Portable water pump benefits boondockers

  By Bob Difley Boondockers know that being efficient with waste water, electricity and fresh water makes a big difference in how long they can camp without having to dump waste tanks, charge batteries, and replenish their water supply. If you like to boondock, one piece of equipment you can add to your rig’s arsenal is a portable water pump,... Read More

Can black tank left open for years on seasonal RV be cleaned?

By Chris Dougherty Editor’s note: 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 just purchased a 2010 36-foot Forest River Salem FLKB camp trailer. It’s been on the same site since it was purchased new, and the black and gray water tanks... Read More

Conserve water and never step into a cold shower again!

By Bob Difley How many times have you wanted to stay out camping another day or two, but ran out of fresh water or found out that your gray water tank was full and had to be dumped? Have you ever thought about how much fresh, clean water gets wasted going down the drain, from the time you turn on... Read More

RV holding tank care

Dear Gary,I think I’ve seen more words written about holding tank care and operation than any other single subject. Your discussion in Family Motor Coaching Magazine about cleaning black tanks was interesting and helpful. In the same issue, there was a description of an all-natural, microbial-based holding tank additive that, at least according to the maker, allows the microbes to... Read More

RV “city water” connection yields no pressure

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-to-us 2003 National Sea Breeze LX, with an issue with water pressure. The coach seems to have great water pressure and flow when we are pumping from the on-board... Read More

Most RVers use additives in their RV holding tanks

In a past issue of the RVtravel.com newsletter we asked readers if they used chemicals in their RV holding tanks. Perhaps we should have used the word “additives” instead, but the results would have likely been the same. Here are their responses. As you can see, most RVers do use some sort of chemical/additive, although many use “biodegradable solutions.” Many of the readers who... Read More