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Tech Q&A – March 2023

Dinghy Braking Q: We have a 2014 Itasca Suncruiser 37F on a Ford F-53 chassis with a V-10 and tow a 2004 Jeep Liberty 4×4. I understand from the dealer that once…
Servicing & Care

Tech Q&A — February 2023

Battery Drain Problem Q: We have a 2019 Fleetwood Bounder 35K Class A motorhome that we bought new. It has a 100-watt solar panel on the roof, a 5.5-kW Onan generator, and four…
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Safety & Maintenance

How to Prepare for Severe Weather Events While RVing

As severe weather events have become more frequent and intense across the country, we’ve increasingly found ourselves exposed to dangerous conditions. This is especially true when traveling in an RV,…
Servicing & Care

Tech Q&A — January, 2023

Tired of Blowouts Q: There have been numerous blowouts of my RV’s ST225/75R15 tires across 20,000 miles while towing my 9,500-pound GVWR Open Range model 18UF2910RL fifth-wheel. The most recent cost $8,800…
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Rigs + Gear: A Long Winter’s Nap

For many RVers, the arrival of winter means, sadly, putting the rig away until the return of warmer weather. But it’s not a park-it-and-forget-it procedure. The best-known part of winterizing—the process of…
Servicing & Care

Tech Q&A – November, 2022

Air Conditioner on House Current Q: In 2005, we purchased an R-Vision Trail-Lite hybrid and enjoyed it for 15 years. In 2020, we upgraded to a 2018 Rockwood 2509S travel trailer. The…
Servicing & Care

Tech Q&A – October 2022

DEF Lifespan Q: My motorhome is a 2015 Thor Palazzo 35. It has the Cummins 340-hp engine and Allison transmission. The question I have is about the DEF that has been…
Servicing & Care

Tech Q&A — July, 2022

Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Q: We recently bought a new 2022 Ford Power Stroke diesel-powered pickup to tow our 35-foot fifth wheel. We’ve never had a diesel before, and besides the higher cost…
Servicing & Care

Tech Q&A – June 2022

Holding-Tank Indicator Problem Q: We have a 2013 Keystone Cougar 333MKS fifth wheel trailer. After I empty the black-water tank, the indicator shows that it’s still two-thirds full. Is that due to…