Tips for RVing comfortably in the cold and snow

With some preparation, you can continue to enjoy the RVing lifestyle even in the cold and snow. While most coach owners who live in cold-weather locales either head to warmer climates for the winter or park the RV for the season, there are those brave souls who still do go RVing even during wintry conditions. Then there are the full-time…

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Guide to maintaining the RV heating system

If you are a serious winter RVer or if you travel in your coach during the chilly fall or early spring months, then you fully understand the importance, convenience and comfort of having a fully functioning RV heating system. If not, spend an involuntary cold night in temperatures near freezing or below without heat and you’ll soon wish you did…

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Winterizing an RV washer/dryer

Dear Gary, Please tell me the best way to winterize a washer/dryer combo. Thanks! —Jack Dear Jack, That’s what I like: short and to the point! The simplest procedure that works best with all washer/dryer combos is to simply drain all the water from the machine and turn off the water supply at the spigot for the washer fresh water…

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Do’s and don’ts for storing your RV

Fall will soon be here, while memories of our summer RVing excursions undoubtedly linger in our minds. But with the coming chill also comes the thought of putting our RV into storage mode. Though seemingly a mundane task, there are certain steps to get your coach ready for any period of non-use, especially if you are contemplating utilizing one of…

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Confusion and problems with main and auxiliary fuel tanks

Dear Gary, On my older Pace Arrow motorhome (gas), which tank is the main fuel tank – the front or the back? When the dash switch is in the “main” position, the motorhome will run for about ten minutes then die. I’ve changed the fuel pump but it still does the same thing. What now? —J.R.  Dear J.R., My first question…

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Sanitizing the RV’s fresh water system

Dear Gary, I saw an RV seminar on YouTube that suggested using hydrogen peroxide to sanitize the fresh water system since bleach can damage the rubber seals. Any comments? Thanks! —Ed C. Dear Ed, Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) certainly has the capability to disinfect and sanitize potable water supplies. I have a buddy in England who states it’s done there and…

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How to quiet a noisy water heater

Dear Gary, I have a question regarding the Atwood water heater, model GC10A-4E, in my 2013 Jayco Eagle Premier. When running on propane with the outside access door open the heater appears to operate normally and burns quietly with a light blue flame. When I close the access door, the heater seems to adopt a dual personality. Part of the…

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How to figure mpg when generator and engine use same fuel tank

Dear Gary, We have a diesel generator on our motorhome. The generator uses the same fuel and same tank as what runs the motor. How much fuel will the generator use, let’s say, in an hour? How can I figure out my gas mileage when using the generator once in awhile? —Janice F. Dear Janice, When the generator and the…

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