Preventing winter freeze-ups while RVing

  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’re new RVers. We just bought a 2013 Winnebago Access 25′. Our daughter is graduating from Parris Island, South Carolina, to become a Marine. We are traveling during cold temperatures... Read More

Yikes! A holding tank pyramid!

  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’ve been stationary for almost a month, so far. I’ve noticed what I think is a pyramid formed at the pipe base in the black tank. This has occurred twice... Read More

Too chilly for antifreeze?

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 keep two gallons of RV antifreeze on hand in case needed. The last few weeks I have watched it carefully. At 9° F it is mostly slush and almost not... Read More

RV grill connection befuddlement

  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 purchased a Class A motor home that has an LP accessory, which is also low pressure. Therefore, I cannot use my existing grill as the flame control and... Read More

Mystery of the smokin’ shore power connection

  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,A couple weekends ago, we were using close to the rated 30 amp draw on our trailer with fridge, water heater, periodic microwave, HVAC, etc., when my son suddenly told me that... Read More

Troubleshooting Onan genset “won’t-starts”

  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,I’m having a dilemma with my Onan generator. It won’t stay running and it quits when I take my finger off the START button, or cuts out and dies if it decides... Read More

Black streaks from A/C weeping causing weeping

  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,I have been RVing since 1974 and one thing really bugs me with every RV we’ve owned. When we are parked for weeks at a a time and running roof air conditioning... Read More

Charging chassis battery through a lighter socket?

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,Because our chassis battery does not charge when we are plugged into shore power, we plug in a small 12-volt solar panel and set it on the dash when we are parked for... Read More

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