Before you hit the road in your RV, it’s crucial for your safety and that of other drivers and pedestrians that you reduce the number and size of blind spots along the side of your rig. That can be difficult with some vehicles, as window panes and similar components might limit your ability to see the entirety of side and tow RV mirrors. So in this lesson, RV expert Dave Solberg teaches you the best way to eliminate blind spots caused by misdirected RV mirrors. With his help, you should have no trouble making your rig road ready!
Inspecting your front-end clearance lights is an important part of yearly RV maintenance, and this video takes you through the process. This procedure is important because the lenses on the lights can crack or the seals can come loose, allowing moisture to penetrate. The moisture may do damage by dripping down the front of the…Watch Now >>
Your RV batteries have two jobs: The automotive battery to start and run the RV engine when you’re on the road, and the Deep Cycle house batteries to run the lights and appliances when you’re using your RV as a home instead of as a vehicle. In both cases, it’s clear just how important the batteries are to your RV life enjoyment. Keep up with RV battery maintenance is the simplest way to make sure you have power to make your coffee every morning, while still being able to start the motor and get you on the road when it’s time to move on.
Like many maintenance jobs, RV battery maintenance may seem like a thankless job that really isn’t needed as often as recommended, but this is one case where you get what you pay for, so to speak. Batteries terminals and connections can corrode in a matter of weeks, and a corroded connection reduces the recharging capabilities of your batteries. When batteries sit in an uncharged state they will not only provide less power, they begin to sulfate. Sulfation is the number one killer of RV batteries.
In this video, you’ll learn the simple techniques for doing a basic RV battery maintenance session. You’ll see how to remove loose corrosion powder from the outside of the battery, and what corroded posts look like when they need care. Find out what comes in a battery maintenance kit and why you need to have every item in there. You’ll see safety tips on the correct way to remove and attach battery cables, as well as hints on preventing damage from battery acid splashes. From visual inspections to using battery post protector, you’ll learn all the steps to RV battery maintenance here.Watch Now >>
One of the best things about living the RV lifestyle is the beautiful scenery you’ll enjoy right outside your front door. Anything gets old after enough time has passed, though, and that includes even beautiful natural vistas. Sooner or later you’re going to want to enjoy your favorite television shows just for a change of…Watch Now >>
For years, RV manufacturers built boxes above the front of the cabin to house television sets. Most sets were thicker from front to back than they were from side to side, so they had to sit flush in a dedicated box, aimed straight toward the back of the rig. If you wanted to sit at…Watch Now >>