Winterize RV using a “Schrader valve”?

  Dear Gary, I have been hearing about dry winterizing a motorhome using a “Schrader valve” and blowing the water out using an air compressor set on 20-PSI, plus putting some of the pink stuff in the kitchen sink, bath sink and shower drains only. Is this a good idea? If so, how do I find the Schrader valve and... Read More

VIDEO: How to adjust your RV’s water temperature

  Gary Bunzer, the RV Doctor, shows you how to get complete control over the temperature of the water delivered to the hot faucets in a motorhome. Many RVers complain that the water is too hot. Gary shows how a gas water heater works, then explains Atwood Mobile Products’ service kit that includes an adjustable thermostat. The kit is available as a retrofit... Read More

Maintaining the RV heating system

  By Gary Bunzer, the RV Doctor If you are wont to travel in your coach during the chilly fall or early spring months, or if you are a serious winter RVer, then you fully understand the importance, convenience and satisfaction of having a fully functioning RV heating system. If not, spend an involuntary cold night in temperatures near freezing... Read More

How to adjust a Lippert slideout

  Dear RV Doctor:Can you explain the adjustment sequence on how far the slides go in and out with my Lippert slideout? The manual just says to adjust the jam nuts, but not which way. —Paul B.  Dear Paul:I checked with the Customer Service Manager at Lippert and evidently they’ve edited that user’s guide you sent me, to make it... Read More

RV shower stall leaks — What to do?

  Dear RV Doctor:We have a 2007 Damon RV with a leaking “hex” shower stall. It is leaking somewhere in the glass section framing or where the shower sides, glass and plastic connect to the bottom section. The water appears at the bottom of the glass framing where it connects to the plastic shower stall, which is nearly inaccessible. I... Read More

Water heater — electric or propane, or both?

Dear RV Doctor,I have a Jayco trailer that has a dual electric/propane water heater. The propane heats the water faster, but the electric is at no cost to us when using the power that our state park provides. We don’t need hot water right away, so we have been using the electric mode for the first year we have used... Read More

RV delamination dilemma

  Dear RV Doctor:I have a 2004 RV with a wood frame. Last summer I noticed what I believe you call “delaminating” on the front section. The camper’s exterior fiberglass appeared to be rippling. I suspected this was related to a leak so I resealed the entire front of the RV. Recently, during a heavy rainstorm, I found some water... Read More