Sewer hoses: Lacking honor — but we all gotta have one

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Here’s something without a lot of glory. It’s a lot more fun to go shopping for something with a little more bling — a smartphone maybe. But those things that have “a purpose lacking honor,” namely sewer hoses, are still necessary things. On a trip back in the distance, we found ourselves in... Read More

If you camp off the grid you can use one of these

  By Bob Difley If you plan on following the snowbirds this winter to the Southwestern deserts you will have many choices of where to stay. Many RVers pick one spot with the amenities that they want, such as full hook-ups, a recreation room and pool, and organized programs and events, and stay for the season. Others prefer to wander,... Read More

Portable water pump benefits boondockers

  By Bob Difley Boondockers know that being efficient with waste water, electricity and fresh water makes a big difference in how long they can camp without having to dump waste tanks, charge batteries, and replenish their water supply. If you like to boondock, one piece of equipment you can add to your rig’s arsenal is a portable water pump,... Read More

Can black tank left open for years on seasonal RV be cleaned?

By Chris Dougherty Editor’s note: 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 just purchased a 2010 36-foot Forest River Salem FLKB camp trailer. It’s been on the same site since it was purchased new, and the black and gray water tanks... Read More

Conserve water and never step into a cold shower again!

By Bob Difley How many times have you wanted to stay out camping another day or two, but ran out of fresh water or found out that your gray water tank was full and had to be dumped? Have you ever thought about how much fresh, clean water gets wasted going down the drain, from the time you turn on... Read More

RV holding tank care

Dear Gary,I think I’ve seen more words written about holding tank care and operation than any other single subject. Your discussion in Family Motor Coaching Magazine about cleaning black tanks was interesting and helpful. In the same issue, there was a description of an all-natural, microbial-based holding tank additive that, at least according to the maker, allows the microbes to... Read More

RV “city water” connection yields no pressure

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 a new-to-us 2003 National Sea Breeze LX, with an issue with water pressure. The coach seems to have great water pressure and flow when we are pumping from the on-board... Read More