RVRC Best of 2018

As we near the end of 2018, RV Repair Club is looking back at what videos and articles our community has found most useful. We’ve rounded up our top 7 most popular videos and articles, picked by YOU. Read below to see the best of 2018.

1. RV Power Converter Troubleshooting

Understanding your RV power converter can help you solve a multitude of problems. With so many appliances running at one time, you’ll want to know how to keep everything working smooth. When something goes out, using commonsense RV distribution center troubleshooting methods can narrow down the possibilities of problems. In this video, you’ll learn how to identify problems in the actual power system itself, and if wiring is broken down somewhere between the power source and the appliance.

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2. Tips for RV Refrigerator Troubleshooting

Nobody likes being out on the road and finding out their refrigerator isn’t working! Learning how to service your refrigerator on your own is a vital skill for any RV owner. This article will help you identify the problems with your fridge, and different ways to fix those problems. Many times, it’s something minor that causes your refrigerator to malfunction. By checking the items listed in this article you may possibly avoid a costly refrigerator repair bill!

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3. How to Keep Mice Out of an RV

This is a problem all RV owners face as they put their RV into storage: how do I keep mice out? By preemptively sealing and checking your RV, you can save yourself a lot of hassle and peace of mind when storing. In this video, learn how to ensure no mice invade your vehicle with a set-by-step inspection process.

Already struggling with a pest problem? You might be interested in: Bait, Traps, And Pet Friendly Tips To Get Rid Of Mice In An RV

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4. What to do When a Gas Furnace Won’t Light

If your spark ignition (DSI) won’t ignite, you have a few different options for inspection and troubleshooting. Learn what to look for in your battery, fuse, and LP pressure to ensure your gas furnace works properly.

This article is part of our RV Ask an Expert program, do you have an RV repair question you’d like answered by an expert? Email your question to editor@rvrepairclub.com or reach out to us on Facebook.

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5. “Cool” Tips To Make Your RV Air Conditioner Run More Efficiently

Traveling in high temperatures can be torture if your RV air conditioner isn’t working properly. An RV air conditioner doesn’t work the same as our home thermostats and aren’t as easy operate. To optimize the performance of your roof air conditioner and help it run more efficiently, you need to understand: how the system works, what limitations it has, and how surrounding factors can affect your overall comfort.

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6. Troubleshooting an RV Toilet

Though it is a rare instance, you don’t want to be unfamiliar with your toilet when you’re somewhere up a mountain in negative temperatures and discover that the bowl won’t hold water… Watch this video to make sure you are well equipped to fix a malfunctioning toilet and avoid a big mess!

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7. Common RV Refrigerators and Refrigerator Power Sources

Looking to change your RV refrigerator, or just better understand the fridge currently in your RV? In this video, Dave Solberg helps you identify your fridge and it’s power source. As with any other appliance, when your fridge goes kaput while you’re out in the middle of nowhere, there probably won’t be a certified technician nearby. It’s on you to know what’s going on inside and outside your fridge, so it pays to be aware!

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What was your favorite thing you learned from RV Repair Club in 2018? Let us know in the comments below!

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6 Responses to “RVRC Best of 2018”
  1. doneckels

    RV Make: Grand Design, RV Model: Imagine, RV Year: 2019, Brand: Grand Design, Model Number: 2970 RL

    slide out maintenance and issues on kitchen side

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  2. mdrich63

    RV Make: Jayco, RV Model: North Point 315 RLTS, RV Year: 2017

    I would like to know if it is alright to leave the trailer plugged in when in storage and should I turn off the 12 volt disconnect switch? Thank you, Mel

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    • Customer Service

      Hello,

      It’s really up to you. Leaving it plugged in will charge your batteries but you would want to check them periodically and make sure the water levels don’t get low. Having it plugged in will be drawing power the whole time so it will increase the electric bill a little bit. If you are plugged in and disconnect the power at the battery it is a good idea turn on the switch once a month for 24 hours to help recharge the battery. Even if it is disconnected, it will still loose a little voltage and giving it a charge once a month does exercise the battery and help prolong the life of it. Other than that, it is fine to leave the trailer plugged in.

      I hope this was helpful!

      Dan
      RV Repair Club Video Membership

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  3. Bernard

    RV Make: Monaco , RV Model: Holiday rambler endeavor, RV Year: 2008

    I have lost 12 volt power just to my slide interior lighting. Everything else works. I have perform fuse checks multiple times and cannot locate the problem. Would there be a relay involved between the fuse and lighting? How would one find a relay when nothing has labels.

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    • Customer Service

      Dear Bernard,

      Thank you for your patience. In response to your question-

      There won’t be any relays for lights, unless there is a wireless control board for the lighting. Most common problem for the lights on the slides is the wiring itself. The wiring usually is under the slide and hangs under it then goes across to inside of the unit. Since the slide moves, it is easy for the wiring to get hung up and pulled. This can pull the wire connection out of the light itself or damage the wiring. I would pull the lights down and check the connections, this is more common to happen. If those are OK, you then want to trace the wires around the slide and see where they come in at. Something might have snagged and cut a wire. I would look under the slide and see if you can locate the wiring and check for damage. I hope this helps!

      Sincerely,

      Dan
      RV Repair Club Video Membership

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  4. Curt

    RV Make: Newmar, RV Model: Kountry Star, RV Year: 2004

    Gas water heater lights but goes out after about three seconds.

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