Reg DeYoung

Reg DeYoung

RVwest is pleased to have Reg DeYoung as our RV expert and regular columnist. As a journeyman RV technician, DeYoung has 28 years of experience in the RV industry. He received his certification from Okanagan College and for the past nine years has been working for Runners RV, a recreational vehicle dealership located in Cranbrook, B.C. Over the years DeYoung has dealt with a variety of RV problems and maintenance issues. As a certified RV gas fitter, DeYoung is authorized to work on RV appliances as well.

All Articles by Reg DeYoung

Truck and camper parked in the forest
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Spring prep tips for your RV

It's nearly time to take the RV out of storage, so here's a checklist to make sure your unit is ready for the upcoming season.

February 2024 by
Lithium battery.
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Lithium versus lead acid batteries for your RV—which is better?

RVwest asked our resident RV tech, Reg DeYoung, to give us his take on how upstart lithium batteries compared to standby lead acid batteries. 

June 2021 by
Broken Liner
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Timely tips for winterizing your RV

Our tech expert offers some timely tips for winterizing your RV

September 2019 by
a rotting trailer falling apart
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Preventative maintenance with RV sealants

Avoid costly water damage repairs with an annual inspection and touch-ups.
January 2019 by
Lloyd Panchuk, an RV service technician with Runners RV in Cranbrook, B.C., works on repacking wheel bearings.
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Tech Talk: RV wheel bearings 101

All axle manufacturers strongly recommend an annual repack of wheel bearings as scheduled maintenance on your travel trailer or fifth wheel.

March 2018 by
The author is standing in front of an RV solar power display.
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RV Solar Power 101

For the RV enthusiasts who enjoy dry camping or boondocking, the addition of a solar panel package is very beneficial. 

March 2017 by
A typical aluminium-sided RV in the process of having new siding panels installed.
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Types of RV sidewall construction

As a seasoned RV owner or a potential RV buyer, you may have an interest in the difference between an aluminium sided or “soft wall” RV and a laminated or “hard wall” unit. You may have seen these descriptions used in a RV brochure or mentioned by a salesperson in a sales pitch at an RV show or dealers lot.

January 2017 by
A truck and RV travelling down the highway.
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Tips for purchasing an RV for the first time

The decision to buy an RV should not be taken lightly—take your time, ask lots of questions and educate yourself on RV ownership. 

January 2016 by
Two bottles of rubber roof cleaner and two bottles of slide out seal.
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Accessories for your RV

RVers can find numerous practical gadgets, products and accessories for their RVs.

October 2014 by
Overlooking a lake to see a truck and 5th wheel, parked in a campspot.
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RV 101: An introduction to the RV lifestyle

Tech Talk author Reg DeYoung will be teaching a course about RVing at College of the Rockies in Cranbrook, B.C.

May 2014 by
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The RV Propane Regulator- The Heart of the RV LPG System

Most all RVs will require the use of a liquid propane gas (LPG) regulator to supply a consistent and controlled vapor pressure to the propane appliances.

January 2014 by
Water pump.
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The RV water pump

The water pump is a very important component of an RV's water system. Tech Talk columnist Reg DeYoung describes how to keep it in top shape.

December 2013 by
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Reg answers your questions about water damage and airbags

RV technician Reg DeYoung recommends an airbag manufacturer and explains what to look for when you're up on the roof of your RV.

July 2013 by
Photo of a lighted gas burner.
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What’s cooking with your RV stovetop and oven

Reg deYoung explains how your RV stove works and offers some safety tips.

June 2013 by
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Reg replies to readers’ questions

RV technician Reg DeYoung, who works at Runners RV in Cranbrook, B.C., answers your RV questions.

April 2013 by
A picture of a pickup truck pulling a long white RV trailer on a highway.
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Understanding RV and tow vehicle weights

RV technician Reg DeYoung talks about the importance of knowing the actual weight your tow vehicle can pull—including your RV, passengers and other equipment. 

March 2013 by
Truck and fifth wheel trailer
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A checklist for spring RV maintenance

Make sure your unit is in tip-top shape before you head out camping this season.

February 2013 by
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RV water heaters 101

There are a limited number of RV water heaters on the market, but some innovative models are becoming more common.

June 2012 by
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Radiant heat provides a comfortable RV option

Radiant heaters are comfortable but controversial.

May 2012 by
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RV axle flips 101

For those RV enthusiasts that like to take their RV into the backcountry and have a lift kit on the tow vehicle or other clearance concerns—an axle flip will be beneficial.

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