The comfortable life of living in an RV is made possible, in large part, by the electrical system that runs the interior. From the refrigerator and microwave that make your meals possible to the air conditioning that keeps out the summer heat, your comfort depends on having reliable power running through your system. This power…Watch Now >>
On an extended RV trip into the desert or the great Northern wilderness, the RV furnace can either remain your best friend or become your worst enemy. Proper RV furnace troubleshooting comes down to how you maintain it–do you take care of it regularly or do you take shortcuts to fix serious problems?
To help you better understand how to effectively repair a furnace during RV furnace troubleshooting, Dave Solberg demonstrates a few expert RV furnace troubleshooting tips and techniques he’s learned over the years. While there’s not much maintenance to be done on the furnace, there are some simple methods to making it run more efficiently.
To start the RV furnace troubleshooting process, you’ll want to open up the exterior furnace compartment and check for a couple things. First, it’s important to clear away any debris, dirt or spider webs that have been left behind in the furnace’s exhaust and intake pipes. There is a breed of spiders that loves the smell of propane and builds a nest in those tight spaces. Other insects such as mud dobbers like to make their homes in these areas, and can cause costly damage when the furnace system cannot properly ventilate.
Going further into the component, it’s recommended that you keep an eye out for other clogs and malfunctioning orifices. Run the furnace system for a bit and watch and listen for anything out of the ordinary such as strange noises and leaks. You can use an air hose (and safety glasses) to shoot away unwanted grime and rust from the entire compartment.
If you run the system and you get nothing, RV furnace troubleshooting experts like to hook a multimeter up to the furnace to check for proper voltage–10.5 volts is ideal. The key to a better heating system is finding the source of any problem that seems odd and addressing it. The last thing you want is to find yourself in sub-zero temperatures with a struggling furnace.Watch Now >>
RV battery maintenance has just became easier! The 12-volt deep cycle battery or batteries of your house system must be properly charged to prolong their life and reduce sulfation. You can check not only the current state of charge in your house batteries but the charging system of your converter with a multi-meter. House batteries…Watch Now >>
For safety purposes, we all like to know what’s in front of and behind us while we’re driving, and that’s especially important for larger vehicles like motorhomes. RV marker lights are required by law to be found and functional at the front, side and back on all tow trailers, RVs and motorhomes. Because RV marker…Watch Now >>
A complete RV inspection of your vehicle’s exterior, and particularly its side walls, should be performed at least once a year to check for any weaknesses and pinpoint maintenance that needs to be done. It’s best to perform this RV inspection prior to putting your RV into storage, and again when you bring it out…Watch Now >>
As with all appliances and components on your motorhome, it’s highly important to take proper precaution when maintaining and dealing with RV propane tanks. As propane is a volatile gas, you don’t want to cut any corners or forget any steps in the process. To teach you some of the most important features of caring…Watch Now >>
Before starting any RV generator maintenance, it is important to refer to your unit’s owner’s manual for amount of hours and yearly maintenance timeframes. Once a maintenance schedule is determined, keep your RV on this schedule to ensure the generator runs efficiently and does not stop working while on the road. The first thing to…Watch Now >>
Dissected by a single 92-mile road and centered around North America’s highest mountain, Denali National Park is home to some of the United States’ most breaktaking landscapes, untouched by human endeavor, as well as the vast unknown. Located not far from the epicenter of Alaska’s great wilderness lies Denali National Park, sprawling and diverse and…Watch Now >>
Running majority of the border between Tennessee and North Carolina, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is America’s most visited national park and the home to unbelievable scenes of wildlife as well as beautiful stories of immigrant settlers, thriving mining towns and great explorers. Spanning half a million acres of undulating hillside and forested mountaintops, Great…Watch Now >>