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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...
maintenance and repair

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...
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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...
RV Tire Safety

Preserving your RV’s tires when parking long-term

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble Many RV owners are "winterizing" their RVs. Even if you are in Arizona, you might be getting...
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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, I’m having my RV winterized for storage. The dealer called to tell me that the pump doesn't work. It is located underneath the...
maintenance and repair

How do I winterize my ice maker?

Dear Gary, How do I winterize my ice maker? I have a Norcold refrigerator in a Fleetwood motorhome. —Larry R. Dear Larry, Here are the steps, as...
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Poorly designed RV makes winterizing it very difficult

Dear Gary, Winterizing my motorhome is a joke. There are no bypasses and to reach the pump you have to crawl over the bed to...
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Storing RV batteries during a harsh winter

Dear Gary, I have a new motorhome and this will be its first winter. What is the best way to handle RV batteries during the...
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Tips for RVing comfortably in the cold and snow

With some preparation, you can continue to enjoy the RVing lifestyle even in the cold and snow. While most coach owners who live in cold-weather...