Replace or repaint RV swooshes — Which is better?

Dear RV Shrink:Now you’ve done it. Since your column on removing weathered decals and painting them back on, my husband has been out buying painting supplies. Now my husband wants to be a painter. Is this really a good idea? Shouldn’t we just replace the decals with new vinyl ones? —Cautious in Claremont Dear Cautious:My mother always said, “If somebody... Read More

Stop water leaks with Seal-Tite Corner Seal

By Bob Difley Water leaks into your RV are not something to be ignored as the damage that can be done can be expensive and time consuming. It is important to stop leaks immediately upon discovery. There is a way to stop these leaks at the vulnerable corners where panels meet.  Seal Design’s new Seal-Tite™ Corner Seal tape is made... Read More

Can you seal over old RV roof sealant?

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,When inspecting the roof on my Rockwood travel trailer I have noticed some areas of sealant that cause some slight concern, such as cracking. Am I able to apply new sealant over... Read More

RV slideout “topper” awning sagging. What to do?

By Chris Dougherty Certified RV technician Chris Dougherty received this question from an RVtravel.com reader when he was our technical editor. Dear Chris,The awning over my slide out is sagging on one end, the other end is tight as both ends should be. Is there a way to adjust the tension on the end of the awning? -Jim Wiles Dear... Read More

Reminder: Tighten your (hidden) air conditioner bolts

By Russ and Tiña De Maris As Federal Highway Administration funds get tighter, the condition of America’s roads reflects this budgetary bulimia: Potholes and rough roads abound, and you and your RV are the recipients. Those washboard workouts are not only hard on your dentures, but your RV gets thoroughly rattled as well. One area not often thought about: the... Read More