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…Watch Now >>
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…Watch Now >>
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…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…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 >>
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…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…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…Watch Now >>