Stripped threads on RV water heater anode

  Hi Gary, This pertains to a  Suburban water heater, specifically the anode rod threading. I cannot get the new anode rod threading to “catch” and screw in straight. It’s been getting more difficult every year but this year I’m stymied. Any help? —David B. Hi David, As will happen every now and again with repeated procedures, the female threads... Read More

RVing in the news, Aug 17, 2017

  Eleven new Oregon wildfires prompt closures Statesman Journal The western half of the Three Sisters Wilderness in Oregon is closed to the public after 11 different wildfires burning in the central Cascades prompted officials to take action. In addition to the Three Sisters area, 117,139 acres in and around the Mount Jefferson Wilderness are closed as well due to... Read More

Now is the time to get rid of mold and mildew

  Summer’s when RV and boat owners notice nature taking its toll — inside and out. Between the mold, algae and dirt, things start looking dingy. Iosso Products’ Mold & Mildew Stain Remover cleaner does all the hard work to remove the toughest stains and leave fabrics looking like new. Mold & Mildew Stain Remover cleaner is ideal for cleaning... Read More

Would you use this RV park’s toilet?

This is what greeted one RVer upon entering an RV park’s restroom.  It appears there’s some construction going on with the showers. Still, to current park visitors, the privacy afforded one of the toilets leaves much to be desired. So, if the private stall is occupied, and you’ve really, really gotta go, hope you enjoy visiting with your fellow campers... Read More

A reminder of staying hyper-attentive while driving

It pays to be cautious when driving or towing your RV. You can’t stop as well as you can with a passenger car. In driver education classes, students are taught to always be aware of what is transpiring far ahead of them to avoid a surprise. An accident last Tuesday in Washington state illustrates that hyperawareness can be critical. In... Read More

ASA Electronics® develops new replacement rearview mirror

  The following information was obtained from a press release. ELKHART, IN. – Introducing the latest Voyager® Replacement Rearview Mirror Monitor from ASA Electronics. Changing lanes, merging into traffic, and backing up have never been so manageable. Real-time, crystal-clear images of your vehicle’s blind spots are displayed right on your rearview mirror via a digital signal. The new Voyager® VOM74MM... Read More

An RV curse: Mold and mildew

By Chris Dougherty Chris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. Here is a piece he wrote while he was serving as RVtravel.com’s technical editor. Many RVers have a silent, black, smelly enemy — mildew. Mildew is a form of mold that eats organic materials. It is a sign of moisture and water intrusion in the RV and can do a... Read More