Common RV toilet issues

Codi Johnson RV Tech Tips

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 …

Using a generator with solar

Codi Johnson RV Tech Tips

On this weeks’ Tech Tip Tuesday, let’s talk about the portable and ever versatile generator. Now, I have been going over information and giving tips and I’m getting some questions about heavy loads, generators and solar, such as “How can you say solar can run air conditioning?” Well, it can and it all depends on how big your budget is. …

How much solar do you need?

Codi Johnson RV Tech Tips

So you’re still thinking about jumping into solar, but how much do you need? You hear people ask, “How many watts do you have on your roof?” Well, what they mean is, “How much potential power do you have to recharge your batteries?” You see, solar panels are there to recharge your batteries, not provide power to them. The question …

RV trailer tires safety and tips

Codi Johnson RV Tech Tips

Today we’re going to talk about trailer tires, also known as ST tires. Now the important thing that you need to know when we’re choosing tires is that there are different types of tires; for instance you have passenger tires, your LT tires along with your ST tires. ST stands for Special Trailer, while LT stands for Light Truck. Now, …

RV refrigerator cooling hacks

Codi Johnson RV Tech Tips

Today we’re gonna talk about sweaty warm refrigerators and how to avoid them. Have you ever opened up the doors and seen that, not only is it warm inside, but your food is sweaty. Listen, no one likes sweaty grapes.  Our refrigerator is a sealed system, so as soon as we close the doors there should be no air coming …

Resetting a propane lockout

Codi Johnson RV Tech Tips

Several of our appliances in our rig require propane such as our furnace, our refrigerator (if we put it on propane) and of course, our water heater, so it makes sense that this week we’re talking about propane lockout. If you ever notice that your propane appliances are not working, you may look online for help and be told to …

How many solar panels on my RV

Tony Flammia RV Tech Tips

There seems to be a theory floating around on how many solar panels are needed for your RV, which is you need 1 watt for every amp hour of battery you have. For instance, if you have a 200 amp hour battery, a 200 watt solar panel will be enough- and I can tell you that is simply not true. …

Avoid an RV buying nightmare

How to avoid an RV buying Nightmare

Tony Flammia RV Tech Tips, Spotlight

If you’re looking to buy a new or used RV you may be wondering what steps you need to take to avoid buying something that has the potential to fall apart or cost a small fortune to fix. Here’s a five part answer coming from someone who has experienced what could happen when you’re buying an RV alone. Brenda Puckett …