RVRC LIVE! August 2018

Check out the recap of our monthly RVRC LIVE with managing editor of RV Repair Club Dave Solberg. Dave answers your RV repair questions live on the air in this interactive and informative Q&A.

Feel free to submit questions live during the broadcast by writing in the comment box below! Please include the make, model, and year of your RV with your question.


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35 Responses to “RVRC LIVE! August 2018”

  1. Johnny Higginbotham

    It has set for 2 years ref. Doesn’t work slideout only works manual

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  2. RD

    What is the best tape or way to repair a rip in a Awning, that is right up by the top of the awning or when the awning is out its at the top end..

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  3. john.hudson

    I have two A/C units on a RV Comfort thermostat. They both start and run, but unit 2 shuts off shortly after and will not restart. If I turn off everything and reset the thermostat the cycle will start over and unit 2 shuts off again. Any suggestions?

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  4. Gary

    I recently heard about a battery minder. What is it and is it something worth buying.

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  5. Phil

    Our power steering started making groaning sounds. Check fluid leven and it was a bit low. Topped up and although groany is less still present. Where is power steering pump?

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  6. Gary Hammond

    Sorry, couldn’t be here at the start. I asked about propane tanks on rv’s vs portable 5 gal tanks needing recertifiing.

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  7. Gary

    I have 2 6Volt batteries which run lights, water pump, vents, and heater fan, etc. they work very well and last overnight. I thought I had at least one plug that I could use for 120 appliances such as a fan or charge phones, iPad, etc.. none work without being hooked to shore power or generator.

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  8. Warren

    When attempting the run the air-conditioning on parallel (4000 total) generators, the air-conditioning will turn-on, load down the generators. I can hear the air-conditioning fans working but no cold air. A few minutes latter the generators load down some more for a few minutes, the air comes out cold, but the generators over load and shuts off the load. No other systems are running in the RV at this time. Is their something wrong with my a/c?

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  9. Beverly J Dean

    I am looking to find the flexible tubing, 51/4″ blue and white tubing. Do they still make it and if not what can I use instead?

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  10. Louis Cecala

    I just inherited 1986 Gulfstream Sunsport and took it for a drive and it will not climb Hills. When they were new where there any issues with their power

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  11. Leslie K. Foote

    I notice that when I dump my black tank, the oder fills up my rig and doesn’t go away, but lessens over time. I’ve performed tank flushings, deodorizing (tablets and liquids) but nothing seems to get rid of the odor completely. As a new full time, is this normal, and/or can you suggest an alternative, should I only use the Sani-Con vs. Manually pulling tanks or should I get a professional cleaning. Thank You.

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  12. Pat

    I have a leak on the pipe going into the black water holding what kind of black putty or glue do you use to seal that black pipe know one knows? Thank you.

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  13. Steve Kass

    Dave, my inverter/charger has an on/off switch. Why or when would I want to turn off my inverter. What harm is there keeping it on all the time?

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  14. dick petree

    Have issues with instrument panel. Fuel gauge, tech & speedometer work intermittenly, etc. Freight liner chasis. How do I find replacement instrument cluster?

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  15. Arlynn

    Low water pressure while hooked up to city water. In seconds it’s down to 3 gal/min. Can hear a hissing out at the intake and jiggle hose gets a little better.

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  16. Myron Haluschak

    Have these pumps been known to randomly stop working? We were using our fresh water tank for a week, had done dinner dishes and started our showers. After this we noticed that there was no water pressure in any of our taps or exterior water outlets. The light on monitor panel was on so I assume we had power, fuse was fine but pump wouldn’t cycle.

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  17. Ken Mullens

    Interested in “pop-up” maintance, soft side replacement panels, roof repair, air conditioning, fantastic fans and awnings for truck campers.

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  18. PETER

    Hi again Dave,,
    I plan on spending 6 months at a Florida travel park with my A class Coachmen coach. I plan on the slides being out for the full time as well as up on the levelling jacks. Is there anything I should be looking at such as retracting etc while set up for such a long period of time?
    Thank you again!!
    Peter

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  19. Dennis L McBride

    My had leveling jack control board will light up when I take a left turn where the coach has to lean a little more then usual?

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  20. Arlynn

    Low water pressure while hooked up to city water. Starts good then in seconds slows down to 3 min/gal. Can hear hissing outside at intake to RV. Can jiggle hose gets better but does not Last.

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  21. PETER

    Hi Dave,,
    I have a new to me 2005 Coachmen Santara A class coach with an attached propane tank, 80 lb, and I’m wondering how I can fill it at a seasonal park that only has “drive up” service?
    Thanks for your expertise!!
    Peter

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  22. Gary Hammond

    With portable propane tanks there is an expiration date for refilling. Is there any restrictions on on board propane tanks in an RV?

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  23. Michael

    How will a sudden loss of tire pressure in one of the rear tires affect the driveability?

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