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Guide to maintaining the RV heating system

If you are a serious winter RVer or if you travel in your coach during the chilly fall or early spring months, then you...

Do not assume you have no water leak just because you can’t see it

Here's a question from a reader of about RVing.  Hi Bob, I've read several frightening accounts of RVers discovering leaks in their RVs that went undetected...

Keep your RV alive: Keep water ONLY in its place

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Water – the elixir of life. For humans, perhaps, but for your RV, water has its place – in...
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Switch doesn’t stop RV’s slideout when retracting

Dear Gary, I have a 1998 5th wheel RV with a slideout living room. My problem is that there must be a relay somewhere that...

What can be done about a leaky slideout?

Dear Gary, We recently purchased a 2004 coach. From the moment we got it the slideout has leaked so bad that the wood trim around...

Why is there a floor cutout below the bathtub drain?

Dear Gary, I have a 1997 Jayco Eagle 30-foot travel trailer. I am doing a complete tear out and rebuild. I have come across replacing...

Why does the windshield pop out of the seal on my Class A?

Dear Gary, I have a 2001, 35-foot Class A that has a two-piece windshield. I am having problems with the windshield coming out of the...

Winnebago debuts new way to get parts for its motorhomes

To make it easier for owners of Winnebago motorhomes to get parts and accessories for their RVs, Winnebago has debuted a new online service...

RV Mods: Don’t let appliance control boards throw you into fits

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Perhaps some of the most mysterious of RV technical issues surround electronically controlled appliances. "Back in the old days,"...

Have an RV mod to share with the rest of us?

Calling all handymen (and handywomen)! We want to see the modifications you've made to your RV, AND, we want to share them with our...

Roof sealing questions and answers

Courtesy Dicor Corporation Here are some of my most frequently asked roof sealing questions: Our RV has an all-aluminum exterior. We're looking for a roof sealant...

Actively using your RV? Maintain it even now

By Chris Dougherty Chris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. Here is an article he wrote while he was serving as's technical editor. One of...