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

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

Tweak your RV and have fun by accessorizing

By Chris Dougherty Certified RV Technician The RV season is underway in all of the U.S. by now, and as people are using their coaches they may be wondering how to fix little issues like a leaky roof vent, or a broken handle or a broken light. How about fixing by accessorizing! I’ve been in the business for years, but... Read More

Steel wheel chocks keep you from rolling away

By Chris Dougherty Certified RV Technician Parking an RV on any kind of incline, especially if it’s a trailer, can be a dangerous proposition. In the case of a motorhome, a parking pawl (metal pin or lever) in the automatic transmission and the parking brake are all that’s preventing up to 56,000 pounds of hardware from rolling away and crashing... Read More

Buggy night in camp? Bugout shelter keeps bugs away

When Cam Bresinger incorporated his company Nemo he was still in college. Only two months later, following his graduation, Cam moved it into an historic mill in Nashua, NH with a goal to revolutionize tents. With the credibility gained after successfully introducing his line of tents with Nemo’s air supported technology, he moved on to other products. Bugout was one... Read More