Taking a right-hand turn in an RV can be a daunting task for new drivers. Ditches, road signs, and other impediments instill fear in every first-timer. But here’s a word of advice: relax. We’ve all been there, and after a few times of slow steering and nervous sweats, you’ll have it figured out and can start to relax! In this quick lesson, Dave Solberg hops into the driver’s seat to show you how it’s done, demonstrating the RV driving tips you’ll need to safely and appropriately navigate any right-hand turn in a motorhome, coach, or truck-and-trailer.
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 >>
Whether your RV is your year round home or you use it as a vacation cabin, you’re still going to get wear and tear on the structure. Heat and cold cause materials to expand and contract, and all sorts of weather combine to wear away at the outer surfaces. One of the most important parts…Watch Now >>
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. You may be in the most beautiful wilderness in the…Watch Now >>
Few RV modifications can have a bigger impact on your overall comfort level than upgrades in the bathroom. With traditional RV showerheads, limited water and low pressure can make for a subpar shower, but with an oxygenating showerhead you get more bang for your buck and you don’t have to worry as much about running…Watch Now >>