RV plumbing problems such as leaky faucets or shower fixtures are easy do-it-yourself repairs. Your best bet is to spend a few extra bucks and upgrade to household quality faucets & fixtures. Here’s how to replace the bathroom faucets, kitchen faucets, and shower fixtures in your RV.
Repairs & Add-Ons
If something on your RV isn't working, then you need to fix it. Here, RV owners are sharing tips for tackling DIY RV repairs yourself on RV refrigerators, RV toilets, RV windows & windshields, generators, slideouts, brakes, tires, awnings, water tanks, batteries, even RV winterizing tips. And to make life more enjoyable inside the RV, you might want to add some new RV accessories -- like a new RV mattress, RV furniture, RV washer & dryer, towing equipment, solar panels, etc.
Tackling each specific RV odor with the proper solution is the best way to freshen up your RV. These videos show how to remove sewer odor, as well as how to eliminate moisture and mildew odor. These are the 2 most common RV odor problems you’re likely to encounter.
Yearly inspections can catch RV roof repair issues early — before expensive damage occurs. Here’s how to do RV roof repairs without causing more damage.
Sun and heat will destroy RV furniture fabric, making it stiff and brittle. Here are your options, some of which are pretty expensive. I like to replace the original RV furniture with cheaper household furniture. All you have to do is secure it in place.
RV windshield replacement needs to be left to the professionals, but many side RV windows can be easily replaced or resealed as do-it-yourself projects. This video takes you through the whole process.
When your RV toilet starts giving you problems, it will probably be cheaper to just replace it with a new one. It’s a good do-it-yourself project. This video shows you how to replace the RV toilet yourself.
Replacing RV furniture with household furniture is much cheaper than replacing with RV furniture or buying a whole new RV. Here are some tips for securing RV furniture in place for safe travel, plus a video with tips for replacing the dinette with a table & chairs.
Avoid costly repairs in the spring by following an RV maintenance checklist when you winterize your RV.
New RVs are safer than ever — with all of the safety alarms and detectors that are factory-installed. But, if you’re buying a used RV, then you may need to add an RV alarm or two yourself. Here is a list of RV alarm and safety detection equipment that you need to have on board at all times.
When your RV windshield glass gets a small ding these are your options: Get the ding sealed immediately before it spreads for around $30, or ignore it until it spreads and you have to replace the whole windshield. Repairing RV windshield glass will cost well over $1,000.
When you pick up your new RV the dealer will include a complimentary starter kit to get you off on the right foot into the RV lifestyle. Unfortunately this is but the tip of the iceberg in RV equipment and accessories that are essential. Here’s the rest of the list.
Winter RV storage can lead to some serious issues. Leaving any food items in your RV will guarantee a mice problem. Read on to find out how to deal with that, but don’t forget to watch the snow load too. You don’t want to start next season with water damage.
Do you like a nice hot shower? Learning how your RV water heater works will prevent costly operator error damage. You can even fine tune it to get better performance, another way to increase reliability. This video will show you how to do it.
Just like in your home, there are a number of RV alarm systems you can employ to protect your possessions and the safety of your loved ones. These videos show security systems installed in cargo trailers that would also work in your RV trailer or motorhome.
Knowing what to do when you deal with your RV electrical system is extremely important. Having a little bit of insight into your RVs electrical system is helpful even if you don’t want to do any wiring because knowledge is power. Be careful with it, though.
Having clean, clear soft water while RV camping is nearly impossible to come by. Take care of your water supply by using RV water filters and water softeners. Filters and water softeners make your water taste better and work better for you when it’s time to clean up.
You can make that old tired looking RV fresh and new again simply by replacing the RV furniture. Think of it as a home makeover on wheels. And while you’re adding your own personal touch, your investment is growing more valuable too! These videos have some of the best tips for replacing your RV furniture.
With an effective RV disaster plan, your ability to escape a rapidly spreading fire is greatly enhanced. For example, if there’s a fire, smoke and toxic gases can leave you with mere seconds to get out! Here are some tips.
RV boondocking fans can greatly extend their RV battery life by converting to LED lights throughout their RV. Using less power means you run your generator less and you can get by with a smaller solar panel system. RV LED lights save you big money in the long run!
Boondocking with your RV means you bring your own electricity. Portable RV generators make it possible to use all your electrical conveniences, no matter where you are.
RV tires that sit in storage for long periods become weak — especially if they’ve been exposed to the sun much of that time. Even though they may look fine, at highway speeds your RV tires can disintegrate and cause an accident.
Just like the RV water system, your RV batteries need to be winterized to prevent expensive damage.
RV water pumps are reliable right up to the time you forget to winterize the RV and temps drop below freezing.
Recharging the freon in an RV air conditioner should be left to the professionals for a number of reasons. Make sure you use an outlet rated for 30amps to prevent failure but when it comes to repair it’s not really a DIY job.
The best part about adding a central vacuum system to your RV is the fact that it will preserve the carpet inside your RV while keeping your resale value high as well! Here are the best RV central vacuum systems worth considering.