RV Mods: New galley faucet? Think before you sink!

  By Steve Savage One of the most common upgrades RV owners take on is replacing the galley faucet in their RV with a higher-end model, like one found in their home. The goal is not only to have something that is longer lasting than the plastic one that comes standard in most RVs, but also to have a sprayer... Read More

A/C concerns in long-term shady campsite for camp hosts

  Dear Gary, We start our first 8-week camp hosting activity in a few weeks. Our campsite is very shady with hardly any sunlight making it to the ground because of all the trees. My real concern is our air conditioners will always be wet/moist causing mold/mildew to form. One of our A/C units has duct work throughout the roof.... Read More

Furnace gobbles electricity when boondocking: Try this instead

  Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, Our RV’s furnace, though powerful and keeps us warm, uses a lot of electricity while booondocking. Is there a better way to stay warm? —Karen and Thelma Hi Karen and Thelma, I remember having the same question when I first started boondocking many years ago. Today, a lot... Read More

Is RVer stuck with sticky black water valve?

  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, Pulling the black water handle on my 2012 Entegra is getting more difficult compared to the gray water side. Is there any way to ease this or prevent it from... Read More

RV raindrops keep fallin’ on the head — under the A/C!

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, I am very new to full-time RVing, three months. I recently left Prescott, Ariz., and am now down in Naples, Fla. In the last couple of days I have seen water... Read More

What to do about drippy RV faucets

  Dear Gary, How do you repair the bathroom faucets? I have a two-handle faucet in the bathroom that looks to be all metal and it constantly drips. How and what do I replace? —Mike R. Dear Mike, The most common cause of dripping faucets is debris or mineral deposits becoming stuck in the assembly, so let’s not be too... Read More

How to remove surprise blockage in RV toilet drain pipe

  Dear Gary, How do I retrieve a toilet cleaning brush, approximately 14 inches long, from the toilet-to-holding tank sewer pipe? The brush fell down the toilet and appears to have wedged inside the pipe causing clogging which fills up the pipe. Very little waste is making it to the holding tank. The pipe length from the bottom of the... Read More

Do you use additives in your RV’s toilet tank?

  Do you add chemicals or other additives to your RV’s black water (sewer) tank? Some RVers believe they are necessary, while others, including some RV waste management experts, say they are not. How about you? Do you use or not use? Please feel free to leave a comment (at bottom of page). Got a few minutes? Want to read... Read More

Will Aqua Hot system stink you out of your RV?

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, Are there any downsides to having Aqua Hot in your coach? I am thinking it would be nice to have in our next coach. Would the smell of diesel... Read More