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Mar 01, 2015

How to Thaw Frozen Slides

Question: We have a 32 foot 5th wheel and would like to go south, but have had heavy snow and freezing rain. So we cannot open the slides to pack. Can

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Feb 28, 2015

Electric Steps

Question: Our electric steps will not remain in, while the RV is at storage. The battery disconnect is shut off and the step switch is shut off. When

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Feb 26, 2015

RV Rentals - Try before you Buy

RV Rentals - How to get started with renting RVs, motorhomes, campers. Great for vacations. Get a quote. Try out the RV lifestyle firsthand, travel, see new places. What you need to know.

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Feb 25, 2015

Odor from Kitchen Sink

Question: I have a 2013 27 ft Cougar 5th wheel. After stopping for the day, there is a sewer smell in the undersink area in the kitchen. I checked

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Feb 24, 2015

Short Term RV Storage

Question: What do I need to do to keep the freshwater system from getting nasty when we do not use the RV for a month or two during the warm months?

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Feb 24, 2015

Heat Pump

Question>: I was reading your Winter Un-Wonderland page, and wanted to make a post about heating. I am looking into buying a heat pump with AC which

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Feb 24, 2015

Holding Things in Residential Refrigerator and Cabinets in RV

We have a 2015 Fleetwood Bounder and the residential refrigerator and the cabinets are not the sizes of the current expandable shelf rods. I bought expandable

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Feb 24, 2015

Tip For Emptying Low Point Drains To Bypass the Bins

We have a 2015 Fleetwood Bounder and the Low Point Drains for the Hot and Cold Water are in the same bin where the dump and electric are. If you open the

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Feb 22, 2015

Tire Pressure

Question: I just recently bought a Diesel Pusher. The recommended pressure on the tires is 110 PSI, but all the tires on RV are at 90 PSI. Should I

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Feb 21, 2015

RV Overnight Parking

Question: I am thinking about purchasing a Class A RV and was wondering if it is possible to just pull over for a day or two without being in a campground.

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Feb 17, 2015

Potable Water System

Question: We have a brand new travel trailer that was filled to 30 of the 40 gallon tank. We will drain it now because we aren't using it for 2 months.

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Feb 16, 2015

Blowing Breakers

Question: I have a 2012 Springdale Fifth Wheel. I blow the circuit breaker at the campsite connection a lot, at any given time - mainly when running

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Feb 15, 2015

RV Books for Your RV Lifestyle

RV books are essential. They started our RV dreams. We read about fulltiming and each page made us more intrigued about RV life, RV buying, fulltiming, travel, workamping, RV living and more.

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Feb 14, 2015

How much does a 5th-wheel weigh loaded vs. unloaded

Question: I'm shopping for a truck and fifth wheel RV. Is there a rule of thumb that I can use to calculate the loaded weight of the 5th wheel vs. un-loaded?

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Feb 14, 2015

Portable Propane Gas Grill

Question: Can I hook up a portable propane gas grill to my existing RV propane tank? Answer: Yes you can. Many RVers do this and can be a do-it-yourself

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Feb 12, 2015

Extended Warranty

Question: My husband and I are purchasing a new Thor Chateau Class C motorhome (model 28A). We are considering purchasing the extended warranty protection

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Feb 08, 2015

10 Reasons for RV Vacation

10 Reasons to take an RV vacation. Value and good times. Rent an RV and see for yourself.

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Feb 07, 2015

No Hot Water

Question: I have a 2004 5th wheel and it has a 10 gallon hot water heater. The water in the tank is hot, but all I can get throughout the trailer is

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Feb 07, 2015

RV Outdoor Carpet

Question: Any suggestions on a good outdoor carpet for our RV? Answer: Do an internet search for outdoor RV mats and you will get many results.

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Feb 06, 2015

Fresh Water Pump Problem

Question: I hope I'm doing this right. I was UN-winterizing my 2006 Winnebago 31C Itasca Spirit. I filled the fresh water tank about 2/3 full. Open all

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