• 2:27

    What is the proper setting for the brake controller on a trailer? According to RV maintenance and repair expert Dave Solberg, the answer depends on the weight of your trailer, what’s needed to slow down under control and without skidding. You’re not trying to bring the trailer to a sudden stop, just slow it down…

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  • 4:07

    In this video lesson RV maintenance expert Dave Solberg gives an informative overview of electric trailer brakes. Follow along to find out how they work and what maintenance is required each year when you complete your total vehicle inspection. How Trailer Brakes Work Trailer brakes found on most modern trailer models are actually similar to…

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  • 4:31

    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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  • 17:03

    In this free video lesson, Dave Solberg walks you through the basics of the typical RV waste water system. You’ll learn how to properly clean and take care of your grey and black water tanks. Discover how the system works to separate black and grey water and what you need to do to ensure both…

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  • 4:25

    In this quick video lesson, RV repair and maintenance expert Dave Solberg teaches you about each of the hitch components you’ll find on your trailer’s hitch setup. We’ve received lots of messages from members who’d like help making sure their hitch is properly secured, so we figured we would walk you through a rundown on…

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  • 30:23

    Mobile air conditioning is a marvelous thing, but it doesn’t work like magic. There are simple components that dictate how it operates, and maintenance methods that encourage better functionality. When you’re out on the road miles from a repair facility, it’s important to understand how your RV air conditioner works and what you need to…

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  • 1:48

    In this free video lesson RV maintenance expert Dave Solberg shows you how to properly and safely attach trailer hitch safety chains to avoid sagging and binding. You want to ensure that the chains have enough clearance from the distribution bar, but not so much that they sag to the ground and not so little…

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  • 15:17

    If you don’t regularly inspect your RV roof, you might miss underlying damage that can be minor at first but eventually lead to major problems. In the case of one member’s 2007 Jayco 23B Jay Feather, standing water around the AC unit worsened into rotted roof ribbing, a completely soft membrane, and likely several thousand…

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  • 1:28

    When boondocking in your RV, there are a number of 12 volt appliances that you might use that require power supply from a generator. It’s important to factor each of these appliances into your plans, so you know you have enough juice for the trip. Our expert RV repair and maintenance guide Dave Solberg teaches…

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