City water inlet regurgitates — help!

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 have an issue with the fresh water from my fresh water holding tank shooting out the city water inlet connection when I turn on my freshwater tank pump. There is... Read More

How to find hidden fresh water leaks

  Dear Gary, Unfortunately, my husband did not properly winterize our Southwind. When we fill the fresh water tank we have no problems, but when the pump goes on the leaks start. When we roll under the RV the leaks are not around any plumbing pipes. There are leaks by the storage bins and around some electrical wires. There are... Read More

RV generator cannot carry a load

  Dear Gary, I read your column with much interest and one question regarding inexpensive water heater bypass valves caught my attention as I had a similar problem with my fifth-wheel. In my unit the hot water pressure was very low and flow was slow but the cold water was full bore at all taps. Living here in Calgary, I... Read More

How to blast away accumulated crud from RV holding tanks

Ever thought of having your gray and black holding tanks power flushed? “Why would you?” To get out all the nasty crud that accumulates over time, that’s why! And all that crud can cause a lot of problems including faulty sensor readings, not to mention producing foul odors that find their way into your RV (and your nose!).  In this video,... Read More

Be careful what you put in your RV’s sewer tank

  By Doug Swarts Drainmaster.com Do you have a question regarding RV waste management? Email it to Doug at doug (at) drainmaster.com or call him at 877-787-8833. * * * RV Travel received this question via email from reader S.M. Jenkins: “I read once again in this newsletter the admonition to not put anything down the RV toilet other than RV toilet paper... Read More

Bottled water for RV toilet use — and more winter RVing tips

  Dear Gary, We are newbies at this, and it’s our first winter. If we winterize our 5th wheel and then want to go camping in the winter, is it safe to use the black tank with bottled water only? Since the black tank hoses appear to be quite large it’s hard to believe they would freeze. Or are there... Read More