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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Carefree’s Screen Room adds extra living space to your RV

  With summer on its way, camping season will soon be in full swing. When it gets hot and buggy, or when the grandkids show up for the weekend, you will appreciate an extra screened-in room that fits under your awning. The Carefree Vacation’r Screen Room is a high quality, lightweight room specifically designed to fit nearly all traditional patio…

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Roof sealing questions and answers

Courtesy Dicor Corporation Here are some of my most frequently asked roof sealing questions: Our RV has an all-aluminum exterior. We’re looking for a roof sealant for use around plumbing vents and seams. What’s the best product for the job? Dicor Products’ 501 Lap Sealant is the ideal product to use in these applications. Designed for sealing along roof edges,…

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Prevent roof leaks: Keep an eye on your sealants

[Editor’s note: This information is provided by roof membrane manufacturer Dicor. While there’s plenty of “promotion” for their product included, some of the information and principles may be of assistance to our readers.] If the sealant around your roof edges, skylights and the like is looking cracked, brittle, loose or turned up at the edges, some repair and replacement is…

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What can be done for RV sidewall delamination?

Dear Gary, What’s the most inexpensive way to deal with a soft wall spot where there was prior water damage? Also, the outside has a bubble. Is there any way of smoothing it without spending a fortune? Under our window, the day/nite shade pulled out and upon inspection we found a little hole where the wall is soft. We need…

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Sagging slideout topper – What’s an RVer to do?

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, The awning over my slideout is sagging on one end, but the other end is tight as both ends should be. Is there a way to adjust the tension on the…

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Slide Seal Conditioner improves slide out function, prolongs life

Replacing your slide out seals is not a chore you would look forward to. You can help prevent early deterioration – and necessary replacement – of the seals by treating them with a seal conditioner. Thetford’s Premium RV Slide Out Rubber Seal Conditioner is formulated to prevent fading, cracking and deterioration on all types of rubber seals – slide out…

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RV owner stymied by stuck-out step

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 2011 Newmar Gas Class A. The steps automatically retract when the engine is started. They didn’t retract yesterday. The only thing that happened prior to this is the…

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