Continental Tire recalls tires installed on some motorhomes

  Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (Continental) is recalling certain Conti Coach HA3 tires, size 315/80R22.5 157/154 L, with DOT codes A372KWUU 3517 through A372KWUU 1618. These tires, which may be installed on some Class A motorhomes, may have cords visible through the inner liner.    Tires that have cords visible through the inner liner may experience air penetration through…

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TPMS temperature readings: Important or not?

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble As a tire engineer, I see little reason to present the temperature of the tire pressure monitoring system’s (TPMS) sensor. IMO, this extra information has some problems: 1. Tires fail from low inflation primarily due to air leaks (puncture, cut or valve problems) but not from just getting hot. You only…

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Why does the windshield pop out of the seal on my Class A?

Dear Gary, I have a 2001, 35-foot Class A that has a two-piece windshield. I am having problems with the windshield coming out of the seal when I take it on a trip and the motorhome gets torqued a little. This has occurred three times. Are there any solutions to this problem, such as a different seal? Any suggestions? I’m…

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RV Electricity – No~Shock~Zone by Mike Sokol – Issue 8

Issue 8 • June 24, 2018 Brought to you as a public service by RVtravel.com. Support comes from our sponsors, advertisers and the contributions of readers, who believe that an educated RVer is a safe, happy RVer. Please consider supporting our efforts with a voluntary subscription. Subscribe to one of our many online newsletters (including this one) about RVing. Welcome … By…

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RV Electricity – Generator Noise Pollution – Part 1

Generator Noise Pollution – Part 1 by Mike Sokol – All Rights Reserved I’ve had several recent emails about noisy generators bothering nearby campers. I guess it’s that time of year when everyone needs air conditioning in their RVs and no sane amount of solar panels and house batteries have enough power to run an air conditioner for more than…

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What makes a generator “RV Ready”?

Dear Mike, I’ve been thinking about buying a generator for my RV, but most of them have some sort of twist-lock plug that won’t connect to my RV shore power cord without an adapter plug. Is that adapter dangerous to use? And what about those RV Ready generators? Are they any better than a Honda generator that needs an adapter…

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Are “maintenance-free” batteries really maintenance free?

Dear Gary, How do I know if I have maintenance-free batteries in my motorhome or if I have to periodically check the water levels? —Kirk P. Dear Kirk, I’m guessing you’re referring to the automotive start battery in your motorhome. Those so-called maintenance-free batteries will have non-removable cell caps or no caps at all. Personally, I believe the moniker “maintenance…

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