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.
Vents are strategically placed in every RV and serve an important purpose: to keep the air circulating throughout the RV. Unfortunately, weather and age will eventually take their toll on plastic vents, appliance covers, and breathers that protrude through the roof of your RV. Here’s how to repair or replace RV rooftop vents, covers, and breathers.
How do you dewinterize an RV and get ready for summer RV camping? Our Spring RV Maintenance Checklist includes 8 tasks that will quickly verify that no damage was done by winter’s wrath while your RV was in storage and ensure that your RV is safe to drive for the spring and summer RV camping season.
See a list of fall/winter RV maintenance tasks that are most important. These are the things you should do every year during the fall before winter hits. One of the MOST important is RV roof maintenance… see why!
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.
Some RVers put reflective bubble wrap insulation on all RV windows. I just put it on the RV windshield. It’s the easiest way to keep your RV cool in summer!
Maybe it’s time to find a different source of heat to keep you warm inside your RV. Have you considered a catalytic heater? Catalytic heaters require no electricity to operate. Catalytic heaters also consume propane at a much slower rate.
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.
Weather and age will take a toll on every plastic vent, appliance cover, or breather that may protrude through — or is mounted on — the roof of your RV. Here’s how to repair or replace RV rooftop fixtures including RV vent covers and more.