RV technician names favorite glues, sealants and tapes

By Chris Dougherty Certified RV technician There are many different types of materials in an RV, from flooring to wood products, plastics to metals. Having the appropriate ways to join these materials can go a long way to a professional-quality and lasting repair. RV Goop — This universal adhesive is great to have as it will bond and seal most... Read More

Be prepared for RV breakdowns

By Chris Dougherty Certified RV technician It really doesn’t matter what form of “transportation” you use, breakdowns happen. Whether it’s a car, plane, cruise ship, yacht or RV, you have to be prepared for the possibility that you might get stuck on your vacation. As Forrest Gump said, “It happens.” I have had a number of breakdowns over the years... Read More

Tools for RVers: Infrared thermometer

By Chris Dougherty Certified RV technician   I get questions all the time regarding RV temperatures. People ask about their heating and air conditioning, their wheel and brake temperatures, refrigerator temperatures, oven temperatures . . . you get the point. A quick and easy way to see various temperatures is to use an infrared thermometer. These battery-powered units fit easily... Read More

12-volt fan moves lots of air. Breeze may keep mosquitoes away

The powerful, high volume, Endless Breeze portable 12-volt fan from Fan-tastic Vent uses an automotive type motor and twelve inch blade operating at three speeds. The air movement of up to 900 CFM (cubic feet per minute) is the equivalent of a constant 10 mph wind. Standing only fourteen inches tall on retractable legs and less than four inches deep it travels... Read More

Improve your RV’s drinking water with Camco filter

The Camco TastePURE KDF/Carbon RV Water Filter is a convenient filter for RVers who want to improve the quality of the water they bring into their RV, at minimal cost. The filter, which the company says will last an entire season, contains KDF, or Kinetic Degradation Fluxion, which creates zinc oxide in the cartridge which kills bacteria, stops it from... Read More