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!
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Fresh Air In All Kinds of Weather: RV Vent Cover Installation Instructions
The interior of your RV can get very warm during late spring and summer, especially when driving on sunny days. Running your air conditioning units to eliminate the stuffy feeling in the air can be a huge waste of electric power and money, It makes no sense to run the A/C when you’ve got a…Watch Now >>
LED RV Porch Light Install
When you’re boondocking in the wide open spaces with no street lights or other rigs around, having an outside light is crucial and expected all night long. Move your RV to a park or campground, though, and having a porch light on all night long can really annoy the neighbors. Your outdoor lights may make…Watch Now >>
How to Replace Your Old RV Sewer Vent
In an RV water system, the sewer vent allows sewer gas to escape and allows water to flow through the system. It’s a basic technique that lets you have a kitchen and bathroom in the same vehicle without contaminating one with the other. Without releasing sewer gas and allowing fresh air into the system, the…Watch Now >>
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 >>
So, I’m going to carry a needle and steel wool while hiking? Not me, I’ll bring a compass. instead.
The sun rises in the east and sets in the west, hence east west north south