The RV electrical system is to RV travel what the Sun is to Earth—without the energy provided by the former, the latter could not exist. A well-maintained and fully functional RV electrical system is essential for an enjoyable road trip for many reasons, most notably that you need a capable battery to produce electricity and power the stuff under the hood.
But what about the other jobs required of onboard RV electrical systems? From the generators that fuel handheld electronics to the distribution center that feeds energy to such vital components as headlights and A/C units, the RV electrical system is responsible for so many aspects of a reliable and comfortable RV journey.
Because the electrical system is so important, we created a series of expert tutorials on maintaining and repairing the components that make up your RV electrical system. With these simple walkthroughs, you’ll learn about a variety of RV electrical topics, including how to extend the life of your RV battery, when to test your RV power converter, and why you should consider upgrading your RV inverter. Pay proper attention to your RV electrical components, and your travels will forever be safe and powerful.
Thanks to the Accu-Slide cable slide room, RVers can add much needed space to the limited living quarters in their rig’s bedroom, without overly expensive setups or complicated technology. All it takes to push the Accu-slide room out or pull it back in is a simple motor and pulley system that’s built right into the… Read more »Watch Now >>
As with all RV components, to ensure you get the most out of your batteries, you must complete routine maintenance. By checking regularly to see that everything is in proper working order, you extend the lifespan of your RV battery and save money in the long run. One of the most important RV battery maintenance… Read more »Watch Now >>
The invention of the hydraulic motor system drastically simplified the way RVers operate and maintain their slide room. Hydraulic systems, like the ones found in Lippert slide rooms, rely on limited space and the push of a button to extend and retract a full-sized bonus room for your rig. While the hydraulic mechanisms of a… Read more »Watch Now >>
If you an extension cord to plug in your RV to the shoreline power, it’s essential that you utilize the right one. We’ve seen it happen far too many times: an RV owner uses a standard orange extension cord with a 15 amp rating to run their 30 amp power center. This is asking for… Read more »Watch Now >>
The onboard battery has become an essential component of RV travel, powering everything from cooking appliances and camping gadgets to your entertainment for the evenings. That’s why it’s so important to keep track of how well your battery is running and give it proper maintenance between uses. There are various tools that are essential for… Read more »Watch Now >>
The shoreline cord is what gets connected to your RV bringing in power to your distribution center. Older models have a J Box, which has a receptacle coming from the generator and another that goes to the distribution center. This requires you to have to go outside and plug in the generator every time you… Read more »Watch Now >>
Once connected to an outside power source the power coming into your unit is routed through RV electrical systems and distribution centers. The distribution center is where the fuses and circuit breakers are located and where the power is rerouted to the appliances and the converter for 12 volt electric sources. Though most are similar,… Read more »Watch Now >>
If you’re looking to discover the correct technique for learning how to mount a TV in an RV, Dave Solberg knows an insider tip that will add one step to the process but also make the mount much more secure and leave you feeling more carefree. In teaching how to mount a TV in an… Read more »Watch Now >>
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… Read more »Watch Now >>