How to protect your RV’s electrical system

By Chris Dougherty Certified RV technician A reader wrote in recently who had heard about RVs getting fried by bad wiring in campgrounds, and asked if I would recommend purchasing a surge protector for an RV to help prevent this. I highly recommend surge protectors. I have worked on numerous RVs over the years that suffered electrical problems caused by... Read More

Safe water made simple

By Bob Difley It’s a vital resource we need to sustain life. For RVers, it’s more critical than for homeowners. It’s water. Permanent home dwellers use just one source of supply for their water (two, if you count bottled drinking water) and, as such, generally know the quality and consistency of the supplier —generally a closely monitored municipal water supply,... Read More

What kind of water filter do you really need?

By Greg Illes We shower with it, flush the toilet, wash dishes, and (most importantly) we drink it. Behind the scenes, it also runs through all of our expensive, hard-to-service plumbing and fixtures. It hardly needs to be said that we want good, clean water in our tanks and pipes. For most folks hooked up to an RV park’s water... Read More

How sewer backflow can get into your fresh water system

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Dear Go-Go Gurus: My husband is a neat-freak. He can’t stand to think about the stuff that lives in our motorhome holding tanks, and thinks that he needs to flush the tanks clean as a whistle every time we get home from an RV trip. I say he’s nuts. How can I get him... Read More