The most important feature on your RV are the tires. Oftentimes, those tires on a motorhome, fifth wheel or trailer tires are ignored or forgotten which could lead to the path of destruction or worse. So, we’ve put together our valuable RV tire safety and maintenance tips and accessories guide to help minimize or even eliminate potential of tire blowouts or accidents.
While we know our RV’s black and gray holding tanks are dirty (they contain waste, after all), our freshwater holding tanks need regular and thorough cleaning too. Here’s the easy process to get your fresh water holding tanks so clean you can drink out of them.
You can use this technique on any truck camper, travel trailer, fifth wheel, or motorhome. Heck, you can use this procedure on your boat or yacht as well!
Recently, we were provided the opportunity to work with Anderson Brass Company by testing their improved RV water service panel. We replaced our existing plastic-fitting Anderson 200RV water service panel in our fifth wheel’s utility distribution center (UDC) with a better-engineered retrofit panel. Unlike the old plastic leaky and unreliable valve system, the Kantleak MANRV101-RF is manufactured with all brass fittings.
Being full-time RV nomads, we need to pay close attention to the care and maintenance of our fifth wheel and truck. Its a given that we are going to have repair vital components that will require even the basics of tools. So, we have compiled a list of our Top 10 RV Tool Bag Must Haves we think you should have in your tool box for your motorhome, travel trailer, camper van, truck camper or fifth wheel .
An RV is a major investment so, it only makes sense to take care of it. One area out of sight but that should not be out of mind is your RV roof. In this blog, we’ll include some details on inspecting, cleaning and maintaining your RV roof and some of the components you’ll see topside. Continue reading “RV Maintenance Tip #5: RV Roof Inspection and Maintenance”
Window screen maintenance seemingly is one of the most forgotten or put-off chores even though we look at them everyday. When we lived in our S&B, we normally would clean them during our annual spring cleaning. However, in an RV, especially if living in it full-time, they will need more attention of cleaning and repairing. Depending if you have pets, kids, cook a lot or are in high areas of pollen and dust, it’s important to keep them clean and in working order.
One of the most talked about topics amongst RVers is drain cloggage. I know, I know…that’s not a word but you get the gist of it. RV’s seemingly have more delicate plumbing with curvy elbows and connections. I’ve read countless claims of RVers trying everything under the sun to unclog crap from their systems only resulting in exasperating the issue or resulting in an expensive call to an RV tech.
Your RV or camper air conditioner vents and filters require monthly maintenance and cleaning to keep the system operating efficiently. No matter how big or small, whether you have a motorhome, fifth wheel or travel trailer, this must-do chore will help keep you from calling an RV tech or shorten the life of your air conditioner. So, we’ve put together a great cleaning and maintenance how-to tutorial.