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!
Checking your engine compartment is one of the most essential aspects of RV maintenance, and this video makes the procedure easy. If your engine cover is jammed or if it squeaks when you open it, apply some graphite at the hinges. Graphite can be a little messy, but it’s worth some extra cleanup because it…Watch Now >>
If you want to compare the benefits of LED and incandescent bulbs, this is the video to watch. You’ll find out why LED lights draw less from your battery while providing the same amount – or even more — light than the old incandescent ones. This video takes you step-by-step to quantify the amp draw…Watch Now >>
RV manufacturers always try to anticipate the needs of their customers while on the road. What’s needed from some people, though, maybe not be necessary for others. While most RVs have adequate lighting installed for almost every general task, sometimes things come up that require more concentrated lighting, even on a temporary basis. That’s where…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 >>