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.
Like a hot shower? Here, experienced RVers explain how your RV water heater works -- with step-by-step instructions for fine tuning your water heater settings to get RV hot water faster, the pros & cons of tankless water heaters in RVs, and DIY hot water repair tips.
I’ve come to the conclusion that it wouldn’t take much time at all to make up the difference in price between an environmentally friendly RV tankless water heater and the standard 6- or 10-gallon RV water heater. Here’s why…
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 the RV water system, your RV batteries need to be winterized to prevent expensive damage.
Do you use the on board RV shower or is the campground shower more to your liking? I hate on/off showering so a larger on board water heater makes sense for me.
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.
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.