• 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… Read more »

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  • Brighten Your Life on the Road With RV LED Lights

    If you want to compare the benefits of LED and incandescent bulbs, this is the video to watch. You’ll find out why LED lights draw less from your battery while providing the same amount – or even more — light than the old incandescent ones. This video takes you step-by-step to quantify the amp draw… Read more »

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  • RV Battery Maintenance Techniques for Extending RV Battery Life

    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… Read more »

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  • 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… Read more »

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  • RV LED Lights: Are They Right for Your RV?

    Which type of light bulb do you choose when you face a burned out incandescent bulb in your RV? Older RV’s had energy consuming incandescent bulbs while newer coaches have gone to halogens. Do I simply replace the bulb with the same type or upgrade to the new LED technology? And are all LED bulbs… Read more »

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  • rv inverter

    For many RVers, there may be times that you will choose to camp without any hookups for water, electric, and sewer. Also known as “boondocking”, this type of RVing is known as dry camping and is legal as long as you are staying in a designated dispersed camping area. If you prefer dry camping in… Read more »

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  • Comparing Old and New Distribution Centers-007975f_T3205u_c

    Every RV unit has a distribution panel, which is what routes electrical power throughout the unit and includes most of the unit’s circuit breakers and fuses. The RV distribution panel can supply both 120-volt power and 12-volt battery power. Older RV distribution panel models have the distribution center and converter all in one single unit…. Read more »

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  • 12 Volt Distribution Center Overview-007976f_T3206u_c

    The typical RV will be equipped with a 30-amp RV distribution panel that has 120 volts coming into the unit. Power comes in into the RV distribution panel via the power cord or “shoreline” cord from an outside electrical supply or onboard generator. The 120-volt AC appliances are protected by residential style circuit breakers. The… Read more »

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  • 50 amp Service Overview-007981f_T3211u_c

    It is important to have a full understanding of how different RV electrical systems operate, including the different outside electrical sources available at campgrounds. With the installation of more residential appliances, RV electrical systems need power to keep everything running smoothly. 50-amp power cords may be needed to meet the demand of RV electrical systems… Read more »

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