Sealing Caulk Failure

RV Clinic

December 20, 2012

Q: We opened our Forest River travel trailer after it had been covered all winter and everything looked fine. Then the spring rain came and apparently the caulking had failed around the access panel for the water heater. Now our subfloor is soft. We lifted part of the vinyl floor tiles in this area... Read more »

Hot Water Sulfur Odor

RV Clinic

December 17, 2012

Q: When we first turn on the hot water at our bathroom sink in our Paradise Point fifth-wheel, we experience a very strong sulfur odor coming from the sink. There is no problem with the kitchen sink or shower when we use the hot water. We used a vinegar and water mixture, as recommended in the water... Read more »

Fifth-wheel Landing Gear Repair Parts

RV Clinic

December 13, 2012

Q: I have been trying to find parts to repair my fifth-wheel landing gear. The landing gear set was produced by Fulton Performance. They list the complete landing gear as item #500158. What I am trying to find is a parts list for the internal workings, specifically the block and screw. I have contacted... Read more »

Brake Troubles

RV Clinic

December 10, 2012

Q: Two years ago, I replaced the entire backing plate braking system on all four wheels on our 2001 SunnyBrook fiver. I have one wheel (left front) that periodically grabs and locks up, skidding the tire. There is always a metal-to-metal-squealing at lockup. The brake locking on this one wheel is sporadic... Read more »

Removing Black Streaks From RV siding

RV Clinic

December 6, 2012

Q: We need your assistance or an article on how to remove black streaks on my 2000 Coachman travel trailer. I have used several products, but the best one is the Reliable Super Spray Cleaner. It takes a lot of work even with this, but I can get rid of them. The only thing is, after a week or so, they... Read more »

Tire Tip and Nitrogen Question

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November 28, 2012

Q: We pull a 35-foot travel trailer. When I got the trailer I had several problems with trailer tire blowouts. I noticed that my son’s larger and heavier fifth-wheel trailer had light-truck tires instead of trailer tires. I bought five 16-inch six-lug wheels and E rated light-truck tires and this solved... Read more »

Hitch Receiver Wear and Tear

Tools Josep Ma. Rosell

November 14, 2012

Q: I have a hitch problem and I have talked to the manufacturer of the hitch but they were unable to help me resolve this issue. Maybe you can help. I tow a 27-foot SunnyBrook travel trailer. It probably weighs around 8,000 pounds when loaded. I use a 2007 GMC 3/4-ton four-door crew cab with the Duramax... Read more »

Upgrade Worries

Tools Josep Ma. Rosell

November 12, 2012

Q: I see a lot of information on powering up your truck and find it all interesting, but I recently had my turbocharger replaced by GM on my 2007 (new body style) Silverado Duramax at 53,000 miles. Before GM would replace the turbo under warranty, the dealer had to send in all the computer data from... Read more »

Diesel Fuel Differences

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November 8, 2012

Q: I have a 2005 Chevy HD 2500 diesel pickup. Is there any difference between name-brand diesel fuels (Chevron, Shell, etc.) and the independent gas stations? I was told a few years back by a gas station owner that a Chevron plant in California produces all of the diesel fuel for California and Arizona.... Read more »

Intermittent Trailer Brakes

Tools Josep Ma. Rosell

October 25, 2012

Q: I will call this the case of trailer brakes or no brakes. We have a 2005 Ford F-350 that we bought new, and a 2003 Cardinal fifth-wheel that we bought used. Our problem is that at times we have trailer brakes, and then we don’t. We may go five miles, or we may go 1,000 miles, we never know when... Read more »

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