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 …

How to choose an RV

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Today we are going to cover the 5 things you need to consider before purchasing your first RV. Now, the first thing I need to say is the jig is up; there’s no such thing as the perfect RV. That being said, here’s a few important considerations to make before making the purchase.  Usually the first thing most people do …

Propane dust cap

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So it’s cold, and now we are running out of propane often. I know we’ve talked a little bit about propane, but I want to discuss the all-important propane dust cap with you, which is this right here: So, why is this so important? What does dust do? Well, since it’s wet outside, it’s not just a dust cap; it …

Common RV refrigerator issues

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Here we have a couple of tips to keep your refrigerator running in top condition during the hot summer months!  The first thing to be aware of is that heat must be created in order to produce cold air. This is why there is a burner assembly behind the unit, whether it is hooked up to propane or electricity. Make …

Common RV toilet issues

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All right, let’s go ahead and talk about a crappy situation- the RV style toilet. First off, these are not like our home toilets that are made of porcelain. In a lot of cases these are made of plastic. So, we definitely want to make sure we’re careful when we sit on them. There’s a couple of things I want …