RV Roof Care & Maintenance

One of the most neglected areas on your RV is the roof, out of site out of mind. The problem is if you don’t keep the roof clean and inspect the roof seams on a regular basis you could end up with, expensive to repair, water damage. Most RVs built today use a rubber roofing... Continue Reading →

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Make Your Water Taste Like… Water

Take care of your RV water system and in return, it will provide you with years of dependable service. The potable water system in your house is pretty much maintenance free. The potable water system in your RV, on the other hand, requires some maintenance to keep it trouble free. Something I’ve run into quite... Continue Reading →

Get the Most From Your Camp Stove

Do you love home cooked meals, hot and fresh, prepared with care. It gives you more energy and keeps me healthy. The same is true when you're camping.  You should cook culinary delights on a well-maintained camp stove. Here’s how to make sure you can. Don’t wait until you’re on the trail. Test my stove... Continue Reading →

Follow routine maintenance

For the engine compartment, periodically check stud nuts around the carburetor and on the manifold for tightness. Make sure the carburetor is clean and the linkage pivot points are lubricated and free moving. Check all bolts and screws around the fuel pump and its lines for tightness. Drive belts on the fan and alternator, air... Continue Reading →

Check life-support systems

Recreational vehicles usually contain one or more life-supporting systems, such as water, gas and waste disposal. Check these regularly, too. Water systems need only to be drained periodically and flushed with fresh water. You can remove stale taste in the system by adding a mild baking soda solution to the flush. All you need do... Continue Reading →

Telescoping Ladder

The first trailer we lived in full-time didn’t have a walk-on roof, and the signature of an RV without a walk-on roof is that it doesn’t have a built-in ladder. We got a telescoping ladder so we could get up on the roof, and we have kept that ladder and used it ever since, even... Continue Reading →

Cleaning the RV

No matter where we park, the slide roofs need attention before we bring them in. Either they are dusty, in the desert, or they are covered with twigs and leaves, in the woods, or they are wet from rain. Slide toppers might help with this, although I have heard that they tend to make noise... Continue Reading →

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