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Why is there no pressure in RV fresh water plumbing system?

Dear Gary, The water pressure in our motorhome is getting lower and lower in the bathroom, plus it makes a whistling sound when the hot...
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Can we use bottled water for the RV toilet in winter?

RV Doctor Dear Gary, This is our first winter with an RV. If we winterize our 5th wheel and then want to go camping in the...

Your RV plumbing: Shake, rattle and roll!

By Bob Difley One major way our RVs differ from our stick houses is the ability to drive them down the highways to a new...
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Keeping RV water lines from freezing during cold winter use

Dear Gary, We have a Class C motorhome. We have used it quite often this winter and have resisted winterizing it because we use the...
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Potential problems with plastic bypass valves

RV Doctor Dear Gary, I own a 36-foot Holiday Rambler Ambassador. The day before we left on our last trip, the temperature here dipped to about...
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Our bathroom sink P-trap froze!

RV Doctor Dear Gary, We were recently caught in an arctic freeze. We went to ready our RV today for a trip next week and found...
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Stymied RVers can’t find water leaks to fix them

RV Doctor Dear Gary, Apparently my husband did not properly winterize our Southwind motorhome. When we fill the fresh water tank we have no problems, but...

Safe water made simple

By Bob Difley It's a vital resource we need to sustain life. For RVers, it's more critical than for homeowners. It's water. Permanent home dwellers use...
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RV generator cannot carry a load

RV DOCTOR Dear Gary, I read your column with much interest and one question regarding inexpensive water heater bypass valves caught my attention as I had...
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Water heater works but only cold water comes from faucets

RV Doctor Dear Gary, I am having problems with the water heater, which is both gas and electric. The tank fills up and the water gets...
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RV not winterized; camping; temp dropped to 25; worried!

Dear Gary, I am freaking out! The temperature got down to 25 last night and we have water in our water heater and one gallon...
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RV’s water pump doesn’t pump

Dear Gary, Iā€™m having my RV winterized for storage. The dealer called to tell me that the pump doesn't work. It is located underneath the...