• 8:00

    Troubleshooting Trailer Brakes: Symptoms, Causes and Remedies

    In this quick video lesson, RV repair expert Dave Solberg walks you through the process of troubleshooting trailer brakes to determine why they might not be functioning properly. As a general rule of thumb, RVs should be thoroughly inspected at least once per year, depending upon frequency of use and miles traveled. A comprehensive inspection…

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  • 4:36

    Replacing Trailer Brakes: What to Look For Each Year

    In this quick video lesson, RV maintenance expert Dave Solberg teaches you simple tips for replacing trailer brakes during your annual RV inspection. As with most components on your RV, you should check the status of your tires, wheels, and brakes at least once per year. Even if you don’t feel anything wrong while you…

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  • 4:31

    Trailer Bearings Overview: Lubrication and Maintenance

    In this video lesson on trailer bearings, RV repair expert Dave Solberg teaches you how to inspect, lubricate and maintain the bearings on your RV. Bearings ought to be inspected every 12 months or 20,000 miles, and lubricated when necessary. Dave teaches you about the various types of trailer bearings you might find, explains what…

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  • 8:32

    Checking and Repacking E-Z Lube Bearings

    Every 12 months or 12K miles, you should complete an inspection of the bearings on your vehicle’s wheels, unless you see heat buildup beforehand. In this video lesson RV repair expert Dave Solberg walks you through the process of inspecting and repacking your vehicle’s E-Z lube bearings. He’ll show you how to get access to…

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  • 3:20

    Tips for Inspecting Brakes on a Motorized Gas Chassis

    As you complete your annual RV inspection, be sure to include your vehicle’s front and rear brakes. On larger rigs with motorized gas chassis, braking systems consist of disc brakes, which erode over time and need to be inspected at least once a year at a service center with a capable lift. In this free…

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  • 3:43

    RV Weight Ratings: Basics and Considerations

    Just because your motorhome, travel trailer or fifth wheel has space for all of your belongings and the entire extended family doesn’t mean it’s safe to stuff everything in the RV and hit the road. Each recreational vehicle has a maximum weight capacity, or weight rating, and exceeding that limit can cause mechanical issues and…

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  • Upgrading to Industrial P30 Sway Bar Bushings
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    Upgrading to Industrial P30 Sway Bar Bushings

    If you hear a rattle coming from under your RV when driving, you might have an issue with the rig’s sway bar. Over time, the grommets on a sway bar’s bushings can deteriorate and fall off, causing the sway bar to bounce as you drive. To cure this annoying ailment, you should remove the bushings…

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  • RV Maintenance: Check Your Airbags
    2:41

    RV Maintenance: Check Your P-30 Chassis Airbags

    You check your tire pressure regularly, but it’s easy to forget about airbag pressure. In fact, most RV owners don’t even know they have them. The Chevy P30 chassis was a standard throughout the industry for many years until the mid 1990s when Workhorse bought out that division. The P30 chassis had an independent front…

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  • RV Maintenance: Inspect Your Engine Compartment
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    RV Maintenance: Inspect Your Engine Compartment

    Checking your engine compartment is one of the most essential aspects of RV maintenance, and this video makes the procedure easy. If your engine cover is jammed or if it squeaks when you open it, apply some graphite at the hinges. Graphite can be a little messy, but it’s worth some extra cleanup because it…

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