Imagine this: it’s 110 degrees in Arizona and your RV cooling unit whirs to a halt. Or how about this: it’s 15 degrees in Alaska and your RV heater stops spitting out warm air. Each is a situation in which you don’t want to find yourself, and each requires a different solution. Do you know how to fix a faulty RV furnace or increase airflow in your RV’s roof vents?
We think everyone should be able to maintain and repair their RV cooling and RV heating units, because you never know what could happen when you’re out on the road or how close you’ll be to a service station when it does. So in this how-to series, we teach you the simple tips and techniques you need to properly maintain, fix and upgrade RV heaters and A/Cs.
With our expert tutorials, you can follow along as we walk you step by step through a range of maintenance procedures, including troubleshooting a finicky RV furnace, utilizing an airflow meter and programming a digital thermostat to monitor your RV heating and RV cooling. Trust us, you don’t want to be stuck in a cold snap or a heat wave without proper knowledge of your air-making appliances!
When something seems wrong with the cooling or heating system of a RV, it is difficult to go to the mechanic and simply say something generic like, “my RV is not cooling like it used to.” A helpful gadget that every RV owner should keep in their unit is an air flow meter. The best… Read more »Watch Now >>
One of the best parts about camping in an RV instead of a tent is that you can do it all year round. While in a tent you’re subject to the whims of Mother Nature, but your RV will always be cozy because of insulation and a working furnace. Much like a house furnace, an… Read more »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… Read more »Watch Now >>
In this video, George Vondriska talks about the importance of keeping your RV’s furnace exhaust ports clean of mud, debris and crud. He’ll teach you how to install a RV furnace screen that will ensure the proper functionality of your heating system and the safety of your family.Watch Now >>
If the furnace in your RV is not sufficiently heating or not working at all, there are few troubleshooting tips you can perform. The first to do when RV furnace troubleshooting is to take off the cover and get a good look inside the furnace area. Look for anything out of place, debris or anything… Read more »Watch Now >>
A programmable RV digital thermostat allows you to set the temperature in the RV to a certain level and have it run automatically. This means you can set the RV digital thermostat to a certain temperature for different times of the day and different days of the week. You can easily program it to kick… Read more »Watch Now >>
Many RVs feature old style thermostats where the temperature needs to be controlled manually. Also, in most cases, older thermostats only control the furnace while the A/C controls are on the outside of the unit. Today’s newer thermostat models can control both the furnace and the air conditioner. These reasons alone are why many RV… Read more »Watch Now >>
Your RV thermostat serves to help keep you cool during the dog days of summer and nice and toasty during those cold winter months. It can be viewed as the “brains” of your RV’s heating and cooling system. And like many RV components, thermostats have improved over time. Technology has provided them with better control… Read more »Watch Now >>
Your RV is your home away from home and you want to do everything possible to ensure you are just as comfortable while traveling as you would be at home. If traveling in the summer, you will want to make sure that the RV air conditioner is providing proper air flow and keeps you cool… Read more »Watch Now >>