Troubleshooting Onan genset “won’t-starts”

  By Chris DoughertyChris 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’m having a dilemma with my Onan generator. It won’t stay running and it quits when I take my finger off the START button, or cuts out and dies if it decides... Read More

Carry a spare tire on a Class A — safely and usefully

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris There’s one thing that many Class A motorhome owners don’t have that plenty of other RVers do have – a spare tire. Manufacturers often leave spare tires off the list of factory-provided equipment with an explanation: “Spare tires for big motorhomes are just too heavy and too bulky for owners to deal with.... Read More

RV Travel Newsletter Issue 760

  Learn about RV camping, RV travel, RV news and much more. This newsletter, now in its 16th year of continuous publication, is funded primarily through advertising and voluntary subscription contributions from our readers. Thank you! Issue 760 • Week of Sept. 17–23, 2016 SHOP AT AMAZON and help support this newsletter! If you shop at Amazon.com, would you please visit... Read More

Water heater — electric or propane, or both?

Dear RV Doctor,I have a Jayco trailer that has a dual electric/propane water heater. The propane heats the water faster, but the electric is at no cost to us when using the power that our state park provides. We don’t need hot water right away, so we have been using the electric mode for the first year we have used... Read More

Black streaks from A/C weeping causing weeping

  By Chris DoughertyChris 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 been RVing since 1974 and one thing really bugs me with every RV we’ve owned. When we are parked for weeks at a a time and running roof air conditioning... Read More

Keystone recalls 52,000 trailers due to faulty A/C wiring

  Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain model year 2011-2017 Bullet and Passport recreational trailers. The affected vehicles are equipped with an air conditioner LCD thermostat that may not be properly wired. There are 51,585 trailers involved. If the thermostat is wired improperly, any damage to the thermostat wiring may result in an electrical short, increasing the risk of... Read More