Seal out the weather — with putty tape

By Russ and Tiña De Maris If you’re an RV do-it-yourselfer, chances are good you’ve already encountered “putty tape.” This sticky material is a regular performer between windows and walls, roof vents and roofs, and plenty of other places where a gasket-like substance is needed to help seal out moisture. Any time you install trim metal, a new roof access... Read More

Why a voltmeter will help you to be a happy camper

By Greg Illes There’s a lot of confusion out there about batteries, not the least of which is how to tell if your batteries are properly charged or not. Pretty much the only handy, inexpensive way to do this is with a (good) voltmeter. Let’s make sure we have the basics down pat: A fully charged battery will measure approximately... Read More

An unusual approach to RV reroofing

By doityourselfrv.com Ever wonder what it would look like when you tear off the roof of an RV? Hopefully, you never have to know. If you do, it means you probably had water damage, possible damage from falling tree limbs or other maintenance concerns. RV roof replacement can be one of the most daunting projects to undertake, especially considering the level... Read More

Should you buy a damaged RV and fix it up yourself?

By Steve Savage Mobility RV Service   For the majority of folks, buying a damaged RV and fixing it up themselves is an absolutely terrible idea. Why do I say that? Several reasons come to mind. First, many units — sold by insurance companies, for example — come with a salvage title. State laws vary as to what is needed... Read More