RVer wants info for DIY onboard systems diagnostic work

Hello Gary, I was wondering if you could recommend a comprehensive technical publication for doing diagnostic work on RV refrigerators, hot water tanks and air-conditioning units? I realize there may be multiple publications involved and also may be specific to type, but I am looking for somewhat more basic tech publications, at least at first.  I am fairly comfortable technically... Read More

Rats eating the wiring in your car? RV?

The Weekly Driver reports that vehicles parked outside and near trees are literally being eaten by rats! At least their wiring. “Owners of cars from several manufacturers are increasingly reporting that rats and other rodents are eating their vehicles from the inside out,” the website reported. See survey below. Have rodents damaged the wiring in your car or RV? Reports... Read More

ITP launches new Coyote®, the ultimate desert tire

Attention desert rats, toy haulers, and all owners of ATVs and side-by-side vehicles. This may be the rugged performer tire you’ve been looking for, a performance racer-tested tire approved by the Murray Brothers team. The Carlstar Group announced today (March 7, 2018) the release of the new ITP branded Coyote tire for high horsepower UTV vehicles and SxS’s. The 32-inch,... Read More

Thor Industries shifting focus from Boomers to Millennials

Thor, the largest RV maker in the world, is shifting its focus from Baby Boomers to Millennials. That’s what company CEO Bob Martin told Jim Cramer last Thursday on Cramer’s CNBC TV show “Mad Money.” Here’s what Martin said. “You look at the RV industry, the Go RVing campaign, our own internal advertising campaign. We’re getting younger people, we’re getting... Read More

How often do you have to recertify propane tanks?

Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, My husband and I began fulltime RVing in November 2017. We bought a 2003 Alpine Coach motorhome, having it inspected and warranted before hitting the road. We headed south from Indiana and have been to several states. We haven’t had need for propane much other than a few cold... Read More

Why are my RV batteries drying out?

By Chris Dougherty Chris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. Here is a letter he received from a reader while he was serving as RVtravel.com’s technical editor. Dear Chris, I have a 50-amp transfer switch. My question is if the power from the converter/charger goes through the transfer switch? I’m boiling batteries and trying to determine if the converter or... Read More

RV and RV-related recalls for February 2018

Here is our monthly summary of RV recalls for February 2018 and related equipment we feel are of interest to our readers. This information has been gleaned from the U.S. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. This is NOT a complete list of all vehicles and related equipment recalled. OUR NEW GROUP IS OFF TO A GREAT START Won’t you join... Read More