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RV Clinic June 2015

Overheating Furnace Q: I have a 2001 33-foot fifth-wheel, a National RV Palisades. It has an Atwood Hydro Flame furnace. I set the temperature to...
Hot Tire Pressure

Dump Valve Failure

Q: My RV is a 2003 Trail Lite fifth-wheel 5260. Due to the cold weather we have here in Ontario, all water systems were...
Hot Tire Pressure

Upgrade Worries

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...
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Atwood Water-Heater Overdrive

Q. My six-gallon Atwood water heater runs on either 120-volt AC electric or LP-gas. We generally leave it on the electric mode. The water...
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RV Q & A: Oil Viscosity

Q: My question is about engine-oil viscosity and recommendations. I drive a 2000 Chevrolet 2500 pickup with a 6-liter gas engine. About 90 percent of...
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Travel Trailer Greasy Wheels

Q. Recently a shop in Mesa, Arizona, serviced the brakes on my 1988 Ford F-350 crew cab pickup. Although I am not hard on...
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Systems Q & A

Hot-Water System Contamination Q. We own a 1997 Layton 30-foot fifth-wheel with a slideout room. While dry camping in Bishop, California, we encountered trouble with...
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RV Tech Q&A: March 2019

Refrigerator Operation We just bought our first RV, a 2015 Keystone Outback Super Lite fifth-wheel, and are learning things every time we get in or...
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RV Battery Converter Solution

This letter concerns “Converter Conundrum” in your February column. My Magnetek 6300A Model 6345 with battery charger was boiling the batteries dry. I was...
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It's Beginning to Feel a Lot Like Winter

For RVers braving chilly climates and possibly icy roads, special care should be applied to their vehicles. The following tips are suggested by AutoVantage:...

Products

RV Rider rack installed with a bike in place

RV Rider: Heavy-Duty Bicycle Hauler

The RV Rider platform rack transports two fat-tire or electric bikes securely on the back of fifth-wheels and motorhomes Carrying bicycles securely on the back...
Universal Keyhole hands-free camera harness from Backcountry Solutions

Staff Pick: Universal Keyhole Camera Harness

There’s an axiom regarding cameras: the best camera is the one you have with you. A camera in your backpack requires stopping, removing the...
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Royal Flush: Guide to RV Holding-Tank Treatments

Water and the proper chemicals for holding tanks will keep things in check below deck No matter how much fun you’re having in your RV,...