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How to replace and reseal RV windows

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By Mark Polk, RV Education 101 Part of RV ownership is preventive maintenance. Preventive maintenance consists of cleaning, inspecting, lubricating, adjusting, and servicing your RV....

RV Driving Skills: Know your pivot point and tail-swing

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Mark Polk, RV Education 101 Driving a compact automobile is different than towing a trailer or driving a motorhome. The more proficient your driving skills...

7 common RV owner mistakes and how to avoid them

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By Mark Polk, RV Education 101 It does not matter if you are a brand-new RV owner or a seasoned RV owner – we...

What you need to know about RV electrical cords

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There are times when our RV's built-in electrical cords will not stretch far enough to reach a power pedestal or other power source. And...
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Does windchill affect RV water lines freezing when driving?

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Dear editor, We were advised by a dealer RV technician to winterize our water lines while driving in cold weather. The claim is that windchill...

RV Education 101: Watch the RV battery discharge numbers

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By Mark Polk RV EDUCATION 101® Never let a 12-volt battery discharge below 12 volts, or a 6-volt battery discharge below 6 volts. That might sound...

RV Education 101: Good surge protector highly recommended

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By Mark Polk RV EDUCATION 101® If expensive appliances and sensitive electronic equipment like inverters, microwaves, entertainment centers and refrigerators are exposed to improper wiring or...

RV Education 101: RV gray water tank maintenance tip 

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By Mark Polk RV EDUCATION 101® We always talk about black water holding tank maintenance, but seldom mention the gray water holding tank. The gray water...

How to keep your RV’s fresh water tank fresh

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By Mark Polk, RV Education 101 Do not assume your RV's fresh water will stay safe and fresh like at home. Contaminated water is extremely...

RV Education 101: Keep holding tank odors out of the RV

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By Mark Polk RV EDUCATION 101® RV holding tanks are designed with a vent pipe going from the top of the holding tank to the roof...

RV Education 101: RV black water holding tank tips

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By Mark Polk RV EDUCATION 101® One thing lots of RV owners do not do is add enough water to the black water holding tank after...

RV Education 101: Use the NADA Guide when buying a used RV

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By Mark Polk RV EDUCATION 101® There is an RV edition of the NADA (National Automobile Dealers Association) guide. This is the appraisal guide most RV...
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