There are many steps that need to be taken to ensure your safety when travelling in your RV. For example, it is very important to make sure that your RV is protected from propane gas leaks, as propane gas is very flammable. Because propane is heavier than air, it will settle toward the bottom if there is a leak inside of your RV. This is why the RV propane leak detectors are located on the interior flooring level, toward the bottom of the RV. In the past, RV propane leak detectors were very sensitive and could be set off by almost anything. Although RV propane leak detectors are much less sensitive today, they can still possibly be set off by other chemicals, odors, etc. They can also be set off if you have low house batteries. However, even if you suspect that the detector alarm was set off by something other than propane, it is important to exit the camper as soon as possible to ensure safety. If at any time your RV propane leak detector goes off, make sure to shut off the LP system at the valve on the tank, and all of the appliances. Lastly, make sure to have the unit tested before resuming with your usual travelling and activity.
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 >>
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 refrigerators are basic, simple machines, but they need regular maintenance so that they’ll work efficiently. Some basic RV refrigerator maintenance will help your refrigerator stay cool even in hot weather. The way an RV refrigerator works is by heating a liquid in the back of the unit which “percolates” up through a series of…Watch Now >>
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 >>