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RV Doctor: What to do about RV siding delamination

Dear Gary: I have a 2004 RV with a wood frame. Last summer I noticed what I believe you call "delaminating" on the front section....
maintenance and repair

Pipe thread tape: Use the right color, the right way

By Russ and Tiña De Maris When plumbing water or gas lines, many RVers use thread seal tape, or "Teflon tape" as it's commonly called....

Have you remodeled your RV? These folks have, and it’s gorgeous!

By Nanci Dixon Don’t like the furniture in your RV? Doesn’t fit your style? Dare to remodel! Dare to decorate! Our neighbors in the RV next...
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RV Doctor: How to adjust a Lippert slideout

Dear Gary, Can you explain the adjustment sequence on how far the slides go in and out with my Lippert slideout? The manual just says...

Skip the repair shop; do it yourself with a “how-to” notebook

By Nanci Dixon We bought a new RV with more bells and whistles, electronics and do-dads in it than our previous landlocked home had. In...

RVers can’t locate source of slideout leak

Dear Gary, We have a 2009 Monaco and have had a leak in the bedroom slide from the very beginning.  It takes about an hour...
maintenance and repair

Maintain your RV furnace and keep warm!

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Having swung through Nevada's high desert region a few days ago, we were struck by how quickly the seasons...

Nonworking absorption fridge? Read this before replacing it

Dear Gary, I have a refrigerator that needs to have the cooling unit replaced. Do you know of any place that I can get a...

Manually overriding the RV’s slideout system

The RV Doctor Dear Gary, I have a 2011 Jayco trailer with a slide. The owner's manual states that the slide can be manually operated in...

Got hard water problems? Try vinegar!

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Having spent a number of years in the "naturally soft water" country of the Pacific Northwest, it was a...

Dealer says water in RV from retracting slideout is normal

Dear Gary, I’m a single woman and have a Fleetwood Bounder. When it rains and I bring the slideout in and I un-level the motorhome,...

How to locate roof leaks

Being careful, get on your roof and feel around. Soft spots can indicate loose roofing material and damage to the substrate, composed of anything...