Keeping water lines from freezing during cold winter RV use

  Dear Gary, We have a Class C motorhome. We have used it quite often this winter and have resisted winterizing it because we use the shower and toilet and such. I have heated it through the winter so far without any problems, but during a recent cold snap the bathroom plumbing froze. I believe the problem is where the... Read More

Simple on-board RV water safety

  By Bob Difley Water is one of the vital resources that we need to sustain life, and for RVing it becomes more critical than for homeowners. Permanent home dwellers use just one source of supply for their water (two if you count bottled drinking water) and as such generally know the quality and consistency of the supplier — generally... Read More

Pure, tasty water in your RV with Remco’s WaterMaker Five

  By Bob Difley You may have noticed that the water you hook up to at some campgrounds and RV resorts is considerably taste-challenged. Campground water can come from a variety of sources and is not always tested for taste and purity as often as you might like. And you can bet that most of these water sources are not filtering... Read More

How to winterize an RV washer/dryer combo

  Dear RV Doctor: Please tell me the best way to winterize a washer/dryer combo. Thanks! —Jack O. Dear Jack: That’s what I like Jack: short and to the point! You can’t get any more direct than that! The simplest procedure that works best with all washer/dryer combos is to simply drain all the water from the machine and turn... Read More

Quick mod: Stop annoying water pump noise

  By Bob Difley If your water pump makes any noise other than the sound of the running motor, such as a vibration noise, it may be time to remount your pump. If it isn’t already mounted on a rubber mat or shock-absorbing rubber pads, do that first. Second, check both the water in and out connections and if either... Read More

Truma’s decalcification tablets solve water heater issues

  By Bob Difley Truma’s AquaGo hybrid instant water heater has set a new level of excellence in terms of technology, operating ease, safety and design, the company announced. Truma’s new decalcification tablets were developed to extend the life of the AquaGo water heater and to maintain its performance, states a Truma press release. “The Truma AquaGo is the only... Read More

Trail-Lite RV has pump and electrical issues

  Dear Gary, I recently purchased a 2007 R-Vision Trail-Lite RV. I live in Iowa and am trying to winterize it but when I put the RV antifreeze in, I can’t get it to circulate throughout the system. Am I doing something wrong or do you think I have a bad pump? The owner’s manual has very sparse information. I... Read More

How to keep your tanks, water lines from freezing

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris With cold weather arriving soon, one RVer asks: “How can I keep my tanks and water lines from freezing up in cold weather?” It’s a good question, and one we learned about early in our RVing days when we woke up one frosty morning to find our water line looked like an icicle.... Read More