Keeping the rubber on the road can be tiresome, particularly for RVers. For example, our tow unit is a 1-ton “dually,” that requires six tires on the pavement, then add the four tires on the trailer we pull (not to mention the spares) and there are ten tires to be looked after. How about you? […]
Whether you’re a newbie (or a seasoned veteran who needs a refresher every now and then), here is our version of Tank Dumping 101- plus a few extra tips you may not know.
Among the pet peeves of one very busy RV technician: customers who bring him an RV with a roof leak. No, he’s not upset because the roof developed a leak. That kind of thing can happen. Rather, it’s the customer. He or she recently bought the RV only to “discover” that the roof is incontinent. […]
Most of us picked up on life’s little niceties when we were young, say in kindergarten. Sharing. Taking turns. Working at developing patience. For the most part, we see it in our fellow RVers—courtesy seems like a general rule among most. But still, there are areas where it seems like some need those little ‘gentle […]
Rattling down the highway does more than jar an old man’s dentures. Your RV suffers too. One way those bumps and jolts can manifest themselves is in what appears to be a roof leak. But wait! Don’t think your roof is leaking from something ‘upstairs.’ It may be something that you need to fix from […]
Some RVers have learned the hard way when do-it-yourself electricians “plumb in” new RV electrical hookups at a campground. What happens sometimes is the campground will wire in 220 volts, when it should only be 120 volts, which results in high-voltage problems such as smoked wiring and burnt-out electronics. On the other hand, low voltage […]
Hitching your trailer can be challenging and figuring out how to set the towed unit at the right height to connect the tow vehicle can drive anyone crazy.
In many cases a break or leak in an RV water supply line is often a literal snap to repair. That’s because they are not buried inside walls and are usually accessible and easy to fix. Here’s how.
For years, some representatives in the tire industry have been pushing the idea of using nitrogen-filled tires instead of air. The arguments for using this inert gas for tire inflation are myriad. Nitrogen molecules are larger than oxygen molecules and are less permeable. The result? Tires with nitrogen keep the proper pressure longer. This means […]
If you’re not a fan of cold winters, now’s the time to start planning your snowbird escape. If this isn’t in your plans this winter, here’s how you can ensure your RV is safely tucked away for winter storage and in top form come the spring.
Greasing your axle bearings is important for both safety and smooth travels, but take extra steps to ensure all related components are in good working order.