Newbie tips: Can you drive a Class A RV?

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Many folks, on “thinking” about getting their first Class A motorhome, are a bit intimidated. After all, they’re so BIG! However do you pilot that big thing down the road? How could you ever get comfortable maneuvering so much mass? Here’s some advice from those who’ve made the big leap and now are... Read More

RV covers — Are they a good thing?

By Chris Dougherty Chris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. Here is a question he received from several readers  while he was serving as RVtravel.com’s technical editor. To cover or not to cover? That is the question. I’m often asked if it’s a good idea to cover an RV during the winter. There are a number of commercially available RV... Read More

The readers write: From poop to gas, some folks came unstuck

  Edited by Russ and Tiña De Maris Gaffer tape gaff? When a gaffer tape manufacturer’s offer to give every reader a roll of its product on request didn’t work right the first week, some of our readers came unstuck. As was noted, some disappointed folks said they were through with us. We’re adhering to your comments – even if... Read More

RV Mods: Quiet that noisy water pump

By Russ and Tiña De Maris RVers away from “city water” connections sometimes complain of a noise when using the RV water system. They may not be used to the sounds produced by the RV water pump; other times there are genuine issues that can often be resolved to bring quiet back when running water. “Demand” water pump systems —... Read More

Are all RV power adapters created equal?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris A regular reader sent us this interesting question: “I bought a popup camper a few years back that had the various plug adapters included. Last year I sold the popup and purchased a travel trailer, but kept those electrical adapters. Here is my question: Can electrical adapters be as safe as a dog bone... Read More

Glove up for RV dumping

By Jim Twamley I used to empty my sewer tanks bare handed. I didn’t like wearing the traditional type dish gloves because they are too bulky and I wasn’t crazy about latex gloves because they would easily tear. A few years ago I was strolling down the aisles at Harbor Freight (a tool store) when I noticed nitrile disposable gloves.... Read More

Rubber roof issues: Reglue, Eternabond, or both?

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 need to reseal the seam where the plastic trim of the roof top outer edge of the bedroom slide meets the EPDM roof. The roof material is not stuck down... Read More

Where can you get your portable LP cylinder requalified?

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Last week, we published news regarding changes made to portable propane cylinder requirements. Again, let’s stress the fact that these new federal regulation changes apply only to PORTABLE propane cylinders – the ones typically found on travel trailers, fifth wheels and truck campers. They DO NOT apply to permanently mounted tanks found on... Read More

The readers write: Gray water, night lights, and more

  Edited by Russ and Tiña De Maris Here’s our semi-monthly digest of reader commentary. Keep ’em coming! Keeping that gray water valve closed Most RVers keep their black water locked up until their tank is almost full. Doug Swarts from Drainmaster.com, our doo-doo specialist, recommended the same be true for the gray water, too. We got plenty of feedback... Read More