How to avoid damaging slides when leveling an RV

By Russ and Tiña De Maris So what’s the correct way to level your rig without damaging the slides — before or after they are extended? The safest (and most warranty-wise) answer: “Do what your rig’s manual tells you.” Here’s a lift from a Keystone manual: “The recreational vehicle must be level to avoid binding the slide-rooms. Remember, stabilizing jacks... Read More

Reader seeks input about ‘Extreme’ RV siding problem

  From editor Chuck Woodbury I received this email from reader Kate Perrie about a serious condition with cracking paint on the exterior of her motorhome. I am sharing it with you to see how many others have had the same experience. If this is a widespread problem, we will assign an article about it to one of our RV tech experts. Please leave a... Read More

3-In-One Slide-Out Silicone Lube prevents sticking/squeaking

  By Bob Difley Squeaking and squealing from slide-outs, windows and doors that are sticking can ruin the calm of a campsite, but new 3-In-One RVcare Slide-Out Silicone Lube, and Window and Track Dry Lube, will restore the quiet and keep slide-outs, windows and doors moving smoothly, WD-40 notes. There’s nothing like opening a rig’s slide-out and windows to enjoy... Read More

Banish ugly streaks with Star brite Black Streak Remover

  By Bob Difley If those ugly black streaks from water run-off bug you, Star brite® has a spray that will get rid of them. Description Black Streak Remover begins working on contact to eliminate black streaks on side walls or anywhere else. In addition to being the best way to get rid of black streaks, this product is a great... Read More

Lube your slideout?

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, We own a 2011 Coachmen Mirada 29DS. The DS means that it has double slides: one for the bedroom, and the other for the living area. How often do I need... Read More