from Europe to Central...

Decoding motor oil container mystery codes

By RVtravel.com staff Q: What do the numbers and letters in a motor oil designation mean? A: There are several different items encoded. There is a...

Should I buy a motorhome with a gas or a diesel engine?

Steve Savage submitted this article to RVtravel.com when he was a Master Certified RV Technician with Mobility RV Service. Should I buy a motorhome with...

What octane is best for your RV or tow vehicle?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris It's a question that stirs up a lot of feelings, but first the factoids: The "octane rating" listed on...

Do “gas saving” products really help?

The answer is "probably not." Be skeptical of the following kinds of advertising claims. "This gas-saving product improves fuel economy by 20 percent." Claims usually tout...