When out on the road, your RV is your home away from home. Just like with a stationary home, you want to keep your mobile home as comfortable as possible, so you make minor (and major) improvements to interior components such as RV plumbing and RV heating to get your space just the way you want it.
Also like in your stationary home, items in an RV are prone to malfunction unexpectedly, requiring inspection, troubleshooting and, oftentimes, upgrade. These can be stressful or tricky situations, so we created this series on proper RV interior repair and maintenance to help you easily complete a range of RV repair and upgrade projects on your rig.
Whether you’re looking to make your RV refrigerator more efficient or you want to install a new digital thermometer to better monitor your RV heater, we’ve got the expert guidance and simple solutions you need to navigate any RV interior project. Follow along as we teach you how to repair and upgrade a variety of RV interior components, from a smelly RV toilet to leaky RV heating appliances. Take advantage of these handy tips, and take the stress out of maintaining your home on wheels!
It is important to understand the differences between an RV refrigerator and a conventional one. First of all, an RV refrigerator operates off of heat absorption, while a conventional refrigerator uses a compressor. This means the two refrigerators work off of different power sources. Your RV refrigerator operates off of two main power sources –… Read more »Watch Now >>
RV refrigerators can run off of either a 120 volt electrical or an LP gas system. An RV propane refrigerator makes it possible to keep your food and beverages cold when there are no electrical hook ups available. It is a good idea to have an understanding of the LP system and how it operates…. Read more »Watch Now >>
When things are not working right, it might be necessary to conduct some RV refrigerator troubleshooting to figure out what is wrong with your unit. One of the first things to check is the baffle. All RV refrigerators come with a removable baffle that is designed to trap the heat as it comes up and… Read more »Watch Now >>
Before putting your RV away for the season you will need to take the necessary steps to properly winterize it. Knowing how to winterize an RV will save you time preparing your unit for storage or use during the cold winter months. Winterizing kits make it easy for those who do not know how to… Read more »Watch Now >>
There are a few different ways you can winterize an RV, including the use of antifreeze or compressed air to free the lines of any water that might freeze when temperatures drop. No matter what method you use, you need to fully understand how to winterize an RV to avoid any damage while in storage…. 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 >>
Sometimes at night the passenger will need to read a map or something else to help the driver navigate. An RV reading light installed just behind the passenger will offer enough light to see without disturbing the driver. First you must find a 12-Volt power source to tap into that is not switched somewhere else… Read more »Watch Now >>