How build an emergency escape plan for your RV

By Chris Dougherty Certified RV technician This is part 3 on a series of Disaster Preparedness for RVers. As an RVer you are probably ahead of the curve in that most RVers have many of the emergency-type, self-sufficient supplies already in their units. Our RVs carry potable water, have DC-powered lighting, and some even have generators, inverters and solar power.... Read More

Correct Track keeps travel trailer, 5th wheel axles aligned

Correct Track alignment system by Lippert Components provides a safe and simple way to correct a misaligned trailer suspension system. Misaligned axles and suspension are caused by lateral unbalanced weight. When an RV foundation is assembled, the bulk of its final weight has not yet been placed on the axles and chassis. The addition of slide-out rooms, appliances and cargo... Read More

Keeping spare light blubs is a great idea

By Chris Dougherty Certified RV technician These days many new RVs are coming equipped with all LED lighting, which is great. LEDs last a long time and are very energy efficient. The rest of us still have good old-fashioned light bulbs that burn out. Keeping a selection of light bulbs in your rig’s tool box is a great idea. This... Read More

Prepare for autumn weather to be safe

By Chris Dougherty Certified RV technician Written in the month of September Welcome to autumn! Well, not officially yet, but here at the Pennsylvania RV and Camping Show in Hershey, I am surprised at the amount of leaves on the ground. The nights have that fall crispness to them, and while I hear the distinctive crunch of leaves under the... Read More

Thoroughly clean black water tanks with flusher system

Many RVs now come with black tank flushing systems built in at the factory, but some don’t — and some folks actually want to add them to their grey tanks, as well. What are tank flushers? They are special nozzles that are attached to a holding tank and piped to a convenient connection point on the coach where a garden... Read More

Three-year old boy killed when he touched RV: Why?

By Chris Dougherty Certified RV technician As of 2011, approximately 8.9 million households owned an RV, and with numbers like that RV accidents are very few. That said, we were recently reminded that even a safe RV can kill if plugged into a bad electrical source. I was reminded twice. RVTravel Channel viewers saw our special video where we reported... Read More