How to Bring Your RV Out of Winter Hibernation | RV Repair Club
With Mother Nature “teasing” us with on-again, off again spring-like weather, we start getting the itch to get our rigs ready for the summer camping season. Hopefully last fall you took the proper steps to drain the water system or add RV antifreeze, take out the house batteries, and batten down the hatches. Now it’s time to wake that sleeping giant from its long winter’s nap and get ready to hit the road!
The power converter is an essential component in an RV’s electrical system. Typically, coaches have two essentially separate electrical systems; one that provides 120 volts AC to high-power consumption, high-wattage appliances such as coffee makers, microwave ovens, hair dryers, air conditioners, etc. The other, low-voltage part of the electrical system provides 12 volts DC to lights and other items which don’t have high current draws, and are sometimes powered by onboard batteries.
RV Refrigerator Troubleshooting: Baffle Inspection
When things are not working right, it might be necessary to conduct some RV refrigerator troubleshooting to figure out what is wrong with your unit. One of the first things to check is the baffle. All RV refrigerators come with a removable baffle that is designed to trap the heat as it comes up and transfer it to the generator inside the unit.
Top Tip to Avoid RV Refrigerator Repair Projects
One of the best things about owning an RV is being able to take your home everywhere you go while on vacation. This includes having access to a refrigerator for storing and keeping your favorite foods cold. As you know, driving around in the RV can cause things to shift, especially when traveling along bumpy roads. This can cause things to move around in the refrigerator and might create a need for minor RV refrigerator repair work.
Lippert Leveling System Guide: Hydraulic Jack Overview
The Lippert slide room is an excellent addition to any RV that could use a little extra space. It’s simple to operate and intuitive to troubleshoot, and most models come equipped with handy leveling jacks. A Lippert leveling system helps to stabilize and level your slide room with a push of a button, and it runs off the house 12V battery, so you don’t need to worry about maintaining a generator.