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

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