You’re lost in the woods, and you forgot to pack your compass. Time to climb the tallest tree and set off the rescue flares, right? You could, but instead of jumping for the dramatic, we recommend taking a deep breath and then searching your pack for two simple items. In this lesson, RV expert Dave Solberg teaches you how to build a nifty RV compass using a couple basic tools. With Dave’s help, you can quickly find due north and navigate your way back to camp!
Aluminum and stainless steel RV sinks can be a bit noisy, especially when confined in a small kitchen area. Tinging noises can come from dropping things in the sink and movement/vibrations while driving. These types of sinks also do not maintain temperatures for both hot and cold items very long. Some more modern RV sinks…Watch Now >>
Making the switch to LED lights can make your RV feel much more open and bright. There are a variety of LED replacement bulbs on the market; therefore, it’s important to research the differences. The more expensive RV LED replacement bulbs are made with an aluminum cage in-between the chips rather than fiberboard. This helps…Watch Now >>
RV batteries, which run the interior lights, refrigerator, computer, and any other electrical appliance you have installed, are built to last 5-7 years, ideally. Manufacturers recommend that you remove the batteries every month and have them conditioned by a professional. This conditioning breaks up the sulfur solids and other contaminants, churning the liquid inside 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 >>