RV Tip : Q & A about RVing

We often receive questions looking for an RV tip on one subject or another.    We hear from our RV Days readers and site visitors, as well as fellow RVers we meet in our travels. 

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RV FAQ

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Two fuel tanks, lots of confusion 
Question: Our dinosaur 1978 motorhome has 2 fuel tanks. the larger one for the engine seems to pump into the smaller one sometimes. (There is a sudden …

King of the Road Fifth Wheel Owners Manual or Info 
Question: WE HAVE A 1989 KING OF THE ROAD FIFTH WHEEL. IT NEEDS SOME WORK I WOULD LIKE TO GET A OWNERS MANUAL FOR IT BUT I CAN'T SEEM TO FIND ONE. …

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 …

RV Renovations 
Question: Our Hyline camper has the kitchen booth, a wall with a square opening, then the loveseat. I want to take out the booth in order to put …

Electrical Question Front Clearance Lights 
Question: This is an electrical question regarding the front clearance lights on an old 1979 Ford/Liberty RV. Friends of mine have purchased a 1979 …

Replace Dump Valves 
Question: I have a Lakota 5th wheel SKT34 2001. The dump valves pull straight down. They are hard to reach and I cannot get enough pull on them …

Furniture 
Question: Can I put my home furniture in my 5th wheel camper that has slides? Answer: We think that it depends on several factors. The most …

Shoreline connection on 1996 Catalina Coachmen 
Question: A few weeks ago I bought a 1996 Catalina Coachmen, that I will use as a dental mobil clinic. Now we are cleaning and conditioning the motorhome, …

Honey Motorhome - Where is the Propane Tank? 
Question: I am now the proud owner of a 1982 Chevy Van 30 Honey motorhome. I didn't get very many manuals with it - one for the Chevy Van and for a …

Running 110 Amp System on Solar  
Question: We have just purchased a Destination Trailer that runs on a 110 amp system. We do not have power where we camp. Can we run a 110 amp …

Leak 
Question: We have a 30 ft Four Winds and it was raining all day here in Florida. We noticed a leak but cannot find the source. It seems to be coming …

Atwood AC 
Question: Our Atwood RV air conditioner doesn't turn on. It was working before I ran out of propane - so it seems to be a coincidence. Can it be …

Slide Out on Campers 
Question: Should you leave your slide out extended if permanently parked? Or should you bring it in each time you leave the campsite? Answer: …

Refrigerator 
Question : My Class C refrigerator will work on shore power at the house, but when I hook up to power in the campground my refrigerator will not work …

RV Covers 
Question: We will be keeping our fifth wheel in southern Arizona for use in winter months only. Should we cover it to protect it from sun, birds, hail, …

Black Water Tank Slicking 
Question: We have purchased a new 5th wheel and previously I read an article that told you how to prepare your black tank with a slicking agent - "Calgon" …

No Hot Water in RV 
Question: I have a very old 1988 ALFA 5th wheel RV and recently stopped having hot water. I use a gas line, but am not sure where to start looking …

City Water Hook-Up 
Question: When I have water in my fresh water tank and I run the pump and faucets, I see water coming out my city water hook up connection. This …

Recommended Full Time Living 5th Wheels 
Question: Hello, my family of 5 (my husband, three children, and myself) are planning to be a "full time family" in about 3 years. We are looking …

Light to Prevent Circuit Tripping 
Question: Could someone tell me why you would have to run a light in a travel trailer when you use a 110v device to keep the circuit from tripping? …

Finding Water when Dry Camping 
Question: When traveling from one spot to another and dry camping, where can I get water for my fresh water holding tank? Answer: Your best …

Furnace 
Question: I have 2012 Georgetown RV. When I place the thermostat to heat, the roof air conditioner blower fans come on. Is this normal? Answer: …

Can MINICooper Be Towerd 
Question: Can a MINIcooper manual transmission be towed by a 2013 Sunseeker 3010 DS? Answer: We don't see it listed as a flat towable vehicle …

Shore Power Not Working 
Question: My RV is plugged in to shoreline power but I have no electric inside of coach, or to the fridge or microwave. What can I do to fix this? …

Sewage Odor 
Question: Everytime that we turn on the heating furnace, there is an awful sewage odor that comes through the vents. We have plenty of sewage treatment …

SlideOut Button Monaco Fifth Wheel 
Question: I cannot locate slide out buttons on a 2005 Monaco Coach 5th wheel, Manufacturer McKenzie Lakota. Monaco is 30', has two slide outs, front …

Floor Damage 
Question: My floor in my camper is weak in some spots but there is no water damage. So what could be the problem? Answer: A likely cause is prior …

generator 
Can you please let me know if we could run our generator all night in the blm land. I have to sleep with a machine at night. Please let me know we are …

Portable Heaters for RV 
Question: I want a heater for my RV so I can sleep in my RV in the winter months. Answer: What kind of heater to use in your RV really depends …

Internet Connection 
Question: We will be traveling soon for about a year. We would like to have internet for our computer - is there a supplier that would fix us up …

RV Trip Routing - Pennsylvania to Texas 
Question: I'll be moving from PA. to Port Isabel, TX. before January 2013. I am looking at the maps and I 'm seeing a LOT of hills south of PA. …

Leave AC cover in place while Driving 
Question: Is it OK to drive an RV with an AC cover in place? Answer: We wouldn't do so ourselves. We think it could be unsafe if the cover should …

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 …

Humidity 
Question: I live in a travel trailer. Found a lot of moisture under the mattress today. Small heater is on at all times. What can I do to get rid …

Charge Batteries over the Winter 
Question: I have a Freedom 458 series COMBI inverter/charger Model 15D, with 4 marine type batteries wired in series. I would like to keep the batteries …

Surface of Fiberglass Travel Trailer 
Question: Is a raised welt-like line (not a bump), on the outside surface of a fiber glass travel trailer a problem? Answer: It might be. We …

Brake Lights 
Question: I have a 1996 Winnebago Adventure and the brake lights are not working. Checked the fuses and all seem fine. Where do I look next? …

Liability Insurance Canada RV 
Question: We are permanent RVers in British Columbia and have been told by our insurance provider that the policy cannot cover liability. This does …

Lights in Bay Not Working 
Question: I recently bought a 2000 Bounder motorhome. All is good except the lights in the storage bins don't work. If there are separate fuses …

120 Volt Not Working 
Question: My 120-volt power does not work when the generator is working. What could be causing this problem? Answer: I am going to take your …

Water Pump Questions 
Question: I have not used my fresh water pump since purchasing my 1993 in Granville Motorhome last June 2011. I filled up the water tank and …

Trailer Hitch 
Question: Who makes the best equalizer anti sway hitch of your choice? Answer: We have no opinion on this one, but have posted your question in case …

Propane Questions 
Question: We just bought a travel trailer with two propane tanks. Typically, how many continuous days will they last on dry camping trip? Answer: …

Musty smell outside under RV 
Question: We are fulltimers and have been in the same spot since May (4 months). In the last couple of weeks, we have noticed a musty smell that I have …

RV goes into Limp Mode 
Question: I have a 1992 Cobra Sonoma with a 4 cylinder Isuzu TURBO diesel . The Econo light comes on and flashes and the transmission gears down and goes …

Traveling Noises 
Question: Rattling down the road ... is it normal? We just bought a 2000 Dutchmen Express, extremely clean with 33,000 miles. We are new to RVing and …

Holding Tank Sensors 
Question: We have been full-timing in our Cyclone 3950 for almost two years and are pretty scrupulous about cleaning and flushing our tanks. We use a …

Wiring Batteries 
Question: A little new to the travel trailer scene. I have a 29 ft. 2008 Keystone Hornet 26BH. My wife and I do a lot of dry camping at state campgrounds …

Power Problem 
Question: I just replaced the battery on my 31 foot travel trailer. Now when I go and plug in to my house, I do not get any reading on my monitor for …

Replacing Batteries 
Question: Yesterday my batteries were stolen from my RV. Unfortunately, I do not know what batteries were on the camper, so I am not sure what to …

Losing Power 
Question: One part of the power in my trailer goes out several times in an evening: TV, stereo, lights over the couch, lights in the kitchen, carbon …

Replacing a Motorhome Side Mirror 
Question: Does anyone know how to replace a side motor home mirror? I broke the mounting post on the power passenger side mirror, but the mirrors are …

Slow Fuel Fill in RV 
Question: It is taking 20 minutes to top off my fuel tank. I can only get a drizzle into the filler in my 2012 Coachmen Concord, E450 chassis. I think …

Microwave and Vents 
Question: Why won't my microwave and restroom vent work? I have checked my breakers and fuses and they seem okay. However the microwave and restroom …

LP Appliance Igniter 
Question: Neither the water heater, furnace, nor refrigerator in my 1998 Country Coach Max Venture Class C, will work on gas. I don't know about the …

RV Brake Controllers 
Question: I have a Reese Brakeman Digital Controller, which I used for 8 years. It usually needs a setting of 3 or 4 to stop well. Now I need about …

50 amp RV with 30 amp Generator 
Question: I just picked up my new 50 amp RV but my old generator is still set up for 30 amps. Can I run my 15,000 BTU A/C at the house still? Answer: …

Store Propane Tank in Arizona Heat 
Question: Where do you store your propane tank in the hot Arizona heat when you are not there? Answer: As far as we know, propane tanks are designed …

Refrigerator While Driving 
Question: How do you run the fridge while driving? Answer: There are a few options for keeping your food cold while driving. First, consider …

Replacing Atwood Water Heater in 1998 Bounder 
Question: I am trying to replace my Atwood hot water heater. Where do I find the inside access to disconnect the old water heater? My Bounder model …

Camper Jacks 
Question: The camper jacks trip the breaker in our camper. Would this be faulty wiring or a bad ground? Answer: It could be either, or some other …

Air Conditioner Questions 
Question: My RV air conditioner just stopped working. It will not do anything. Where do I start to figure out the problem? It was working just fine, …

Steps Not Working 
Question: Why will my steps not go up? Answer: The most obvious source of the problem is that you have inadvertently hit a switch that turns off …

RV Striping 
Question: I have a Signature by Thor and need to replace all the decorative strips on the outside. Where can I purchase these? Answer: We really don't …

Towing a Rockwood Trailer with Ford Half Ton 
Question: We are looking at either a Rockwood 8319SS (dry weight 6831) or a Windjammer 3002W (dry weight 6975). I have a 2010 Ford F150 Lariat with the …

Best RV Wax 
Question: What brand of wax is best for a fiberglass RV? Answer: The product we use on our fiberglass motorhome is not actually a wax; it …

RV Mileage 
Question: My wife and I are planning on buying a Class C motorhome. I would like to know what is the maximum as far as total mileage that we should …

Electric Power for Tent 
Question: I have to use a CPAP machine to help me breathe at night. I do not have an RV, but I do have a tent that goes into the bed of my truck. …

Leaving Trailer on Site with Electric and Water 
Question: We have bought a new travel trailer (destination type) and will be parking it in a spot in a park, to remain there. We will be going to the …

Hot Water Tank 
Question: On the hot water outlet there is a 1-way check valve. Can I do without this? Answer: We don't think you should remove something that was …

Battery Help 
Question: I have a 1997 Coachmen Catalina Sport. Everything that runs on 12-volt makes the battery low. I have to start the engine for a while and …

Bucket List RV Trip to Alaska 
Question: My wife and I are within 5 years of retirement. No motor home experience at all but, want to obtain a motor home, get experienced in driving …

TVs for motor homes 
Question: Are the TVs used in motor homes different from home TVs, or are they just hooked up differently. Any other information you want to share …

RV ELECTRIC JACK 
Question: What would cause our electric jack to quit working? We have it plugged in, but it will not go up or down - any ideas? Answer: Many things …

RV toilet paper 
Question: Do you really have to buy RV toilet paper, or is a brand such as Scott's okay to use? Answer: There may be different opinions on this …

Mold removal  
Question: I have a '94 Fleetwood Bounder 28' but have mold that has to be removed. Please help as to how it's done. There is mold on the ceiling, which …

How do you hook up to city water? 
Question: I tried to hook up to city water and when I turned on the water I had water leaking from under the motorhome. Does that mean that a hose is …

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 …

Propane Water Heater 
Question: I am living in my travel trailer full time. Should I turn off the hot water heater between uses or let it run? What uses more propane in the …

Tripped Outlets 
Question: Where does one go to reset tripped outlets? All of our electrical outlets have lost power, but everything else is fine. This is for a 26ft …

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. …

Tow Bar or Car Dolly 
Question: What is the best and most cost-effective towing a car 4-wheels down or on a tow dolly or a trailer? Answer: The answer depends on many …

Microwave does not have power 
Question: I would like to know if the LP generator and battery can run the Microwave in my new Keystone Springdale which I just bought two days ago. …

LP gas line 
Question: My Travel Trailer has a 1/2" gas line running underneath along the frame. There is a Tee with a short stub which is capped off near the …

Slide-outs in winter  
Question: Is it better to pull your slide outs in for the winter or can you leave them out? In our case, the trailer is parked on a permanent site. …

Fresh water hookup 
Question: I am brand new to RVing. Is there any thing else you must do when hooking up to fresh water? I hooked up my water hose and it is still drawing …

Trailer or RV?
For road trip in US & Canada
 
Question: We are planning on an extensive road trip throughout the USA and Canada and are having a hard time between deciding whether to purchasing …

RV Refrigerator 
Question: Is is better to run the RV refrigerator during non-camping time if possible or just leave it off? Answer: Not knowing the specifics …

Cricket Electric Golf Cart 
Question: : Does anyone have experience with Cricket Electric Golf Cart? Does it work well? Answer: We have no input on this one, so we will post …

Best State for Fulltimer Residence 
Question: If you travel fulltime, where do you renew your drivers license and what state to you file taxes in? Do you still need to own property somewhere …

Healthcare Considerations 
Question: How do RVers handle health care? How do you get prescriptions, apppointments with MD's for routine check ups, and emergency care? This might …

Sanitizing Water Lines 
Question: where can I find the place to add my water/bleach mixture to sanitize the water lines in a 1998 gulfstream yellowstone fifth wheel? Answer: …

Battery charging 
Question: I have a truck camper with two 12-volt 95 amp hour batteries. I would like to improve my battery charging. Mainly make it faster. What …

Permanent RV Living 
Question: We are looking for a fifth wheel to live in. We have heard, though, that some are made for permanent living, and some are not. Before we purchase, …

Cricket SW3 and Honda CRV 
Question: Thinking about buying a cricket golf cart for use in campgrounds. We will be traveling in 30 foot motor home and towing a 4WD Honda CRV. …

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 …

Water leakage by exit door in bedroom 
Question: We have a leak that caused the blinds screw to pull out of the wall. was wondering if anyone had this problem and how did they fix it? …

Fresh water tank fill inlet 1983 ford Jamboree 
Question: My RV is a 1983 Ford Jamboree. I began boondocking for about 6 weeks now. There are two water inlet holes next to each other on the driver …

Hot Water Heater 
Question: Can I replace my hot water heater with a tankless on demand water heater. I own a Canyon Trail 5th wheel and my hot water heater will not …

Towing a vehicle 
Question: I would like to flat tow a 2014 Ford Escape with four wheel drive. Will the drive train be damaged by doing so? Thanks for your help. …

Hornet Slide-In Truck Camper 
Question: Can anyone tell me why my rear marker lights and my right rear tail light goes off and on like a bad circuit breaker? If it has marker …

Running Generator while Sleeping 
Question: Can you safely run your generator while sleeping? I have a 2008 Keystone Raptor. Answer: That depends on where the windows are in …

Removal of Dometic NDR1292  
Question: I'm installing a residential refrigerator in my 2004 Pace Arrow. I was just wondering what to do with the 12V wires that will be left behind …

Toy Hauler Floor 
Question: I just bought a 2001 Sandpiper 33 ft. toy hauler fifth wheel. It is going to stay at a campground indefinitely. I need to know an idea …

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 …

Flush Valve Stuck on Toilet 
Question: My young grandson pushed on the pedal to flush the toilet, and now it will not stop running water. We have to turn off the pump - how can …

Changing Black Water Valve to EZ Valve 
Question: My husband is getting older and so it is difficult to get down to pull valves, especially for the black water tank. We bought a EZ Valve …

Living in RV on Residential Lot  
Question: I want to build a house and use my RV as housing on site until completion. Will I be violating any Santa Rosa county or City of Gulf Breeze …

Refrigerator Not Cooling Properly 
Question: I have a 1983 Ford Jamboree RV. The refrigerator does not freeze cold at all and the bottom of the icebox does not get cold at all. Can …

Flushing Tanks 
Question: : I have a 1995 Four Winds 5000 Class A gas 30 foot long motorhome. How do I flush the water supply? Answer: Here is a list …

Clogged Kitchen Sink 
Question: I have a 2008 Eagle camper by Jayco. The kitchen sink is clogged. I took off the P-trap and problem is not there. Need help. Answer: …

Exterior Body Lights 
Question: I bought a new 2013 Coachman Freedom Express 246rks. We have been out camping a few times now and we notice a lot of other trailers exterior …

12 Volt Thermostat Power 
Question: I have a 1993 Fleetwood Prowler, 33ft camper trailer. I just replaced the rooftop unit and am ready to have air conditioning for the first …

Starter Won't Stop Running 
Question: On my 1991 Rockwood Driftwood Series 7.5L, it will start but the starter wont stop even when we turn the motorhome off. We have to take …

Stairs 
Question: After the stairs go down, the stair motor will not stop running and I have to disconnect the 12 volt to make it stop. And then it runs …

Microwave Convection Oven 
Question: I have a SHARP Carousel sensor Microwave Convection oven in my 2005 Monaco Windsor Coach. It works fine but if I have to use it for more …

Getting Water to RV 
Question: Hot water on Gulfstream RV. It is running very very slow - only a trickle. What is the probable trouble? Answer: Our best guess is …

inclines 
Question: We own a 2009 Itasca Cambria. it is a 31 foot class C with air assist springs in the rear inflated to 50 PSI. Other than clothing and …

Battery Power to Camper 
Question: My battery is fully charged and the inside lights work when I plug into AC power, but not off straight battery power. Fuses look fine. …

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 …

Electricity Question 
Question: If an electrical system runs off an 120 volt 30 amp electrical current, can you run an extension cord from a 110 standard electrical outlet …

Electronics and Humidity 
Question: We just purchased a new "toy hauler" RV and we are looking for tips. Is it alright to leave the vents (with covers) open overnight or for …

How to Operate TV  
Question: How can i operate the TV in a Pace Arrow 31 1999 without running the generator? Using only battery power? Answer: We assume you are …

Dangerous Roads 
Question: For the western US states, does anyone have free internet maps showing pickup truck drivers towing travel trailers unsafe roads to avoid because …

RV Water System 
Question: I have a Coachman Catalina Lite and have question. I have potable water and city water ports on the side of my trailer, and was wondering …

Electric Refrigerator vs. Propane 
Question: I unplugged the camper from electric source and defrosted the refrigerator/freezer. After a day or so I went to camper and realized I didn't …

No Dash Lights 
Question: I have a 2013 Georgetown RV. We have no dash lights, radio or clearance lights. What could be wrong? Answer: It sounds like a …

Dimming Lights 
Question: We purchased this 1999 Class A Four Winds Hurricane RV used from a prior owner. It did not come with any manuals and we had some problems …

Water Smelling 
Question: Why does my water smell like rust in my camper? Answer: The rust smell might be coming from your water source or your hot water tank. …

Sewer Smell 
Question: We have a 2000 Gulf Stream Palm Breeze. When the wind blows a certain way we get a horrible sewer smell in the storage compartments of our …

Breaker Trips Continuously 
Question: My 30amp main breaker often trips with the air conditioner on low cool and no other power on. I do not run it on high cool to prevent constant …

Interior Lights 
Question: I have a 1993 Flagstaff tent trailer and neither one of my interior lights work. The bulbs are good and an outdoor light is on. Answer: …

Fuel Tank Problem 
Question: I have 1985 classic motorhome with a 460 motor. My problem is there are 2 fuel tanks for gas. The rear tank works fine, but the front …

Leak in Front Panel Citation Camper 
Question: While readying my camper for our first weekend trip, I found a damp mattress, etc. I believe that I have traced the problem to an improperly …

No water at Kitchen Faucet 
Question: What do you do when your water will not come out of the kitchen faucet? Answer We don't know whether this is only an issue at the …

350 vs 450 Chassis 
Question: For a 24-26 ft. motorhome, which size chassis is best - 350 vs. 450? Answer: We have no idea on this one, and are posting your question …

Refrigerator is freezing 
Question: I have a 1996 Fleetwood Jamboree and puzzled at why everything I put in the refrigerator is freezing. Is there a temp adjustment? Answer: …

Do RVs have Fuses 
Question: Half of my fifth wheel camper electricity won't work and the heat won't come on. I am very, very new to campers, and know nothing. Answer: …

Heat pump use on battery 
Question: Can I run my heat pump on battery? Answer: Probably not. We assume your heat pump is part of a combined unit with your air conditioner. …

Generator Won't Start 
Question: My 2000 Newmar DutchStar on- board diesel generator won't start. It will turnover but won't start. Any ideas; where do I begin? Answer: …

Grease Bearings 
Question: I purchased a travel trailer late last summer. How often should I grease the bearings? I have gone less than a 1000 miles with the unit. …

Electric Water Heater 
Question: My water tank is fully electric. It has 120 volts to it but won't get hot. What do you think is wrong? Answer: With the information …

Onan Generator 
Question: I have a 2004 Coachmen Mirada motorhome with a 5500 watt Onan generator. My problem is the generator starts and runs well, however I have …

Unwieldy Mattress 
Question: We just bought a small Jayco with a queen mattress in the rear corner with storage underneath. I'm finding it very hard to lift the mattress …

How to Add Fresh Water without a Manual Fill Spout 
Question: I own a travel trailer that doesn't have a fresh water spout to fill/add fresh water manually, especially when dry camping using 5 gallon …

TV and Heater 
Question: Every time my heat comes on while watching TV, the TV gets snowy and sometimes loses the signal. As soon as the heat turns off, the TV …

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. …

Mckenzie Lakota Hose Fitting 
Question: I have a '06 Lakota 31skt. On the drivers side there is a small compartment with a fold up door. This is located right next to the storage …

Water Heater Thermostat Problem 
Question: I have a 2011 Rockwood Signature Ultra-Lite. I recently fired up the hot water heater after having it winterized. The hot water heater …

Slow Running Kitchen Water 
Question: I have a Class C motorhome, Four Winds 28a. I have very slow running water (both hot and cold) from the kitchen faucet. The bathroom, …

Power Plug 
Question: While in storage someone pulled my power plug out of the camper and when I checked on the camper the plug was sitting in water. Will this …

Water Leak on Underside of 5th Wheel 
Question: After staying at a RV Park in Texas for 2 months, and when pulling out for the return trip home, water came out of the bottom of our 5th wheel. …

Rear Living Room or Bunk House 
Question: I have a traveling job. My wife and 6 and 8 year olds will be joining me full time starting in June. We are torn between rear living room …

RV Power Bypassing Converter 
Question: I want to run a dehumidifier in the winter. I was told I had to leave the batteries in my trailer because the inverter charger would continue …

RV Drifts in the Lane 
Question: I have a 30 foot class C that drifts back and forth in the lane , especially around 60 mph. It is worse when I am pulling my F-150 truck. …

Owners Manual 
Question: I just bought a 2008 Ford E450 Diesel Safari Damara RV. Unfortunately there are no manuals for it. Could some one offer advice as to how …

Solar Charger and RV Covers 
Question: Is there a technique to cut an RV cover (Adco) around the solar trickle charger on the roof so it will function while covered? Answer: …

Size of Black Water Tank 
Question: What size septic tank does a 1995 hornet travel trailer have? It's 28 feet long. Answer We really have no idea, but can offer some …

New RV Toilet Used 
Question: Is it normal to purchase a new travel trailer that has water in the toilet? Shouldn't it be sealed and be removed by the purchaser? I …

Roof Rack 
Question: I want to install a roof rack to carry a kayak on our 1979 Dodge Sportsman Class C Motorhome. I am having trouble finding one that fits …

Replacing Tub Faucet 
Question: I have a 92 Pace Arrow and need to replace the tub faucet. Where is the access to be able to undo and replace it? Do I need to take the …

Draining Fresh Water Tank 
Question: I can't find the water control panel on 2002 Coachmen Catalina 195 RK. I have read the owners manuals for Coachmen. They say to drain the …

Refrigerator Repair 
Question: Can I replace the cooling system on my 1993 Sandpiper or do I have to purchase a whole new refrigerator as my RV dealer suggested? Answer: …

Lighting Pilot 
Question: I have a 1999 Prowler Fifth Wheel. I just installed a new regulator for my Attwood heater and I cannot get the pilot to light. The pilot …

Bus Conversion to Legal RV 
Question: My large family races bicycles around N. E. and beyond. We have started a charity to promote awareness and help to cystic fibrosis patients. …

Holiday Ramber Jack Light On Dashboard 
Question: Our 1991 Holiday Rambler has a light on the dashboard that just started to light up "Jack". We don't have any jacks that came with it …

5th Wheel Puller 
Question: Do you need a dual-wheeled truck to pull a 13,000 lb. trailer? Answer: It's not necessarily a matter of whether you need a dual-wheeled …

TV Only in Black and White 
Question: Why do the rear and outdoor TVs come in only in black and white when using satellite and DVD? Answer: We suggest you check the video …

Replacing Power Plug 
Question: How do you replace the shore power plug for a Phoenix Cruiser 2004? The wires seem very tight and I can't pull the plug. If I pull on …

Main Breaker Went Out 
Question: Four days ago my main breaker went out inside my trailer. I have replaced the breaker but with no good results. The power is still off. …

In Need of Fifth Wheel Recommendations 
Question: Our family is looking for a fifth wheel that is relatively lightweight (preferably 10,000 lbs or less), with a bunkhouse that has only 2 …

Brake Light and Turn Signal Not Working 
Question: We have a 2002 Citation travel trailer that we just bought. The right side light does not work - no brake light or turn signal. We have …

City Water Overfilling Fresh Water Tank 
Question: My camper is acting weird. My city water is filling my fresh water tank up and it is leaking out of my fresh water filler hose and running …

VIN Number on Trailer 
Question: Where can I find the registration number on my 28 ft. 1988 Prowler camper? Answer: If you are referring to the Vehicle Identification …

Canned Goods in Slideout Storage  
Question: I have 2 storage seats in my slideout. If I load them with canned goods, would that cause a problem for my slideout? Answer: Probably …

Furnace Circulation Fan on 1999 Fleetwood Savanna 
Question: Is the furnace circulation fan located in the heat exchange/plenum box in the forward storage area? If so, how is it accessed? Thank you …

No Generator in Cold Weather 
Question: I have a 1987 motor home with no generator. I am going to NJ where it is cold - how can I heat it at night when it's parked in my brother's …

Hot Water or Electric Floor Heat 
Question: Which is best - Electric floor heat run by generator, or hot water floor heat by propane? Answer: Thanks for your question. We are …

Jayco Kitchen Pluming Schematic  
Question: I need a schematic for the kitchen plumbing for a Jayco Eagle Class C. Our kitchen sink is leaking into the underbelly and we think that …

Battery Recharging While Driving 
Question: We travel south in the winter with our fifth wheel and on the way down stay in Walmart parking lots. The first night we turn on the furnace …

Dealer Stock Only 
Question: What does the phrase "dealer Stock only" mean when visiting RV websites? Answer: We think it means just what the dealer has on the …

Atwood Water Heater 
Question: When using shore power, is it necessary to flip some switch to change from LP to AC? Fairly new to motor home and can't find an answer. …

Dish Network  
Question: I am going to Alberta, Canada, and currently subscribe to Dish Network. I am wondering if it will work up north or do I have to change over …

Heating a Stored RV 
Question: Is it best to keep the interior of a stored RV warm (or cool) or allow it to cool and heat as ambient temperature changes? Answer: …

Connecting Two Propane Tanks 
Question: I have a 10 gallon propane tank bolted under the frame of my motorhome and it isn't large enough for fulltime RVing. It would be a major undertaking …

Malfunctioning Furnace 
Question: My furnace won't heat air. The blower works okay. Both AC and heater are on the same thermostat, like a house thermostat. Someone told …

No Water in Trailer  
Question: What does it mean when there's no water running any more from the trailer? Does that mean I need a water tank? And are they easy to install? …

Trip across country 
Question: My wife and I plus 3 small dogs are planning on a trip from Washington state to NJ and then down the east coast to Alabama. From there to …

Tripping Circuit Breaker 
Question: I have a 2008 Carriage 5th wheel. One of the 110 breakers trips quite often and lately a 12-volt fuse keeps blowing BUT only when the trailer …

Clearance Lights 
Question: My 2002 Fleetwood Expedition clearance lights won't work. Does anyone know of some secret fuse or switch that I might not know about? …

House Battery Charger 
Question: I have a 2001 Thor Hurricane 32ft. The coach has 3 house batteries which I just replaced. After about 1 day of use running heater and lights …

Engine Compartment 
Question: I have a 2011 Fleetwood Bounder Classic. How do you get in the engine compartment from inside the motor home? Answer: It depends on …

Tie Down RV 
Question : I have a 35 foot fifth wheel. It is properly leveled on wooden blocks. Is it necessary for it to be tied down? The RV sits …

Fulltime RV Types 
Question: We have been looking at RV's for about a year. We are planning to fulltime RV beginning in the summer of 2013. We have decided to purchase …

Slideout Questions 
Question: We are new to this and have a 2006 Fleetwood Discovery 39'. The full side slide is never level with the main area of the coach, is this normal? …

Seals on Roof Accessories  
Question: As a rule of thumb, how often should seals be replaced on roof-mounted features/accessories (Skylights, air conditioner, antenna, etc.)? …

Atwood RV Furnace 
Question: I am troubleshooting a furnace problem with my Atwood Hydroflame RV furnace. I have changed the Thermocoupler, and the blower relay and …

Rhino Lining for RV Roof 
Question: I need to replace the roof on a 1999 Mountain Aire 38' class A motorhome. I am looking at a Rhino lining and would like any information …

DVD player won't work on Generator 
Question: I have a 1995 33' Fleetwood Flair with a 5500 watt Onan Generator. When I'm plugged into power everything works fine. When I'm dry camping …

Holiday Rambler Master Electrician 
Question: I am looking for a Holiday Rambler master electrician to find an electrical drain on my coach. Jim Harrod jim@avart.com Answer: …

Hook up LP to Portable Generator 
Thinking about buying a LP fueled generator that is set up to run off bottled gas. I want to hook up to house LP plumbing. Does the line go …

Cable Connection 
Question: When I hook the cable to the RV and hook up the TV inside, the picture is bad. I can run the cable straight from the RV park connection, …

Jayco Eagle Fifth Wheel Winterizing 
Question: I got two sets of instructions from dealer reps on winterizing my fifth wheel. Neither that or the manual worked. Antifreeze was coming …

RV Covers for Winter Storage 
Question: Are covers for winter storage a good option or do they damage the exterior finish ? Tyvek storage covers or indoor storage - that is the …

Splendide 
Question: If we purchase an RV with a Splendide combo unit, do we have to be hooked up to water in order to use it or can we dry camp and use our fresh …

Portable Stairs 
Question: Where can I buy portable stairs? They have to be at least 33 inches high. Answer: We have not looked for portable stairs ourselves, …

Size of Hot Water Heater Tank 
Question: What is the size of a hot water heater tank in a Fleetwood Prowler 32 foot RV travel trailer. We need to know the size of the hot water heater. …

Dutchstar Fuse Locations 
Question: Where is the fuse for interior step well cover on 1999 Newmar Dutchstar? Answer: Without having the specifications for your motorhome, …

RV Manuals  
Question: Where do I light the furnace for a 1996 23lv series Prowler travel trailer? Also, where is the electrical power distribution center located? …

Some Power Outlets Not Working 
Question: The TV outlet and a couple other outlets and a couple lights just quit working all at once. I have flipped all the breakers and checked them …

RV Furnace 
Question: My furnace works great throughout the night, but I shut it off to go to work. When I restart it the next evening, I have to prime by lighting …

Rocks Side to Side 
Question: When moving down the highway my RV rocks side to side and steering wheel shakes. Is this normal? Answer: No, it is not normal and …

Running the Coach AC while Driving 
Question: Sometimes when we travel it gets so hot outside that the dash air conditioning isn't sufficient. While driving we will run the genset and …

Electrical Problems 
Question: We too have battery issues. We are parked at a full hookup site. We purchased our 2004 Sprinter used. When we leave it plugged in to the …

Oven Doesn't Come On 
Question: I have a 99 Jayco Eagle travel trailer and the oven won't come on. I get the pilot light on, but as soon as I engage the oven, the main …

Outlets Not Working 
Question: We have no power to outlets in our fifth wheel when using electric, but we do have it when we use the generator. Can anyone help? Answer: …

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 …

Hooked Up 50 amp to 30 amp 
Question: I bought my 5th wheel 2006 Cedar Creek from a dealer in Louisiana. For display they had it hooked up to 30=amp breaker with the plug adapter …

Water Heater in Fifth Wheel 
Question: Where is the hot water heater generally located in 5th wheels? I have a 33' 1996 Fleetwood Savannah, if that helps. Answer: Since there …

Onan 6.5kw RV Generator Won't Start 
Question: Thanks in advance for any and all help shared. I just got this Onan 6.5 RV Generator unit for free, for helping to remove it from an old RV. …

Water Heater 
Question: I have a 2002 Sandpiper and the hot water is only luke warm. I have no manual and can't figure out how to turn it up. Answer: Why …

Propane Use 
Question: We are planning a trip in Florida that will include boondocking. We have a 35 foot fifth wheel and will be leaving the AC running during the …

Cable TV Jack Location 
Question: I know...I SHOULD know. But somehow I missed the part about where to plug in the exterior cable TV cable on the outside of the trailer. …

Battery 
Question: I am new to RVs. I just bought a 2005 Forest River Sunseeker 2900 and had problems with the one side of the motorhome where you plug in the …

Run Both Air Conditioners 
Question: I have a 1998 Holiday Rambler (30 Amps). How do I run both rooftop air conditioners. Answer: A typical way to manage power when running …

Lint Filter on Splendide Combo 
Question: Do all Splendide washer-dryer combos have a lint filter? If so, where? We just bought a 2005 and can't find one in here. Answer: It …

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. …

DVD with HDMI Output 
Question: I just purchased a used 2000 Holiday Rambler. The external TV antenna is broken and I really do not mind that. We have older TV's with all …

Motorhome Drain Cover in Shower 
Question: How do you remove a drain cover in the shower of a 2006 Dutch Star Motorhome? Answer" We don't know specifically how to do this for your …

Fulltiming in UK 
Question: I am just wondering if you could advise me please. I am thinking of selling my flat and purchasing a fifth wheel to go touring around this …

Fresh Water Tank 
Question: We have (new to us) used Kit Companion and have heard to insure clean water in water tank to fill, put in liquid bleach and drive around for …

Inverter-Charger 
Question: My Xantrex Freedom 458 modified sine wave inverter/charger has bit the dust. Should I replace it with a pure sine wave model? My wife is …

RV Rental in my Driveway 
Question: I'm thinking about buying a used RV and renting it out to someone who will live in it in my driveway. I know nothing about RVs and how they …

Electric Stabilizer Jacks 
Question: All four jacks quit working as soon as you put pressure on them and they won't level the trailer. Any suggestions? Answer: We can offer …

Two Bedrooms 
Question: Does anyone know of a quality fifth wheel that has a two-bedroom floor plan without bunks? We are looking for a floor plan with a sleeper …

Electrical Outlets Have No Power 
Question: I had shore electric on every outlet working properly and then unplugged electric and turned the generator on and had no power to electrical …

Slide Out Topper 
Question: I recently had a topper installed over my slide out which is 154" wide. Rain water collects in the topper and weights it down. What can I do …

Holding Tanks 
Question: What do you suggest to use to clean your holding tanks and sensors? Answer: For flushing the tanks, we have never used anything other than …

Fresh Water Tank Clog 
Question: My 1983 Jayco motorhome fresh water tank refuses to let any water out. I have disconnected the outlet hose from the tank. I have also tried …

Generator 
Question: My wife and I are planning to be on the road fulltime for about ten years by way of motorhome. In your opinion would a generator (either LP …

Travelaire 
Travelaire/Ford C-class Motorhome - Power Converter Replacement by Don McKie (Edmonton Ab. Canada) Question: I am looking for advice or schematics …

High Pitch Sound  
Question: I have a small Quicksilver, new. When plugging in, a high pitch noise occurs at fuse box. Help...what is wrong? I have camped all week 4 …

Water Pressure Regulator 
Question: Do you need to use a water pressure regulator if you are using a disposable water filter? Answer: We think you should always use a water …

Refrigerator Seals 
Question: How do I remove my refrigerator door seals on my 2006 Keystone Springdale trailer? Answer: You should contact the manufacturer of the refrigerator …

Storing Fifth Wheel Hitch 
Question: I am wondering where and how to store your fifth wheel hitch. Answer: From what we see, most fifth wheel owners leave the hitch in the …

Lights Not Working 
Question: My bathroom and hall lights do not work in my 1998 Coachman Catalina. Answer: Here are some suggestions on how to diagnose the problem. …

Electric Power Loss 
Question: We have a 1997 Coachmen Catalina Sport. We lose all power while the air conditioner is on and I use the vacuum cleaner, or a small fan. We …

RV Television Antennas 
Question: We're planning a trip in our 5th wheel for 6 - 7 months next year and will be buying a satellite antenna. Our questions before we do this, …

Generator while Driving 
Question: What is the law about a generator running on the back of a camper as you are going down the road? Answer: We are not aware of any laws against …

Solar Charger 
Question: I have a 2010 Timber Ridge 260RLS travel trailer. It came with a battery solar charger mounted on the roof. My question is if I turn on …

Generator just clicks 
Question: I just replaced my coach batteries with two 750 cold cranking amp. deep cycle batteries. My Onan 550 generator just clicks as if the batteries …

Electric Power 
Question: Can a 30-amp be converted to a 50-amp? Answer: We aren't sure if you are asking about adapting a 50-amp power source to your 30-amp RV, …

Replacing RV Gas Oven  
Question: My RV oven is too small in my Fleetwood Cougar Fifth Wheel. Can I replace it with a larger one? Where would I buy one? Where would I get …

RV Refrigerator 
Question: I have a small refrigerator in my RV that only runs on electricity with a regular plug. So it only runs when the RV is plugged in at a campsite. …

Camper Ceiling Leak  
Question: I'm having a problem around my air conditioner - the ceiling is bubbling down. How can I repair that? Answer: We would start by finding …

50 Amp for 30 Amp RV 
Question: Can I run a 50 Amp service to my RV that has a 30 Amp cord and is it safe? Answer: The first thing to check is whether there is also a 30 …

Extra Refrigerator in RV Basement 
Question: What is better to put in the RV basement - a fridge that plugs into a lighter outlet or one that plugs into the regular outlet? Someone told …

Dometic Air Conditioner 
Question: I can't figure out where the condensation drain is for a Dometic Model 57915.351 Air Conditioner. Can you help? Answer: We suspect the …

Dead Batteries 
Question: I have a 1998 Gulfstream Scenic Cruiser that works fine when plugged in to a power source and also works fine when the generator is running. …

Batteries Not Charging 
Question: I have a 2001 Gulfstream Class A motorhome and I'm having trouble charging the batteries while on shore power. I replaced the batteries already, …

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? …

Refrigerator 
Question: I just bought an RV. When I left the dealer the refrigerator was set to Gas. I thought it should be off so turned it off. But now I think …

Water Leak 
Question: We think the water pump in our travel trailer is leaking but we can seem to find out where the leak is coming from. Any ideas on how to find …

Microwave 
Question: Can a household microwave be used in a Fleetwood travel trailer? Answer: There is no reason why you could not use a household microwave …

Flagstaff Travel Trailer Awning 
Question: How hard is it to let down the awning on a 2005 Flagstaff Travel Trailer? What are the steps I need to follow? Answer: There are a lot of …

RV Satellite TV 
Question: I am looking for information on RV Satellite TV. I am interested to know where to find the best price and what brand to buy. Answer: This …

Pounding in Rear Jack 
Question: I have noticed the recent onset of a pounding in the rear jack on my 05 Monaco Knight. The bolts on jack to frame look good. There doesn't …

Power Converters 
Question: Is there oil in a power converter? We plugged into a 30 AMP and smoke was coming from what looked like our converter. Then oil was dripping …

Motorhome Length Short or Long 
Question: I'd like a 42 foot diesel pusher but I have heard some discussion about longer motorhomes not being allowed in National Parks. Could you …

Jacks Down on Parked RV 
Question: We have a 2002 Fleetwood Exp. 36'. We wonder when parking your RV until the next use, is it recommended that you empty the air bladders and …

Making RV fulltime stationary home 
Question: If I purchase a 5th wheel RV and not use it for travel, but rather use it as a stationary home, would I need to change the holding tanks to …

Raising Beds in Toy Hauler 
Question: How do I raise my garage beds to get enough clearance to haul a Rzr 4? They are on an electric chain rail system to go up and down. I need …

Spare Tire 
Question: We have purchased a used 2001 39-foot Tiffin motorhome. It does not have a spare wheel and tire. Is that something I should invest in? …

Towing combination 
Question: I have a 2012 Expedition and was wondering if I could pull a 35 foot camper with it, and would it be safe? Answer: It is very important …

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 …

Generator Size 
Question: What is the minimum size generator that I need to run my 26'trailer with air conditioning as well as the microwave or TV? Answer: …

Travel Trailer Bearrings 
Question: I have repacked trailer wheel bearings many times. Just take off the cap, remove cotter pin, back off the castellated nut, remove bearing …

Storing Dishes  
Question: Do I need to remove dishes from cabinets before traveling? Answer: You will probably have to decide that for yourself, depending on …

Washer Dryer combos vented 
Question: Have you any recommendations for vented washer/dryer combos? Are any considered better than others etc? I need to get something soon but …

Toilet for RV 
Question: I would like to take out the RV toilet of our RV and put a regular household toilet in its place. Is this possible? Answer: Not knowing …

Summer Florida motor home storage 
Question: I will be storing an RV in summer in Florida. What do I need to do in the interior of a class A coach to protect it from mold and or bugs? …

Generator 
Question: I was running the RV generator this morning and the AC,lights and TV were all on. Then my wife turned on the microwave and the entire 120 volt …

RV repairs  
Question: I do all of my own RV repairs and maintenance. I am getting ready to FullTime and wonder what it is going to be like finding a place to work …

Septic antifreeze 
Question: Should I put plumbing antifreeze in the septic tank (black water/toilet) along with the septic treatment? I'm going snow skiing for 3 days. …

RV Fuel Stops 
Question: Is there a listing of the better places to stop when refueling - i.e., easy enter and exit for a novice RVer? This fall will be my first …

Double Towing 
Question: I currently pull a 30-ft 2000 Coachman Catalina travel trailer with my 2004 3/4 ton Dodge Ram (Cummins Diesel. I want to put a bumper mount …

Electric 50 to 30 AMP 
Question: My RV has 50-Amp connections. Is there a way to hook up to use 30-Amp service? What do I need to do and will everything work properly? …

Motorhome Size 
Question: How big is too big? What is the ideal size to live in an RV fulltime? Answer: There is no one answer to this question. It is truly …

Inverter Questions 
Question: I have a 24-foot BT cruiser. Currently I want to use the TV and DVD player while I am driving. However the TV and DVD player only work when …

breakaway cable 
Question: The trailer you are towing can become disconnected in two ways. 1) It disconnects from the hitch (or the hitch itself disconnects from the vehicle), …

Motorhome or Trailer 
Question: We are just not sure whether to pull a "dingy" behind an A class motorhome or pull a trailer or 5th wheel. We are hoping to make a purchase …

Diesel Engine Oil 
Question: We found a motorhome we want to purchase soon, went and looked at it, and it looked fine. It is a diesel pusher and I asked the owner how …

Roof mounted Duo-Therm Air Conditioner and Heat pump 
Question: I have water dropping from the ceiling after turning on the air conditioner. This has never happened before. Answer: The simplest source …

Monthy Cost Living in RV 
Question: What is the cost to live fulltime in an RV? Answer: Regarding the cost to RV fulltime - there is no "one size fits all" answer. We assume …

Snow Chains 
Question: I have a Class C motorhome and I am going from LA to Colorado. Do I need snow chains and where can I buy them? Answer: Local regulations …

Triple Towing  
Question: Can I tow a 3500 lb. Cherokee with a 12' UTV trailer and UTV (1800 lbs. total) with my 37' diesel Motorhome? The motorhome weighs 22,000 …

Cold Weather RVing 
Question: What should we do to prepare our fifth wheel for winter weather if we are going to be living in (not storing) it? Answer: We can provide …

Televisions 
Question: Can a RV be wired so that all TV's can be operated independent of each other? Answer: You have many options where this is concerned. All …

Portable Generator 
Question: What size generator should I have to power my roof air conditioner on a Flagstaff 620 st popup trailer? Answer: Since you did not mention …

Fiberglass Bulge - Bubble 
Question: I have a 2008 Prowler trailer with a slight fiberglass bulge in the side. There doesn't appear to be any water damage and it's a local trailer …

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? …

Type of Driver License Required 
Question: What kind of license is required for a large Class A RV? And which states are the best to use as your residence for fulltimers? Answer: …

Awning spring load has unraveled 
Question: Winnebago Adventurer 2002. Awning is spring loaded and rolls itself up. The spring load has unraveled (my bad) and now I must hand roll it …

Does RV Need to be Level 
Question: Does it cause problems if the travel trailer is not level when the unit is parked and not in use? Answer: We would make every effort …

Traveling with full water tanks 
Question: I was wondering if you travel with your fresh water at half full, would you not save a little on gas due to less weight? Answer: We think …

Is buying an RV a good investment? 
Question: Is buying an RV a good investment? We are wondering if it would be a good idea. Answer: An RV is a depreciating asset, so it is not something …

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 …

RV Furnace problem 
Question: Our 2005 Jayco Jayfeather has an Acorn furnace that is giving us fits. When running off the batteries: (2 deep cycle 6 volt - fully charged …

Exit Strategy: Hanging up the Keys 
Question: Do you have an exit strategy for going back to a permanent home when you get too old or ill to be on the road full time? Answer: This …

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