Remember that issue with the floor? Turns out it was caused by a leak in the front left corner of the camper. I got the wall opened up, put in new framing, replaced the weird molding someone had put on with O.E.M. molding, and got it all buttoned up.
10 Responses to “Corner Repair and Rebuild”
Simple RV Battery Maintenance to Keep Them Going Longer
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 >>
Check Clearance Lights During Annual RV Maintenance
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 >>
RV Kitchen Faucet Replacement Instructions
The vibration from being on the road can loosen even the most secure fittings, making it easy for dirt and foreign objects to get underneath the faceplate of your kitchen faucet. This is just one of the many reasons you might need to replace this basic fixture. Doing your own kitchen plumbing might seem like…Watch Now >>
RV LED Lights: Are They Right for Your RV?
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 >>
I’m enjoying these videos and I don’t even own a camper. I just wish there was the annoying loud music dispersed through out.
I always thought your suppose to fix bad wood from the outside that’s how i fixed mine i just took off the outside skin and it was pretty easy to fix.
So what was done to fill the holes made by the wrong trim in the metal beyond the new trim?
Here’s what the experts had to say about your question:
He has just filled the holes with the same sealant used along the metal trim that was installed. You want to put the nozzle against the hole and fill it with the sealant and then a little on the outside to cover the opening. You can smooth out the sealant afterwards by hand.
Dan RV Repair Club Technical Expert
Please let us know if you have any further questions
RV Repair Club Video Membership
I’ve done some of this type of work on a Class C motorhome we own. Had to rebuild the entire over cab bed from bed frame through roof. Took me over a year to finish as I don’t have an indoor shop to use. Tarps and waiting for warm weather was required. Question… after you buff off the paint how do you repaint the damaged area? I’ve tried latex spray enamel but it comes off.
Thank you for contacting us.
You will need to use a spray primer first on the exterior and then use auto body paint. You don’t want to use anything other than acrylic polyurethane when painting the exterior of RV’s. Once it is painted you then have to apply a clear coat to protect it as well.
RV Repair Club Video Membership
Thank you for all the wonderful tips and tricks!
No problem. Happy to pass along what I’m learning.
Thanks for making these videos. Working on a similar project. Curious where you get materials from. I need some of the corner trim moulding among other things. Living in western Wisconsin near the Twin Cities.
Check out this web site https://pantherrvproducts.com/exterior-repair/molding/corner-molding/ You can order many different styles of trim from them.