Learning from the “other guy”

By Russ and Tiña De Maris While there’s plenty to be learned from industry experts, as RVers we often learn a lot from fellow RVers. There’s nothing like hearing the next-door RVer confess to learning through that old “school of hard knocks.” Here’s one shared by Jim Hazard, one of the RVtravel.com reading faithful. After installing a new in-line water... Read More

Your RV plumbing: Shake, rattle and roll!

By Bob Difley One major way our RVs differ from our stick houses is the ability to drive them down the highways to a new location. But that also leads to potential problems that you ordinarily don’t have to worry about with your stick house — unless there is an earthquake — and that’s shake, rattle and roll.   The... Read More

Water accessories every RV needs

by Russ and Tiña De Maris If you’ll be camping in a park with “city water,” that is, water from a faucet, there are some good accessories to keep in your RV storage compartment. These can make your visit easier —even safer — for your rig. They’re inexpensive and you’ll bless yourself for having them when you need them. Even... Read More

Lemon pledge good for wood and the RV toilet

By Jim Twamley Many “old school” RVers keep a spray can of Pledge in their cleaning supply closet. After all, your rig can accumulate a lot of dust on the road. But I keep a can for more than just dusting — it also helps with the toilet. Here’s why: I was at an RV dealership and was talking to... Read More

How to fix a sticky black tank valve

By Chris Dougherty Editor’s note: Chris Dougherty is a certified RV technician in western Massachusetts. Here is a letter he received from a reader while he was serving as RVtravel.com’s technical editor. Dear Chris, Pulling the black water handle on my 2012 Entegra is getting more difficult compared to the gray water side. Is there any way to ease this... Read More