At Glenn’s RV Service, we provide RV tips to enhance your RV experience. We receive many questions from our clients and you may find someone else has the same questions as you. Be sure to keep this page bookmarked so that you can refer back for future references. If you’ve any questions, call us today!
Tips for Appliance Issues
It’s never fun discovering that your RV’s appliances are malfunctioning, especially when you’re out on the road with no access to a repair shop. Fortunately, our tips will help you increase the efficiency of your RV’s appliances. If you’re planning a long trip, please have the below tips followed.
Check your propane tanks to ensure there is enough propane – Propane allows you to do everything from cook and clean to heat water. It is better to check the level of propane before you start traveling.
Check batteries for voltage – It is important to check your RV’s battery before going out and to tune up your RV’s battery at regular intervals.
When is the last time you had a propane certification/propane leak test? – The propane system in your RV is very important for appliance operations. Hence, it must be inspected regularly to avoid unsafe and dangerous conditions.
Tips for Electrical Issues
Electrical issues are very common in RVs, and often many of you will not know where to start when you deal with these issues. The below information will help you diagnose and repair electrical problems in an efficient and a hassle-free manner.
Check fuses in converter – Fuses are placed to protect you and your RV from any electrical device or line failures. So, a fuse going off is often a sign that something is wrong. Hence, it’s better to check and replace your fuse on a regular basis.
Check battery polarity – Usually, 12-volt DC systems in your RV are wired using black wire as the positive and the white wire as negative. In some instances, the rig can be wired using a red wire as the positive and the black wire as negative. If the polarity is reversed, many appliances and accessories can be damaged. Hence, we would recommend you to check your RV’s battery is placed in relation to polarity. A quick tip that we suggest is to simply mark the positive wire before you disconnect. If you need assistance, please come into the shop and one of our technicians will be happy to help you!
Tips for Leak Issues
When it comes to RV, water leaking issues are seriously a big deal. With so many cracks and seams, water leakage is basically unavoidable. It can ruin your machinery and electrical parts. We’ll help you deal with this expensive problem.
Check all seals on roof and moldings every 6 months – Make sure to check the seals around your RV’s roof and moldings every 6 months. A quick walk around your RV before leaving for a long travel may help prevent potential problems. Please note that it is important to maintain or reseal your RV on a regular basis.
Check for delamination – Pay attention to the side, front and rear walls of your RV. If you notice any bubbles, waves or creases in the sidewalls, it’s because of delamination. They begin as small cracks and then start to spread outward. It is more expensive to treat, once the water gets into the substrate behind the fiberglass. So, it is better to stop the cracks early.
Schedule yearly maintenance of your RV with a reputable shop – We’ll also recommend you to schedule yearly maintenance of your RV with a trusted shop. Servicing your appliances, electrical systems and other RV parts will keep your vehicle running safely and smoothly. Regular checkups of propane tanks, sealants and heating systems will ensure a long run for your RV.