Articles for tag: Leaks, Refrigerators

How Long Does An RV Last? See The Life Expectancy Of Everything Inside Your RV

Just like the items inside your house, RV components have a certain life expectancy. Following is a list of all the items in and on your RV -- and their expected lifespan. Items are listed in the order they are most likely to wear out, with time ranges showing the approximate number of years each item typically lasts. The list includes all major RV components -- from the drivetrain and electronics to slideouts, roof vents, toilets, refrigerators, and more! A checklist of RV repair issues that you should be prepared for + DIY tips to make things last longer.

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.

Mold inside an RV refrigerator is a common problem. photo by MinivanNinja on Flickr

How To Remove And Prevent Refrigerator Mold Inside Your RV

If it's been awhile since your last RV trip, you may have a nasty, moldy mess waiting for you the next time you open the RV refrigerator door! That is, unless you properly cleaned it out and propped open the doors after your last trip. Here's how to remove refrigerator mold and prevent it from growing inside your RV's fridge.