Warranty expires while new motorhome sits 15 months in shop

Imagine how frustrating it must be to have a brand new RV, but the full year warranty expired while it sat on two different service center lots….and you have never even used it.  We have an update from Margaret B on her long ordeal with her Thor Ace motorhome. If you haven’t read about her problems, click here. She writes: “Last... Read More

Influential RV Industry leaders’ contact information

If you have any questions or comments about the state of the RV industry — good, bad or otherwise, here are some movers and shakers you can contact at the RV Industry Association (RVIA), which promotes the RV lifestyle through the sale of recreational vehicles. Among the organization’s mandates are to establish minimum quality standards for RV construction and to... Read More

Contest Issue 776

  We have a winner. The correct answer is “A” — to create ruffles, etc. What was this device from the late 1800s used for? A. To create ruffles, or flutters, in dress sleeves and skirts. B. Used in shoe making to strengthen and add texture to leather. C. Mothers used it to remove wrinkles from cloth diapers. D. To create edging for pie crust and... Read More

Dim interior lights: Battery problem or power converter?

By Steve Savage, Mobility RV Service Here’s a common question that’s worth sharing. From a reader: Recently my lights in my fifth wheel have started getting dim and sometimes flickering. How can I determine whether my problem is a four-year-old battery or the charger or the converter? I have disconnected my negative battery post while plugged into campground service. When... Read More

How to avoid damaging slides when leveling an RV

So what’s the correct way to level your rig without damaging the slides — before or after they are extended? The safest (and most warranty-wise) answer: “Do what your rig’s manual tells you. Here’s a lift from a Keystone manual: The recreational vehicle must be level to avoid binding the slide-rooms. Remember, stabilizing jacks are not capable of supporting the... Read More