Don't you hate it when your RV (recreational vehicle) crap tank is getting full and starts to stink? Do you feel frustrated not knowing how to empty your RV's septic tank yourself? Do you get some strange thrill out of watching others suffer?
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.
Are you thrilled to finally have your RV to motor around the country in? It does require a fair bit of maintenance. In this video, the RV Doctor tells you how to drain the water out of the fresh water holding tank on your RV. It'll help keep your RV in tip-top shape for traveling.
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.
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.
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...
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!
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.
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...
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...
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...
In this driver's guide, we learn how to take some of the stress out of driving an RV. With a few simple techniques, you'll find it's easy. For all of the relevant details, and to get started learning more about RV driving yourself, just take a look.
The stove in your RV is crucial for cooking on the road, and maintaining the LP system that supplies it is vital to your safety. If your RV stove is making a "poof" sound when you turn it off, it's not too hard to fix. This video will tell you about two potential solutions that will ensure proper stove function.
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!
If you have some bubbles that have appeared out of no where on your RV vehicle, it may be something to worry about. Obviously you don't want the bubbles to stay, so the best option is to fix it yourself.
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.
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 ...
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,...
If you're new to the RV world, then this next tutorial might help explain a problem you may experience. Installing an RV fan is a great idea, especially if it's able to take out the old air in your car and bring in new air.
Owning a car is already a big responsibility, but it doesn't even come close to how big it is when owning an RV. This cannot only take you from one place to another, but for some, it's considered their home on wheels.
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...
Video: . Nobody likes an RV or camper toilet that smells, this video will show you how to prevent your RV toilet from smelling.
Owning an RV can be considered a bigger responsibility than owning a normal car. Unlike a car, RVs can be used as a portable home on the road and features many things that a car doesn't have. Bathrooms, water faucets, electricity, etc. So if you begin to hear a pulsing sound coming from your propane regulator, then you may have a problem.
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!
If you own an RV and are noticing a leak from the area of the RV water drain, you may a problem on your hands. Depending on certain conditions, it might be a bit problem or a little one depending on the exact location.
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...
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.
Professor of RVing, Jim Twamley, shows you how to convert your RV bedroom TV cabinet into useful storage space.
Professor of RVing, Jim Twamley talks about lock security and shows you how to replace an RV entry lock.
Learn how to repair a Corian counter top that is scratched, cracked or gouged in an RV or motorhome.
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.
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 ...
In this automotive maintenance guide, we learn how to lubricate the slide-out mechanism on a slide-out recreational vehicle. For all of the details, including full, step-by-step instructions, and for more advice on how to maintain your slide-out RV, take a look.
Have your drawers dropped in your RV? If so it could be a simple problem to fix. Professor of RVing, Jim Twamley shows you how to fix a broken Face Frame Drawer Socket.
RVtravel.com forum administrator Adrienne Kristine explains an old RVer trick that keeps toilet paper from unraveling as the RV rolls down the road.
Professor of RVing shows you how to change a light bulb on the patio lighting section of an RV or motorhome.
Professor of RVing, Jim Twamley shows you how to use your multi-meter to test your RV site 50 amp service and make sure your power supply is on and working properly.
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...
Video: . This video will show you how to connect the positive and ground wire on the battery of your RV or camping trailer.