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Save Your Batteries Over the Winter


Solar Power is natural energy! To save your batteries while your RV is waiting out winter, I would recommend a battery maintainer. Zamp Solar panels now offer an affordable and portable product that is ideal for the RV. Their 20, 10, and 5 watt battery maintainers are a great way to keep your batteries charged during winter. They can extend the life of a battery up to 3 times longer. You can have the solar panel wired into your coach or go with the convenient portable folding model. Learn more a...
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How to Winterize your RV with Air

Materials: A compressor capable of maintaining 100 PSI minimum output City water inlet hose thread to air hose quick connector adapter ½" drive ratchet with long extension and sockets One gallon of non-toxic antifreeze Shop towel or rags to wipe up splattered water Channel lock pliers Step 1: Drain the Fresh Water Tank To find the drain, first locate the fresh water fill The fresh water will be inside the trailer at the point of fill Some RV's have sub-floor water tanks, but they will always be ...
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How to Winterize your RV with Antifreeze

​ Materials:  Two gallons of non-toxic RV antifreeze  Paper towels or shop rags to wipe up small spills  A water heater by-pass kit, on the water heater water inlet line  A 5' length on ½" tasteless water hose  Step 1: Drain the Fresh Water Tank  To find the drain, first locate the fresh water fill  The fresh water will be inside the trailer at the point of fill  Some RV's have sub-floor water tanks, but they will always be located by the water fill locati...
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Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind: Protecting your Rubber Roof


Protecting your rubber roof is one of the most coast efficient ways an RV owner can save their pocketbook. Simply cleaning and treating your roof yearly keeps the roof material pliable, reduces chalking (streaking cause by the breaking down of roof material), mold & mildew, damaged caused by the sun, as well as expands the life expectancy of your roof. Anyone who has replaced a roof knows how expensive that can get. Laid out below is step-by-step process to complete a roof clean and conditio...
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Do you need a Travel Inspection?

How does one prep their RV for a long trip? Service center employees are asked that question on a regular basis. It is not uncommon to receive calls from customers who are hundreds, even thousands, of miles away when they notice a propane leak, their refrigerator won't stay cold or some other preventable issue arises. Unfortunately, there is little troubleshooting that can be done over the phone. This leaves the customer to find a RV technician in a strange city, knowing very little or nothing a...
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Are Your Safety Alarms Outdated?

Over 3.8 million RV's manufactured between 1985 and 2005 are without Carbon Monoxide detectors, LP alarms or both. Millions more have detectors/alarms that are outdated or obsolete. Installing and maintaining LP and Carbon Monoxide detectors, as well as smoke alarms, is one of the easiest and most cost efficient ways to keep you and your family safe on the road. Carbon Monoxide is a normal by-product of engine exhaust. It can leak into your RV as a result of an improperly burning gas furnace or ...
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