Category: Mark My Words

Author Mark Nemeth contributes monthly to the Good Sam Blog in his column ‘Mark My Words.’  The series includes great RV safety, tech, repair, and advice. Mark My Words is one of the most viewed ongoing series in the blog.

Tackling RV Fridge Troubles in October’s Mark My Words

Hi all! This month, we’ve got questions on various RV appliances. Remember to send your RVing questions to [email protected] Hi Mark, We’ve noticed an increase of icing on our fridge-cooling fins. It is the original Norcold fridge in our 1996 Itasca Sunrise. Food remains cold at a midrange setting and the freezer seems to keep
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A young couple stands atop a fifth-wheel as the sunsets in the background.

Mark My Words September: Fiver Fixes and Generator Queries

Hi Mark My Words Readers! This month we’ve got questions on axle flips, generators, toilets and propane. Remember to send your RVing questions to [email protected] Mark, Could you discuss the pros and cons of doing an axle flip on a fifth-wheel that results in gaining three to four inches clearance from your truck bed? Also,
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RV water Pressure — Travel Trailer in a sprawling flat desert

Mark My Words: Water Pressure Woes and Irate Inverters

Hi Folks! This month, we’ll talk about RV water pressure, mildew, screeching inverters, nitrogen and toilet tanks. Remember, you can submit your RVing questions to [email protected] Happy Trails! Hi Mark, Our Carriage Cameo fifth-wheel is stored outside in an RV storage area for the winter. We go out to check on it about every 7
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RV air conditioning and electrical issues

Mark My Words July: RV Air Conditioning and Electrical Issues

Hi Mark My Words readers! This month, we’ve got questions on RV air conditioning and electrical issues. Remember to send your RVing questions to [email protected] Mark: I have a Winnebago motorhome with a Coleman ducted-roof AC. We have condensation leaking into the coach. My inspection reveals no freeze-up on the evaporator coil, and a temperature
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RV towing a fifth-wheel drives over a bridge

Mark My Words April: Upping the Amps and Replacing Fiver Tires

Hi Mark My Words readers. I have some interesting RV questions and answers for you this month, covering topics like fifth-wheel tires and trailer parking. I hope you’re out there enjoying some great spring RVing! Remember to send your RVing questions to [email protected] Hi Mark, Is there such a thing as a temperature-controlled container in
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selecting a vehicle to tow — A toy hauler trailer on a field at dusk.

Mark My Words March: Toy Hauler Water Heating and Annoying Engine Alerts

Hi, All! This month, we’ve got questions on water heaters, check engine lights, selecting a vehicle to tow and tire/rim choices. Remember to send your RVing questions to [email protected] Mark, I have a toy-hauler, and when the water heater is on, I found that I had a leak at the shower valve connection to the
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RV Leaks and Shaky Fivers -- RV on a highway winding through snow-capped mountains

Mark My Words February: Pinpointing Leaks and Stabilizing Fivers

Hi Mark My Words readers! This month, we’ve got questions on filters, RV leaks and shaky fivers, among other things. Remember to send your RVing questions to [email protected] Mark, I am a part-timer at this point. I have two water filters on my coach, one on the incoming line and one on the kitchen cold
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Woman climbing on roof of RV

Mark My Words January: Removing Roof Stains and Tackling Slide Trouble

Hi, Mark My Words Readers! This month, we’ve got questions on stains, drips, sags, RV furnaces and GPS mounts. Remember to send your RVing questions to [email protected] Mark, What is the best way to remove leaf stains on a fifth-wheel EPDM roof? We had a recent storm come through while in an RV campground, and
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