Regular cleaning will help reduce the amount of chalk buildup and help prevent the white stains seen on the sides of many older RVs. There are also a number of repair and patch kits on the market should you puncture your RV’s rubber roof. Here’s the inside scoop about rubber roofs.
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.
Aqua Magic toilets produced by Thetford are the most common toilets found in all but the most expensive of RVs. One nice feature of the Thetford RV toilet is the fact that Aqua Magic parts are readily available. As a result, repairing rather than replacing the RV toilet is a common practice. Here’s how to repair your RV toilet.
The first sign there is a problem will be when you remove the black cap in preparation to drain your waste tanks. If you’re greeted with about a half gallon of waste water as soon as you loosen the sewer cap, then one of your dump valves has lost its ability to contain the water in the tank. The next step is to determine which of the dump valves is leaking.
RV covers not only protect your motorhome from the sun’s rays, they also keep your RV cooler inside, and they allow moisture to escape while being stored for long periods of time. Here’s what to look for in terms of RV tire covers, windshield covers, dashboard covers, and covers for the entire exterior of your motorhome.
See how to diagnose a problem with RV water pumps, plus step by step instructions for repairing or replacing your RV water pump.
Here’s what should know, in the event that you need to do an RV water heater repair. In most cases, it makes more sense to simply replace the entire RV water heater, rather than try to repair the old one.
Rebuilding or repairing the standard water faucet on your RV just isn’t worth the effort. Most likely, you won’t be able to obtain seals or parts anyway. Instead, your money and time are better spent upgrading to a quality unit from a name brand that provides replacement parts and seals. It just isn’t that expensive to do it right.
What do you do if you turn on the water pump and immediately see water running out onto the floor? After you have located the spot where water sprays out, you need to determine what type of fittings or hose will be needed to make the repair. Here are tips for fixing the water pipes in your RV.
Unfortunately, in the RV world some RV components have a higher failure rate than what you find in the average house. This is due to weight issues, cost restrictions, and of course exposure to the elements. Here are the top 10 RV repairs you can fix yourself.
Being an RVer becomes part of your life, part of who you are. What better way to fully pursue your interest in RVing than to read about the past, present, and future of the world you’re a part of? If an RVer were to receive any one of the following RV books as a gift , I am certain they would it read from cover to cover many times.
One of the most common reasons that RV generators fail is lack of use — as strange as that may sound. The best way to avoid this problem is to run your RV generator on a regular basis. In addition to that, here are more RV generator tips…
A lot of people are going to be buying new TVs soon! Between our house and our RV travel trailer, we have 5 TV sets that will likely quit working on February 17, 2009. Here’s how to tell if your TV is analog or digital, and what to do if it’s an analog TV.
If you own an RV and you enjoy camping, boating and/or fishing, then check out our best picks for small lightweight fishing boats that are easy to transport and store.
If you’ve stored your RV for the winter, then it’s time to get it out of storage and get things in order for your summer travels. Here’s how I prepare our RV each year for a summer of fun on the road…
Whichever method you choose for planning your next RV roadtrips — mapping software or a GPS unit — you won’t regret it. And the best part? You’ll never get lost again! Here are the pro’s and con’s of both, road mapping software and GPS units.
How to repair or replace an RV toilet when it springs a leak inside your RV, motorhome, or travel trailer.
Need to give a gift to an RVer? One of these flashlights would be a great choice for any RV traveler. Here’s our review of handheld flashlights for camping and RVing.
Initially, we used a ‘regular’ GPS unit when driving in our RV. But we quickly learned that most GPS units — including ours — were not very accommodating of RVers’ needs. So I did some research and found the top 3 GPS units that are RV-friendly.