What can be done about uneven heating in fifth wheel?

  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,We have the same problem with our Crossroads 34′ fifth wheel as we had with our Jayco 30′. The furnace (which is located near the steps going up to the front) keeps... Read More

Secure compartment locks — Can cams be replaced?

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 viewed the RV Doctor’s video on “combination compartment locks.” Most locks come with a “flat” as well as an “offset” cam to hold the door shut. The combination locks that I... Read More

RV delamination dilemma

  Dear RV Doctor:I have a 2004 RV with a wood frame. Last summer I noticed what I believe you call “delaminating” on the front section. The camper’s exterior fiberglass appeared to be rippling. I suspected this was related to a leak so I resealed the entire front of the RV. Recently, during a heavy rainstorm, I found some water... Read More

Weigh your RV properly — axle by axle

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 read a lot about checking the weight of your RV. My question is: Where does one go to have your RV weighed one axle at the time? —Bob Dear Bob,Checking... Read More

GFCI hums in Class A motorhome — Why?

Dear Gary,I have replaced the Ground Fault Interrupter (GFI) in my Class A motorhome and the new one hums when the inverter is on. Do you know why? —Denise D. Dear Denise,My immediate thought is that the new one simply does not know the words! Or it might have something to do with an internal line balance-detecting transformer (more likely).... Read More

Harbor Freight: Good values or “Chinese Junk”?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris As RVers, we’re all in favor of saving money. And for RVers that handle whatever maintenance and repair work they can, here’s a possible source of big savings. It’s called Harbor Freight Tools. We know, there’s apt to be a little backlash from some. We’ve heard the jeers: “Horrible Freight Tools.” “More Chinese Junk!”... Read More