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 the existing plastic Anderson 200RV water service panel in our fifth wheel’s utility distribution center (UDC) with a better-engineered retrofit panel. Unlike the old plastic valve system, the improve version is manufactured with brass fittings. The old valve was susceptible to leaking and unreliable.
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 .
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.
If you think you can just buy an RV or camper and just go on your way, we hate to tell you that you’re wrong. These manufactured boxes on wheels need continuous maintenance to last you a long time. We have this arrangement that Dan would take care of all exterior maintenance and I would take care of interior the best we could.