• 3:34

    How to Prevent Air Conditioner Condensation

    If you’ve traveled in your RV during the peak of summer, you may have experienced what happens when the air conditioning unit goes into overdrive to combat the high heat: condensation! Air conditioner condensation can drip into the interior of your unit and cause a few different problems, including soiled carpet and increased cabin humidity.…

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  • 3:19

    Troubleshooting a Rooftop RV Air Conditioner

    If your RV air conditioner doesn’t seem to be operating at maximum capacity, there are a number of things you can check for and update. Proper troubleshooting of RV AC requires that you thoroughly inspect your rig for any components that might hinder airflow. To help you discover what’s affecting your AC’s capabilities, RV expert…

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  • 3:43

    Optimizing Your RV Rooftop Air Conditioning

    We’ve found that most RVers expect more from their RV rooftop air conditioning units than their maximum capability. Generally, rooftop A/C has the capacity to cool a unit to 20 degrees below outdoor temperature, so on the hottest of days you shouldn’t expect inside temperature to be as cozy as you might like. However, there…

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  • 1:41

    Cold Weather RV Camping: Tips and Equipment for Greater Comfort

    Cold weather RV camping doesn’t have to entail roughing it and freezing your buns off until the spring thaw. There are many simple steps you can take to ensure your winter camping experience is more comfortable and your equipment remains fully functional. In this lesson, Dave Solberg discusses a few of his favorite tips for…

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  • Tips for RV Air Conditioner Maintenance
    6:12

    Keep Cool: RV Air Conditioner Repair and Maintenance Tips

    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…

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  • 46:41

    Installing an RV Power Vent: A Step-by-Step Demo

    Standard RV roof vents are great for removing stale air from your cabin, but they’re not so proficient in replacing that old air with new, cooler air. For that, you need to upgrade to an electric RV power vent with a built-in fan. Updated RV power vent models make it extremely simple to replenish the…

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  • Air Flow Meter
    2:25

    Helpful Gadgets: Air Flow Meter

    When something seems wrong with the cooling or heating system of an RV, it’s helpful to have an accurate description that you can provide to your mechanic to try to solve the problem. A handy gadget that every RV owner should keep in their unit is an air flow meter. The best air flow meter…

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    1:26

    RV Furnace Basics and What to Look For

    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…

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  • 6:00

    Troubleshooting an RV Furnace

    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.

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