Mystery of the smokin’ shore power connection

  By Chris DoughertyChris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. Here is a letter he received from a reader while he was serving as’s technical editor. Dear Chris,A couple weekends ago, we were using close to the rated 30 amp draw on our trailer with fridge, water heater, periodic microwave, HVAC, etc., when my son suddenly told me that... Read More

Remember where you’ve been … using Google Maps

  By Chris Guld, We’re currently visiting the San Francisco Bay area and decided to call up our friends, Rusty and Tony who live in a beautiful houseboat in Sausalito. We were happy to learn they were home and available! When they asked if we needed directions, I said, “No, I have your place marked on Google Maps from... Read More

Tiffin recalls RVs over incorrect sticker information

  (Sept. 28, 2016) — Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc., is recalling certain model year 2015-2017 Allegro motorhomes manufactured April 1, 2015 to September 16, 2016. The affected vehicles have a tow hitch with a weight capacity sticker that may indicate an incorrect weight capacity. Approximately 1,660 vehicles are affected. If the hitch is loaded to the weight on sticker, the hitch... Read More

Law firm seeks RVers with warranty troubles

  TAMPA (Sept. 28, 2016) —  The law firm of Savage Villoch Law, PLLC, wants to interview RV owners who have experienced problems getting their RVs fixed under warranty according to RV Daily Report. The firm has launched an investigation after being approached by RV owners who have had warranty service claims denied or who could not get appointments to have covered items... Read More

Level the easy way with Camco’s T Level

  By Bob Difley Camco’s T Level makes it easier and faster to level your RV when setting up camp. Much easier than checking separate levels — a front-to-back and a right-to-left. Leveling can get frustrating if you’ve driven 300 miles on a hot day and just want to park your rig in the campsite and dive into the pool, take... Read More

VIDEO: Buying an RV? Pay attention to its height!

  All but the smallest RVs are nine to 12 feet high, some even higher. If you plan to spend any time on backroads, where bridges may not offer much clearance, a tall RV can force you to take alternative routes, some adding many miles to your trip. Here’s some advice from editor Chuck Woodbury about why you should... Read More

How to adjust a Lippert slideout

  Dear RV Doctor:Can you explain the adjustment sequence on how far the slides go in and out with my Lippert slideout? The manual just says to adjust the jam nuts, but not which way. —Paul B.  Dear Paul:I checked with the Customer Service Manager at Lippert and evidently they’ve edited that user’s guide you sent me, to make it... Read More

Four places to see fall colors in California

  Every autumn, diminishing daylight hours and cooler temperatures send a message to California’s broadleaf trees: Unfurl those colors — it’s showtime! Fall’s show is fleeting, so timing matters. Autumn colors travel with the elevations, starting in the highest mountains and descending to the foothills. Wind along California’s roads and trails to the sampling of leaf-viewing sites below, arranged according to... Read More