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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 RVtravel.com's technical editor. One of...

What can be done for RV sidewall delamination?

Dear Gary, What's the most inexpensive way to deal with a soft wall spot where there was prior water damage? Also, the outside has...

RVer wants info for DIY onboard systems diagnostic work

Hello Gary, I was wondering if you could recommend a comprehensive technical publication for doing diagnostic work on RV refrigerators, hot water tanks and...

Should you box up your batteries?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris If a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, a battery in the box is worth...

Manufacturers can make getting RV parts difficult

By Steve Savage, Mobility RV Service One of the things that you as an RV owner may not realize is some manufacturers sell parts only to...

A call for action to speed up RV repairs

By Chuck Woodbury The new chairman of the RV Dealers Association, Tim Wegge, addressed the problem of long waits for RV repairs in a...

Shops can easily find water leaks with new Sealtech leak tester

The most frustrating maintenance problem in the RV industry has been locating those hard-to-find water leaks. Repeated repair attempts, customer frustration, and incredible structural...

Spouses disagree on how to handle a nosy neighbor

Dear RV Shrink: We live in our motorhome full time and have no home base. My husband likes to change the oil himself and...

Why would you want a composting toilet?

By Greg Illes We're now three years with a composting toilet. In that span of time, we've used the toilet continuously for anywhere from...

Drive ’til the wheels fall off? Seems like this RVer did

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Put this in the "Only in California" file.  A motorhome, held together largely with bungee cords, was spotted motoring (well,...

DIY upgrade from OEM showerhead to Oxygenics BodySpa

Economic use of water for RVers that frequently boondock or dry camp without a water hookup is a given. And the less water you...

Take care with your RV generator switchovers

Got a "built-in" RV generator? Don't have to "plug and unplug" shore power cords when switching from shore power to the genset? Then you...