When your RV Door Lock malfunctions, here is how to fix the problem

  My RV door Lock (made by Trimark) recently attacked me. Well, not exactly attacked, but it did start to mysteriously and randomly lock itself. Now, this isn't a problem when you are inside the RV, but when you are outside it quickly becomes a major nuisance. The Door lock mechanism on my RV started …

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Your RV Generator and How it Works – Tips on Maintenance

If you have ever wondered how your RV's Power Generator works, you might want to click on the link below and read my article that gives simple explanations on how they operate. This is a link to my article on my HubPage site. It provides a short history on the evolution of RVs and the …

How to Calculate your Vehicle Towing Capacity

As an avid and regular RV Camper, I end up trading for or buying a different camper every few years. Whenever I begin my search for that new camper, I have to not only know the towing specifications on my potential new camper, but I must also re-evaluate my towing vehicles capabilities. When I recalculate …

RV ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS and How to Fix them for the Beginner

Regardless of whether you own a nice new RV or have picked up one that has some age on it, you are going to eventually have Electrical problems. And often, the Newbie RV owner can quickly become confused with what has caused the problem. Well, most electrical problems that occur in an RV are so …

How to easily replace the Fuel Pump on an ONAN Model-5500 RV generator

Many RVs, especially motorhomes have generators installed in them to provide another source of power for the traveler. These generators are there to provide convenience and comforts for the owner while they travel around the country. Probably the most popular generator used in motorhomes are made by ONAN and they are very reliable if they …

Types of RV Camper Designs that are popular today.

I'll never forget sitting in a campground with some fellow campers and listening to a conversation about which type of camper is best, a Class-B or a Class-C. Honestly, as I listened, i realized that I had no idea what these two types of motorhomes were or what made them different. Today, I feel you …

TOWING your Vehicle with your RV and the Electrical Connectors used

There are only a few safe ways to tow a vehicle with a motorhome and the most common ones are; 1-towing "four-down", 2- using a Tow Dolly, and Towing on a trailer. Each if these methods has certain advantages and disadvantages for the RV owner. And each of these methods can use one of several …

Adjusting your RV MIRRORs

by DOB BOBBITT   Driving a motorhome is just as complicated as it is to drive a big semi-truck. You cannot see anything behind you other than what you can see in your two side mirrors. Because of this, it is imperative that every motorhome driver have their mirrors set exactly fo the best possible …

Just RV and CAMPER BATTERY Information

Every Camper has heard the story about someone who neglected their RV batteries and ended up either on the side of the road needing a charge or even a new battery, or even worse, who ended up damaging one of their RV's 12-Volt accessories. The world of Batteries in the different RV's on the market …

My Retro-Winnie Repairs, a Leaking Ice Maker Problem

Well, there I was, thinking on my what my next fix or possible upgrade to my RETRO-WINNIE motorhome might be. Well, while we were camping in lynchburg , Virginia, a little problem developed after about three days in our camping stay. We opened our Freezer one morning and found a thick Ice coating on top …

RV Financials, Part-5, Re-Sale Expectations and Upgrade Costs

As you can already guess, the world of buying or selling an RV is complex and often unique to the RV market itself. This article is part-5 of my 5-part series covering the world of RV Financials. If you haven't already read them, here are links to the previous four articles; RV Financials Part-1 - …

How to upgrade your old Black and White Rear Camera system

If your RV is over ten years old and you have what was then the standard rear camera system, you have a ticking time bomb on your hands. Recently, my monitor died and I had to search for a replacement system. I actually wanted to replace it with a new color camera and monitor system …

NHTSA report on Rv recalls as of Dec.27, 2017

Here is the latest NHTSA report on RV recalls. I picked the information up from the Rv Business site. Report: NHTSA Releases Latest List of RV Recalls As of December 27, 2017 • Jayco Inc. is recalling 49,563 2002-2016 recreational vehicles equipped with Kidde plastic-handle or push button ‘Pindicator’ fire extinguishers. These extinguishers may become clogged, …

Surge Current and Steady Current in your RV, know the difference.

So, what is going on? OK, There you are, sitting in your Camper, and all of a sudden everything electrical quits working. The first thing you do is Yell at the Wife or Kids, and ask them what did they just do to cause the Electric to die. They, of course deny everything, so you …

A Furnace Fan with a mind of its own, My RETRO-WINNIE

For those you that have an RV, this will not come as a surprise to you. I have an intermittent electrical problem with my Retro-Winnie. One of my Furnace Fans has decided to become a cognizant entity on its own. It turns on when it sees fit. The Perils of owning an RV We RV …

My RV Fridge Died, How your RV Fridge operates.

Yeah, I have been bragging on my newly purchased Retro-Winnie has been functioning, but it bit me in the butt recently. You see, my Fridge just gave up the ghost. It died on me my last trip to Virginia, and I did everything I could to fix it rather than have to purchase a new …

Retro-Winnie-2 – Headlight Repair

The first of what I am sure will be several problems that will need upgrade or repair on my Retro-Winnie, has been my headlights. I drove on my shakedown trip to Virginia during daylight hours only, so I had no idea that my two right side headlights did not work properly. Click on the link …

Quick Checks to assure your RV Air Conditioner is functioning.

The link below is to a Camping World Technical Tip that, although short, gives a very nice checklist of things that every RV owner can follow before going on a trip this Summer. Take a couple of minutes, read this article and update what your knowledge of what you can do, yourself, to assure you …

I paid my Voodoo Queen and you Spammers are Gonna get it!

Spammers! You be too damn mean! You take up my time, and you make me wanna scream. From yo crappy comments, and cheap ads, I glean, your malicious ways, and constant streams, just sucking up my time with a daily cleaning. I don't want no cheap club tickets, I don't want no cheap team jerseys, Yo Purses …

RV heating Systems – a Tip on how they operate.

Pic by Don Bobbitt As I have mentioned before, we often camped in the Tampa area of Florida, and even there, during the Winter it can actually get quite cold. And, all campers know that when you are traveling in your camper and the cold does hit, you can often end up looking for multiple …

RV Info – How much Current do your RV Appliances draw?

The typical RV has either a 30-Amp or a 50-Amp Service. This can really limit you at times when you are camping and using a lot of your appliances. The result of this will usually be a thrown breaker, either in the Camper, or at your campsite service box. In order to avoid such a …

Operate your Air Conditioner properly and SAVE MONEY!

In the heat of the Summer, we all want our Air Conditioners to keep us nice and Cool. But, so many of us, as we feel hotter and hotter throughout the day, just keep turning the temperature control further and further down, in a desperate hope that their AC will keep on cooling. Honestly, though, …

AC INVERTERS, Sometimes you just need a little AC Power

It doesn't matter if you are driving a Big Class-A Coach, a Class-C Motorhome, or are towing your Tag-Along camper or fifth-wheel with your Truck. At times you want to use your PC while on the road. And, for some reason, regardless of what you are driving, there is no 110-VAC in the front seat …

A Review of the GARMIN nuvi465T GPS Navigator for your RV

GARMIN nuvi465T Navigator - pic by GARMIN Using your GARMIN GPS Navigator - the Nuvi465 for CAR, TRUCK and RV drivers This article is my review of the GARMIN nuvi465T GPS Navigator unit. I have been using mine for almost a year now and I consider it the absolute best NAVIGATOR for the price and …