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Do All RV Manufacturers Walls Delaminate?

The short answer is no. Not all RV manufacturers laminate their walls to begin with. Think of your standard travel trailer like a Prowler or a Terry or Dutchmen from years gone by. Most of these rv’s were built around a wooden frame, with fibreglass insulation using a process called “Stick and Tin”. The “stick” ...

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The difference between a Surge Protector, an Autoformer and an Electrical Management System is?

Each year more and more of the systems in our new higher end recreation vehicles become more electronic. Sadly, many of our recreation vehicle “resorts” are not keeping up the times. While their electrical services become older and less efficient our RV’s continue to demand more and better power. As a result serious stress on ...

RVCare Log Book Available Free For Your Computer

03.31.2014 · Posted in Blogs, Free Stuff, RV Maintenance and Repairs

Here’s a program I need to be using to keep track of all things maintenance on our coach. I make sure I’m on top of all necessary regular maintenance OK, but I’m not at all good at the record keeping part of it.This handy program helps us record it all from the initial purchase details ...

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Want More Hot Water From Your Current RV?

Does your current RV water heater run out of hot water just when you get to the really good part of the shower? Do you wish you could change out that old pre-historic water heater in your current RV without making any alterations to your current RV? Atwood, a major and respected manufacturer of RV ...

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Be Careful Where You Plug In.

OK, today we need to talk man to man. It’s time we had a chat you and I. You are old enough that you have to start thinking about Safe RVing. Let’s face it Big Fella,you need to pay attention to where you’re putting that power cord of yours. I’m not kidding here, we really ...

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Be Kind To Your Batteries

Batteries are the heart and soul of every RV. We all know that, but still we abuse them so. that’s why I am reposting this Escapees RV Club article about proper battery maintenance. Read on my friends: How to Extend Your Battery Life Tips from Mark Nemeth You can extend your battery’s life by keeping ...

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Why Do I Have Weepholes?

The hole or slot you see on the right in the window frame in the picture is a weep hole. It’s purpose is to drain accumulated water from the window track inside of the glass. Without the weep hole water from condensation would accumulate in the window track before draining off into the walls of ...

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Money Making Opportunity For Full Time RVer?

The one constant complaint of every RVer in every park in North America is the lack of quality and timely RV service. Every week I hear stories of people waiting weeks or even months to get an RV service issue looked after, only to find out that even after the long wait it still wasnt ...

When Should I Replace My RV Tires

05.25.2012 · Posted in RV Maintenance and Repairs, Safety

 The RVIA, an RV industry association suggests that on the average, RV tires need to be replaced every 5 to 7 years. “How can that be you say. My RV only travels a couple of thousand miles a year, there is lots of tread left”. I completely understand, the 6 year  old tires on our motorhome ...

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Let’s Pamper Our RV Batteries

The heart of any RV designed to travel and move from camp to camp is the batteries. With good strong batteries all systems  work exactly as they are supposed to, but as soon as those batteries are not holding a full charge, well, lets just say that that’s when the problems begin. Six volt Deep ...

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Annual RV Maintenance

05.02.2012 · Posted in RV Maintenance and Repairs

With the new year here I thought I’d throw out some  maintenance reminders which basically apply to most RV types.  Some apply even more for those of us who  live in our RV’s.  I may go over board (it must be the firefighter in me but my trailer still looks and performs like the day ...

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Coach-Net Roadside Assistance

We decided last year that we were paying way too much for roadside assistance. We had only ever required roadside service once in our ten year love affair with the Canadian Auto Association  (same as AAA in the US but Canadian) but their pricing seemed to be getting a little silly. We did the research ...

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RV Batteries: Keep Your Juice Up

04.17.2012 · Posted in RV Maintenance and Repairs

These days most RV’s come with special deep cycle batteries. They look pretty but how the heck do I look after them? We weren’t sure either so we asked Interstate Battery for some answers. Here is their reply:   How to check the water level and add water:  If your battery has removable vent caps ...

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My Shiny Skylight

I’ve been trying for months to get that fuzzy, foggy look off the 7 or 8 year old skylight on top of our motorhome. I’ve tried everything. I’ve washed it with car wash soap, Simple Green and Awsome. Windex did nothing either. Sometimes our brains do wonderful things: I’ve used Headlight Lens Restorer on my headlights ...

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A Picture: Worth 1,000 Words?

04.13.2009 · Posted in RV Maintenance and Repairs

To me, it’s a no brainer. Show me a picture, or better yet, show me a video and I understand. That’s what Pedata RV has done with this helpful series entitled DIY RV. To me they are all worth a look but here’s one on water heaters to get you started: I invite you to ...

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