4 Tips to Keep Your RV Cool

The first thing you should do is make sure the RV air conditioner is operating properly. Lots of folks don’t know this, but an air conditioner that is working efficiently will condition the air 16 to 22 degrees lower than the ambient temperature. This simply means if it is 90 degrees in the RV, a... Continue Reading →

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RV Maintenance

Remember to clean your air filters and condensers on your air conditioner annually. This can help keep your airflow at the proper temperature and keep your unit running smoothly. The outflow on an RV air conditioner is generally 20 degrees cooler than the in flow.

Alternative to Donut Spare Tire

This tip comes from Jim Foreman a member of the RVBasics Yahoo Group. I have a 1996 Chevy Lumina Van with a donut spare hidden down under the back end where you never think of it until it’s needed. Mine had been on the ground for perhaps five miles in it’s nearly 20 years of life.... Continue Reading →

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 →

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