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 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

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

It’s fall! Time to check your RV’s roof

By Chris Dougherty Certified RV technician When autumn arrives, it’s a good idea to spend a little time on RV roof maintenance. First, make sure the roof is clean, using a cleaner recommended for your roof. There are many RV roof cleaners that are safe to use, and some store-bought cleaners will work also. Once that’s done, inspect the roof... Read More