There are some great tech items out right now that make RVing less stressful and more enjoyable! Full-time RVer Lauren Grijalva shares some of her top tech items for life on the road. Let us know what tech items you’re enjoying right 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 >>
It takes very little time to inspect your front windshield, according to this RV maintenance video – and spending the time more than pays off down the road. Taking preventive steps can reduce the need for expensive windshield and water damage repairs. During your annual RV maintenance check, examine the windshield to look for cracks…Watch Now >>
Which type of light bulb do you choose when you need to replace a burned-out incandescent bulb in your RV? Older RVs had energy consuming incandescent bulbs while newer coaches have gone to halogens. Should one simply replace the bulb with the same type or upgrade to the new LED technology? And are all RV…Watch Now >>