Looking to fix up the inside of your RV? You can learn how to replace the flooring, revamp your kitchen, repair your walls, or refurbish your furniture. RV…
Two air-conditioning units working in tandem to cool an RV can be a huge power suck, especially upon startup, as well as a noisy distraction. On a 30-amp system, you run the risk of tripping a breaker if you’re also using any other appliances while the ACs are kicking on. This is just one of the reasons why devices such as SoftStartRV can be so important to your vehicle’s electrical safety and efficiency.
Your house on wheels can feel as warm and personal as any stationary place you call home when you’re not traveling. Just because you’re living in a vehicle doesn’t mean it needs to feel like a vehicle! To help you make your RV feel more like home, Erin Meredith introduces several tips for adding color, comfort, and personal touches that bring your RV interior to life. Watch now to learn more.
Here’s a great DIY upgrade you can do for your camper, or your house. Make your own countertops. We’re installing sinks from Lippert in the galley and bathroom, and a very nice Lippert faucet in the galley. Follow along the step-by-step process of making your own countertops.
Though not a lot has changed over the year when looking at RV propane stove tops, there are a few changes that make cooking and cleaning so much easier than years ago. Some stoves have a recessed counter top, but the newer units have a few bells and whistles that help reduce noise and make cooking easier with a stove.
In this step-by-step video lesson, RV repair and maintenance expert Dave Solberg walks you through a demonstration blackout shade installation. He completes the demo on a 2003 Winnebago Brave, which was in need of some updated window treatments as an alternative to its old pleated blinds. Many RVers nowadays are turning to blinds and shades used on residential windows, most of which are well suited to RV windows.
A programmable RV digital thermostat allows you to set the temperature in the RV to a certain level and have it run automatically. This means you can set the RV digital thermostat to a certain temperature for different times of the day and different days of the week. You can easily program it to kick on just before you arrive back to the unit and turn off automatically when you are not expected to be there.
One of the best parts about camping in an RV instead of a tent is that you can do it all year round. While in a tent you’re subject to the whims of Mother Nature, but your RV will always be cozy because of insulation and a working furnace. Much like a house furnace, an RV furnace has a central spot that creates the heat and a series of ducts or tubes that carry the warm air into the various parts of the interior.
Most RVers think there is no maintenance required for countertops and sinks. Just keep them clean and dry like at home and there is nothing more that needs to be done. The truth is that as you travel down the road, bumps and dips on the road surface cause small amounts of twisting and turning in all parts of your home. If you’ve got a formica or plastic countertop around your RV sink, it will eventually begin to come loose.
Don’t throw out that damaged laminate! A scratched, cracked, or peeling laminate countertop is not a lost cause. In fact, repairing laminate is often significantly more cost effective than replacing it, and with a little bit of finesse you can end up with a result that’s similarly attractive. In this step-by-step video lesson, Carol Jackson of RV Inspection Specialists teaches you simple tips for repairing laminate on your RV’s countertops.
As RV day/night shades age, the strings that retract and extend the pleated shade often get a little wonky. This can make a broken or frayed shade difficult to manage and keep in the up position. Although your shade seems to be destined for a replacement, it’s not a lost cause if you don’t mind spending some time on it.
Standard RV roof vents are great for removing stale air from your cabin, but they’re not so proficient in replacing that old air with new, cooler air. For that, you need to upgrade to an electric RV power vent with a built-in fan. Updated RV power vent models make it extremely simple to replenish the air in your RV and keep your living quarters feeling fresh and comfortable around the clock.
The fabric headliner in your RV can begin to sag in spots for various reasons, including excessive heat, humidity, and leakage. These all cause the adhesive to loosen and the fabric headliner to peel away from the ceiling. But fear not! You can fix your sagging RV headliner in a few different ways and get the inside of your vehicle looking tiptop.
The interior of your RV can get very warm during late spring and summer, especially when driving on sunny days. Running your air conditioning units to eliminate the stuffy feeling in the air can be a huge waste of electric power and money, It makes no sense to run the A/C when you’ve got a large air vent in the middle of your RV roof. It’s the perfect way to get fresh air into your RV interior. Continue watching to learn more!
In this video lesson RV maintenance experts Dave Solberg and Steve Albright teach you how to diagnose and repair water damage in your RV’s front bunkhouse. As with any other part of your RV that contains door components and seals, the unfolding bunk is susceptible to water collection, rot, and mold. Dave and Steve open up the front bunk on a demo Jayco to demonstrate what happens when water damage strikes.
Sometimes at night the passenger will need to read a map or something else to help the driver navigate. An RV reading light installed just behind the passenger will offer enough light to see without disturbing the driver. First you must find a 12-Volt power source to tap into that is not switched somewhere else in the RV. In this video the RV reading light can easily be installed in the side panel of the cabinet as a bullet light is located directly under the cabinet.
In this free video lesson RV repair expert Dave Solberg teaches you some RV flooring maintenance tips to extend the lifespan of your vehicle’s carpet. Although carpet is nice to have and can make your RV feel more homey, it can also be difficult to keep clean. If you don’t want to have to deal with routine upkeep, you could replace your carpeting with vinyl. But if you prefer the carpet, Dave has some simple recommendations to make your carpet last longer and look nicer. Consider using some...
Slide-out rooms have dramatically changed the way we travel by RV. Offering further opportunities for arrangement and greater living space, slide-outs can make life on the road a whole lot more comfortable. With new technology and a wide range of models, RVers get to customize their slide-out room to fit their preferences and unique needs.
Who says a home on wheels can’t look more like your permanent home? Just because your RV came with standard decor doesn’t mean you have to keep it. There are all sorts of easy and inexpensive ways to dress up the inside of your RV to make it feel much more comfortable and lived in. In this free lesson, Lauren Grijalva teaches you simple tips for making an RV a home.
If you’ve traveled in your RV during the peak of summer, you may have experienced what happens when the air conditioning unit goes into overdrive to combat the high heat: condensation! Air conditioner condensation can drip into the interior of your unit and cause a few different problems, including soiled carpet and increased cabin humidity. But worry not, there are certain steps you can take to reduce the amount of condensation, and in this lesson, we divulge some of our most trusted solutions.
As we approach the dog days of summer, we find ourselves “recreating” in some extreme temperatures and high humidity conditions. In our homes we can maintain a comfortable temperature just by setting the thermostat and not worry about it. Every time we walk into the house the temperature is the same. Too many new RV owners expect the same performance from their RV roof air conditioner and become frustrated when they step into an uncomfortable rig!