Beware buying an RV with evidence of water leak

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Among the pet peeves of a prominent RV technician – customers who bring him an RV with a roof leak. No, he’s not upset because your roof developed a leak; that kind of thing can happen. Rather, it’s the customer who recently bought the RV, only to discover the roof leaks. In many... Read More

Dometic to showcase new products at open house

  By Bob Difley The Dometic Group announced that it will show its new 1400 model 12-volt fan powered vent at the 2016 Elkhart Open House Sept. 19 in Elkhart, Indiana. Using 3 amps or less of energy, its ceiling fan operation, lightweight design, and increased structural support make it not only durable, but also easy to service. The Pop... 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’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

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

Roof vent fan helps keep RV air fresh

Musty odors can accumulate when recreational vehicles are closed up. The MaxxFan Standard model ventilation fans from MaxxAir Ventilation Solutions, with reversible fan option, efficiently draw in fresh air and also remove hot, stale air. MaxxFan Standard fans are available in remote control or manual lid opening models. Sturdy and durable twin lid-lifting arms ensure smooth and safe operation with... Read More