RV Tech Savvy: Biodiesel Concern

By Ken Freund
March 30, 2017

  Q: I’m a longtime Good Sam member and I have a question to which I can’t seem to find a definitive answer. What is the main drawback to using biodiesel fuel in a Cat 3126? I’ve inadvertently... Read more »

Dinghy-Towing Questions

By Ken Freund
March 3, 2017

  Q: What small car is best to tow behind a 24-foot Thor Citation with a Mercedes diesel? Are front-wheel-drive (FWD) or all-wheel-drive (AWD) cars OK? And, which is easier to hook up and unhook:... Read more »

Water Filters

By Ken Freund
February 3, 2017

  Q: For the past five years we owned a fifth-wheel and used an external water-filter system consisting of a sediment filter (changed twice a year) and a charcoal filter (changed once a year).... Read more »

Mouseproofing Your RV

By Ken Freund
December 22, 2016

  Q: The season for motorhome mouse-invasion is here. I wanted to share what we found in our 2002 Fleetwood Fiesta a few years ago. After owning it for a few years with no mouse problems, in the... Read more »

Dinghy Towing Methods: Let’s Discuss

By Ken Freund
December 14, 2016

  Q: Where can I find the pros and cons of towing a car or SUV on the ground, on a dolly or on a trailer behind my motorhome? Jay Garwood | Via email A: It has been a while since I have covered... Read more »

Oil-change Regimens

By Ken Freund
November 28, 2016

  Q: We use our motorhome for specific trips each year. We winter in the South, a trip of about 3,600 miles. The oil and filter are changed during the trip as it’s black, and again on our return... Read more »

Won’t Shift and ABS Light On

By Ken Freund
October 28, 2016

  Q: The ABS light on my motorhome flashed as I started to leave home today. As I gained speed to about 5 to 6 mph, a buzzer went off and the transmission would not shift; it remained in first... Read more »

Hot Cab Question

Hot cab, Tech Q&A

Ken Freund
September 27, 2016

  I own a 2007 Four Winds Chateau built on a Ford E-450 chassis with a V-10 gas engine. I experience a large amount of heat from the doghouse around the engine compartment and the floor directly... Read more »

Tire Failures

By Ken Freund
August 26, 2016

  Q: I own a 26½-foot Class C motorhome that has been experiencing tire failures. I weighed it on a truck scale, and the front axle weighs 1,810 pounds on the left and 1,930 pounds on the right.... Read more »

Crashworthiness

By Ken Freund
July 22, 2016

  Q: We’ve been looking to purchase a motorhome, but are not sure which class yet. I have been unable to find any government crash testing of motorhomes and between manufacturers. My assumption... Read more »

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