RVRC’s Top 10 of 2017

With 2018 just around the corner, we’ve taken a look back our top tips, selected by YOU, from 2017. Read below to see the most popular articles and videos this year at RV Repair Club!

1. An RV Antenna Booster Brings In Twice The Signal To Your Television

Whether you’re living the RV lifestyle or you’re just using your rig as a rolling hotel, there are still parts of your home life that you won’t want to give up, and favorite television shows are near the top of the list for most people. Unfortunately, if you’ve got a weak antenna you might miss out on your favorite shows. An RV antenna booster can help avoid that problem before it even starts. It increases the signal strength that’s drawn into your RV antenna, increasing the number of channels you have and the clarity of the picture on whatever you’re watching. In this video, you’ll learn how to install an RV antenna booster on your existing RV antenna with only a few simple tools.   WATCH NOW

2. RV Power Converter Troubleshooting

RV distribution center troubleshooting can show whether the electrical problem is in the wiring or the outlet itself, or in the circuit breakers which service the electrical system feeding into your appliance. It can eliminate expensive repair visits, ferreting out small problems you can fix yourself. In this video, you’ll learn a good basic system for RV power converter troubleshooting. You’ll see methods for checking circuit breakers, both inside and out.   WATCH NOW

3. How To Seal Your RV To Keep Mice Out

It is an age old battle that RV owners have faced every time they put their RV into storage. That battle is keeping mice out of an RV. This requires going over every inch of the RV looking for gaps, holes or spaces where mice can make their way into the inside of the RV.   WATCH NOW

4. RV Checklist For Camping: Checking The Electric Supply

Before plugging your RV into the campground source, it’s important to take the time to check for proper polarity and voltage. Even if you are staying at a familiar campground, it’s a good idea to check for electrical issues that not only could create appliance failure, but can cause severe damage to your RV. These could be avoided by having an RV Checklist for Camping to reference before plugging into any electrical source.   WATCH NOW

5. Maintaining RV Graphics To Extend Lifetime

When properly protected, RV graphics should maintain optimal appearance for roughly seven years. Depending on the type of travel for which you use your RV, that lifespan could be drastically shortened if you don’t take precautions to keep them safe from the elements. To ensure you keep your shiny RV graphics looking spick and span for many years to come, we teach you in this quick video some simple actions you can take while at home and out on the road.   WATCH NOW

6. Are 6 Volt RV Batteries In Series Better Than A Single 12 Volt?

We get a lot of members of the RV Repair Club community asking what kind of RV batteries they should use on their rig. They’re often unsure whether they should opt for a single 12 volt battery or a pair of 6 volt RV batteries in series (obviously equaling 12 volts). The answer to which is better is a simple one: it depends. Okay, so there are some nuances to the dilemma.   WATCH NOW

7. Emptying an RV Waste Tank: An Overview

It is important to know how to properly empty your RV waste tank, including knowing the different tanks, hoses and tips to making your visit to the dump station easier.   WATCH NOW

8. An Overview Of The RV Waste Tank

The RV waste tank is a vital component of any RV when it comes to having a good time and keeping your peace of mind while out touring the country. In fact, a well-cared-for RV waste tank is perhaps the most important for a comfortable and clean ride.   WATCH NOW

9. How To Properly Connect The RV City Water Inlet

Having pressurized water coming into your RV will give you the water you need to cook, take showers and use the bathroom. Definitely one of the benefits to connecting to a water source while taking an RV vacation. The RV city water inlet is an easy way to provide pressurized water into your RV unit. The RV city water inlet on the outside of the RV makes it possible to hook up to an outside source, such as a campground or residential faucet using a hose, and have pressurized water running on the inside. Learn how to connect yours now!   WATCH NOW

10. Bait, Traps, And Pet Friendly Tips To Get Rid Of Mice In An RV

Rodents, especially mice are a big problem when it comes to storing an RV. Knowing how to keep mice out of an RV will help prevent disgusting dropping and damage to your RV when it comes time to put your unit away for the winter. There are different methods and product you can use to keeping your RV rodent free, including catch and release traps.   WATCH NOW

What’s your favorite RV tip from 2017? Or, where was your favorite travel destination of 2017? Let us know in the comments below!

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15 Responses to “RVRC’s Top 10 of 2017”
  1. KEN

    RV Make: Tiffin, RV Model: Allegro Bus 43QGP, RV Year: 2010, Brand: AquaHeat

    Where can I find a how to on the annual maintenance for it?

  2. Marc

    RV Make: Fleetwood , RV Model: Revolution LE, RV Year: 2007

    How to remove sliding windows and install new windows

    • Customer Service

      Hello Marc,

      Can you please tell us know the year make and model of your RV and we will look further into your question.

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  3. Al

    RV Make: Pinnacle, RV Year: 1998, Brand: Flex steel furniture

    Do they sell new flexsteel furniture for rv’s?

  4. DON

    RV Make: Winnebago, RV Model: Minnie winnie 431 C, RV Year: 2004

    I just had a Winnebago dealer replace the driver side wing wall and now the reverse lights stay on all the time even with the key out of the ignition.How do I go about tracing the problem .The dealer insists that it was like that when I left it with them but not the case.

    • Customer Service

      Hello Don,

      Since you indicated a wing wall replacement, I assume you have a class C on either a Ford or Mercedes cutaway chassis. All automotive wiring runs from the front fuse panel underneath the rig typically inside the frame rail back to the axle at which point Winnebago uses a Ford or Mercedes supplied plug to connect their wiring harness that goes to the 7 pin trailer plug and then to the back wall and up to the upper marker lights. Moisture in the plug or corrosion could cause a short that will illuminate the reverse lights. Therefore replacing the wing wall would not affect the wiring, rather a separate instance.

      David RVRC Video Membership

  5. Daniel

    RV Make: Thor vortex, RV Model: 23fs, RV Year: 2007

    How to disconnect the sanitation sprayers on the side of the tank are they twist off or push in with an O ring

    • Customer Service

      Hi Daniel,

      Not sure what you are referring to as the sanitation sprayers? If you are referring the black water flush valve, there is typically only one valve that is pushed in and as you tighten the nut or collar, a gasket expands and seals it in the hole. Others are inserted into the hole and screws are inserted around the flange into the plastic.


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  6. lwoodious

    Brand: Winnebago , Model Number: Forza

    How to access slide motor on drivers side front

    • Customer Service


      It depends on what RV you have and what type of slide out system you have. Slide outs with arms underneath that extend out with the slide will have the motors underneath. Follow the arms and the motors will be on the opposite side, usually under the unit in the underbelly or in a storage compartment on motorhomes. Some smaller slide outs will have a similar system with arms underneath but the motor will be in the unit under the slide but above the floor, some times a fascia board or panel would have to be removed to gain access. Cable driven slides will have the motor on top of the slide and depends on access, a fascia board will have to be removed. If you have an in-wall system, they will have tracks on the sides of the room, they have 2 motors and are located in the wall at the top corners of the slide. You will have to remove the side rails either on the interior or exterior to gain access to the motors. These are the most common slide out systems used today. If you look in your owners manual, a lot of times they tell you how to gain access in order to manual put in the slide out.

      I hope this helps!

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  7. Robert Alexander

    RV Make: Paced Arrow, RV Model: 37a workhorse, RV Year: 2003, Brand: fleetwood workhorse, Model Number: 37a

    there is a buzzing in my 20 amp circuit breaker for appliances. Should I replace the circuit breaker?

    • Customer Service

      Dear Robert,

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

      I would recommend replacing if you are hearing a buzzing noise from a single breaker. This is usually cause by a loose connection and of there is a problem internally with the breaker, it should be replaced. I would just make sure it is seated properly on the bar and check to make sure the wires connected to it on the bottom are tight and secure. If those are fine and it is still making noise, I would replace it.

      RV Repair Club Technical Expert