Keep rust off your RV

Codi Johnson RV Tech Tips

Typically as RVer’s, when it’s summer time we take vacations. And where do we go? To the coast, of course! Well, once we get out to the coast, one of the things we have to consider is the salty water that gets into the air and onto the RV which begins to destroy the framework by causing rust, amongst other …

Fix your RV tank sensors

Codi Johnson RV Tech Tips

Many of you have asked about cleaning your tank sensors. Well, sensor issues are fairly obvious: particulates, which could be toilet paper amongst other things. There are 3 sensors, which are essentially probes sticking inside the tank. Since the probes protrude inside the tank, we fill it up which leaves solids sitting up top. As we begin to release the …

RV slide out spray lube

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The question of what type of lube to use on our seals seems to come up fairly often because there are so many different types available. The problem is that many of us don’t know which type to actually use, so we look at the recommendations from some of the providers. The one thing that they will tell you is …

Checking and maintaining your bearings

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A lot of you know to service your brakes as well as your trailer brakes, yet unaware of the service intervals on our towables. We want to look at our brakes every 6,000 miles, or twice a year. To do so, you’ll want to check the thickness of the pads, should you have them, or the shoes. Once we’re already …

Common RV awning issues

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Often we hear a lot of complaints that they don’t make awnings the way they used to. You hear it all the time, “I’ve got a 1978 such and such type RV that’s got an awning and it hasn’t ever ripped off!” Well, nowadays it seems as though they rip off fairly easily. So what’s the problem? Let’s go over …

The truth behind RV refrigerators

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If you ever look at the back of your RV style refrigerator, you’re going to notice coils made of metal containing a product called sodium chromate which protects the linings of the metal. There’s also ammonia, water and hydrogen inside, and as we all know, water and metal equal rust. Since we don’t want these coils to rust, the sodium …

Checking your RV roof seals

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In today’s Tech Tip, we are going to discuss how to check and maintain your RV’s roof seals.  The rain showers have passed, the roof is dry and guess what’s taking place upon your roof?  The sealants are beginning to dry, crack and shrink. You see, most sealants are made with acrylic, and that acrylic is water based and because …

RV Hacks Q&A

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Hey guys! So just a head’s up, if you leave questions in the comments of our YouTube channel we try our best to answer them. So if you haven’t already, head over to the NRVTA YouTube channel and click subscribe and ask in the comments! Today I’ve picked a few questions and thought we would do an RV Hack Q&A: …

Remove RV tank black odor

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Let’s go ahead and talk about eliminating that odor coming from our tank. Now if you haven’t seen our other video, I’ve already discussed a product, Unique Marine Digest-It, that will break down solids inside your holding tank. Digest-It is actually a bacteria that’s poured into the tank and breaks down the solids.  Well here is where that funky odor …

Cold weather RVing tips

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So, let’s say you end up in a sudden freeze like we experienced in Texas in February of 2021. You may actually have a frozen situation before you’re able to turn on your furnace. One thing to consider with dauber screens is that they can freeze. What will take place is that your furnace will come on for about 15-20 …