Replace or repaint RV swooshes — Which is better?

Dear RV Shrink:Now you’ve done it. Since your column on removing weathered decals and painting them back on, my husband has been out buying painting supplies. Now my husband wants to be a painter. Is this really a good idea? Shouldn’t we just replace the decals with new vinyl ones? —Cautious in Claremont Dear Cautious:My mother always said, “If somebody... Read More

Haunted by kitchen floor squeak, RVer seeks help.

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,We have a 2006 Newmar Kountry Aire model 37 “KSWB” which we purchased new. The living room floor in the center of the trailer, in front of the stove to in front... Read More

Some Forest River trailers recalled for incorrect tires

June 27, 2016 Forest River, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2016 Stealth Evo travel trailers, models CSJT280RKS and CSJT290QBS, manufactured January 7, 2016, to March 18, 2016. The affected vehicles may have had tires of the wrong load range installed which may result in premature tire failure. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal... Read More

Stop water leaks with Seal-Tite Corner Seal

By Bob Difley Water leaks into your RV are not something to be ignored as the damage that can be done can be expensive and time consuming. It is important to stop leaks immediately upon discovery. There is a way to stop these leaks at the vulnerable corners where panels meet.  Seal Design’s new Seal-Tite™ Corner Seal tape is made... Read More

Too much weight to carry scooters on back of motorhome?

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 am planning to buy a small Class A gas coach built on a Ford F53 chassis which comes with a Class 2 or 5000 pound hitch and towing capacity and is... Read More

RV “city water” connection yields no pressure

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 a new-to-us 2003 National Sea Breeze LX, with an issue with water pressure. The coach seems to have great water pressure and flow when we are pumping from the on-board... Read More