RVRC LIVE! July 2018

Did you miss this month’s RVRC LIVE? Dave Solberg, managing editor of RV Repair Club, answers questions submitted by viewers in this LIVE Q&A.

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46 Responses to “RVRC LIVE! July 2018”
  1. Andy Roppolo

    RV Make: Fleetwood, RV Model: American Tradition, RV Year: 2001, Brand: Batterys

    What works better 4-6 volts, 2-12 volt or 4-12 volt

  2. Frederick Mary Ellen

    Brand: Newmar, Model Number: 3754

    Gap in bottom of slide seal when closed

  3. Jim Thomason

    RV Make: Newmar, RV Model: Mountain Aire, RV Year: 2001

    AGM vs Wet Cell house batteries

  4. walkaboutmusic

    RV Make: Ford, RV Model: Pace Arrow, RV Year: 1997, Brand: Sumo Springs

    Do you recommend these springs for a more stable ride?

  5. Joe

    RV Make: SandPiper, RV Model: 383RBLOK, RV Year: 2018

    What is the best way to hook up 4 TV sets to Satellite. We have had nothing but issue after issue. No Reception, wrong satellites, only one tv works at a time, etc etc

  6. Joseph Oravec

    RV Make: Skyline, RV Model: Linda, RV Year: 1988, Brand: Coleman, Model Number: Mach II

    I had an electrical issue with the Service Line. Now my A/C will NOT operate, just pops breaker. Is there a Fusible Link that would cause a direct short?

  7. David Gondak

    RV Make: Forest River, RV Model: Forestr, RV Year: 2017

    I just returned from a three week trip to Yellowstone and Glacier NPs. I live on the east coast and having to drive through Indiana, Ohio and Illinois is a real hardship. How can you smooth the ride to prevent the hard bouncing on road joints, bridge expansion joints, etc. My unit has air springs which I was told to keep 50-60 psi for the most comfort. With that much pressure, I’m hesitant to use the leveling jacks.

  8. John Boman

    RV Make: Forest River, RV Model: Heritage Glen, RV Year: 2016

    First time and just want to listen.

  9. thawk55

    RV Make: Coachmen, RV Model: Prism, RV Year: 2017, Brand: Atwood, Model Number: G6A-8E

    Water heater will not light.

  10. Don

    RV Make: Tiffin, RV Model: Allegro Bys, RV Year: 2004

    I’ve had an issue with my slides (all three of them) not working. It apparently is a solenoid or something like that which cuts off power to all slides. My work-around is to apply 12 V of power to the slides circuit via an external battery source. I’d love to replace the faulty electrical component, if I can only find it. But once the external 12 V as applied the problem goes away and cannot be discerned Or detected until it happens again. Does any One have any thoughts about identifying and repairing this problem?

  11. Kathy

    RV Make: Fleetwood, RV Model: Bounder, RV Year: 2006, Brand: RVComfort.zc, Model Number: SPCB/PVB861-1B

    Heat and A/C has stopped working a couple of times. But will eventually come back on. Why and what can I do?

  12. Barry

    RV Make: Forest river, RV Model: 274dbh, RV Year: 2016, Brand: Cherkoee, Model Number: 274dbh

    How do I get better TV reception in radio reception

  13. jim MacDiarmid

    RV Make: Pace Arrow, RV Model: Vision, RV Year: 1999

    I had a leak around my old tv antennae – it left a stain – a friend suggested painting over it, which I did and it really doesn’t look any better. Any suggestions?

  14. Bob

    RV Make: Arctic Fox, RV Model: 27-5, 5th wheel, RV Year: 2006

    What can be done about suspected delamination of portion RV side. (Fibreglass)

  15. PETER

    RV Make: Coachmen, RV Model: Santara 3510 DS, RV Year: 2005

    Our unit has air bag assist for the rear suspension. I was told it should be kept at 90 lbs when travelling. How will I know if it is not at a proper pressure? There are air valves at each of the rear wheel wells for adding air.
    Thank you.

  16. Clayton Caessens

    RV Make: Fleetwood, RV Model: Discovery 37V, RV Year: 2000

    how do you change the inside slide seals

  17. Robert

    RV Make: Newmar, RV Model: Scottsdale, RV Year: 2006

    I am looking at a 2002 diesel Bounder with a Cummins 400hp engine and Allison transmission. All interior appliances have been replaced and the engine only has 60k miles. Can you comment on the potential downsides of buying an older diesel…..such as resale value in a couple of years, availability of parts or any other concerns you feel one should be aware of. Thank you!

  18. jim MacDiarmid

    RV Make: Pace Arrow, RV Model: Vision, RV Year: 1999

    Should I be using the graphite spray on the bedroom slide out mechanism? It’s encased under the bed.

  19. Steve

    RV Make: Tiffin, RV Model: Wayfarer 25', RV Year: 2018, Brand: Lead acid batteries??

    I have previously run my Norcold refrigerator on electric while driving and then when stopped, it auto sets to propane. I just did a 900 mile trip and when I arrived everything seemed okay, except that the next morning I discovered that there was no power from the house batteries. Nothing would work. Only after I started up the Mercedes diesel, would the Norcold start up with the gas. Also, the Onan 3200 would not start unless I turned on the Mercedes engine. At this time, I can’t get any electric to work off the batteries. Even the normal display is dead. Nothing works unless I turn on the generator. The generator won’t start without starting the engine. I have not yet checked anything to begin to determine what the problem maybe. Haven’t checked any fuses, haven’t tested the batteries, but I did run the generator for four hours to see if it would recharge the batteries and likewise, ran another 900 miles on the way back home.
    Any suggestions??

  20. David Roop

    RV Make: Georgetown, RV Model: 364, RV Year: 2015

    Livingroom stay dim. 6 of them in a row

  21. Chris

    RV Make: Dodge, RV Model: Starcraft, RV Year: 1972

    I need screens on the drivers side of the RV. Where can I find this information.

  22. not2yzsr

    RV Make: Heritage Glen 5th wheel, RV Model: 346RK , RV Year: 2017

    I am towing a 5th wheel with a 2017 F250 Super Duty 4WD. I am using an Anderson hitch. In order to clear the side rails on my truck I need to raise the Anderson hitch to maximum hiegth. This appears to transfer trailer load to the rear axle. The dealer was not helpful. What angle of the trailer is safe weight distribution

  23. walkaboutmusic

    RV Make: Ford, RV Model: Pace Arrow, RV Year: 1997

    What do you recommend to stabilize the motorhome from wobble/lean and a more comfortable ride?

  24. Wayne

    RV Make: Highland Ridge, RV Model: Mesa Ridge 347RES, RV Year: 2016, Brand: Frigidaire Refrigerator, Model Number: FGHC2331PFAA

    What is the proper procedure to winterize a residential refrigerator with ice maker?

  25. Dick Bellows

    RV Make: Winnebago , RV Model: Journey 40L, RV Year: 2010, Brand: Norcold , Model Number: 1211mt

    It has apparently has a leak I see yellow in the outside controll panel
    I’m trying to decide wether it is possible to repair leak. Change cooling system or replace the unit
    Expense is a factor

  26. Joseph Oravec

    RV Make: Skyline, RV Model: Lindy, RV Year: 1988

    My Daughter works at Yellowstone National Park. I was wondering why I cannot find “Yellowstone” in your Video Library?

  27. Don

    RV Make: Keystone, RV Model: Passport, RV Year: 2019

    Can I use Armor All, Turtle Wax Protestants or similar products to protect my slide out seals?

  28. Daniel Hamel

    RV Make: Damon Tuscany, RV Model: 4055, RV Year: 2007

    I’m not getting very much heat from the dashboard heater in the winter. What could I do to improve the situation? Last year I had frozen feet driving down to Arizona

    • Ernest

      change the cooling unit. it probably smells like ammonia . This cannot be fix.

  29. jim MacDiarmid

    RV Make: Pace Arrow, RV Model: Vision, RV Year: 1999

    What liquid/pods do you recommend for black water tanks?

  30. Jerry Floren

    RV Make: Winnebago, RV Model: Elandan 32 foot rear queen, RV Year: 1990

    This is a new rig for us. The freshwater tank was leaking. I looked underneath and found two tubes about 3/4 inch in diameter and two to three inches long. The water was coming out of one of the tubes. The manual says there is a shut off valve to drain the freshwater tank. I think the valve is open, but I cannot find the valve. The manual says it is under the ice maker, but we do not have an ice maker. Can you tell me where to find the valve? Thanks.

  31. Robert Resneder

    RV Make: Winebago, RV Model: ERA, RV Year: 2014

    Had to have my interior removed from the driver side to replace window that was broken out on the highway. Alter repair and a number of trips to the repair shop still have some strange problems the biggie is the house batteries not charging while attached to land electrical, have found loose wires, parts under the cabinets, screws out of frig and micro mounts. The display panel will show batteries fully charged while they are very low on voltage, sometimes the coach will charge while traveling but not always.

  32. Joe

    RV Make: SandPiper, RV Model: 383RBLOK, RV Year: 2018

    What is the best way to hook up 4 TV sets to Satellite. We have had nothing but issue after issue. No Reception, wrong satellites, only one tv works at a time, etc etc

  33. Clayton Caessens

    RV Make: Fleetwood, RV Model: Discovery 37V, RV Year: 2000

    I did send the make model above, the Fleetwood Discovery 37V and there is little room on the top of the big slide. How do you get to the seals to replace. They are a bulb type, white

  34. David ETTER

    RV Make: E350, RV Model: Born free 24, RV Year: 1996

    Look for info about a presidential model

  35. Nelson

    RV Make: Winnebago, RV Model: Reyo, RV Year: 2001

    Generic question: Portable propane tank (20-25lb) appears full but no gas will come out. Might it be overfilled? I’ve been told such a problem might be due to a stuck float valve inside — and that it just needs to be “shaken loose” Not something I’m comfortable with trying…

  36. jim MacDiarmid

    RV Make: Pace Arrow, RV Model: Vision, RV Year: 1999

    Where can I take my motorhome to get it re-painted? It’s a 2009 Pace Arrow Vision

  37. Stephanie Cochran

    RV Make: Coleman light, RV Model: 2605, RV Year: 2018

    We recently purchased a Coleman light 2018 2605. We had it out a couple weeks ago and temperatures were in the 90’s. We were unable to get camper comfortable. We are discussing moving the 13,500 btu ac unit to the back and adding a new 15000 to living area. Our camper is set up for 50 amp but not all sites have 50 amp available. Will the upgrade be worth the cost?

  38. isomanjr66

    RV Make: Heartland, RV Model: North Trail 21 Ft, RV Year: 2016

    Just watching.