Yikes! A holding tank pyramid!

  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’ve been stationary for almost a month, so far. I’ve noticed what I think is a pyramid formed at the pipe base in the black tank. This has occurred twice... Read More

Winterize RV using a “Schrader valve”?

  Dear Gary, I have been hearing about dry winterizing a motorhome using a “Schrader valve” and blowing the water out using an air compressor set on 20-PSI, plus putting some of the pink stuff in the kitchen sink, bath sink and shower drains only. Is this a good idea? If so, how do I find the Schrader valve and... Read More

Too chilly for antifreeze?

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 keep two gallons of RV antifreeze on hand in case needed. The last few weeks I have watched it carefully. At 9° F it is mostly slush and almost not... Read More

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