When you’re boondocking in the wide open spaces with no street lights or other rigs around, having an outside light is crucial and expected all night long. Move your RV to a park or campground, though, and having a porch light on all night long can really annoy the neighbors. Your outdoor lights may make…Watch Now >>
If you want to compare the benefits of LED and incandescent bulbs, this is the video to watch. You’ll find out why LED lights draw less from your battery while providing the same amount – or even more — light than the old incandescent ones. This video takes you step-by-step to quantify the amp draw…Watch Now >>
Whether your RV is your year round home or you use it as a vacation cabin, you’re still going to get wear and tear on the structure. Heat and cold cause materials to expand and contract, and all sorts of weather combine to wear away at the outer surfaces. One of the most important parts…Watch Now >>
RV refrigerators are basic, simple machines, but they need regular maintenance so that they’ll work efficiently. Some basic RV refrigerator maintenance will help your refrigerator stay cool even in hot weather. The way an RV refrigerator works is by heating a liquid in the back of the unit which “percolates” up through a series of…Watch Now >>
The interior of your RV can get very warm during late spring and summer, especially when driving on sunny days. Running your air conditioning units to eliminate the stuffy feeling in the air can be a huge waste of electric power and money, It makes no sense to run the A/C when you’ve got a…Watch Now >>
In an RV water system, the sewer vent allows sewer gas to escape and allows water to flow through the system. It’s a basic technique that lets you have a kitchen and bathroom in the same vehicle without contaminating one with the other. Without releasing sewer gas and allowing fresh air into the system, the…Watch Now >>
One of the best things about living the RV lifestyle is the beautiful scenery you’ll enjoy right outside your front door. Anything gets old after enough time has passed, though, and that includes even beautiful natural vistas. Sooner or later you’re going to want to enjoy your favorite television shows just for a change of…Watch Now >>
RV batteries, which run the interior lights, refrigerator, computer, and any other electrical appliance you have installed, are built to last 5-7 years, ideally. Manufacturers recommend that you remove the batteries every month and have them conditioned by a professional. This conditioning breaks up the sulfur solids and other contaminants, churning the liquid inside the…Watch Now >>
Your RV batteries have two jobs: The automotive battery to start and run the RV engine when you’re on the road, and the Deep Cycle house batteries to run the lights and appliances when you’re using your RV as a home instead of as a vehicle. In both cases, it’s clear just how important the batteries are to your RV life enjoyment. Keep up with RV battery maintenance is the simplest way to make sure you have power to make your coffee every morning, while still being able to start the motor and get you on the road when it’s time to move on.
Like many maintenance jobs, RV battery maintenance may seem like a thankless job that really isn’t needed as often as recommended, but this is one case where you get what you pay for, so to speak. Batteries terminals and connections can corrode in a matter of weeks, and a corroded connection reduces the recharging capabilities of your batteries. When batteries sit in an uncharged state they will not only provide less power, they begin to sulfate. Sulfation is the number one killer of RV batteries.
In this video, you’ll learn the simple techniques for doing a basic RV battery maintenance session. You’ll see how to remove loose corrosion powder from the outside of the battery, and what corroded posts look like when they need care. Find out what comes in a battery maintenance kit and why you need to have every item in there. You’ll see safety tips on the correct way to remove and attach battery cables, as well as hints on preventing damage from battery acid splashes. From visual inspections to using battery post protector, you’ll learn all the steps to RV battery maintenance here.Watch Now >>