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

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

Better to flat-tow dinghy or use tow dolly?

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’m just starting research on RVing but it seems like it would be a good idea to avoid the additional mileage put on the toad during towing by using a dolly. With... Read More

Replace fluorescent tubes with Cabin Bright LEDs

By Chris Dougherty Low voltage fluorescent lighting has been around the RV industry for many years, allowing for improved task lighting in our RVs from ceiling lights to under-cabinet lighting. Fluorescent lights use quite a bit of power and have a somewhat frequent failure rate as compared to other types of lighting. A recent product on the market has solved... Read More

RV water heater won’t stay lit. RVer asks for help

This is a question from a reader to Chris Dougherty, Certified RV Technician, when he was our technical editor   Dear Chris,My automatic ignition hot water heater in our motor home ignites but won’t stay on. It tries several times and then quits. Any suggestions? —Don   Dear Don, This is a result of the control board not sensing the flame,... Read More