A lot of modern RVs are equipped with an RV battery voltage monitor. However, most older and many new RVs are not. You can add one for less that $10.
The Barker Auto-Drain, is a 12-volt geared motor unit that attaches to a standard RV waste dump valve. Models available to fit 3” and 1.5” valves.
Battery life is directly related to how deep the battery is cycled each time. A deep cycle is considered to be discharging the battery from 100% to 20%, and then charging back up to 100%.
A properly working RV waste valve should not leak and should be easy to operate. If you have a waste valve that leaks even a little, or the gate doesn’t open and close with ease then it’s time to replace it.
As full time RVers our water heater is almost always hot. The constant extreme heat will eventually cause the plastic drain plug to fail.
Our problem was no practical way of dumping the holding tanks. There was no suitable access to the main sewer line. It was at least 150 feet away. The solution seemed to be a macerator pump. The FloJet RV Macerator macerator only required a 3/4 inch garden hose and, according to specifications, had the ability to pump the waste up to 50 feet. With…
Have you experienced water weeping or dripping from your water heater? Most likely the drip is coming from the pressure and temperature (P&T) relief valve as the water heater is operating. When the pressure of the water system gets too…
Leave the black water tank valve closed and wait to dump the tank until it is at least two thirds full. You want the tank nearly full so that weight and gravity will force the contents out of the tank.…
Have you ever left a campsite with your TV antenna up, hatch door open, steps out, electrical cord dragging or any one of a number of goof ups? Just before hitting the road, take one last walk around and through…
RV campsite hookups are seldom in the the perfect spot. Usually a 25′ hose is way too long but other times it’s just a couple of feet too short. And, if you visit enough campsites, you’ll find one where you…