Maintenance, Repairs & Add-Ons

If something on your RV isn’t working, then you need to fix it. And if your RV doesn’t meet your needs as is, then it’s time to remodel it. Here, RV owners share tips for tackling DIY RV projects and remodeling RVs inside & out. See all of the RV repairs & maintenance tasks that you can actually do yourself on RV refrigerators, RV toilets, RV windows & windshields, RV generators, RV slideouts, RV brakes, RV tires, RV awnings, RV water tanks, RV batteries, even RV winterizing tips. Also, to make life more enjoyable inside, RVers share their favorite RV accessories — like a new RV mattress, RV furniture, RV washer & dryer, towing equipment, solar panels, etc.

A Fulltime RVer Shares Why A 200-Watt RV Solar Kit Is A Good Investment For Boondocking

When it comes to seriously looking at solar power as a dedicated source of electricity when boondocking, a great place to start is a 200-watt Solar Kit. Is 200 watts enough? Yes, it’s enough to power a refrigerator… and watch TV. Here’s what to look for when you’re buying an RV solar system. And remember… you can always add more solar power over time.

My DIY Cargo Van Conversion To A Class B RV – Step 2: Installing Items On The Roof (RV Solar Panels, A TV Antenna, And An RV Roof Vent)

For your DIY RV van conversion, you’ll want to start from the top down. That way, one step won’t interfere with another while constructing your Class B motorhome. First, determine which amenities you want to include. Then, install everything that you plan to have mounted on the roof before you do anything else. I’ll show you how to install RV solar panels, an RV vent, and a TV antenna on the roof of your RV van.

RV Level 4: This Simple RV Leveling System Is A Better Way To Level Your RV

Here is a list of all the ways the RV Level 4 beats other RV leveling systems I’ve tried: it’s easier to use, it runs on USB instead of batteries, the app works perfectly without changing the settings on your phone, the calibration switch is better than the others’, it’s more reliable (accurate within 1/10th of an inch), and it’s less expensive.

A List Of Clever Uses For Spring Clamps While Camping & RVing

See why I think a cheap set of spring clamps are the RVer’s equivalent to a Swiss army knife. Here’s my list of clever uses for spring clamps while RVing and camping — from making a DIY camper awning to holding curtains open, keeping your dog safe while setting up camp, and drying a few items on a camping clothesline. There are SO many ways to use spring clamps in and around the RV!

RV Refrigerator Repair 101: How To Diagnose Problems With RV Refrigerators Yourself

RV refrigerator not cooling? I can help you find the problem! I’m going to walk you through the steps of DIY RV refrigerator repair. Then, if it still doesn’t work, I’ll let you know when it’s time to throw in the towel and call a professional to fix your RV fridge. Whether you have a Norcold refrigerator, a Dometic refrigerator, or some other RV refrigerator… I can help!

RV Refrigerator Doors Warped? Here’s How To Repair & Prevent Warped Wood Door Panels On Your RV Refrigerator

The wood door panels on your RV refrigerator expand, contract, and absorb water — because wood is a living, breathing product that changes with the weather. After spending 8 months in the heat & humidity of Florida, when I relocated to the deserts of Arizona for the winter, it took only a few weeks for the wood door panels on my refrigerator to warp! To prevent this from happening to you, be sure to regularly treat all wood surfaces in your RV with an oil-based furniture polish. See how I repaired the warped doors on my RV refrigerator – and you can too.