All your trailer brakes should lock up at the same point

  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 have a new Coleman camper that seems to have a brake issue. While it stops okay, one tire seems to lock up first. This happens while adjusting the brake... Read More

Do you use additives in your RV’s toilet tank?

  Do you add chemicals or other additives to your RV’s black water (sewer) tank? Some RVers believe they are necessary, while others, including some RV waste management experts, say they are not. How about you? Do you use or not use? Please feel free to leave a comment (at bottom of page). Got a few minutes? Want to read... Read More

Motorhome leans — Why, and what to do?

  Dear Gary, My new motorhome leans to the passenger side. The weight record shows that the passenger side rear is about 1,000 pounds different than the driver’s rear side. Winnebago installed a two-inch block on the rear passenger side to lift the springs and it doesn’t lean now but it drives differently. The rear end is all over the... Read More

We tried an RV roof coating — Here’s our six-year report

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris To hear RV manufacturers talk, EPDM rubber roofs are the greatest thing since sliced bread. Problem is, even sliced bread eventually gets stale. After a few years in the elements, rubber roofs take the hit of weathering and exposure to UV radiation. From personal experience we can say that a non-maintained rubber roof... Read More

Child dies from touching the family RV

  By Chuck Woodbury Chuck (at) RVtravel.com Please answer our poll below: Have you ever been shocked by touching an RV (UPDATE, MAY 12, 2017) — I wrote this article three years ago in response to the death of a 3-year-old boy, who was electrocuted by simply touching his family’s Airstream trailer. The trailer was experiencing what is known as a “hot skin” condition.... Read More

High-torque Brush Hero powers through cleanups

  By Bob Difley I was asked to review Brush Hero, a device that attaches to the end of a garden hose that can be used to clean “virtually anything,” as the packaging states. Of course I was skeptical – until I actually tried it out. My initial reservations included: did I have to wear a swimsuit when using it, what... Read More

RV Mods: Stretching your basement storage

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris It seems like we can never have enough “room” to carry all the stuff we find a use for. With the invention of fifth wheels and tall motorhomes, “basement” storage came into vogue. For some, it was like the luggage storage bays on a Greyhound bus! But basement storage, being what it is,... Read More

3-In-One Slide-Out Silicone Lube prevents sticking/squeaking

  By Bob Difley Squeaking and squealing from slide-outs, windows and doors that are sticking can ruin the calm of a campsite, but new 3-In-One RVcare Slide-Out Silicone Lube, and Window and Track Dry Lube, will restore the quiet and keep slide-outs, windows and doors moving smoothly, WD-40 notes. There’s nothing like opening a rig’s slide-out and windows to enjoy... Read More