RV Tech Talk

Reg DeYoung

Reg DeYoung is an RV expert and a regular columnist in RVwest. He is a journeyman RV technician with 15 years of experience in the RV industry. He works at Runners RV in Cranbrook, B.C.

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. 

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.

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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.

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Radiant heat provides a comfortable RV option

Radiant heaters are comfortable but controversial.

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Spring prep tips for your RV

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

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Water wisdom for your RV

A water system is a modern convenience in your RV and familiarity with all the parts and inner workings can help identify any issues that crop up.

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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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RV Power Inverters

Find out how your RV’s power inverter converts 12-volt to 110-volt for RV use

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Fifth-wheel hitches 101

Most folks are unaware of the similarities between their fifth wheel RV and a tractor trailer unit with respects to the handling aspects and coupling/uncoupling procedures.

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Exciting RV innovations

Reg DeYoung finds new trends at the 2010 Calgary RV Expo and Sale

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Brake with confidence

Many times a short lesson on brake control set-up and a test ride will send them safely back on the road with a minimum service charge.

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Learn more about deep cycle RV batteries

RV tech, Reg DeYoung, shares his in-depth knowledge of RV batteries

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Further advice for the snowy time of year

Other factors to consider when you are preparing for winter RV use.

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Ready to try cold weather RVing?

Tips for living in your RV during the winter months. (Part one)

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Get winterized

These 10 accessories can help RVers plan ahead to find seasonal solutions.

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RV Propane - Part two

Further information on propane safety. Learn how to ensure that you can use this resource with confidence and peace of mind.