RhinoFLEX sewer hose works exceptionally well

By Chris Dougherty Certified RV technician One of the most unpleasant tasks in RVing is handling waste. Nothing incenses an RVer more than a dump station visit gone bad, and yet all too often people opt to purchase substandard sewer hoses and fittings to save money and end up with a mess. Inferior sewer hoses are susceptible to cracking, crushing,... Read More

RV Gadget: Scissor jacks

By Chris Dougherty Certified RV technician I don’t know about you, but one of the setup chores I don’t really like to do is setting the scissor jacks — especially in the rain, or putting them back up when it’s raining and muddy with pine needles sticking to everything. Now, there’s nothing you can do to fix the problem of... Read More

Tools for RVers: IMPELtronics flashlight

By Chris Dougherty Certified RV technician Having a good flashlight in an RV is important, and even a couple of flashlights that serve different purposes is a good idea. Sometimes a flashlight can serve more than one purpose, as is the case with the IMPELtronics magnetic flashlight. Ideal for your RV toolbox, this 4-LED flashlight has magnets on each end:... Read More

RV Gadget: keyless lock system by Lippert Components

Many of us have become accustomed to remote control and keyless locks on our cars, but aside from high-end motorhomes that option hasn’t been available for RVs. Recently, Lippert Components introduced the RV Lock keyless lock system for travel trailers and fifth wheels that allows for an easy upgrade to keyless and keypad entry. The battery-powered lock system is a... Read More

Will you spend a day getting your RV ready for the season?

By Chris Dougherty Certified RV Technician Being a “tech guy” in RV land can be both a punishment and a reward. People always have questions (which I welcome, by the way) about their RVs, and they range from the newest technologies to all kinds of how-to questions. Most of the time I can give a helpful answer, which is rewarding.... Read More

Why use an RVDA/RVIA certified RV technician for repair work

By Chris Dougherty Certified RV technician In 1984 the RV industry, led by our friend Gary Bunzer, the RV Doctor, developed some of the first formal testing methods for RV technicians. The idea, according to Gary, was to have a baseline to determine how much a technician knew, a platform to determine how new technicians were to be trained, and a basis... Read More