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How To: Flush the RV hot water tank

Jim Twamley, Professor of RVing, shows you how to do essential RV maintenance by cleaning out the hot water tank. It is recommended that the hot water tank is cleaned at least once a year, or more if it is more heavily used. This procedure will remove dirt and scale that can shorten the life of your tank. Follow the simple instructions outlined in this instructional RV maintenance video to learn how to flush the RV hot water tank.

How To: Rid an RV of it's stench

In this tutorial, we learn how to rid an RV of it's stench. Typically, the stench that comes from the RV is just because it's a small area with a lot of condensation. There are a lot of products out there that will help absorb the smell and are made specifically for an RV. These will absorb the moisture that is inside of the RV so it doesn't smell any longer. Having these can help get rid of those nasty smells in your RV. Also, make sure you are cleaning the kitchen as well as the bathroom of...

How To: Replace your RV thermostat

In this how-to segment from the RV Today video archives Stew Oleson shows us how to replace an RV thermostat. As all experienced RVers know, everybody wants to have hot water when you're out there RVing but you don't want it too hot. Check out this RV tutorial video to learn how to install an adjustable thermostat for your RV to keep the water temperature just the way you like it.

How To: Learn some RV tips and tricks

Take advantage of these tips to make your RV life easier. In this segment, learn how to keep track of the nozzle tube of the WD40 spray can, and how to build a stair step platform for a jack with simple wood blocks. Also, learn a water hose tip to clean the tanks easier and see how you can place a convenient water faucet outside of your RV. So check out this instructional RV video to learn some tips on improving life on the road in your RV.

How To: Install a toilet for an RV

In this video tutorial, viewers will learn how to install a toilet for an RV. Installing a toilet for the RV is a great idea because an RV is basically a mobile home, and having a bathroom in a home is mandatory. Users will need a mounting kit, gasket and some bolts. Make sure that before you begin, remove the old gasket and bolts. You may need to modify the water line. In this video, the plastic toilet is being upgraded to a porcelain toilet. This video will benefit those viewers who have an...

How To: Avoid RV problems by cleaning your hookup cord

Gary Bunzer the RV Doctor shows how to avoid potential RV problems by cleaning your electrical hookup cord. Before you connect your RV to an electricity supply, make sure to clean and brighten the metal contacts on your shoreline cord. Use fine-grade steel wool to clean all surface corrosion off your cord's prongs. You can also use sandpaper, emery cloth or any other gentle abrasive. After you get the metal prongs clean and shiny, use a dauber or brush to coat the surface of the prongs with a...

How To: Maintain the entrance steps on an RV

Keep your RV Entrance Steps in tip top condition with this instructional RV video. This tutorial demonstrates how to maintain and repair your recreational vehicle entrance steps. Most RVs have electric steps, which are fairly maintenance free. The biggest component is lubrication. Make sure to lubricate once every thirty days using a lithium-based grease and spray every point. Learn how to inspect the wires underneath your RV and make sure everything is secure. Just follow the simple steps in...

How To: Fix a plugged RV sewer holding tank

This next tutorial is one that RV owners hope they'll never have to experience. In the video, The RV Doctor, answers a viwer's question about a plugged RV sewer holding tank. The news isn't that great and the options can be a bit messy. So check out the video above to see if you're in a similar situation and what to do. Good luck, stay clean, and enjoy!

How To: Improve life on the road in your RV

Check out this instructional RV video to learn a few quick tips to improving life on the road in your RV. If the lawnchair feels hard on your head, watch this video for a quick headrest. Plus, use a catch as a hanger that will not get in your way, and use velcro to have the remote control always be on the same spot. Watch this tutorial and learn a few tips for your RV.

How To: Fix an RV awning that will not retract

In this tutorial we learn how to fix an RV awning that will not retract. If you find yourself in the situation where the awning on your RV just won't retract, then this is the video for you! To secure the awning you will first need to go to the roof of the RV. When you get on top, you will need to look at the awning and see if something is stuck and causing it to stick. Manually secure the awning when you go to the roof so that it will stay in place for when you need it. If this doesn't help,...

How To: Use the patio awning on your RV

Check out this instructional RV video that demonstrates how to use the patio awning on your recreational vehicle. Check on these routinely: the lift handle (make sure that the spring is working correctly), and a knob on the back that loosens up the inner arm, and the locking mechanism (which is located on both the front and back arm). Go ahead and open up the awning by taking your awning rod and reach up to the top and unlock it which is always located on the front and none in the back. Then ...

How To: Adapt a working bench into your RV hitch receiver

This RV tutorial video demonstrates how to create and adapt a traveling vice and working bench into your RV hitch receiver. You can also see how to strengthen the storage compartment support beneath the bed by using closet rod hangers and a PVC pipe, cut to size. Finally, for those occasions where you need to get under the rig, the video recommends to carry a lightweight camping pad and it will also double for exercising. Learn a few quick tips to improve life on the road in your RV with this...

How To: Fix an overcharging battery problem on your RV

If you have a problem with an overcharging battery on your RV, you may want to tune in for this video. In this tutorial, the RV Doctor explains what may be the problem behin a battery that is continually overcharging. There are many possible reasons, but in this video is focuses on one in particular. So if you need help, check out the video above and good luck!

How To: Check your RV lighting system with hand signals

Professor of RVing Jim Twamley shows you how one RVing couple uses hand signals to check their lighting system before getting underway. Watch this RV tutorial to learn what the hand signals for high beam headlights, fog lights, right and left turn signals. Check your RV lighting system with this method to ensure your lights are all in working condition.

How To: Fix a stickly RV slideout

If you own an RV and are having a hard time with putting your slideout back, then this next video tutorial may help. In the video, The RV Doctor talks about possible reasons why a slideout may be so hard to put back in after it was easy to take out. There are a couple of reasons for it, and the video describes what kind of problems you may be facing and what you may need to do. So good luck, be safe, and enjoy!

How To: Apply decals to RV cars

In this tutorial, we learn how to apply decals to RV cars. First, peel your decal from the paper they come on and then place it onto the RV car where it is smooth and there are no ripples on the vehicle. Make sure the entire decal can fit onto the spot where you want to place it. If you put it onto a bump, it won't seal and there will be blur with the lines. Once you apply the decal, push on without letting any air through, dragging the paper along the artwork. To make it more flat, take a cr...

How To: Keep RV batteries in good condition

The RV Doctor, Gary Bunzer, tells us tips on how to keep RV batteries in good condition. •If you stay in camp grounds a lot or leave the couch plugged in during periods of non-use, one of the things you need to know is the boiling out the electrolyte on the auxiliary battery.

How To: Maintain the RV LP gas system

Check out this instructional RV video to learn how to maintain the LP gas system on your recreational vehicle. Open up the compartment and you will see your LP tank. There is a gauge that tells you how much is inside the tank, there is also a fill station where you fill it up, always make sure the cap is returned after filling it up, so no debris gets inside. There is also a pressure release valve so when you are filling it, the pressure can escape through there so you can get the proper amou...

How To: Maintain your RV tires

Check out this instructional RV video that shows you how to maintain your RV tires. On the front tire of your motor home, make sure that they are maintained properly because if you do lose a tire while driving you can very easily lose control of the vehicle. The first thing that you want to check is the tire pressure. Just remove the cap and check the pressure with your tire pressure gauge. The pressure that is needed on your tire will be listed on the actual tire. If it reads cold that means...

How To: Winterize an RV

This video explained how to winterize your RV and how important it is to do. To know when to winterize your RV you have to determine if you are through with the unit and when it starts to freeze outside. The items needed to winterize an RV is a screwdriver, socket and ratchet, 2 gallons of antifreeze, and hose. The video went through a step by step process using the items to winterize your RV so that a person does not experience broken water lines or pumps. It also states that if you have an ...

How To: Maintain your RV refrigerator

Check out this instructional RV video that demonstrates how to fix your motorhome refrigerator. Learn what to look for when fixing your RV refrigerator along with simple steps to keep your RV out of the dealership repair bays. Here are a few simple do it yourself repairs that just might save you thousands.

How To: Maintain and inspect your RV roof

Check out this instructional RV video that illustrates how to maintain and inspect your RV or motorhome roof. What you want to look for is that all plastic components are not dry, rotted, and are in place. What happens if something on the roof is missing, like a lid to the sewer valve, is debris will go down in there and possibly clog up your tanks. So you want to make sure all caps are replaced. The next thing to look for is cracks in your ceiling; this can cause a potential leak area. So wh...

How To: Tell the fuel level in your RV propane tank

In this video Gary Bunzer tells us how to tell the fuel level in your RV propane tank. If you don't have a flow gauge to tell you the level in your tank, it will be more difficult to tell how much you have left inside. Try looking on the tank itself to see if there is a gauge on it that is monitoring how much is inside. You can also tell by throwing warm liquid on top of the tank to see where the condensation is collecting at. As soon as you do this you will have an idea of how much is left i...

How To: Apply stripes and lines to RV cars

In this video, we learn how to apply stripes and add lines to RV cars. You can do curved lines or straight lines, depending on the look you want. For straight lines, you will take tape and mark from the hood to where you want the tape to end. Use different sizes to create the look you want to achieve. To get the lines straight, place the tape on a straight surface as a guide with the clear top that goes over the vehicle. Once you do this, you can paint around this to form opposite colors. The...

How To: Adjust the flame on your RV water heater

In this video, we learn how to adjust the flame on your RV water heater. First, open up the area where your gas valves are. Find the air opening to make a smaller air adjustment. The setting should be 1/4 of the way open. Snug down the locking screw when you have adjusted it properly. Now, you have to fire up the water heater by turning on the water heater switch first. Once the main flame is lit, you will see it with a nice blue color. Play with the adjustment some more until it's adjusted h...

How To: Seal a leaky RV roof with EternaBond tape

In this how-to video, you will learn how to seal a leaky RB roof with EternaBond tape. First, you must have EternaClean to remove any old dirt or grime around the roof. Spray it and remove with a piece of cloth. Cut the tape into the sizes you may require. Lay them out and prepare the surface using EternaPrime. Place the EternaBond tape where you want it, as it will not come off once placed. Rub bubbles or creases out. Wider tape may be considered for bigger jobs. By viewing this video, you w...

How To: Help your RV water heater run more efficiently

RV water heaters can be easily made more efficient by loosening one or two screws that hold the U-tube tight. Sometimes the orifice that connects the gas valve and the U-tube is not aligned properly with the U-tube, and the loosening of one screw or the other will allow the straight alignment of the orifice and U-tube. After loosening the screws and realigning the U-tube, simply tighten the screw and the water heater will be more efficient because the perfect gas and air mixture will be present.

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